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Court Classique Suite Hotel
Ranked #5 of 72 Hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire, UK
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97 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good palce to start our trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Only stayed over one night prior to a three week trip but could easily have stayed longer. Pleasant courtyard at heart of hotel with small lawned area and pool. Spacious bedroom with kitchen facilities sneakily hidden away in a cupboard and decent sized bathroom in good condition. Had a start of tour wine tasting/dinner with some of the best hotel food that we had all trip. For those of you new to South Africa your multi-country conversion plug in all probability won't work as in SA they use a large 3 round pin plug. There are some shops not too far away that give you the opportunity to top up with some of the items you may have forgotten. If your trip is anything like ours these will be the last shops that you see for the next 10 days!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Izelle N, Public Relations Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear ColinInHants,,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Court Classique Suite Hotel on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your positive input and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future, at which time you might have an opportunity to stay a little longer.

Classique regards,
The Court Classique Management & Staff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

The rooms are spacious, with a separate work area and bedroom. The grounds were pleasant, with plants and water features usually only found in a resort. Breakfast was nicely prepared and served. I greatly appreciated the helpfulness of grounds staff and guards. The only thing that needs to improve is the language skills of the front desk staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank JoyceAnne60
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Izelle N, Public Relations Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear JoyceAnn60,

Thank you for your review of the Court Classique Suite Hotel on Trip Advisor. We are very appreciative of your positive comments around the use of the hotel for a multi-day stay. Your comments regarding the Front Desk language skills will be brought to the attention of the Guest Relations Manager.

Classique Regards,
Izelle Behr
on behalf of the Court Classique Suite Hotel Team
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stayed here one night before catching the Rovos Rail train. Hotel staff had very kindly and efficiently organised a car transfer (cost R410) from the airport in Johannesburg to the hotel (a 35 minute trip). Check-in/check-out staff very helpful however didn't quite understand why they charged my credit card for the accommodation upon our arrival and the extras as a separate charge the next morning. Most hotels just put one charge through for the whole amount.

We stayed in a very large room on the first floor at one end of the building. Entry was via a narrow, poorly lit and partly uncovered walkway on the ground floor (you would get wet if it was raining) before climbing 18 steps to the first floor and an exterior shared walkway that was also very poorly lit in one section, but at least fully covered. The front door opened into a small narrow entry-way that contained a kitchenette with on one wall behind 2 cupboard doors a fridge, sink and microwave and on the other a small table with 2 chairs.

The kitchenette opened into a very large bedroom with at one end a comfortable king-sized bed and the other a large TV, desk with separate chair, 2 armchairs and a small coffee table. The en-suite bathroom was very large with a separate bath and shower. Shower pressure was good.

Both the bedroom and the bathroom were clean although there was some mildew in the shower recess. The room had both heating and air-conditioning.

There was free Wi-Fi but it did not work in our room and I needed to go down to the reception area to get connectivity. There was also a safe in the room albeit very small and poorly placed in the bottom of the wardrobe such that I had to get down on my knees to access it. We were also advised upon check-in that our rate included free selections from the mini-bar.

The room shared a verandah that was on the opposite side of the bedroom to the shared entry walkway.

It is worth commenting on security as a vast majority of businesses and residences that we saw on the drive through the streets of Pretoria to the hotel had either high walls with razor wire, barbed wire or both or high walls made of steel spikes for protection. This hotel had high walls but no razor/barbed wire. It did however have 24 hour security guards patrolling the premises. We also had been warned by the front desk staff to make sure that all our doors were locked before we retired for the evening including the glass sliding door to the verandah. It was just as well they advised us of this as we found upon entering the room that, notwithstanding the curtains had been fully pulled closed across the glass sliding door such that you could not see out onto the verandah, the sliding glas door was in fact not locked.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening and had breakfast there in the morning. In the evening we were swapped from the initial allotted table that had a dirty tablecloth to another that also had a dirty tablecloth. We didn't try a third. My lamb curry was Ok but my wife's pork looked and tasted as if it had been reheated. Service was ordinary.

Breakfast buffet was Ok. Reasonable though not a large mix of cold and hot selections. Not advised by staff, but eventually worked out, that you had to separately order toast which finally arrived just after we had finished eating.

Perhaps the best aspect of our stay at this hotel was the free car transfer from the hotel to the Rovos Rail station. The driver very generously took us on a scenic route past the Union buildings and Union gardens.

