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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Road Lodge hotel is close to all amenities, Gateway Shopping Mall and surrounding restaurants. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily. Rooms are small but sufficient. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a very basic place to stay on a budget would recommend. Would suggest they clean tables around pool area - also pool had LARGE amounts of chlorine. Great location if for the Gateway Shopping Mall and all the restaurants etc. it has to offer. Carpets can do with a GOOD clean!

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a good stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Ramsgate, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Affordable prices, clean simple accommodation. Would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Would stay there again. Traffic bit heavy and limited underground parking

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a good stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I stayed here in March 2017 for nights over a weekend. The hotel markets itself as a budget hotel. The price corresponds to a budget hotel price for Umhlanga however your end to end experience of this hotel is pretty bad and is more in line with what one would get a a backpackers lodge. *Let's at least start with...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We’re really glad you liked the location and your check-in experience, but we’re disappointed to hear about the other issues you have raised. We pride ourselves on our high standard of cleanliness and the overall condition of our hotels, so we’re upset to hear about your experience. This will certainly be brought to the...

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I visited in March 2017 and the carpets at the hotel room were dirty and dusty, I even woke up with nose blocked. There is no kettle and bar fridge for convenience. I would recommend the hotel to either clean the dirty carpets well or replace them with tiles.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, We will certainly look in to the points you have raised to see if any improvements can be made or are necessary. Our carpets should definitely be clean.

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here 17th Feb with my wife; check in was smooth and efficient; room was neat and tidy; we booked room only ; as the hotel is just a small stroll 2 or 3 min to Gateway ; once again good value for money

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Require bar fridges in the rooms,the standard of the dooms its quite not bad at all but its better becausr its next to the gateway mall ,you can go buy what ever u want and you dont need transport to get to the shopping mall.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us R0fhiwa. We are so happy that you enjoyed the convenience of the hotel’s location. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The place is ok for a quick over night stay. We spent one night due to a funeral that we had to attend. The carpets need to be changed or taken out and replaced with tiles or wooden floors. The room is small and stuffy and carpets have a musty smell. Hotel is conveniently situated next to the mall and...

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for the constructive review. We are sorry to hear about the carpets giving off a musty smell. We are happy that you enjoyed the convenience of the hotel’s location and look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant stay. Everyone very helpful and friendly. Our room were clean and every thing were ready when we booked in. Will definitely stay their again. Safe parking. A lot of restaurant are near as the hotel are situated next to Gateway.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Durban
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a convenient hotel that is situated next to Gateway shopping mall. Nothing fancy. Just the basics but good service. Pricing is great as you would expect from these establishments. If cheap accommodation is what you looking for then this is ideal.

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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Umhlanga, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Road Lodge Umhlanga awaits you. It’s hotel number 44 in the City Lodge Hotels group, it's the biggest Road Lodge in the country (with 125 rooms) and the great news is that it's open from mid August. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Road Lodge Umhlanga

Address: Cnr Medigate and Hospital Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range: $61 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Road Lodge Umhlanga 1*
Number of rooms: 125
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Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
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“The rooms with twin beds looked larger than the room with a double bed.”
missbute, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Gateway would be better as opposed to the ones opposite City Lodge”
MphoBiz, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors away from the elevator are quieter (preferably corner rooms). Smoking rooms do smell heavily of smoke.”
two_wily_wanderers, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see your room before you accept it. Once you take the keycard, its yours, whether you can sleep in the stench or not.”
13AK, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Higher floor rooms are maybe quieter!”
MartieR_12, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
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