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City Lodge Hotel Durban
Ranked #14 of 42 Hotels in Durban
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I had just had a horrible night at another hotel so I switched to this hotel. This hotel made up for that. They booked me into a clean room and the food was great. I loved the surroundings. It is within walking distance to the ICC.

I'm definitely taking my family there. I love hotels that are not in skyscrapers.

My only gripe is with the rooms that are just a bit too small.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Durban, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thanks for your comments - we hope to see you again soon at our hotel.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in March 2013.very good,clean and close to Ushaka for the kids.must have transport to move around day and night.nice secure parking.We booked 3 rooms very well priced.Will go back in summertime.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Durban, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again in summer.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was here a few months ago, but now it seems like service is a bit worse. You cant charge room service to your room, and Mr Delivery doesnt even have wireless card machines. Need to get with the times.

  • Stayed February 2013
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1 Thank RuudBoi_04
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Durban, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for your review. We will certainly take your comments into our ongoing oversight of our service offering.
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Philadelphia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stayed for two nights. The big plus for me was that they have a free, gated and guarded car park. The hotel is good, rooms are clean and comfortable and the bar/restaurant serves great food, but from a limited menu. Had breakfast and dinner there.
The location is great for anything in Durban (driving - I did not walk anywhere) and easy to get to from the airport.
Staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel Durban, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
We are so glad that your enjoyed your stay at our hotel - come back soon!
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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a nice, modern hotel, poorly located in a part of the city where nobody walks after dark and no restaurants or otehr attractions are available.
It is an economically-convenient alternative for those attending a conference at the international congress centre, located three blocks away.
The ocean front is also a few blocks away, but nobody walks to get there... and the hotel staff, very friendly and helpful, strongly suggest you to be back before sunsets, if you decide to go out on foot.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Mauro L
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Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed four days and it is a great location and the rooms are nice. Nothing spectacular the lack of any facilities like restaurant etc is a negative but because of location there are many places next door. For a short stay its a good place longer term its lack of facilities make it less enjoyable. Having to go out for everything gets a bit of a drag after a while.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Mark W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

The hotel receptions / foyer seems fine and modern. however a different scene awaits you once you enter the bedrooms, which are extremely dated. Rooms lack any modern finishings and to be honest the make-up, finishings, bedding etc seems very old, the fact is they are old. If you are into new modern rooms and designs then this is not the place for you. Comparably there are much better hotels around the area, at about the same price, which may be a better choice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Gregory M
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Durban

Property: City Lodge Hotel Durban
Address: Sylvester Ntuli Road | Cnr K.E. Masinga Rd, Durban 4056, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 42 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Durban 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only 2 blocks away from the main beach and 2 minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location. ... more   less 
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