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“Always reliable” 4 of 5 stars
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City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Hill & Rivonia Roads | Morningside, Sandton 2146, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #32 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Always reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The City Lodge in Morningside, Sandton, is for me a safe and steady bet for staying overnight mainly due to its convenience to access the office in JHB. While it does not shoot the lights out in terms of hotels, it is comfortable and convenient and it is within an area that feels safe to go for a run at 5am in winter.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
We thank you for the positive review. We're pleased you enjoy the safety and convenience of our hotel as well as finding it comfortable. We hope to see you again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is where we as a company default to stay out of convenience in Sandton. For more than 2 years now I have not eaten breakfast here. Accommodation is acceptable but service is just not op up scratch and the themes are recurring. I stay here on average 4 nights a month

Stayed July 2014
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
We’re glad you find our accommodation okay, we're very sorry to hear that you don’t like our service or our breakfast. We don’t get many complaints about our breakfast and we usually pride ourselves on our “I’m Kind” service, so we will bring this up with hotel management. By the way, we have a free wine-tasting session at this hotel every Tuesday in July and August – this may be of interest to you.
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stayed here for 5 days on a business trip. How I wished that experience could have been much better...

Breakfast was the best part of the entire stay and it was just the average fare. There is no fulltime restaurant in the premises. It had a Room Service Menu which promises delivery from a nearby restaurant.

Gymnasium was almost non-existent. It had just FOUR equipments and none of them operational.

Hotel Reception could not provide me an electric adaptor to use with local power outlet. I just could not use my laptop during the entire stay.

I hope this budget hotel with not so 'budget' prices improves itself.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We thank you for the constructive review. We'd like to apologise for the lack of a relevant power adaptor as well as the problem with the gym equipment - we will look into these issues as we do with such matters. We hope you give us another chance, and look forward to seeing you again.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've stayed in City Lodge in other places and it is just a great place to stay especially for business travellers. The service is consistently good which tells you that this is a truly well run and managed hotel group.
From the moment you arrive, the staff - all the staff - are so friendly and helpful. From housekeeping to the front desk, the message is the same - extrememly friendly and helpful with smiling hellow from anyone you meet or pass in the corridors.
The new renovation at Morningside is really nice. The reception area is modern, well decorated, and the space works so well whether you are traveling alone, meeting for busienss, or meeting friends. The reception area accommodates all very well. The rooms are very comfortable. They have a noce desk and chair which makes it easy to work.
The bathroom works too though I think that if you are more than one, it is a tad small.
The wi-fi service Always on is not 100% reliable and I found it deathly slow some times. So this is something that you should check - especially if people are business travellers and need to work in their rooms.
The bistro restaurant is fine. The menu is varied but uninspired and could be more interesting. The service in the restaurant was slow ... and the flowers on the tables were well past their best date!
I loved the touch of free coffee in the morning as well as those delicious free muffins in brown bags ready to go. And what a delightful touch to have a tray of muffins at the gate and be offered a muffin by the friendly parking guard before you left!
I will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone. Great value, excellent location, super service, exactly what you need for a business trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We thank you for the wonderful review. We're glad that you found all aspects of the service good. We're also glad you enjoyed the muffins in the morning. With regards to your issue with the wifi we will certainly look into the matter. We look forward to having you with us again!
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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The City Lodge is small and cute hotel that anyone who is looking for luxury at low cost, would enjoy the cozy and lovely environment ....the room is just something beautiful especially the design of the Bathroom with moving curtain, that you can be in the bath and be watching your T.V in the room, just at the press of a button.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed the environment at the City Lodge Sandton Hotel. We hope to see you stay with us again!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located across the road from the Mediclinic allowing a safe 2 minute walk to visit patients. The hotel has recently been refurbished and the staff add even more delight to one's stay. Professional, courteous & unobtrusive - always smiling & ready to help.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the great service of our staff. We can't wait to have you stay with us again soon.
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Magdeburg, Germany
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Its located very close to sandton city so you can walk by feet to the nice inner city, but its not really nice. The rooms are big enough, but the 3 I had in the last monthes where dark and not really clean . So I switched to the fallstaff hotel not far from them located and it was a good choice. The staff was normal kindly and sometimes desinterested.breakfast was good, dinner more below average. The pool area is good to have and enjoy a beer after work. To stay a night for a business trip its ok, but not more.

Room Tip: No recommendatIon all rooms wherent not nice
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Thank you for the review. We’re sad to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with your stay with us. We will look into the issues you have raised about the rooms and the dinner. We hope you can give us another chance to change your perception of us.
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside

Address: Corner Hill & Rivonia Roads | Morningside, Sandton 2146, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel has a restaurant on the property and is across the road from Morningside Clinic. It is close to a gym and 3 minutes from the shopping centres of Village Walk, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. The convenience of this hotel is reinforced by its close proximity to the M1 motorway and the 30 minute drive from the OR Tambo International airport. We are 2km from the Gautrain Station. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
City Lodge - Sandton/Morningside Hotel Sandton
City Hotel Sandton Morningside
City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside Greater Johannesburg

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