I stayed at Shumba Valley Lodge this past weekend with a friend. We attended Joburg Day at the Crocodile Creek Polo Club nearby. When seeing the lodge from the main road it looks quite dodge. We arrived at the lodge at around 11:00 am even though check in time is from 14:00 pm. The receptionist checked if our room was ready and allowed us an early check in. Thumbs up. You can easily see that the rooms were recently upgraded. The room was clean and the beds and pillows were comfortable. A few negative remarks: No glasses in the bathroom or room. Only one sweetener, two white sugars, two brown sugars, two coffee tubes. No bottled water. Doubt that this will be sufficient for a room accommodating two people. The towels are small and have seen better days. No shower head in the bath/shower. Had to Google instructions for the universal tv and aircon remotes. The overall dining experience was below average. Staff seemed rude and lacked some basic training. Dinner was just okay - that is it. Was bland but edible - nothing special. Couldn't help but notice the staff reclining on the lounge chairs watching a soccer match (while other guests were still occupying the dining room) Breakfast was boring, lacked some variety and Shumba definitely needs to find a different method of keeping their breakfast foods warm (cold bacon, cold sausage) Would definitely say Shumba doesn't deserve a 4 star rating. Maybe 3 star.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shumba Valley Hotel Lodge is ideally located for conference, leisure and business travellers who seek the tranquillity of the countryside, whilst being within easy distance from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Shumba Valley Lodge is situated in Lanseria, one of Johannesburg's the northern suburbs. It is the ideal accommodation and conference venue for businesses in the northern Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton, Fourways, Lone Hill and Randburg. It is equally conveniently placed for access to Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Midrand and Pretoria; so if looking for accommodation or a conference venue in these areas consider the Shumba Valley Lodge hotel.Lanseria Airport is a mere 5 minutes drive from Shumba Valley Lodge and a 45 minute drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shumba Valley Hotel Johannesburg