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“Room not accessible for wheelchair” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Road Lodge Carnival City

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Road Lodge Carnival City
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brakpan
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Room not accessible for wheelchair”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Rooms, beds and toilets should be physically accessible to wheelchair users. I think porter or reception clerks should be trained or made aware of guests using wheelchairs to be booked on a friendlier used or physically accessible rooms. The front entrance was also not accessible. I hope you'll improve these areas cause I am member of Disable People South Africa and I would love to recommend your place in future. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank MlungisiM2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Carnival City, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for bringing this to our attention - we will look into this on your behalf.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Its a great place for a weekday getaway from the city rush,stayed for just 1 night,Rooms are lovely and clean, friendly staff, service is abit slow at the breakfast area. Overall - we enjoyed the stay

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Krupa N
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Carnival City, responded to this review, 12 August 2013
Thanks for your review - we are chuffed that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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Secunda
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

I stayed at the Carnival City Road Lodge with my spouse, for one night. The staff were very friendly and checking in was a breeze. We stayed in a non-smoking double room. Whilst the room was not big, it served its purpose as a quick place to rest our heads.

The room was spotless and we could see that attention is paid to cleanliness. The double bed was very comfortable and there was an additional sleeper chair, as well as an airconditioner. The room also had a wall mounted, small, flat screen tv.
The room got quite cold at night, as we were staying on the ground floor, but this didn't deter from the experience. There was also a vending machine and an ice machine which we had access to.
A great experience overall, I would recommend a stay here, for those that want comfort on a budget, or that just need to crash somewhere decent for a night or two.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Lauren G
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012 via mobile

As we all know, the Road Lodge is aimed at the budget travel market and it achieves that purpose. The hotel is well kept, clean and the staff are friendly and curteous. Well pitched at the rate charged.

The breakfast was also average (no bacon :-) ) and there was enough to have, but the coffee machine makes horrible coffee. it was worth the price though, keeping in mind that competitors charge R160/p.

Critique would include the following: the shower and especially the toilet are really quite small - nothing can be done about that but it needs to be taken into account when planning a trip. I know it is a budget hotel, but no coffee?? Really! There were 2 soap cakes (2?) but no shampoo - why not change a soap cake for a shampoo? And instead of writing, printing and laminating so may notices warning people that the electrical shaver socket is not for cell phone chargers, and pasting them on the shaver electrical socket, why not just just provide 2-point plugs? The thing that really bothered me, though, was the quality of the linen (sheets and towels) - it does not mean that one can use frayed linen even if it is a budget hotel.

On the whole, a budge-type experience with a bit of a twang

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
Helpful?
8 Thank Jacques S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

stayed at the road lodger carnival city
room is ok sixe but toilet and shower is small
the bed is a double but good only for a sungle person.
the breakfast was nice and cheap R60 ( no bacon ) but worth it
iam a scrmable egg fan .

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank ashley d
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
164 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

Although very conveniently located next to the Carnival City, this hotel is not exactly 3 stars! The rooms are very small, a tiny shower tary, and have a tiny 14inch TV that shows only 4 channels. There is no high speed internet in any rooms. You can get wi-fi in the lobby area only up to 9.00 pm. The strangest thing is that the phones in the room cannot be used to make any calls outside the hotel! Coffee or breakfast is not included in the room rate and the staff makes sure they charge you for it. On weekends this hotel gets very crowded and very noisy. The hotel rooms also get very smoky because of very poor ventilation. You have to make sure that you ask for a non-smoking room well in advance! I guess this hoetl could be okay for a couple of days but definitely is not comfortable for longer (4+ days) stays. The big advantage is that the Carnival city mall is next door and has a bunch of restaurants and bars and other entertainment within a short walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank SVG108
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Travellers are raving about these Brakpan hotels

mozambique
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Road Lodge,Carnival City with our 2 children for 2 nights in June 2007.

It was a pleasant experience.

The location is fantastic and it is totally secure.The staff is helpful and pleasant.
It is clean and the service is good.

The rooms are quite small but even so, the hotel had no objection to all 4 of us staying together in the same room.

The only problem is that it is located rather far from the airport.But is good value for money.

  • Liked — security, cleanliness
  • Disliked — rooms are very small.Bathrooms are stuffy.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank dratulmathur
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Additional Information about Road Lodge Carnival City

Property: Road Lodge Carnival City
Address: Carnival City Complex | Off N17 Cnr Heidelberg Road, Brakpan 1541, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Brakpan
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brakpan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Road Lodge Carnival City 1*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is situated within the hub of the Carnival City Casino Complex with all amenities such as restaurants, cinemas, shopping and entertainment. Located approximately 20 minutes from Johannesburg Airport and 30 minutes from Johannesburg’s CBD. ... more   less 
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