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“Overnight visit to Durban” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Lodge Hotel Durban

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City Lodge Hotel Durban
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Durban
Johannesburg
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Overnight visit to Durban”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

This was just a quick trip and a one night stay, but it was the first time I'd stayed in a City Lodge for some years. The standard of the hotel seems to have remained the same, memory permitting. The room was standard and up to scratch and the only gripe would be the time it took to check in. Furthermore, our group of 4 was offered to helpitself to complimentary drinks - unfortunately there weren't any as the sherry was finished.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank willierJohannesburg
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

As has been said this is a great hotel for Comrades. The hotel rooms are clean and the beds are good. Although the bar could be improved in terms of its hours and selection the restaurant located in the same area offers decent food although from a limited selection. The service however is excellent and staff will go out of their way to assist you.

A small but annoying negative to this property is the internet service which is basically non existent, even after purchasing a code from reception.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed at the City lodge for the weekend of the Comrades. We booked this hotel through a package from Pentravel in Capetown.

I loved the City Lodge. For what it was. The 3 stars does not do it justice. The rooms are clean and spacious. The coffee shop in the hotel provides a really good breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve until 10.00pm. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is central and served its purpose for comrades.

The Expo and the finish line was a quick walk. No fussing over parking and crowds.

I would recommend this hotel for business and to anyone who wants a hassle free Comrades.

Thank you City Lodge for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jax34
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

It is a standard hotle but I have one complaint that is reallyimportant for them to hear (they seem to be oblivious to this. please don't have smokiing rooms. it is tacky and it smells. otherwise stay here as the staff is better than most places in durban. I am here right now

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Paul O
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Spoiled by poor eating facilities in the evening and miserable bar facility. Also disappointed with Wi Fi service (chargeable!)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AlexandBeth
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
108 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I have stayed in many City Lodges since inception in 1985 and have never been disappointed. City Lodge Durban carries on the fine tradition as far as I am concerned. I was on business in KwaZulu Natal recently and had to give presentations in Durban, Richards Bay and Pietrmaritzburg. This hotel was beautifully situated for all three areas. Security is good with ample parking and the rooms are very functional, especially for the business traveller. Lots of plug points and a decent sized desk for working. The airport if only about 30 minutes away by car. Unfortunately I had very early starts each morning and wasn't able to enjoy the excellent City Lodge breakfast. Next time......

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Chris G
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East London
Level Contributor
158 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

The location is really fabulous, however, for the price they charge for the establishment, I felt that it was overpriced. Service is non-existent, they do leave you alone, which can be very nice but Iack of room service, no lifts, you have to drag your suitcase up the stairs. The decor, especially the carpets are really dated, they remind you of your late grandma's place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank liyabee
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel Durban

Property: City Lodge Hotel Durban
Address: Sylvester Ntuli Road | Cnr K.E. Masinga Rd, Durban 4056, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel Durban 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush gardens, palm trees and a pool with a gazebo lend a relaxed, summer feel to this hotel, as well as being only 2 blocks away from the main beach and 2 minutes from Durban’s CBD. It also has a fitness room and small meeting room for guest use. Close to many different restaurants, within walking distance of the International Conference and Exhibition Centre, a 30 minute drive to Durban’s international airport and close to the N3 motorway ensures a very convenient location. ... more   less 
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