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City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein

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Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein 9300 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 45 hotels in Bloemfontein
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Travellers' Choice
A pool set in a beautiful garden is a treat for those moments of relaxation. This convenient location has numerous amenities within walking distance, such as the Bloemfontein Medi Clinic, Zoo, Free State Stadium, restaurants and shopping centres. It is also close to the N1 motorway and 2 minutes away from Bloemfontein’s CBD.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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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
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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TSho wrote a review Sep 2021
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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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stephLDN16 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom109 contributions85 helpful votes
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
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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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Gabriel wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean rooms, secure and great staff, the receiving staff at Reception was the best of all, made me feel sooo welcome away from home. the breakfast was ever so delicious, please recognize the staff for their exceptional service
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein
Responded 03 May 2021
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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Gavin E wrote a review Jan 2021
Potchefstroom, South Africa32 contributions1 helpful vote
This Hotel has adapted to the COVID challenges really well! We stayed over driving back from George to JHB. From the moment we stopped, we felt Safe, staff are So Friendly!! Efficient!! Very Welcoming!! Check in was fast and efficient. Room was Clean!! Comfortable! Tasty Food!! Value for money. Godfrey, our waiter was just phenomenal! Even though it was a quick stop n Go, the experience was great. (Everything worked,my opinion: just the TV was in a awkward position)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 25 Jan 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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Seaside75284 wrote a review Jan 2021
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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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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$97 (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 Loch Logan Waterfront (0.9 km), Vodacom Park (0.5 km), and Gallery on Leviseur (1.2 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 59Plenty.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein have an airport shuttle?
Yes, City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein have airport transportation?
Yes, City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.