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Road Lodge Carnival City
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brakpan
Austin, Texas
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165 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Okay for a short stay”
Reviewed June 20, 2009

Although very conveniently located next to the Carnival City, this hotel is not exactly 3 stars! The rooms are very small, a tiny shower tary, and have a tiny 14inch TV that shows only 4 channels. There is no high speed internet in any rooms. You can get wi-fi in the lobby area only up to 9.00 pm. The strangest thing is that the phones in the room cannot be used to make any calls outside the hotel! Coffee or breakfast is not included in the room rate and the staff makes sure they charge you for it. On weekends this hotel gets very crowded and very noisy. The hotel rooms also get very smoky because of very poor ventilation. You have to make sure that you ask for a non-smoking room well in advance! I guess this hoetl could be okay for a couple of days but definitely is not comfortable for longer (4+ days) stays. The big advantage is that the Carnival city mall is next door and has a bunch of restaurants and bars and other entertainment within a short walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 8, 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Road Lodge,Carnival City with our 2 children for 2 nights in June 2007.

It was a pleasant experience.

The location is fantastic and it is totally secure.The staff is helpful and pleasant.
It is clean and the service is good.

The rooms are quite small but even so, the hotel had no objection to all 4 of us staying together in the same room.

The only problem is that it is located rather far from the airport.But is good value for money.

  • Liked — security, cleanliness
  • Disliked — rooms are very small.Bathrooms are stuffy.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Road Lodge Carnival City

Property: Road Lodge Carnival City
Address: Carnival City Complex | Off N17 Cnr Heidelberg Road, Brakpan 1541, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Brakpan
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brakpan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Road Lodge Carnival City 1*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is situated within the hub of the Carnival City Casino Complex with all amenities such as restaurants, cinemas, shopping and entertainment. Located approximately 20 minutes from Johannesburg Airport and 30 minutes from Johannesburg’s CBD. ... more   less 
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