City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
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City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg

Miriam Makeba Street Newtown, Johannesburg 2113 South Africa
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4.0
#41 of 79 hotels in Johannesburg
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Looking for a place to stay in Johannesburg? Then look no further than City Lodge Hotel Newtown, a hotel that brings the best of Johannesburg to your doorstep.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as City Lodge Hotel Newtown offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features room service. Plus, City Lodge Hotel Newtown offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at City Lodge Hotel Newtown, visitors can check out Carlton Centre (0.8 mi) and Constitution Hill (1.3 mi), some of Johannesburg's top attractions.

If you are looking for a nearby place to eat, City Lodge Hotel Newtown is within walking distance of some popular restaurants including Urbanologi (0.1 mi), Galata Bakery (0.9 mi), and Fishmonger (0.3 mi).

Johannesburg is also known for some great history museums, including Origins Centre Museum, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Museum Africa, which are not too far from City Lodge Hotel Newtown.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at City Lodge Hotel Newtown as you experience everything Johannesburg has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Centrally Located

Location

Miriam Makeba Street Newtown, Johannesburg 2113 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Coastal799648 wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was spacious, clean and modern with a huge shower. Staff were very friendly and went the extra mile to assist us. Although the location around the hotel probably isn't safe to walk around at night the hotel itself felt completely safe and had all the amenities needed including a fitness centre and easy uber access to surrounding areas.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 3 Apr 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff went above and beyond to assist you. We're glad that you found our room spacious, clean, and modern with a huge shower, and that our hotel amenities such as our fitness center met your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Rob G wrote a review 17 Jun
Nantes, France21 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel allows a classy dive into Johannesburg’s vibe. The area worth a city trip - with the train station within a 8 minutes taxi drive, the Africa Museum and the Market Theater just next door, still counting with comfort and quietness. The room was very descent and clean. The stay and breakfast were rather plastic free!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Voyager16896188147 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delicious food. Comfortable bed. Hardworking and teamwork spirit, from the gate to the rooms and restaurant.
Management are the humble ones, helping their Subordinates when more hands are needed.
Kitchen staff are ready to prepare food satisfying to your taste and ready to correct mistakes happen.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Simo Mthimkulu, General Manager at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 20 Mar 2024
Good Day It was not my intention to miss this one and apologies for that, Thank you for taking your precious time to complete the survey. We appreciate your feedback and its amazing how you comment in all arears of our service. We lloking forward hosting you. Stay blessed and thank you Kind Regards Simo Mthomkulu General Manager
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Safari25960119728 wrote a review May 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very stuffy on arrival, had to sleep with the window open(noise from the road was just cray) but had to endure that because of the unbearable heat in the room, mind you it's winter now, I wonder bad it gets in Summer. There's no Room Service, I was very sick and I had to walk up and down the stairs to get food from the Cafe... Breakfast buffet very limited, or more like bread and cereal were the only available options but the Cafe staff will happily get you what you ask for even if it's not on the menu and that was amazing. Had safety concerns but was quite impressed that it was very safe, even in the late hours after clubbing, excellent location!!!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Seamless check in and check out process...
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Response from Simo Mthimkulu, General Manager at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 1 week ago
Good Day Thank you for the feedback, we would like to apologize for all the trouble we put you through. We are working on the system that we serve room service. I have had a talk with the team regarding breakfast to ensure we keep expected standards. We also appreciate positive feedback provided and will share with parties involved Kind Regards Simo Mthimkulu General Manager
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ShayMay510 wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent three nights. Hotel is clean and located across the street from an indoor mall and grocery, but the area surrounding the hotel really isn’t walkable-especially at night. The Internet was out 85% of the time we were there, which was really disappointing. Breakfast offerings are very basic and service is very slow. Had the chicken burger & fries for dinner and that was good. It’s a decent hotel, but not really for foreign tourists. I would not stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 7 Dec 2022
Thank you for staying at our hotel and letting us know how we can improve our offering. This is not the standard we hold ourselves to and we regret the impression we made. We do hope you will stay with us again so that we may redeem ourselves and better deliver on our service excellence promise.
