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“Does What It Says on the Tin”
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Hotel 224
Ranked #27 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
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“Does What It Says on the Tin”
Reviewed 20 November 2007

The hotel markets itself based on quality on a budget, and that's pretty close. Poky sized rooms, in a neat of a bit of a spring clean, but good service, a respectable restaurant and a great location. Some rooms look onto the Union Buildings. On-site secure parking and all at a price quite remarkable for a capital city. I even got a free lift into the city centre from one of their staff.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 July 2006

We booked a room and were terribly disappointed with the condition of the rooms when we finally arrived. The comforters were soiled and worn (ripped). The showers were equally as dirty. It also doesn't help that the rooms are terribly small and the bathrooms even smaller. We were also alarmed that we were advised by staff not to walk just around the corner to the bank to exchange money. We were told that it was best to drive -- and this was in the middle of the day ! We had reserved for a few nights but only stayed the one night. This is definitely not a 3-star hotel as identified on its website. It is at most a 1/2 star - more like a run down motel.

  • Stayed June 2006
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DivNel, Manager at Hotel 224, responded to this review, 13 January 2011
Good day

Obviously four and a half years for a response is very late, but rather late than never. As mentioned in the previous response the Hotel 224 has recently gone through a major upgrade to bring the hotel in line with convenience and luxury features that guests from around the world can enjoy. A new entrance foyer and reception greet guests in a warm and professional manner, while a fully upgraded air-conditioning system keeps guests comfortable.

Guests can now enjoy wireless internet access in all the bedrooms, conference rooms and public areas. This includes the totally refurbished restaurant and bar area where guests can relax and dine in comfort.

The upgrades extend to all conference rooms that have been refurbished and fitted with all new conference equipment.

Hotel 224’s recent upgrade includes stylish attention to detail in all of the hotel’s 224 rooms and with an all new key card access system, guests can rest assured that security is of prime importance to the hotel.

As you can see by these changes the hotel of today is nothing compared to what it was years ago.

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Reviewed 19 January 2006

My wife and I arrived in Pretoria on 23 December 2005 at 15 hours. A taxi took us to the Hotel 224. We booked a double suite from 23 December 2005 to 3 January 2006.

The staff were very honest right from those at the reception to their auxilliary staff. The human relations is very exccellent. During the period when their cleaners were there to clean my room No. 2014 they did clean the place very well without tampering with our personal belongings.

The place is very safe and neat. During the evenings, we enjoyed playing scrabble at the restaurant and our stay at Hotel 224 was really a memorable occassion.

I will always recommend this hotel to those who want to visit Pretoria. Taxi service is always available 24/7

I wish the staff a prosperous new year and may the hotel continue to give their clients the perfect treatment they gave us.

Name: David A. P. Abubekr
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  • Stayed December 2005
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Additional Information about Hotel 224

Property: Hotel 224
Address: 596 Francis Baard Street | c/o Leyds & Francis Baard Streets, Pretoria 0007, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 224 3*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel 224 is a breath of fresh air in the Pretoria three-star accommodation landscape and will surpass your every expectation. Its ideal location in the heart of the Capital City affords guests effortless access to world-class shopping destinations, cultural institutions and sport stadia. When it comes to business, the Hotel 224 provides an optimal solution. Corporate guests are not only close to major corporations and business districts, but are also provided with the finest in meeting facilities, reliable wireless connectivity throughout the building and bespoke dining options. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with luxurious double or twin bedded accommodation offers both business and leisure travellers stylish comfort with modern amenities. The majority of our rooms feature spectacular cityscape views overlooking the vast metropolis and its landmark structures such as The Union Buildings, which are particularly impressive at night. A selection of elegantly appointed apartments of varied sizes are available including: Bachelor Apartments, 2.5 Bedroom Apartments, 1.5 Bedroom Apartments and 1 Bedroom Apartments. At the Hotel 224 Serviced Apartments, our guests enjoy the benefits and comforts of hotel-like amenities but with the convenience and ease of more space and kitchen facilities associated with high-end city apartments. These fully furnished apartments are ideal for long-term stays, and are fully equipped with soft-furnishings, kitchen-ware and cooking utensils. Our guests are also afforded conveniences such as complimentary wireless internet, DSTV bouquet, housekeeping, front office, parking, restaurant and gym facilities- to mention a few. In its most recent refurbishment, two brand new architectural spaces have been created making the Hotel 224 a wonder literally from top to toe. On ground level, The Pepper Tree offers a contemporary venue that opens directly onto the tranquil outdoor deck. The deck is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch or evening cocktails, an oasis in the concrete jungle. Ascend to the top of the building and you will find one of the most impressive venues in Pretoria. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling glass, the Lion’s Den boasts a near 360° view over the city. The tastefully decorated interior is fully equipped with a private bar and state-of-the-art conferencing equipment. The Hotel 224 is an establishment that aspires to impress you, and it will. As an established privately-owned-and-managed business, the hotel exudes warmth that remains unmatched by cookie-cutter enterprises. Contemporary and comfortable interior spaces, friendly efficient service, affordable rates, innovative business solutions and superb dining await you. The Hotel 224 – your first visit will not be your last. ... more   less 
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