We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“good quality,good staff but poor location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Lodge Hotel Bryanston

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
City Lodge Hotel Bryanston
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Lyon, France
Level Contributor
367 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“good quality,good staff but poor location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

It was our first trip to South Africa. This hotel was OK, but the internet access was free only for 15 mn. The room offers good quality. May be a little bit noisy in the morning on the side of the clinic.
Breakfasts (buffets) are very diversified.
This place seems to be quite safe.
Nice gardens and protected car parks

Room Tip: the swimming pool was dirty
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank voyageurlyonnais58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Bryanston, responded to this review, August 25, 2016
Thank you for staying with us and for the positive review voyageurlyonnais58. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    13
    21
    10
    3
    3
See reviews for
6
6
4
31
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

4 stars it most definitely is not.No satellite Tv.No shampoo/soap.Friendly but poorly trained staff.Breakfast well below average.Looks like it used to be a very nice place to stay however Not anymore!
disappointed and feeling well over charged.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank chechad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stayed for business course close by. My room was warm, clean, basic and included a tv with a few channels of DSTV. Staff are friendly and the large lounge area at the entrance provided some meal options untill 9 or 10. Alternativethe lounge is a place to hangout and watch tv. Gym room is very small. Full breakfast buffet for R105 and got a free muffin in the morning :) Great secure parking but the car entrance is hidden on the (not so well lit) side road and security will only open gates if you get close to the gate.

Room Tip: Choose rooms which are not close to the stairway coming from the lounge and entrance area otherwise...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Russell7777777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Polokwane, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

I needed to be at Medfem clinic across the road at 6am for 3 days in a row, so we stayed at this hotel. It couldn't be more convenient. a 2 minute walk and you're in the doctor's rooms. The staff are absolutely wonderful and I don't believe the negative comment guy was at this hotel. We took our sons the 1st time and the second time, when we left them behind, the staff asked after them... by name! The rooms are spotless, there is tea and coffee in the room, good bathroom products, a glass of sherry (or 2) on arrival. The pool is clean (quite cold) and quiet and the staff come to you to offer you something to drink. They gave out chocolates and goodies for Valentine's day. Security is excellent, you're down the road from Spur and other restaurants, half a block from a fuel station and off Main Road. It's easy to find and even though the traffic is just out there, it's a quiet hotel. With all the foliage, the rooms are dark and we got wonderful nights' sleeps. I got a good discount booking on the internet. Otherwise, MedFem gives you a letter for discount. The gym is NOT open air, it's inside and more than adequate from what I saw. I didn't bother to gym. We didn't eat there, but the menu looked good. It's not a holiday destination, but if you find yourself inn Joburg, having to get to Fourways or Sandton, it's centrally located and we didn't have one problem with traffic in the area. Highly recommended. We'll only stay here if we're in Joburg again, which we will be.
My only suggestion in the rooms would be to raise the TV's up onto the walls. With them on the counter, other things and people keep getting in the way.

Room Tip: Ask for one upstairs facing the pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank jeannettemarais
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

If you are looking for top quality lodging with a superb host and friendly staff, look no further. This is a lovely property with heated pool, open-air gym, beautiful vegetation and very comfortable and large rooms.

Room Tip: #5 is nice as it opens out onto the garden
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank hhh770
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

I was to stay here for several days but left after the first night. I had hired a driver for me and my family. After the first day he tried to extort more money by threatening me with violence. This took place in the lobby. The staff would not help. Even after asking for security 5 times they would not help. They even gave the guy our room number and let him know when we would be leaving to get a rent a car. The staff worked with this guy to help him figure out what and where we would be going. When we checked out the manager would not come out to talk about what happened. Very, very scary to be helpless in such a situation. Stay away from this place. They were very rude.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Dan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CityLodgeJHB, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Bryanston, responded to this review, December 5, 2011
We are sorry to hear about this situation and will certainly be investigating the matter further with hotel management. It is always our aim to act in the best interests of our guests. However, it should be noted that we have no control over third party service providers.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
170 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

What isn't there to like about this place? The prices are good, the ambience is good, the food is good and the rooms and hotel are all in fair repair. Everything you need under one roof at the end of a long day when not in the mood to travel further afield. Even if you do travel this is in a good location for the Pretoria/Johannesburg area, with the proviso that the traffic can be bad. I would stay here again on business, just not my first choice for holiday, although that is not a negative, just this hotel is not (in my opinion) a holiday place.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank YBOD98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandton
3.1 mi away
City Lodge Hotel Sandton Morningside
0.9 mi away
Annabel's of Bryanston
Annabel's of Bryanston
#1 of 3 in Bryanston
5.0 of 5 bubbles 45 reviews
3.6 mi away
Town Lodge Sandton-Grayston Drive
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.7 mi away
Glenalmond Hotel Sandton
Glenalmond Hotel Sandton
#26 of 48 in Sandton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 64 reviews
3.6 mi away
Courtyard Hotel Sandton
Courtyard Hotel Sandton
#21 of 48 in Sandton
4.0 of 5 bubbles 78 reviews
4.1 mi away
Park Inn Sandton
Park Inn Sandton
#23 of 48 in Sandton
3.5 of 5 bubbles 643 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to City Lodge Hotel Bryanston? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Bryanston

Property: City Lodge Hotel Bryanston
Address: cnr Main Road & Peter Place | Bryanston West, Sandton 2125, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Bryanston 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is built on the site of an old nursery, with a well manicured garden and sparkling swimming pool. Within walking distance of many restaurants and across the road from the Sandton Clinic. It is also equipped with a fitness room, meeting room and a swimming pool and is conveniently located 10 minutes from the N1 Western Bypass, 3 minutes from Randburg’s CBD and shopping area, and 10 minutes from Sandton’s CBD and shopping centres. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your City Lodge Hotel Bryanston reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
City Lodge Bryanston Hotel Sandton
City Hotel Bryanston
City Lodge Hotel Bryanston Sandton, Greater Johannesburg

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing