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“From a bygone era” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elgro Hotel

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Elgro Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Potchefstroom
Cape Town, South Africa
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“From a bygone era”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you use Tripadvisor to find accommodation, chances are that you will be far from satisfied with the Elgro. It is dated and has definitely not aged gracefully. Long bland & cold passages, well-worn furnishings, cramped, spartan rooms, a dungeony, smoked-filled bar and a dark, depressing & worn dining room. The first room they put me in on the ground floor was white-breath cold and the little panel heater was broken. The 3rd floor room I was moved to was a little less depressing and at least warmer. The bathroom was also well-worn, which made the toilets especially, very gloom.
The hotel is probably best summarised in the fact that the build-in radio in the bed's headrest still gives "Springbok Radio" as a choice...

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TsamayaSentle
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Never stay here. It is dirty, the rooms smell awful, the water doesn't work in the shower, the toilet seats are losing their covering. It is absolutely disgusting! Not even special requests were attended to, when I asked a few people if breakfast could be served 30 minutes earlier as I was attending an early meeting!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 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
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4 Thank Lisa147
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Additional Information about Elgro Hotel

Property: Elgro Hotel
Address: 60 Wolmarans Street | PO Box 1111, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Potchefstroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Potchefstroom
Hotel Class:3 star — Elgro Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70

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