My Wife and I decided to spend the weekend at the hotel in order to take advantage of the vibey Maboneng Precinct.
A very unique experience. We were there for two nights so we asked to sleep in a different room each night .The first night we slept in the "Who is Hebert Dlomo " (1936-1946) room. Very beautiful design. The only problem was the bed. It was very high and the mattress was very hard. Sleeping was very uncomfortable. Otherwise it was a great room.
The second night we slept in the "Perpetual Liberty" (1996-2006). We loved everything about this room. Very big and very bright , the sun was shining through nicely. This time around the bed was very comfortable. Simple design but very nice.
The other downside of the hotel was the coldness. We visited during winter and it was very cold. They do not have air-conditioners or underfloor heating. We were using the simple fin oil heater. It did not help as the rooms are very big and cold.
Generally a beautifully designed hotel. Very pleasant staff. It is nicely located next to nice restaurants , the bioscope and cafes. I would definitely come back to experience the other rooms (during the summer season, though).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With rooms conceptualised by some of South Africa's most celebrated Artists & Designers, 12 Decades traces the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006. Each decade has been interpreted by the individual designers to illustrate the most prominent features of the particular decade in Johannesburg's history. 12 Decades is part of the second development in the Maboneng Precinct, meaning “ Place of Light”. The development of this precinct forms part of a city improvement initiative by the development company, Propertuity. The Urban regeneration has been applauded by the City of Johannesburg, and as such, further developments are underway in the precinct, forming part of a vision to breathe new life into the old industrial area in the Eastern CBD.In addition to the 12 designer rooms, there are standard modern luxury hotel apartments for the not so adventurous to choose from. ... more less
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