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887 Louis Trichardt Street Rietfontein, Pretoria 0084 South Africa
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#95 of 469 in Pretoria

Welcome to Ciara Lodge, your Pretoria “home away from home.” Ciara Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Ciara Lodge, visitors can check out Union Buildings (2.7 mi) and Statue of Nelson Mandela (2.9 mi), some of Pretoria's top attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ciara Lodge offers guests free wifi.

The bed and breakfast features baggage storage and outdoor furniture. Plus, Ciara Lodge offers a pool and barbeque facilities, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Pretoria has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Cafe 41, Harries Pancakes, and Grounded at Echo, which are serving up some great dishes.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular art galleries like Pretoria Kunskamer Art Gallery and Gift Shop and Coffee Shop, Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, and Association of Arts Pretoria, which are all a short distance from the bed and breakfast.

Ciara Lodge puts the best of Pretoria at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Ironing service
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Room features
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch
38Reviews1Q+A7Room tips
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Ton A wrote a review Mar 2022
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Carolien (the owner) told me that ALL black people steal blankets etc. from the lodges. And so they have to pay a deposit. I had a complaint and her reaction was not normal, very rude. The roof was leaking in the kitchen and beside the bed. Only a few drops she said and that made her very mad.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Angelique0204 wrote a review Aug 2021
Prince Albert, South Africa10 contributions
This is a very cute and homy place to stay. We were welcomed open heartedly. The owners are very friendly and they accomodated our late arrival, which was very much appreshiated. We stayed in one of the wooden cabbins by the pool. Everything was neat and tidy. We only experienced a few hickups: the gas geaser cannot supply enough hot water to take a 5min shower, keeps on cutting of. The toilet was situated in a very akward place, and a bit small as we were not skinny people. The bed in main room is a bid small. And the one bed I slept in on the top floor was a bit worn out. Other than that the beds are very cumfy. The cabbins arent very sound proof and me as a light sleeper were woken up with every our by the church bells. We would defenitely make use of this place again for just an overnight.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Leon wrote a review Jun 2019
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I've stayed at Ciara Lodge 3 times in the last few months. I'm OK with the cramped space, list of rules that makes me feel like I'm staying in a boarding house, horrible toilet paper and non-existent TV channels. But the one thing that has caused me to take my considerable business elsewhere is the sign above the sink, stating that if you leave more than 10 items for the cleaner to wash then you should leave her a tip of between R20 and R50! These are self catering units, and to imply that a visitor is to pay for to have done what is specifically included in the price was enough for me to find another place. I just think that if you are in a saturated market then small things could cost you dearly. That little sign is a case in point. Having said that, the staff is friendly and accommodating, the price is reasonable and the place is clean. Too bad, I enjoyed my stays, but sadly it seems it's time to move on because I for one like to cook for myself even when I'm away from home on business.... And I DON'T like washing up after myself.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
MisterHR wrote a review Mar 2018
Volksrust, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
The lodge is in a good neighbourhood, safe, very well kept and great for families or couples. Kitchen has all the appliances and utensils required but gas-heated water and stove can be tricky. Limited satellite TV but not too bad and free WiFi was great. Within half an hour driving time to many attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Family room with loft is great and a pool right outside. Squeaky wooden floors and church-bell...
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Response from Carolien A, Owner at Ciara Lodge
Responded 30 Jul 2018
Thank you for your review! It was such a privilege to have you here at CIARA. Please come and visit us again!
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278Anne wrote a review Jan 2018
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand15 contributions10 helpful votes
Ciara Lodge is located in the northern suburbs of Pretoria with easy access from the highways. Close to the City but far enough from the hustle and bustle. Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 adult children) stayed in the self-contained unit for 4 nights during Jan 2018. The swimming pool came in handy during this time since Pretoria experienced a heatwave.  The Units are well appointed, with same day laundry service, barbeque facilities, safe on-site parking and out-door relaxing areas.  Our unit did not have air conditioning but was equipped with two desk fans and two roof fans. The service was good with quick responses to queries. We can definitely recommend Ciara Lodge guesthouse.  Families as well as people on business will find this guesthouse worthwhile.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from Carolien A, Owner at Ciara Lodge
Responded 30 Jul 2018
Dear Anne. Thank you for your kind review and for choosing our place for a stayover. It was such a pleasure to have you with us. Looking forward to having you again as a guest at CIARA, over a cooler period!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ciara Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ciara Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hazel Food Market (7.1 km), Statue of Nelson Mandela (4.6 km), and Pretoria National Botanical Garden (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ciara Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ciara Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ciara Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ciara Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kream, Burger Bistro, and Crawdaddy's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ciara Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ciara Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ciara Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ciara Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Ciara Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ciara Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Ciara Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Union Buildings (4.6 km), Sammy Marks House (5.9 km), and Melrose House (6.7 km).