Would look elsewhere if staying in Pretoria again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Izelle N, Public Relations Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear westy54,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review on Trip Advisor. Your comments have been brought to the attention of the Director. We value guest comment and wherever possible implement suggestions and address concerns.

We are pleased that the free transfer was a highlight of the stay. We have worked closely with Rovos Rail for many years, to the point where a number of value added benefits are only available to Rovos Rail guests. The complimentary scenic transfers is one such benefit.

Orange Restaurant has recently welcomed a new Head Chef, who has been tasked with compiling a new menu and maintaining standards. We apologise that your experience was less than satisfactory and can ensure you that we will address the issues raised with the relevant department.

We hope that you might travel to Pretoria again in the not too distant future, at which point we might redeem ourselves.

Sincerely
Court Classique Management & Staff
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Perfect service around the clock, very friendly staff and I particularly loved the personalised cappuccino at breakfast.We have been working with the international media for the past month and we could simply not have coped as well as we did without the tremendous help from the hotel staff. Keep up the good work guys!.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Izelle N, Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Bruno B,

Thank you for taking the time to add this review. It is such a privilege to be hosting the media at this time in South Africa's history and we appreciate the fact that you have come to recognise the hotel and the staff as your five-star home away from home.

Classique regards,
Franco Jordaan & the team at Court Classique, Orange Restaurant & emBARgo lounge ;)
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel has lovely spacious rooms, very well equpped with a kitchen area and super bathroom. The restaurant has a nice menu and the foodwas excellent, but the icing on the cakewas the staff who were very welcoming and great fun (busi). Try a Zombi cocktail - delicious!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JimandVee
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Izelle N, Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear pzan,

Thank you for taking the time to place such a positive review about us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate feedback and actively use guest comments as a measure of our success and a benchmark for improvement.

Our suites are indeed some of the most spacious in the four-star market in Pretoria and I am glad you enjoyed your stay :)

As for your comment regarding our restaurant, Orange, please be assured that (as with most hotels) we are continually looking at ways to improve the food service and variety. Our Chef, Tiaan, is busy reworking the seasonal menus and has implemented weekly lunch time specials for a variety to our standard offerings. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy some of the new items at a future date.

Until then, Classique regards,
The Court Classique Team
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a little jewel in midst of Pretoria. Position excellent and the rooms more than adequate.Large and spacious - ideal for every business man. The restaurant could have a better quality and a better selection, but nobody is perfect. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Just had an overnight stay here between trains. Huge, spotless rooms, complete with kitchenette and spacious bathroom. Dinner and breakfast were very good and the whole layout is nicely quirky. Can't really comment on location but it seemed pretty central. I'd recommend this to anyone staying in Pretoria.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank Bernard D
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Izelle N, Manager at Court Classique Suite Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Bernard,

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate our stay with us. We are very pleased that you found our home to your liking. It is an honour for us that a Senior Contributor on Trip Advisor thinks highly of us. :)

We trust that the onward train journey was full of even more wonderful South African experiences.

Hope we see you again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards
The Court Classique Team
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Property: Court Classique Suite Hotel
Address: 743 Francis Baard Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 72 Hotels in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Court Classique Suite Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is a new way to see a city: live local. Take advantage of our local knowledge when you use Court Classique Suite Hotel as your base in Pretoria. The property is located in the upmarket Diplomatic suburb of Arcadia, a mere 2kms from the Gautrain Hatfield station and 4kms from the Gautrain Pretoria station. A complimentary transfer service runs throughout the city from 7am - 6pm on weekdays and can be pre-booked through our front desk to pick up/drop off at train stations, tourist sites and shopping centers. We offer 58 all-suite rooms, which can be described as some of the most spacious units in our accommodation class. All rooms feature an open plan lay out with a spacious bedroom area, lounge & dining area, as well as a kitchenette and en-suite with bath & shower. All rooms open up onto our tropical gardens through a ground floor patio or a first floor verandah and are equipped with flat screen televisions & heating/air-conditioning units.Value added services include: *Free transfers within the city from 7am -6pm weekdays; *Free WiFi*Free use of our 8-seat Boardroom to in-house guests; *Pet friendly suite available*Mobility impaired suite available; *Children under 12 stay free when sharing with parents in a One Bedroom suite, and pay only 50% of their meals. ... more   less 
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