City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein

City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein

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#7 of 33 hotels in Bloemfontein
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our original accommodation brand, check into City Lodge Hotels for classic service excellence in an upper mid-scale setting. Relax in the spacious, comfortable rooms; enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner to the brand’s signature #Café restaurant; take a dip in the pool; stay active in the fitness room; book that meeting or event in the boardroom and conference rooms; and unwind at the end of the day in the sundowner bar. With fast, reliable WiFi throughout your stay, we are dedicated to making your next business, leisure, and bleisure stay a testament to “easy living”. City Lodge Hotels are spread across South Africa and in Maputo, Mozambique.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Car hire
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Parfitt Avenue, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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stephLDN16 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom118 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was originally planning to stop over in Colesberg on the long drive from Cape Town to Johannesburg; however, load shedding in the Northern Cape put a stop to that idea and it was decided to continue for another 2 hours to Bloemfontein. The City Lodge is a good mid-range hotel located just off the N1 and close to all the facilities and attractions that the Free State capital has to offer. This was an unexpected stay and the first at this hotel for me since 2010. Rooms were well appointed, and very comfortable. It was a cold night in the Free State and the heating was very welcome. The property was able to withstand the load shedding. Despite RSA being on level 2 restrictions the City Lodge was buzzing with a good atmosphere and the restaurant was well patronised. Food in the restaurant was plentiful and delicious, all at reasonable prices. The breakfast buffet had many options catering to all tastes and is highly recommended, if a little pricey at R140. Staff were friendly and keen to help.

