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City Lodge OR Tambo
City Lodge OR Tambo
City Lodge OR Tambo
City Lodge OR Tambo
City Lodge OR Tambo

Reviews of City Lodge JNB

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150 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited City Lodge JNB and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Anivers
New Hampshire

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 2 Oct 2022
"The City Lodge was the perfect landing spot after our very long international flight. It is physically connected to the airport through a series of well-marked hallways (that also take local travelers to parking and car rentals.)" See all these reviews: 7n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs Z
Saratoga

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 7 Sep 2022
"It was OK for one night, and definitely convenient, but needs upgrading.

It fulfilled the purpose." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mr H.
Salt Lake City

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 31 Aug 2022
"Lovely, comfortable, clean, quiet, and friendly. Wonderful meal in the lobby restaurant. A wonderful rest after a long flight. The staff were delightful, the lobby airy, the garden courtyard relaxing.

We did have a little trouble finding our room -- the signs in the halls are a bit vague. But the only serious problem is finding the lodge. Despite the very careful instructions EA included in our travel document, JNB is such a complex, extended airport with multiple routes and dead ends that we kept getting lost.

Happily, a nice policeman going off duty helped guide us all the way to their elevator -- a long mysterious trail that I wouldn't have found following directions or signage. The fact that EA gave us GPS coordinates for the hotel should have been a clue.

Perhaps a Google Maps location link (or something similar) would help." See all these reviews: 15n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Lisvane

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 20 Jul 2022
"Adequate and convenient for a one night stop over." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs M
Vermont

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 11 Jul 2022
"Our flight schedule necessitated an overnight stay in Johannesburg and the City Lodge was recommended by Maruska.
It was convenient, reasonable, and comfortable. The breakfast which came with the room was satisfying and complete." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 4n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Cristin
Oregon

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 11 Jul 2022
"We did not stay at Tambo- In Victoria Falls we stayed at the Ilala Lodge" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 4n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

T&M
Queensland

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 23 Jun 2022
"Everything you'd expect from an airport hotel. Early and late checkout and breakfast from 4am.

Quite a hike from international arrivals and not easy to find." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 7n in Zambia; 5n in Rwanda; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
N & J Lancs
UK

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 17 Jun 2022
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Service:
Good
Facilities:
Good
C & K
RI

"City Lodge OR Tambo review"

1 night Arrived 23 May 2022
"Having spent a day traveling back from a mobile camp and the Maun airport, we were pleased to have a comfortable room in which to sleep before embarking on the long trip back to London and then the US." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana; 2n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mrs P
Netherlands

"Convenient hotel to stay overnight"

1 night Arrived 23 May 2022
"The hotel - especially the corridors - looks a bit worn out and could do with a strike of fresh paint and some refurbishment.

The part I did not like was that although it at the airport premises it is quite a walk which does not feel totally OK when you - as a woman all by herself - have to cover this distance late at night and there is absolutely not another sole in sight. But supposedly it is safe." See all these reviews: 20n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
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