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“No bells & whistles just a comfortable bed!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Diamond Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Yente Street | Hadison Park, Kimberley 8301, South Africa (Formerly Protea Diamond Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Kimberley
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“No bells & whistles just a comfortable bed!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

You dont have a lot of hotel options in Kimberley. This protea hotel is much older. Lower your standards there will be no five star service here.
We arrived friday night, the hotel is only 2 storeys up and there are no elevators. Watch the stairs they are quite steep if you are wearing heels.
The carpets in the rooms are quite dirty, they need to be changed. Two comfortable double beds, the room is spacious, there is only a bathtub no shower in the bathroom. The following morning we got to breakfast at 9am (breakfast finishes at 9:30am). Breakfast is not included in the room rate, you pay extra for it. There were no set tables, we had to wait for someone to be called fromthe kitchen to come set the table. The warm stuff (bacon, sausage, chicken livers ets) were now cold. There was no brown or rye or any other bread besides white bread in the bin. I had to ask for brown bread to make toast. The fruit in the fruit salad did not look fresh at all. We asked for coffee, we were shown the coffee station. The warm milk was sooo cold and it has a layer of crust on top, i had black tea. Breakfasat was not nice at all and it was R135 per person. This is more expensive than a poper buffet breakfast at a five star hotel in Johannesburg????
They also charge you R30 for parking even though you park in the hotel parking??
I was not happy at all with this hotel relative to the price i paid which was R1946 for two nights and 1 morning of breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Pleasantly surprised by whole expierence at hotel and surrounding Big Hole.
Good tourist attraction.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

We checked availability and rates using a smartphone on Protea’s own site, but ended up getting a significantly better rate just walking in; the “best rate” is posted on a sign on the front of the hotel (as is the case with many Protea hotels), but this was open to further negotiation at reception. This is a pretty standard Protea budget hotel, offering clean, quiet rooms with undercover, off-street parking for R30/night. The bonus of staying here is Mario’s restaurant just across the road (see separate review). We arrived in Kimberly on a Saturday evening and drove around for a while having a look for any action, but the whole town seemed very quiet. The only other option we looked at was the Road Lodge next to the casino on the main northbound road leading out town, but it was full.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011 via mobile

This hotel used to such a nice and friendly place! I have been so many times but recently their service is so poor! The person who checked us in wad rude, we waited forever for our room service order and during breakfast it took at least 15 minutes to get my tea! I'm disappointed by the service!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Yente Street | Hadison Park, Kimberley 8301, South Africa (Formerly Protea Diamond Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kimberley
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Kimberley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Diamond Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel in Kimberley is conveniently located near the city business district, Mine museum and hospitals. It offers an airport shuttle and rooms with air conditioning. The rooms at the Diamond Lodge are decorated in warm colours with cable TV, a work desk and a private bathroom. Guests of the Diamond Lodge can enjoy a rich South African breakfast. There is also a bar serving refreshing drinks and light snacks. The Diamond’s front desk is open 24-hours a day. ... more   less 
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