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.

“A Hip Hotel”

Aha Bloemfontein Hotel
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Aha Bloemfontein Hotel
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed at the Urban in May for only one night.

I must be honest for the price I payed for the night , I expected better quality.

It is not a bad hotel. The staff were very friendly and they were very helpful. The disappointment was the bed. It was very hard. I had a really tough night. The room was not bad , but like I said , paying more than R700 a night , I expected more.

The rooms and the corridors needs a bit of refurbishment. It is nice and funky. I did not have their breakfast as I had a conference to attend and that was provided for. From what I saw at the reception , it looked like a simple breakfast just to get you going.

It was not a bad hotel but I do not think I will go back. The service was great but I believe I can get better at that price.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tshepo M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

63 - 69 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2014

This hotel is well situated and offers value for money. Breakfast was good and service from staff was very good and helpful. I will surely stay there again. Please note that there is one flight of stairs and no elevator so make sure to book a ground-floor room if you cannot do stairs. Also no safe in the room and noise can be disturbing.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank CorneMoll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed at the Urban in April and found staff to be really helpful and very friendly. There is a great breakfast every morning and a bar in the evening. Mimosa Mall is very close by - we did not have a car so the hotel is ideally located as it's a quick walk to the shopping center.
I would definitely recommend this hotel when staying in Bloemfontein.

The rooms were cleaned fantastically well every day (we were there for a long stay) and reception staff was always on hand to help with queries & questions.
Free wifi in the lobby was a great advantage. Thanks for our fab stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Michelle L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Very satisfied with my week stay.
The buffet breakfast is delicious. The breakfast table is a bit small.
Had to carry my bag up the stairs which is not very nice.
Bed was very comfortable and snugly
Don't like the open closet. Feels very impersonal. No safe.
The rooms are not sound proof. Can easily hear every step and sound outside.
Room is a bit dark. Cannot work at table. Need extra light.

Overall the service is very good.

Keep up the good work and try to improve on some points.

Room Tip: Try to select a ground room as you need to carry your stuff up to the 2nd floor.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Werner d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Arriving in Bloemfontein and not booking into a hotel in advance can sometimes lead to not having a bed to sleep in!

Lucky for me, the Urban had a room available.

Rooms are very small but very modern and neat.

No Safe in the room I stayed in so I had to carry my laptop and all valuables with me when.I went for dinner at the mall up the road.

No restaurant but they do offer a decent budget buffet breakfast.

So for someone who goes on business trips and travel on a tight budget this is a Mini version of some business hotels.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
Thank BiggyC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Whoever designed this Hotel layout he/she hasn't got a clue.
There is absolutely no thought process on the noise levels experienced in the rooms. Herewith some of the issues experienced:
i) Rain on a tin roof is noisy guys, believe it or not;
ii) Sound-proofing bedroom windows that overlook a busy intersection is a no-brainer, as you could get no sleep with sirens and traffic noise;
iii) How can you have a vending machine that operates 24/7, albeit a noisy one at that, right outside bedrooms;
iv) The bedrooms and the bar area are in close proximity. A glass door ( again not soundproof) separates them. No sleep before 00:30 is guaranteed;
At the risk of sounding like a moaner, this is not all. The TV is mounted at ceiling level, the toilet seat is loose and the linen and bedding need some serious attention.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank colinwd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Typical chain hotel nothing special . All you need in the rooms. Found it very noisy as on a cross roads with traffic lights. Didn't feel we were made very welcome .We were two ladies one man travelling for 3 weeks so had lots of luggage, the hotel had no lift we where on the second floor. We had to request help with our luggage as it wasn't offered. No help offered on leaving next morning . Wouldn't stay there again .

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank smartiepants27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bloemfontein hotels
3.7 mi away
Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Willow Lake
3.3 mi away
BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central
BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central
#7 of 25 in Bloemfontein
89 reviews
3.8 mi away
Anta Boga Hotel
Anta Boga Hotel
#2 of 25 in Bloemfontein
130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 mi away
Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport
Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport
#11 of 25 in Bloemfontein
22 reviews
3.9 mi away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein
4 mi away
SUN1 Bloemfontein
SUN1 Bloemfontein
#13 of 25 in Bloemfontein
21 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aha Bloemfontein Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aha Bloemfontein Hotel

Address: | Cnr Henry & Partiff Avenue, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa (Formerly Urban Hotel Bloemfontein)
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Price Range: £55 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aha Bloemfontein Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Urban Hotel offers affordable bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in Bloemfontein, with all the essential services in an elegant settings. The hotel is centrally located near Bloemfontein's business hub and main shopping destinations, providing guests with the opportunity to get where they need to go in a short space of time.The modern contemporary design is eye catching and inviting. The stylish bar area is the ideal spot to take a load off and relax. With amazing rates, central location and great breakfasts, Urban Hotel is top choice for accommodation in Bloemfontein.The hotel is offers all the comforts that you would expect from a top class hotel: fully air-conditioned, Wi-Fi, secure parking ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Aha Bloemfontein Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

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