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The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely , beautiful, sophisticated, culturally, historically and very friendly. It was one of a kind experience. This is a place where you can go and have a very relaxed time with you partner, for dinner. The food and wine is very good, and the staff is the most friendliest with a diverse of languages that can accommodate everyone. This area...

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Reviewed January 28, 2017

We had 1 night left in South Africa and wanted to visit and see first hand the history of Soweto. The Hotel is in the centre of it all and a tour of Soweto on our last day in Joberg was fantastic. Great service close to the local markets underground secure parking.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed January 2, 2017

In the middle of the historically important Soweto, this hotel advertises itself as a 4 star hotel but in reality, it is not. The WiFi did not work while I was there, breakfast options are ridiculously few (no cocoa), there is no parking(the driver that brought me from the airport was told there was none); the hotel itself looks like...

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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place,what rubbish management. We waited 3 hours for a check in,got late for a major event. Still don't have a room as I post. Had to share a room with 8 other people so that I could bath and barely make it to miss India SA Jo'burg.

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed October 12, 2016

On arriving there were renovations done to Freedom square and the entrance to the hotel obstructed. The room had a double bed, a balcony (that was dirty and not cleaned recently) a small writing room area, walk in cupboard and bathroom with bath and shower in the bath. It was very difficult to shower without getting water al over the...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have had the privilege of staying at the Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square on a number of occasions. The hotel has gone out of their way to accommodate my company's requests for breakfast packs at insanely early hours of the morning and serving buffets which is not usually offered. The staff are exceptionally friendly and efficient, the rooms are...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I stopped by this hotel for a cup of coffee and to debrief a trip to Klip Town, Soweto. All the staff were very friendly and happy to have a chat and to help anyway they could. It felt a very genuine place in an extraordinary location.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Saturday the 23rd April I came with my family 3 adults, 1x 12 year old and 2 year old to have breakfast. We were the only people in the dining room thus expected a faster service. The lady came to take our order. We waited about 15 min before she could take the 12 year old order. When I raised...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Very good value for money in an unexpected location . South African cuisine would enhance the offering , menu leaves a lot to be desired . Security not good sadly . Daughter got mugged outside hotel and security ID not respond .

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Reviewed October 28, 2015

The location of the Hotel is quite significant as it is at the centre of the Historic Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was founded. The staff is very friendly and helpful. What you will have is a neighbourhood experience that will make you feel as part of the community of Kliptown and Soweto. The Hotel has got its own unique...

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Additional Information about The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square

Address: Cnr. Union & Main Road | Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown, Soweto 1812, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Soweto
Price Range: $55 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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“View towards the plain are the best. The other look onto the spaza shops.”
 of 5 bubbles Jansteve_12, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the square”
 of 5 bubbles Donchandon, Oct 28, 2015 | Read review
“Get a room as far away from the train line as possible unless you are a solid sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles katherinem256, Oct 20, 2015 | Read review
“All was in order”
 of 5 bubbles 71billys, May 27, 2015 | Read review
“Double room with a single room for our son as we went with him... ”
 of 5 bubbles nombuyiselom, Apr 21, 2015 | Read review
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