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Victoria J wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this place several months before my stay. 2 weeks before arrival, I asked them (via the booking platform used) about the airport shuttle (which they supposedly offer) and asked for it, or otherwise a recommendation of who to use. They didn't answer. A week later, I asked again. No answer. Then I wrote directly to the umbrella company to ask. Even they didn't bother to answer! After writing to 3 other hotels and getting answers from all, I booked somewhere else and cancelled this place. How very rude they are, that they can't even be bothered to reply to guests.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Simo Mthimkulu, General Manager at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 27 Nov 2023
Good day Victoria, thank you for the feedback received. It definitely does not give a good read. I would like to apologize for not giving you an excepted service. I have addressed the above with the team and we will ensure we do not find ourselves in similar situation going forward. My email address is clnewtown.gm@citylodgehotels.com. May you please use it to discuss an invite to our hotel next time you are in the area. I would like to apologize for the late response. Kind Regards,
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Mphako wrote a review Oct 2022
Polokwane, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay was unmatched. The hotel was clean , staff was friendly, delicious food and a lazing restaurant. Proximity to everything in Johannesburg interesting places like Apartheid museum ,museum Africa , Newtown junction mall and Market theatre amongst others
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that we met your expectations. It is always very rewarding to receive such great feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon
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Xoli S wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The reception staff and security were welcoming and friendly. I had a horrible experience with the restaurant. I ordered food and the food never came. I enquired and just found out that the waiter forgot about me after a good hour of waiting. The service at the restaurant is pathetic
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for the positive review. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Nthabiseng M wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
CLG is now my preferred hotel of choice in the cities. The one in Newtown far surpassed my expectations. I expected noise, the hustle and bustle of the city, but on the contrary, the place was clean, peaceful, safe, and comfortable with top service from the staff. I didn't feel like I was in a hotel, as the place felt so comfortable and welcoming. On Valentines Day we received gifts.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Simo Mthimkulu, General Manager at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 20 Mar 2024
Good Day We have ran out of words appreciating what you have just said. It is such comments that makes us wake up and look forward to going do it again and again. This is why we do this job. This is fulfilling. My team and I will be looking forward having you again and again. Kind Regards Simo Mthimkulu General Manager
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Martin B wrote a review Dec 2022
Newport, United Kingdom105 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 3 mature rugby supporters on a trip to Johannesburg to watch a rugby match. The hospitality of the staffs was marvellous. Besides friendly staff and nice location, we appreciated the peace and quiet. Near the shopping mall, security made sure that we were safe. The breakfast was very good with a great selection of food. The food in the restaurant was excellent, from snacks to the main menu. Thank you for making our stay a very enjoyable one.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Responded 19 Feb 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review of your recent stay with us.
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Answer from elroyp754
Cape Town Central, South Africa76 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi Mac-Deezy, so for missing your question. As answered by others, the hotel will give you the official answer. however, for future queries, are you aware of Trivago for the best prices? I would recommend it highly.
Answer from The_CLHG_Team
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi there, if you book via our website then a double room will cost you R1401 per night, breakfast rates are as follows: Full Breakfast: R140 per person, Continental breakfast: R115 and a Mini Breakfast is R75.
Safari25960119728 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seamless check in and check out process..."
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Elizabeth K wrote a tip Mar 2024
Nairobi, Kenya88 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a shopping mall with food and shops options next door so be sure to ask. "
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Flyer56120972274 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There’s no buffet for dinner, only breakfast is buffet "
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Dreamer16076537153 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Service was bad,was treated like a criminal and told to go at night 11:00pm for their incompetent."
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Charles D wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not at all. Everything was perfect. "
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£28 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Nearby attractions include Sci-Bono Discovery Centre (0.3 miles), Market Theatre (0.10 miles), and Workers Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Raj, Baglios, and Niki's Oasis Restaurant & Jazz Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Johannesburg.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (1.0 miles), Johannesburg Fort (1.2 miles), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (3.9 miles).
Is City Lodge Newtown, Johannesburg accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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