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City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood
Ranked #12 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Benoni, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Friendly and adequate for short stay”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We found absolutely nothing wrong with this property, i.e. it met all expectations of a 3-4 star property. Clean rooms, clean public areas, friendly staff from front office to cleaning staff. Pleasant small touches i,.e. the free apples and Fruitjuice, and tasty muffins in the morning. This is a new hotel in a very upmarket area, and the large variety of upmarket restaurants across the car park should suit most food aficiaonados. The only complaint and hence the not excellent rating is the 15 minutes free wifi whereafter charges apply, and its NOT cheap! Silly, and a bad and antiquated marketing ploy that should be addressed post haste.

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thank you for your comments - our wifi policy is under review. so watch this space!
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Sandton, South Africa
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

First visit to this City Lodge because my usual guest house was full.. This is my new place to stay in Pretoria. Very clean and well maintained organized and very pleasant staff. Only downside but very small ... Hot water flow is very slow... Room 361

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank tony_rolo
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We will have a look into the water pressure.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Positive: 1. location - close to two shopping malls and lots of restaurants; 2. open screen between bedroom and bathroom which lets in light (and means you can watch TV whilst lying in the bath); 3. separate walk in shower as well as a bath; 4. comfortable bed and good pillows; 5. reasonably priced internet access which was fast and efficient; 6. helpful and very polite staff (in contrast to some other reviews - maybe they have had further training in public relations but I found everybody, without exception, charming and helpful); 7. comfortable swivel office type chair and a good sized desk with three accessible power points (South African plug; UK plug; Euro plug); 8. nice little gym and swimming pool; 9. good breakfast selection.

Negative: 1. no mini-bar fridge in the room - this was a serious inconvenience as I couldn't keep drinks or food cold; 2. fixed shower head in the shower - really irritating as I don't always want to wash my hair and I like to shower without getting my hair wet.

So overall - very good. Please put a minibar fridge in the room and install a hand held shower - then the hotel would be perfect!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank LCB2008
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive review of our hotel - and thanks for your constructive criticisms as well.
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Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Good place for a short time. Check in staff need to learn about being pleasant to your guests. One tall male staff member in particular was very arrogant. The bed sheet had a small section with a couple of what looked like blood stains on them.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank thisworldishome
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We will look into the matters that you raised as service excelllence and cleanliness are amongst our top priorities.
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london
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55 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I really enjoyed staying here for three nights eventhough it was for work only.

What I liked:
Location - was able to get a massage, go to the supermarket or choose from a choice of great restaurants all at walking distance
Team - I liked the diversity, friendliness and professionalism of the team. I forgot my phone at breakfast one day and one of the waitresses handed it to reception for me. They also called taxis for us when we needed them. Check in and out was efficiently carried out.
Rooms were cleaned every day and to one of the highest standards Ive encountered.
I love the reception/bar area, had a few drinks and coffee with a muffin (delicious!).
My colleagues enjoyed the pool, I didnt get time to use it.

Room for improvement...:
Get my laundry on time. I had to chase it twice.
Gym is small but functional and opens long hours

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank zinizana
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your comprehensive review of our hotel. We appreciate it and hope to welcome you again as a guest.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I arrived earlier than check in time and was told that no room was available (despite having been aranged through my work that one would be available). The reception staff were not so much rude as just very uninterested and not particularly friendly. The breakfast was good but service is very, very slow at the bar and the restaurant - I ordered a sandwich for lunch one day and it took over 45 minutes to arrive (after I had enquired twice as to where it was) with no apology.
Rooms are clean and comfortable and the location is nice as there are a number of shops and different restaurants opposite the hotel but I would not choose to stay here again as poor service lets the hotel down. No free wifi either.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Russe1982
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Thank you for your review. We will certainly look into your complaints as we pride ourselves on our friendly and efficieint services.
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed over on Saturday night at city lodge at Lynwood bridge and was pleasantly surprised at the level of service. Will definitely stop there again. Great location. Convenient to shops and restaurants. In the past stayed at the one up the road.... The town lodge which was also good, but this one is even better with so many great places to eat right outside the hotel. Had dinner at Co Cacchio and breakfast at Tribeca.... Both places I would recommend.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony which was great in the morning to sit and watch Pretoria come to life
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank gree0000
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks so much for your favourable comments about our hotel, its services, and its proximity to many facilities. We hope to welcome you again soon as a guest.
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Property: City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood
Address: Corner Lynnwood and Daventry Roads | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood 3*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the new Lynnwood Bridge complex, City Lodge Lynnwood adds a much-needed business and leisure accommodation dimension to the eastern side of Pretoria. Its 205 tastefully decorated bedrooms are complemented by three board/meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a fitness room, a swimming pool and wireless internet throughout the hotel. The hotel is close to the world renowned CSIR, a short drive from the Union Buildings, Pretoria’s CBD and the city’s other cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities. It is also ideally situated for easy freeway access to Johannesburg, OR Tambo Airport and Polokwane. ... more   less 
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