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Vereeniging Road Pennylane 342-IQ, Johannesburg 2053 South Africa
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#61 of 94 hotels in Johannesburg
The Lido Hotel in Johannesburg is a classic Art Deco Style Hotel that dates back as far as 1932. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Queens visit to South Africa by steam boat. The name Lido means “deck of a ship” used as a public place of recreation. The hotel is well placed in Kliprivier conservancy and Khoisan land. The Lido boasts 24 rooms, each an en suite with diva baths and Indian rock tiled bathrooms walls. The Lido Hotel can host up from 50-400 guests for weddings or special functions in our Main Hall or Lapa The Lido Hotel was the original trading post, and is still a popular stopover for people traveling between the North, East and South Experience gracious hospitality with a breakfast, Halaal Restaurant and Coffee Shop and a braai at the pool. We cannot speak for all hotels in Johannesburg in saying this beautiful, historical building has its rich heritage protected as one of our national treasures.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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AndreKruse61 wrote a review Jun 2019
52 contributions4 helpful votes
After hearing about The Lido, and being in the area we decided to check out this Art Deco venue and maybe have coffee (as there is no alcohol available/permitted on the premises). It was particularly quiet, we took a walk around taking in the ballroom, side venues and the pool. We decided on a milk-shake in the bar. The friendly staff took our orders, for a chocolate and banana shake. The flavor & taste of the milkshakes were great. A nice touch was the 3 marshmallows in each. (pity that the 3 in the one were SO hard that you could not bite into it, the other 3 were marginally better). They mixed the shakes at the counter and the machine was very loud;resulting in us not being able to carry on our conversation. That said, the presentation was great and flavored strong enough, it reminded me of my childhood shakes. Kudos to the friendly and smiling staff, that served us, that is always a bonus.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Faiza wrote a review Feb 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
I really have no idea how this hotel has a 3* rating. Had a family function and collectively spent over 40k on accommodation. It was of sub standard quality, the sheets and beddings had blood stains and brown marks on it, seems like it hasn’t been changed from the previous guests. The rooms was so musty and dirty. We had my sister in one of the standard rooms which had no aircon, felt like a sauna. She requested a mobile aircon, which leaked and flooded the room, complained to management, they were so abrupt and rude..more arrogant then anything else. Owners are so abusive, rude and arrogant. My sister packed her stuff and left, they refused to refund her monies paid. Paid for the entire accommodation in advance, the room was occupied a day later by new guests.... unethical business practice... refusing a refund and rebooking the same room again. The food was absolutely horrible... stay away from this hotel. Customer service is non existent, they have no clue what they doing. Absolutely disgusted
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Riki1502 wrote a review Apr 2017
George, South Africa104 contributions25 helpful votes
I lived near Eikenhof throughout my teens and early adulthood. In those days decent girls did not go to the Lido! A few years later, my sister held her wedding reception there and it was quite nice. Took a trip to Eikenhof with my aunts (who grew up near Tedderfield) and it seemed the Lido was the only place to go for breakfast. What a find! The food was fresh and tasty and the coffee was the best I've had in a long time. The hotel has been restored beautifully although the (original) wooden floor in the ballroom can do with some TLC. (Pity the terrace no longer extends to the river, which is now overgrown and fenced off for security reasons)
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only stopped in for breakfast - can't comment on the rooms
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LourinaKinnie wrote a review Mar 2016
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Be aware that this hotel is available as a party/disco venue allowing the visitors no sleep and management ignoring the complaint. Would not recommend this as the rooms are dirty, staff unhelpful and a very unsecured location!!
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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elsaj1954 wrote a review Dec 2015
Vryburg, South Africa11 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment you step foot into the tired look reception down the hallway with the filthy carpets i have been afraid of how the room looks like. The room has been ok ! The glass basin is very dirty and don't even start with the bath / Shower . I had to wash my bath before i could have a shower. Still body hair from the people before me. The towel looked like an old rag witch i could have washed my car with . disgusting.
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Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: ask for a clean room
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US$28 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lido Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lido Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Apartheid Museum (7.7 km), South Western Townships (8.0 km), and Hector Pieterson Museum (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lido Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lido Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Lido Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lido Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lido Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robby's Place, Sakhumzi Restaurant, and Gino's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lido Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Lido Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lido Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Lido Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mandela House (5.9 km) and Walter Sisulu Square (6.0 km).