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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at 12 Decades and were very pleased with the accommodations. I was traveling with a friend so we needed a room with 2 beds. Our room had a queen bed and an oversized twin. Both were very comfortable. The rooms and hallways are filled with interesting art and each room has a different theme. Downstairs there... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I was so excited to book a night at the 12 Decades Art Hotel by Urban Hip Hotels. However, the actual experience was so amazing! I loved the fact the room was self-catering. The design and theme of the room was so well executed. A Part Love A Part Hate: 1946 -1956, was illustrated so masterfully in the bathroom of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The 12 Decades Art Hotel was a breath of fresh air in Johannesburg. The service was that good we got to choose what type of room we wanted. Check out the Melville district which is a vibrant area with plenty of good restaurants and cafes.

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The vibrant district (or street) in which the hotel is situated is a perfect fit for the hotel itself. It was like sleeping in a museum (great experience!) and at the same time very comfortable with small kitchen, seating area, fluffy bed and an amazing shower. We enjoyed being able to walk outside and join the crowds, while in the... More 

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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This hotel is in a very funky area of the city which is worth visiting however the hotel itself is in dire need of a deep clean and upgrade. Each and every window in the hotel was very dirty, some of the showers had mild to extensive mold, the walls were very badly scuffed and some amenities just didn't work... More 

Thank BusyTravellerAfrica
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Although it has a helpful reception desk during most part of the day, this feels more like staying in an appartment. Very spacious, and completely furnished including kitchen. It is an interesting and (during evenings and weekends at least) very popular area with great foodoptions, art galleries and streetart. Great tours can be taken from nearby Curiocity Backpackers. There are... More 

Thank Pieter O
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Stayed here as a solo traveller, and loved it. The rooms are each themed differently, and mine was not only artsy and interesting, but also perfectly clean and comfortable. Staff were great, attentive and helpful - I asked for recommendations a couple of times and they went out of their way to assist. The Maboneng district itself was very nice... More 

Thank MeanderingMustard
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Usually we avoid Johannesburg when we come to South Africa but after hearing about a newly renovated artsy district, Maboneng District, we decided to give it a try. Twelve Decades Art Hotel is a renovated warehouse and each of the rooms represents a different decade is recent South African history. It is urban hip and the lobby is full of... More 

Thank Africatvl
Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Stayed here for my daughter's wedding and was fortunate to view nearly all the rooms. Each one was different according to the era it represented. Mine was the Sir Bailey era - very interesting décor - the only draw back in this room was that the aircon did not work very well and the shower had no partition between that... More 

Thank Marianne, L
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

My daughter who is a fashion designer absolutely loved it. In fact she has been hell bent on moving in! The hotel is situated in an area that may slowly become 'gentrified' and hopefully remain the artistic hub for young creatives. It is situated in the middle of a block that is well policed and taken over by beautiful little... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With rooms conceptualised by some of South Africa's most celebrated Artists & Designers, 12 Decades traces the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006. Each decade has been interpreted by the individual designers to illustrate the most prominent features of the particular decade in Johannesburg's history. 12 Decades is part of the second development in the Maboneng Precinct, meaning “ Place of Light”. The development of this precinct forms part of a city improvement initiative by the development company, Propertuity. The Urban regeneration has been applauded by the City of Johannesburg, and as such, further developments are underway in the precinct, forming part of a vision to breathe new life into the old industrial area in the Eastern CBD.In addition to the 12 designer rooms, there are standard modern luxury hotel apartments for the not so adventurous to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 12 Decades Art Hotel

Address: 286 Fox Street JHB City, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $61 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 12 Decades Art Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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