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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I have stayed here often. Seems the last time they paid any attention to the maintenance was just before my first visit, oh, eight years ago.

No longer cheap, clean and convenient - now it's just cheap.

Unless, of course, you ask the hotel to do your laundry. That's ridiculously expensive. Plus: I gave them four items, and they lost two.

The corporate greenwashing is mindblowing too - the old 'please hang your towels up if you want to help us save water; we won't want wash them if you do' line. And so I do hang my towels up, and of course they do remove them every day and wash them nevertheless.

And so on, and so on.

Give this one a very, very wide berth. Hier is goedkoop inderdaad duurkoop.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Martin H
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Durban, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel - we will certainly look into your observations.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A great deal for someone just looking for a cheap deal. The Road Lodge is one of the hotels under the City Hotel corporation and I believe is their most basic variety. Chains are not common outside the cities in South Africa and bed & breakfasts are the most common type of lodging. Road Lodge was very basic but just fine.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank VijayKumawat
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

A great deal for someone just looking for a home base. The Road Lodge is one of the hotels under the City Hotel corporation and I believe is their most basic variety. Chains are not common outside the cities in South Africa and bed & breakfasts are the most common type of lodging. Road Lodge was very basic but just fine for someone attending the ICC and a pretty incredible value for Durban. If you join the frequent Lodger program that is available on line through City Hotels you can save another 10% for any booking...definitely signing up...we paid about $60/night. Rooms are typically small...like other South African hotels and only permit 2 people per room...rooms have a twin bed capable of sleeping 2 friendly adults and also have a foam chair that opens into a bed if you are not too picky! A shower, bathroom, small TV, and desk complete the sparsely furnished rooms. 15 min of free internet is provided per day with the option to purchase more. Breakfast can be provided in buffet fashion for a reasonable price and we ended up eating there each day. A McDonald's is right next door as the only nearby food option. Secure, free parking is provided and you are a 5 min drive from the beach. Nothing fancy but it was a great price for a city hotel in a helpful location. We needed two rooms for my spouse, 2 teenage children, and self but left with a positive experience.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed here in May and it was okay- great value and very close to the ICC so you can actually walk to and from the conference. Bfast okay and service okay.

Room Tip: Avoid a room over the car park- can be noisy
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Deneys
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Road lodge is the most basic hotel from this chain, it has a small room with no frills. Everything is clean so for just a night of sleep no problem. If you are looking for a bit more fancy place to stay choose another memeber of the chain like city lodge or garden court. Breakfst was OK, again nothing special. Vending machine was half empty when I was there so I had to go out on the street for a bottle of water.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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