We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Run-down, dark and stuffy” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Victoria Mews

Hotel Victoria Mews
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Grahamstown
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Hotel Victoria Mews
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Grahamstown
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Run-down, dark and stuffy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

The hotel is more than 100 years old and has been altered and ruined over the years into a dark, cheap and nasty 1970's nightmare. The hotel looks run-down and worn out. On arrival we were taken to our room which was on the second floor, it was extremely hot and stuffy and very dark.To our dismay, there is no air-conditioning in the hotel, which in South African summers makes sleeping really difficult. To make things worse, the room was very poorly ventilated with only one small window, and the ceiling fan was broken. When we asked the manager about the ceiling fan, he said they can't repair it. The room always felt much hotter than the air outside, making one uncomfortable not want to spend any time in it. The shower was also broken, with water squirting out in all directions when turning on the tap. Everything in the room looked old and worn-out, especially the bathroom. On the hotel's website they show a lovely pool, we arrived to find a green swamp. Our stay was in mid-summer, so it was very disappointing not to be able to swim and cool off from the hot and stuffy room. The hotel is located on a busy street so the traffic and people shouting in the street keeps one awake. The hotel offers breakfast in the adjoining Gino's restaurant, which smells horrible (old food and smoke) and is extremely dark and stuffy, also with no air-conditioning. The breakfast, however, was good and the staff efficient. There is no parking at the hotel, thus vehicles have to stand in the street. The area that the hotel is located looks run-down and dirty, with vagrants walking around. There is a busy pub down the street.There is a burned-down, ruined building directly across the street, and another one a few doors down the road.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank ZuluTravel2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    4
    1
    1
    2
    1
See reviews for
Families
0
1
4
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Grahamstown hotels
0.2 mi away
Graham Hotel
Graham Hotel
#2 of 4 in Grahamstown
4.0 of 5 bubbles 94 reviews
16.6 mi away
Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
#1 of 4 in Grahamstown
5.0 of 5 bubbles 334 reviews
0.9 mi away
A White House Guest House
A White House Guest House
#3 of 42 in Grahamstown
4.5 of 5 bubbles 54 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
30 on Oatlands Road Accommodation
0.3 mi away
St. Aidans Guest Cottage
St. Aidans Guest Cottage
#9 of 42 in Grahamstown
4.5 of 5 bubbles 24 reviews
0.7 mi away
8A Grahamstown
8A Grahamstown
#2 of 42 in Grahamstown
4.5 of 5 bubbles 48 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Victoria Mews? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Victoria Mews

Property: Hotel Victoria Mews
Address: 8 New Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Grahamstown
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Victoria Mews 3*
Number of rooms: 15

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing