The location of this hotel is really very central to the whole of Pretoria; in the middle of the University and embassy district and equidistant from the old business area in the center of town and the newer office parks of the East. However, this means that you are surrounded by student residences and their night-time hangouts. Even during exam time the party noises go on into the small hours. If you can put up with this then you are at least close to the student-orientated restaurants and other amenities.
The staff were pleasant and professional and the rooms are nicely furnished and equipped but not at all soundproofed. As a solo traveller I had a 2-room apartment with a single-thickness interleading door which meant I could literally hear every step or cough from the family next door, to say nothing of the voices of the young children at 6.00am. Bring your own make-up or shaving mirror as the bathroom is very badly lit. There is no restaurant in the hotel but you have a small kitchen and there are nearby supermarkets to stock up; or you can walk directly from the building to the places on Burnett Street.
I thought the security was fine; there is a room safe big enough for a laptop and there are security guards around all the time. There is a charge for parking which is unusual in this area.
My compliments to the photographer who managed to make the hotel "pool" look so large. See my photo for the actual size!
Overall not appalling if you are a heavy sleeper, but for R200/night more there are nicer and quieter places a few blocks away.
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