My only gripe is that many GPS systems will navigate you to the rear entrance of the car park, which is closed. This necessitates a complicated drive through several junctions to get to the alternative entrance (Nelson Mandela drive). Overall, this property is highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that we met your expectations. It is always very rewarding to receive such great feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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de la Rosa wrote a review Sept 2022
Appomattox, Virginia7 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there booked in two different rooms. Noise penetration into the rooms from staffs that start working early was a bad situation. Cleaning was not good in rooms with staffs in reception using their cell device all the time.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 04 Oct 2023
We're glad you were satisfied with your stay, Ida. Thank you for the valued feedback, we'll most certainly take your critiques into consideration. Completely understandable; we wish for our guests to enjoy a good night's rest, so we'll seek to improve on your experience next time we have the privilege of hosting you, and so, hopefully receive a higher rating, as we hold our establishment in high regard.
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Ursula wrote a review Nov 2020
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant stay, staff are very helpful and accommodating. Loved the new "plastic free" bathroom toiletries provided. Remote controls in wrapped covers also a great initiative, should remain that way going forward. Gardens need a bit of attention, but otherwise all satisfactory. I was also accommodated with breakfast (take-away box) as I don't eat that early in the morning - was very impressed with that.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon
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Marie-Louise wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The friendliness of all the staff set the tone and our stay was great. The rooms are very well designed, windows can open, high quality linen and very comfortable bed and a good shower. The dinner was tasty and the breakfast outstanding. It was very convenient to be able to have dinner there after traveling from Johannesburg. In all an exceptional overnight stay
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 02 Jun 2022
We are so pleased to read such a review! Thank you for staying with us and commending our staff for their great efforts to give you a comfortable stay, meeting all your requirements and needs. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Christopher W wrote a review Aug 2023
Orpington, United Kingdom41 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here from the UK during the England Cricket Tour of SA. The hotel was perfect for what I needed - the location was a short walk to the Cricket ground and offered all the services that I required. The breakfast / food and drinks that were offered were really good, the small swimming pool in the central gardens was a really nice touch and allowed you to cool off. There is a large shopping centre opposite the hotel should you need or want anything. All in all it was a really pleasant stay at the hotel, the staff couldn't do enough for you and I would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 06 Sept 2023
Thank you for choosing us as your preferred hotel of choice. We're absolutely thrilled that we met your expectations on all fronts. So true, our staff are literally at our guests' beck and call 24/7. Your satisfaction is very important to us, and your glowing review makes it all worthwhile. We can't wait to welcome you back.
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Seaside75284 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Lebokang from City lodge in Bloemfontein wrong booked us at the hotel and did not want to help us any further. Our kids had to sleep on the floor due to his wrong booking and he asked gave us an utlimatum to take it or leave it. He was not willing to go the extra mile to rectify his mistake.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you for choosing City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein and taking the time to review your stay. We are sincerely sorry that your first impression was of poor service at reception following a mix-up with your booking. Thank you for discussing the situation further and helping us understand what went wrong on our side. We have addressed the matter with the staff members concerned to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Giving guests a wow experience and service excellence from start to finish is something we pride ourselves on, but we clearly fell short in this instance. We do hope you will choose to stay with us again so that we may redeem ourselves.
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TSho wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The front desk lady working on 29 September 2021 at 15:00 when we were making a booking was very rude. Poor communication and customer care skill. Not a pleasant experience. Didn’t know how to address customers professionally
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 17 Oct 2021
Thank you for choosing City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein and for taking the time to review your experience. We apologise profusely for any miscommunication during your stay that led to disappointment and frustration. The management team has been alerted as this is not the norm for the hotel. We do hope that you will consider staying with us again and allow us to redeem ourselves and deliver on the high standards of service excellence that we strive to offer all of our guests.
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Navigate16747211218 wrote a review 13 May
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation was very good which is the reason I continue to stay there whenever I visit Bloemfontein. However, the same can not be said of the food. Although prepared good and very tasty, the quantity of the Alfredo pasta provided left me feeling that I was robbed. Bitterly disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 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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Response from Stephan Pietersen, General Manager at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Navigate16747211218, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted to hear that you find our accommodation excellent and that you continue to choose City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein for your visits. However, I'm sorry to learn that the portion size of the Alfredo pasta did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will review our portion sizes to ensure they are satisfactory for our guests. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to improving your dining experience on your next stay.
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Arno wrote a review Oct 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The reason I always stay in this hotel is because of the fitness centre and in house restaurant. There's some kind of rugby team at the Hotel, and without notice the fitness centre is off limits to guests, however we were not informed that this Will happen. In turn I was told to just train in the garden, really. Because of this my food orders took longer than 30 minutes and when it arrives it's cold. Dishes at the pool area from the evening is still there in the mornings and the dustbin outside rarely gets cleaned. I bring my own training equipment but the rooms are to small to train in. Last time I ever stay in this hotel, you pay for facilities but are not allowed to use it. The staff however was friendly and efficient, and except for not cleaning outside they were sympathetic and apologetic.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 16 Apr 2023
We're sorry to hear about your negative experience at the hotel. It's disappointing to hear that you were not informed about the fitness centre being off-limits due to a rugby team's presence, and that you were left with inadequate options for your fitness routine. It's also unfortunate that your food orders were delayed and arrived cold, and that the cleanliness of the pool area and outside dustbin was lacking. On a positive note, we're glad to hear that the staff was friendly, efficient, sympathetic, and apologetic about the situation. It's understandable that you feel discouraged from staying at this hotel in the future, given your experience.
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Charmaine Jacobsz wrote a review Mar 2022
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We received poor or little to no service! There was no toilet paper in the room. Reception staff had to be asked twice to supply toilet paper. The dining staff forgot our order, as well as no cutlery, was eventually supplied.
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you for choosing City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein and for providing feedback on your stay. We are truly sorry for the poor service you experienced during your meal and from reception. This is far from the service excellence we strive to deliver to all our guests, and we regret the overall bad impression this left. We will work harder to meet and exceed our guests’ needs and expectations and hope you will stay with us again in future so that we may redeem ourselves.​
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Stay33077117695 wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bar opens at Noon"
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Forti wrote a tip Feb 2024
Pretoria, South Africa216 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely quiet private pool with cocktails after 3 pm."
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Asha Ramdin Singhania wrote a tip Jan 2024
Melkbosstrand, South Africa3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only breakfast not offered as a package"
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Escape30724808112 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location of the place makes it extra special cause it's within town and a walk away from the mall. I loved it "
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M7920WWmm wrote a tip Jul 2023
Vanderbijlpark2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No TV channel for FIFA Women's Cup"
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PRICE RANGE
R 903 - R 1,383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
city lodge bloemfontein, bloemfontein city lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
151
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Nearby attractions include Vodacom Park (0.5 km), Gallery on Leviseur (1.2 km), and Loch Logan Waterfront (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Conveniently located restaurants include New York Restaurant, Bella Casa, and Iewers Nice.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Is City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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