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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 #12 of 67 Hotels in Pretoria
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect location, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Located in a safe area of Pretoria, this charming hotel offers great rooms, full breakfast and very charming staff. There is a small pool in a nice green garden. Great place for a stopover or longer stay. Most rooms have a kitchenette.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stayed here for two nights recently while visiting Pretoria and the Cradle of Humankind. The main building is a restored manor and is charming and unique. Other buildings have been added and we stayed in a large one bedroom. It had a kitchenette equipped with small fridge, microwave, dishes, etc. Large windows and a balcony overlooking pretty gardens complimented the dinette and sitting room. It is a homey feeling and we were comfortable. I had a rental car and I always felt that parking was secure. Room service is available as well as delivery from a local restaurant; both were pretty tasty. Halfway through the second night the aircon started squeaking to the point where I had to turn it off. The staff is very helpful and happy hour is a nice touch. While this is not normally the type of accomodations I choose, it was comfortable, clean, safe, and well-appointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your comments about our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again at this hotel or at another one of the hotels in our group.
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Gaborone
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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.

Room Tip: Room 20 is on two levels.
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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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82 hotel reviews
Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
489 helpful votes 489 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 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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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:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Hotel Arcadia 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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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Courtyard Arcadia Hotel Pretoria
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