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“Basic” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Road Lodge Rivonia

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Road Lodge Rivonia
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Rivonia
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Basic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

This accommodation was booked for me admittedly at very short notice and without realising that It was a one star facility. The rooms are small with limited amenities that basically consist of one tiny bar of soap. Beds are extremely uncomfortable and the pillows are lumpy / very thin. When we complained about the pillows they did attempt to rectify the situation by adding a third lumpy pillow. There is no hair dryer in the room. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room and as reiterated earlier just one tiny bar of soap. Breakfast is very basic processed cold meats and processed cheese. Hot breakfast consisted of sausage and scrambled egg. I realise you get what you pay for but quite frankly I would prefer to pay extra hence my moving to a bed and breakfast for the final night of my stay. The upside is that the staff are all VERY nice from the security guards through to front desk / management. I left my I Phone charger behind on check out which they found and retained for me which was most appreciated. Would I stay there again NO. Would I recommend it unfortunately not.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LesleySzabo2
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Rivonia, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our staff so helpful and friendly. Next time you may want to book into a Town Lodge or City Lodge where you will get more features and facilities, but will naturally pay a bit more for these.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this budget hotel on a recent unplanned overnight trip to Johannesburg with the wife. We arrived late at night and needed to leave first thing in the morning so we needed something easy on the pocket, this hotel did the trick. The location was ideal for our early morning visa interview at the Sandton CBD being right along Rivonia Road although this didn't help the noise levels. If possible ask for a west-facing room.

The rooms were clean and the room was standard. Our room was on the 2nd floor which can be tricky for long stays with a lot of luggage in the absence of an elevator at the hotel. I would recommend it to someone who needs a basic, clean hotel while on a short stay in Sandton.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sechabakou
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Rivonia, responded to this review, 15 April 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel and for your review.
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Torquay, Australia
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

We arrived into South Africa to start a tour the following day and had an over night here. The staff are lovely and the hotel was very clean. The rooms aren't huge and it feels more like a motel, but we were so tired we just wanted to relax. You can order food to be delivered from local pizza place or walk ten minutes up the road to local bars and restaurants which are very good and have free wifi. There is also a supermarket there if you want to get your own food to take back.

The hotel has a snack and drink machine if you want something little.
Breakfast the next day was fine and we wished we had more time to explore Lilliesleaf, the secret HQ of the ANC in Mandela's liberation time, which was in the next block.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lucy V
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Israel
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

I spent 3 nights at Jonnesburg durin the Africa Football games and did not have many hotels to choose. The team is very friendly and assisting and the hotel is comfortable as a place to shower and sleep. Breakfast is not included in the hotel price and so is the ... INTERNET!!!! Could not believe it nowadays! Breakfast is continental but sufficient.

Room Tip: Take the side opposite to Rivonia busy street.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DotyIsrael
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Sevenoaks, Uk
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Stayed the night before an overland tour and the 'no frills' operation has made it to Jo'burg. Check-in was tortuous as despite having a voucher for 2 rooms they had logged us in for 1 room and took some persauding the voucher was correct. Given it's not easy to go out at night staying somewhere with no food & beverage offering isn't great when you arrive in the evening after a day's travelling (in the rain). The delivery options were pretty basic and all involved an hour's wait - we gave up. Still the breakfast was good.
Just be prepared for a bed only product.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pilgrim143
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Borders, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed here for one night after flying into Johannesburg to start an overland tour. The hotel was absolutely fine for this purpose, but I don't think I'd want to stay here for a longer holiday. The rooms were decent sized and clean, but our room was cold (stayed end of June.) The room we stayed in had a separate toilet but the shower opened into the room and just had a glass door - great if you want to watch tv from the shower - perhaps not so great if you end up rooming with someone you have never met before!

The hotel has good security - the gate is locked after dark and there is manned by a guard who will let you in and out. There is a small complex over the road with some good restuarants and shops (and McDonalds - incase you were looking for one!) Breakfast in the morning is good but the breakfast area can get a bit cramped - especially if there are a load of you departing for overland tours with all your baggage. You get 15 mins free wifi everyday - any more than that you can pay for.

Room Tip: There are no lifts in this hotel so ask for a lower down room if you struggle with bags (and make su...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank In_My_Little_World
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Accra, Ghana
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Quite an interesting place to relax. The staff are very accommodating and receptive. I've been opportuned to be there thrice. Always looking forward to spend part of my vacation there yearly. Keep the flag flying...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DonnyOsmondMac
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Additional Information about Road Lodge Rivonia

Property: Road Lodge Rivonia
Address: Cnr 10th Rivonia Road, Rivonia 2191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Rivonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Rivonia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Road Lodge Rivonia 1*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 30 km from the Johannesburg airport and situated approximately 2 km from the N1 highway, 2 km from Sunninghill, 5 km from Sandton City and within walking distance of Rivonia Boulevard for shops, restaurants and entertainment. ... more   less 
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