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“Surpisingly good”
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Hotel 224
Ranked #26 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This hotels decor and facilities really takes one by surprise. While the rooms are smaller than I would be 100% comfortable in, they are adequate, and are equipped with the facilities needed for an acceptable stay.
The F&B areas are impressive, and attention is given to guest comfort and enjoyment. Staff are pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Stayed here for 8 days, while working in Pretoria - as mentioned in other reviews, building is nothing special, but the service is really great. Breakfast is a must and everything I needed was provided for. The front desk was very friendly and so was every other person I ran into. Parking in the basement is insufficient and ran out of space twice (not to mention it is the tightest parking spots I have ever had to park in). All rooms have WIFI, and the maid service is safe and good.
Thank you!

Room Tip: Look for the high up rooms -- there is a lot of street noise from local partying on the week-ends.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

we stayed during the 2010 worldcup and I had made reservations far in advance so early I believe they normally don't allow it, but one of the employees just ok'd it anyway and when we arrived we got the greatest reception, we walked in and the man that made my reservation was there and and once I said checking in Patterson a big smile appeared on his face and in this great happy voice he said Mr.Patterson we've been waiting for you! I guess they had been discussing whether or not we would actually come i'm glad we didn't let him down it was a great moment in our trip. ok now for the hotel no it's not a five star hotel but don't tell the staff because they work like it is. We had a great view out of our room, everything was clean the buffet they had was really good and they intoduced us to one of our favorite things Grapeteiser!!! when we go back to south africa i'm sure there will be one reason to go to pretoria and that will be to see our friends at hotel 224!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Staff was friendly...Rooms are very very tiny, you can barely walk around...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

I stayed for over a month in this hotel, during my first visit to South Africa, the entire month of January and part of February, thanks to a good deal I got. The good thing about this hotel: friendly Staff, reasonably good food, convenient location with ample indoors parking. From the terrace I could get some great photos of the Union Building. What can be improved?: The rooms are small, the bar was full of groups that put me off end I ended up looking for a better place (to drink or to eat) somewhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

rooms are stale,tiny, uninviting. Staff are ok. This hotel is way past its sell by date

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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DivNel, Manager at Hotel 224, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2011

It is with great regret that we hear about your bad experience in our hotel. Since your visit in November 2009 the hotel has gone through major changes. We have totally revamped our entrance, reception area, bar, restaurant and all conference rooms, we have also totally revamped our rooms with new curtains, aircons, furniture and linnen.

We are continually upgrading all areas.

Since 2010 we have been awarded AA travel guides highly recommended hotel status, as well as being a finalist in our category.

Next time youre in Pretoria, pop in and we'll take you on a tour of all our changes!

Regards

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Reviewed November 13, 2009

Nice Hotel in a good location with a very good restaurant, loved the buffet, the staff was very helpful

they could use more receptionists as there was a lot of waiting time in the reception

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel 224

Address: 596 Francis Baard Street | c/o Leyds & Francis Baard Streets, Pretoria 0007, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range: $54 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 224 3*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel 224 is a breath of fresh air in the Pretoria three-star accommodation landscape and will surpass your every expectation. Its ideal location in the heart of the Capital City affords guests effortless access to world-class shopping destinations, cultural institutions and sport stadia. When it comes to business, the Hotel 224 provides an optimal solution. Corporate guests are not only close to major corporations and business districts, but are also provided with the finest in meeting facilities, reliable wireless connectivity throughout the building and bespoke dining options. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with luxurious double or twin bedded accommodation offers both business and leisure travellers stylish comfort with modern amenities. The majority of our rooms feature spectacular cityscape views overlooking the vast metropolis and its landmark structures such as The Union Buildings, which are particularly impressive at night. A selection of elegantly appointed apartments of varied sizes are available including: Bachelor Apartments, 2.5 Bedroom Apartments, 1.5 Bedroom Apartments and 1 Bedroom Apartments. At the Hotel 224 Serviced Apartments, our guests enjoy the benefits and comforts of hotel-like amenities but with the convenience and ease of more space and kitchen facilities associated with high-end city apartments. These fully furnished apartments are ideal for long-term stays, and are fully equipped with soft-furnishings, kitchen-ware and cooking utensils. Our guests are also afforded conveniences such as complimentary wireless internet, DSTV bouquet, housekeeping, front office, parking, restaurant and gym facilities- to mention a few. In its most recent refurbishment, two brand new architectural spaces have been created making the Hotel 224 a wonder literally from top to toe. On ground level, The Pepper Tree offers a contemporary venue that opens directly onto the tranquil outdoor deck. The deck is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch or evening cocktails, an oasis in the concrete jungle. Ascend to the top of the building and you will find one of the most impressive venues in Pretoria. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling glass, the Lion’s Den boasts a near 360° view over the city. The tastefully decorated interior is fully equipped with a private bar and state-of-the-art conferencing equipment. The Hotel 224 is an establishment that aspires to impress you, and it will. As an established privately-owned-and-managed business, the hotel exudes warmth that remains unmatched by cookie-cutter enterprises. Contemporary and comfortable interior spaces, friendly efficient service, affordable rates, innovative business solutions and superb dining await you. The Hotel 224 – your first visit will not be your last. ... more   less 
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