Ilawu Inn

Ilawu Inn

111 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201 South Africa
The best that the city of Pietermaritzburg has to offer.
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4.0
#3 of 4 inns in Pietermaritzburg
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated in the city centre. Ilawu Inn is ideal for those who come to do business and also those who want to explore the rich heritage and what the city has to offer. All rooms have mini-tea station, en-suite, air condition, LCD TV with selected DSTV channels. We have two conference venues. We offer a buffet setup for meals. Come and experience the warm hospitality, comfort and peace of mind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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
Mid-range

Location

111 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 61 out of 100
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Pietermaritzburg Airport
King Shaka Intl Airport
71.6 km
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bnene225893 wrote a review Oct 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There was loadshedding which affected the hotel though they had said loadshedding does not affect them as they have a generator.
The wifi was unstable
The breakfast was alright, it was pre-cooked on Friday and late over the weekend.
Room 33 had a toilet that makes a loud noise whenever you sit on it
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Charmaine M wrote a review Nov 2020
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had such a lovely time during my stay at Ilawu Inn. The staff is very cordial and helpful. Their breakfast is amazing although it would be lovely to have a bit of variety. Overall great service. I’d highly suggest they have their hotel handbook with their reception numbers etc in the rooms for convenient communication.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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zduma389289 wrote a review Nov 2023
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Every thing is just normal but if they can improve in my room shower was not smooth water was coming very hot and when you open cold water there wew coming very cold . The staff does not offer to help with luggage knowing that there is no lift to the third floor. On my arrival I complained that the bed was not made properly it seems some one ha slep in the bed after it was made . I was told house keeping has gone there is nothing she can do .
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 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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zliphe724606 wrote a review Feb 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Was not happy with the guy at reception he was not friendly and not welcoming at all, had no smile on his face did not even have time to attend to our queries, it was a hot the aircon in our room was not working, we couldn't enjoy our sleep due to the heat. the remote for TV was not working either. The only thing I liked was breakfast and the service received during breakfast was perfect
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kkalli436324 wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have to express my unhappiness and discomfort experienced at the Ilawu hotel in pmb.
The towels were stained.
The bed sheets and pillows were stained.
The shower was dirty.
The toilet was dirty.
The floor was stained.
When I asked for my booking to be cancelled and that I be refunded I was told that I would lose 100% of my money. I even tried to negotiate and nothing. I had to look for another accommodation and incur another cost.

I honestly do not recommend this place for anyone, what you see in the pics is not what you get it’s false advertising in my opinion. Beware to all as you could lose your money just like how I did.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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zmtsha327295 wrote a review Oct 2023
Durban, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are not as aesthetically pleasing as the reception area. The kitchen, bathroom and shower taps all had issues moreover we didn't have hot water at some point. Renovations are highly recommended. The bedding and towels were in good condition.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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fmabas209568 wrote a review Mar 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The breakfast service we received was terrible. Firstly when we checked in we were asked what time we would like to have our breakfast and what we would like to eat.

The next day we arrived at the breakfast area, there were no tables available as it was full. Nobody was there to assist. I went to the reception area to complain about this but she could not help me.

After 30 minutes of waiting we eventually got a table but most of the food (cereal, milk, muffins) were finished. We waited another 30 minutes for our breakfast to be served. There was one person serving.

I was so disappointed at the breakfast service we received. Management kindly look into this so you don't lose clients.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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smwand462594 wrote a review Jun 2023
Pretoria, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bathroom in my room was exposed to the bedroom. No privacy at all. When you use the toilet a person in the bedroom can see everything you are doing. Make sure bathroom are fully covered. We had to sit for an hour in a dinning hall waiting for a breakfast. Try to make it a buffet.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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zmkhiz305851 wrote a review Jan 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The shower door broke when I was staying over, the was also some cockroaches in our room which means your hygiene is not the best. Its nice that you have an indoor pool, but you also need to clean the mold on the sides. Also would be nice if you had a heating pool as well. Your microwave and veranda outside was completely filthy and needs to be kept clean at all times. Breakfast in the morning was great though
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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lsilve596708 wrote a review Nov 2023
Sandton, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dirty towels, cold water, only the dining room was perfect and the food was nice. …………………………………the place need to be repainted. Need to upgrade the linen. The glass between the bedroom and toilet needs to be darker so that you can’t see when a person is bathing since it’s family room not honeymoon suite
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Answer from iLawuHospitality
Hi Ronny-Ann, We do have a cancellation policy in place should you need to cancel. We do have availability on the 9th of June and our property is situated at the starting point. You can book your stay at ilawuhospitality or alternatively call us on 033 342 2127. We are looking forward to hosting you.
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PRICE RANGE
R 820 - R 929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ilawu Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ilawu Inn?
Nearby attractions include KwaZulu-Natal Museum (0.6 km), Tatham Art Gallery (0.4 km), and uMsunduzi Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ilawu Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ilawu Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ilawu Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ilawu Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ilawu Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sagewood Cafe, Tandoor Kitchen, and The Fat Aubergine.
Is Ilawu Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Pietermaritzburg.
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