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“Huge suite; hugely sweet.”

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Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
Ranked #15 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
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Delhi
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Huge suite; hugely sweet.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed for three nights and had sitting room, kitchen/diner, bedrrom and bath. Vast. Breakfast is good but very meaty. Staff friendly. Lots of hot water for deep baths. Good location for embassies and rugby. You can eat in or order takeaways in. Very flexible. Free happy hour 5 to 7pm. Pleasant gardens. 15 mins free wifi a day, though the bandwidth is a bit thin. All in all a good place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thanks so much for your "sweet" comments about our hotel - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 31, 2013

A large group of us stayed here for about 6 days. The staff was very helpful and made every effort to insure that our stay was pleasant. It was like staying in a warm and personal cottage. The manager, Andrea Anderson, made sure every detail was cared for.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The benefits to this hotel are that rooms are large including a little kitchen and table area, they have a washer and dryer you can use, and the reception area is very much like a bed and breakfast. Very communal with some free drinks. The rooms are nice and large but nothing extra special. The staff was top notch as we came in as a huge group and they handled us very well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Anita C
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thanks so much for staying with us - we're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again one day.
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is different from the usual hotel hotels. It is very colonial designed hotel and is in the heart of pretoria. Very open roads around the hotel and is in the are where there are many embassies, so its quite safe. It is very close to the happening Hatfield square.

The breakfast buffet is not the best I have had, but its good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
It was our pleasure to have you staying at our hotel - thank you for your visit.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed on a business trip with colleagues. Excellent reception and other staff, comfortable, relaxing decor and furniture, comfortable spacious en suite bedroom, and excellent breakfast. That is the only meal provided but they will happily phone for take aways from a choice of places. There is both a happy hour and honesty bar and it is great to be surrounded by gardens and greenery.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank PietreLondon
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Many thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights here on business, hotel is within walking distance to Hatfield square which is great for bars & restaurants! Breakfasts are very nice with good choice, everyone is friendly enough. Decent wee place.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I also stayed in this hotel on a business trip for almost two months! Being small houses surrounded by gardens made the stay more pleasant. The staff were very friendly, the breakfast great: different fruits, cereals, croissants, meats and buffet of English breakfast. The other pro of this place are the free drinks served from 5 to 7 as well as some snacks. I have never seen this anywhere else!

Just a few things, completely agree with Teresita in "the water from the shower will spread over the floor no matter how hard you try to avoid" and also the wifi coverage is weak very weak in some rooms (24) and is not free. The air conditioner system of the rooms is quite nosy in the terrace.

Overall it was a great experience and I will recommend it to everyone.

Room Tip: Rooms close to reception have better wifi coverage.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks for staying with us for such a long time - we're glad you enjoyed our sundowner drinks. Thanks also for the other constructive points you raised.
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Additional Information about Courtyard Hotel Arcadia

Property: Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
Address: Corner Park & Hill Streets | Arcadia, Pretoria 0007, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#14 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Hotel Arcadia 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built around a lovingly restored, turn of the century manor house in leafy 'Embassy Row', in the suburb of Arcadia. Park-like gardens are wonderful for walks and guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the grace and charm of a bygone era. The hotel is situated minutes away from shopping centres with cinemas and restaurants as well as the Loftus Stadium and the trendy suburb of Hatfield. ... more   less 
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