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Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Park & Hill Streets | Arcadia, Pretoria 0007, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #8 of 66 hotels in Pretoria
Gaborone
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Good place for business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I travel to Pretoria for business at least once a month and we stay at the Courtyard for a week at a time. It has become like a second home. The staff is so friendly and helpful and that is what makes the place great. The rooms are spacious, comfortable beds, and microwave/fridge. The location is in a quiet area and you can walk to some shops about 10 min away, but not safe at night, better if you have a car. Breakfast is typical courtyard buffet, not amazing, esp considering the price but it is fine. There is wireless but after the first 15 min you have to pay per min/gb. There is a nice happy hour every day from 5-7 pm with free drinks and snacks.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

My husband stays at this hotel quite frequently for business and last week I joined him. Pleasant location in Hill Street, which at the right time of year is lined with Jacaranda trees. The rooms are clean, bright and spacious with kitchenettes. There is a small pool area. Breakfasts are goodl. The hotel operates a happy hour from 6-7pm. Staff are very courteous, friendly and helpful. I would recommend it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

This hotel is my default location when I'm in Pretoria for business. Conveniently located in the embassy district and minutes away from all the government buildings (literally a few blocks from the Union Buildings).

This is a typical Courtyard Hotel with separate rooms spread out across the property. All rooms are small suites with a bathroom, sitting area and foyer/kitchenette. The hotel also has a convenient arrangement with Woolworths foods allowing you to order items for delivery to your room. An extensive take away/room service selection is also available.

The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel also offers free drinks and snacks in the evening and serves a lovely breakfast (although we normally opt for muesli in the room). An extensive guest office with free printing is available. One suggestion would be that they increase the paltry 30MB free Wifi allowance (this is really silly).

With the opening of the new Hatfield Gautrain station, the hotel is extremely conveniently located - only a stress-free train ride from the airport. The Gautrain Bus stops only a block from the hotel. If you need to move about I would recommend getting a rental car though.

In short, a good hotel for a convenient business stay in Pretoria. It is not very luxurious, but the homey feel makes up for this.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with good Wifi - some of them have bad reception.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 hotel reviews
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461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

I don't write a review every time I stay here, which is often. This is still a fantastic hotel in quiet location close to everything in central Pretoria. If you don't have a car the hubbub of Hatfield is a short and fairly safe walk through the embassy district (with associated security) and if you do have a car (which I recommend) it is easy to access from the freeways.
This isn't a resort hotel, other than a pool and the comfortable lounge there isn't much else to do here, but it's perfectly fine for a business stay. The staff are always terrific; friendly, helpful and professional and the breakfast is good too. The food delivery arrangement with nearby restaurants works well and there is a Woolworth supermarket a few blocks away to stock up your kitchenette.
The laundry service is a weak spot; don't send your best items or anything complicated in, as you can never be sure that it will come back pristine. The rooms are starting to wear badly and it’s a bit of hit-and miss whether you get one with a noisy air conditioner and sagging bed or not. If you can, try to wangle one of the few rooms in the main manor house. They are huge and quite special.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

The hotel feels just like home. From the warm smiles at reception to the complimentary drinks and snacks in evening to the well laid out rooms, everything lines up to say: Welcome. When I visit Pretoria I don't even bother looking for other hotels. Only negative is the in-bath shower curtain arrangement.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

I've stayed here many times when I have business in Pretoria. Even if I don't need to be in Central/Arcadia area it is still worth it to stay here. Its close to everything you might need for a business stay; gym, shops etc.. Having a well-equipped mini-kitchen in the room is great for when you get sick of restaurant food. Rooms are huge, clean and well maintained. The breakfast is great and the staff are friendly. I go out of my way to stay here time after time.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oxfordshire
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

stayed at the arcadia while attending the rugby at loftus versfeld.... if you are expecting 5 star luxury then dont stay here, but this really is quite twee, very homely. for sports fans its a great location round the corner from versfeld stadium and eastwoods tavern... and Hatfield a 10 minute stroll away
Rooms are a little dated but very peaceful and have lots of facilities, kep spotlessly clean by very friendly staff: reception staff also very firendly and willing to help...great bonus though is the free bar for 2 hours each night, always well received by your average rugby fan!
As I said, not a 5 star place but you dont get those in Pretoria anyway, so make the most of this place if you get the chance....

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Courtyard Hotel Arcadia

Address: Corner Park & Hill Streets | Arcadia, Pretoria 0007, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#6 Best Value Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Hotel Arcadia 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built around a lovingly restored, turn of the century manor house in leafy 'Embassy Row', in the suburb of Arcadia. Park-like gardens are wonderful for walks and guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the grace and charm of a bygone era. The hotel is situated minutes away from shopping centres with cinemas and restaurants as well as the Loftus Stadium and the trendy suburb of Hatfield. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Arcadia Hotel Pretoria
Courtyard Pretoria
Pretoria Courtyard

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