road lodge hotels

adamr

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hi, how are the road lodge hotels? ... any good? ... the one in rivonia ... is it in a nice part of rivonia ...
 

xrapidx

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The City Lodge Road Lodge? They're not bad, not where I would take a date though :p

I usually stay at the one at Cape Town International when I have an early morning flight, saves me getting up at 4, instead I can get up at 5 :p
 

adamr

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The City Lodge Road Lodge? They're not bad, not where I would take a date though :p

I usually stay at the one at Cape Town International when I have an early morning flight, saves me getting up at 4, instead I can get up at 5 :p
yes the city lodge, road lodge ... ok whats a cool hotel without the massive nightly charges one can stay in the sandton area ... bringing my "friend" from from CT, so dont want to spoil her, but a nice stay .... or maybe i should spoil her
 

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yes the city lodge, road lodge ... ok whats a cool hotel without the massive nightly charges one can stay in the sandton area ... bringing my "friend" from from CT, so dont want to spoil her, but a nice stay .... or maybe i should spoil her
Try find a City Lodge rather... the Road Lodge isn't the place I'd stay by choice for a break or holiday.
 

milomak

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once made the mistake of staying at a road lodge thinking it was a city lodge. i implore you not to make that mistake.
 

Londo

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The Road Lodges are excellent value. In Cape Town, one at the airport (v convenient to most parts of the city) and one near NI City Mall. Around R350 a night. Both are almost always full (particularly the airport one, so book a few days in advance) Of course, the City Lodges are nicer... bigger rooms, bathrooms and more expensive fittings), but at around R500 a night damn well should be. If you want is a clean comfortable bed, and want to save a lot, go Road Lodge.
I liked them - and the occupancy - so much I bought shares in City Lodge Hotels (CLH) about 3 years ago. Should have bought more..
 

xrapidx

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ok cool ... will do just that and book her into a city lodge rather
Look for a b&b for her, they're much nicer, and a lot cheaper. Way better value for money - I'm staying in a nice one at the moment for R350 a night, with breakfast, king size bed, huge bathroom....etc.
 

adamr

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Look for a b&b for her, they're much nicer, and a lot cheaper. Way better value for money - I'm staying in a nice one at the moment for R350 a night, with breakfast, king size bed, huge bathroom....etc.
where do i start looking???
 

Frankie

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To those that quoted prices here, please tell me if that is Per Person Sharing.

I've had experiences with some B&B's and hotels (South Africa in particular), where I asked the room rate, only to find out the next morning that it was double that because my wife was with me - now come on, how can having two sleep in the same bed cost double - yes a little more hot water for the shower etc. but then I could have spent twice as long in the shower.
My wife joins me a many business trips, and I would not have to pay anything out my pocket if it weren't for this rip-off PPS charge.

I travel abroad a lot and have not found many places that use the PPS charge method.

I hope that the 2010 visitors know this in advance - imagine two students planned on sharing a room only to find that their accommodation costs have doubled.
 

LoneGunman

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if you want to spoil someone, just make sure that, when you bury them, you
add some sugar - as that'll help speed up the rate of spoiling..
 
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