College Lodge

College Lodge

16 Stapelberg Street Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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#9 of 33 hotels in Bloemfontein
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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College Lodge is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Bloemfontein, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

College Lodge is a hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and newspaper. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Bloemfontein. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Bloemfontein's most popular landmarks, such as Fourth Raadsaal (1.4 mi) and Hertzog Square (1.5 mi), College Lodge is a great destination for tourists.

If you like cafes, College Lodge is conveniently located near Euro Caffe, Jack & Jill, and Picnic.

If you’re looking for something to do, Vodacom Park (0.7 mi), Gallery on Leviseur (0.7 mi), and Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery (1.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of College Lodge.

Enjoy your stay in Bloemfontein!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

16 Stapelberg Street Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
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Bloemfontein Intl Airport
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selekek2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
All was good and nice.
Please have more variety for breakfast, especially for people who don't eat pork.
Please sort out the tv channels, we need the local news on the dstv channel PLEASE!!!
The ladies were very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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corriemarx wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the service extremely friendly and helpful. They allowed our two bassets to share the room. My personal opinion is that this is too much of a conventional hotel to be be a pet friendly establishment as the dogs had to enter the hotel via the lobby etc. We were worried they may "upset" other guests.They also had to share the common garden area which may not suit your other guests. My preference for a true pet friendly set up is a farm type set up where pets cannot interfere with other guests. We found the room clean, good value for money and almost too good for being pet friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CarliStapelberg, General Manager at College Lodge
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear corriemarx Thank you for taking the time to review College Lodge on Tripadvisor. We do cater for overnight dogs, but we also do note your concerns in regards to other guests that are maybe not pet lovers/owners. It is still our goal to cater for the needs of our guests, and accommodate them as far as possible. Thank you for the honest and positive review. It is much appreciated. Hope to welcome you back at College Lodge in the near future. Regards Carli (General Manager)
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Amelia D wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place very clean , accept for the other quest that was so loud the Saterday night up untill 1h30 in the morning they where drinking and very loud and also on the balcony near our room.
Went down to asked at recepsion if somebody could tell those people to get quiet and the poor security guy did his best but they just go on.
I dont think that we will go there ever again
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Elmie Castleman wrote a review Sept 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No heads-up of load shedding time. No back- up plan. No tea or coffee as no hot water. Definitely never again. The door handles and locks are dilapidated, the tap in the washbasin is leaking, there is a foul smell in the bathroom. Horrible, substandard, disappointing. That is why people prefer to pay a bit more and stay in a hotel where guests needs are catered for.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay away or bring your own generator.
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moeketsi1811 wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hospitality received from Elri was of a high and professional level given that it was done at short notice. I njoyed the great breakfast and excellent rooms.

Would recommend college lodge for anyone planning to visit Bloemfontein any time.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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FolkestoneJack wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom565 contributions174 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is located behind some solid gates and has a reassuring security presence. First impressions of the hotel were good with a charming lobby area with sofas and chairs. A friendly welcome greeted us and rooms were sorted efficiently.

My room was spacious with a double bed, desk and comfortable chair. A kettle was provided with supplies of coffee, tea and milk. There was also a small fridge in the room. It was a perfectly comfortable place to stay.

The heating system in the room made no noticeable difference to the temperature which remained stubbornly cold every night of my stay. As we had busy schedules we barely spent any time in the room so this lack of warmth was not too much of an issue.

The hotel unexpectedly cancelled our room on the last night of our stay, despite confirming the full length of stay when we checked in. Our belongings were gathered up by staff and stored in another room, along with those belonging to other guests whose rooms had also been unexpectedly cancelled. We were invited to go into this room to identify and collect our belongings. I have never experienced this from a hotel before and hope not to see a repeat!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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reggie2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was just concerned about the approach of one of your receptionist who was on duty when I checked in on the 22nd. She sounded very friendly on the phone I confirmed my reservation but very unfriendly when I came in to check in. She didnt greet me. "She said how can I help you" I was very disappointed by that approach. My answer was HOW ARE YOU. Otherwise I enjoyed my stay. Your Breakfast is one of the best breakfasts I had in my like. Very Yummy.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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B7218XOmichelled wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I feel the rooms need an upgrade, the shower heads are very old and dirty, and the mattresses are worn in. The Lodge is well situated but I do feel a general upgrade of the rooms is in order. Also kindly clean the carpets in the rooms.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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cgoven630121 wrote a review Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were very dirty, you could see the dust. The place had alot of loadshedding and the aircon did not work at all. The place was cold. It seems like it was the worst room. The bedding was old and dirty and the towels had dirty spots. It was the worst place we ever visited.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rjohns654352 wrote a review Feb 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stay at this hotel. Very clean and comfortable, with friendly and helpful staff, and excellent breakfast, we would certainly return,. There was a slight problem with the chemical mix in the swimming pool , but this was not a major concern.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Elmie Castleman wrote a tip Sept 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away or bring your own generator."
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Shalom wrote a tip Jan 2019
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lavendar Room is totally luxurious - a treat!"
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Jo S wrote a tip May 2017
Randburg, South Africa88 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"i suspect the rooms at the back (not facing the main entrance) might be quieter, but don't think it's a big issue."
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platteland2017 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Colesberg, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cinnamon Rooms are my favourite!"
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ticky2016 wrote a tip May 2016
Molteno, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are private and fairly quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
R 836 - R 891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about College Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to College Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Vodacom Park (1.1 km), Gallery on Leviseur (1.0 km), and Mimosa Mall (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at College Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Is parking available at College Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to College Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burning Spear Spur Steak Ranch, Euro Caffe, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at College Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does College Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, College Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at College Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at College Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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