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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Hotel, clean, great service, super breakfast, fast service and lovely friendly accommodating staff. Will definitely stay here again and again. Great value for money and close to two major shopping centres, Eastgate Mall and Bedford Centre. Although this hotel is mid-range, it's also luxurious 👍🏻

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Aircon not working dirty filthy linnen and curtains dirty floors bathroom full of hair dustbins not emptied very noisy staff and management not friendly at all security solicit for tips No free Wifi No invoice for Wifi that you pay for cash bad not comfortable Unfriendly cleaners Coffee shop serves crap Phone not working in the room No value for...

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Port Allen, Louisiana
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This hotel apartment complex is in a central location, this time I stayed in the studio room which was quite nice, with a lovely breakfast on the go place in the room. This was the second time, staying here at the Nicol staff was friendly. The biggest problem is getting around Johannesburg as bus transportation is terrible, & taxis expense....

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Penthouse I booked smelled of stale cigarettes, (frankly it stank to such an extent that we opened up everything to air the apartment - which really only helped slightly). The furniture was disgusting in that it had cigarette burns, stains and two of the chairs were worn through. My daughter (12) fetched the hand towel to sit on the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Got to be one of the worst experiences ever, where do they get their stars from? Room was poky and filthy, half eaten rennie on the floor, stains on the bedding very noisy and just plain awful. No Wi-Fi in rooms, only in lobby area. Could not wait to get the hell out of there; never again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The accommodation was modern and very central to all my needs. Definitely well worth the price would go back and stay again when I'm in the area and the need arose to book accommodation. Breakfast was not to good however almost as though the chef didn't know how to cook..

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Booked 2 nights at this hotel, breakfast included through Agoda. I was told they dont do breakfast anymore at check in. What a rip off. I will never stay there again. Found a huge ball of hair in the shower...disgusting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My first impression of the Hotel was welcoming until I got to the room which was clean but rather freezing and on the ground floor and worst of all, the heater was not working and there were no extra blankets. I had to call reception to ask for an extra blanket, to our surprise it came with a small fan...

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Johannebsurg
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This has been one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at. Its not super expensive but still not worth what you pay for. Their 'breakfast' is a brown bag with a few small snack items. The receptionists are not very friendly or helpful when i asked about fixing a very bad tv reception in the room. And the gaurd...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 May 2016

1. The pillows are terrible and cheap. It sounded like they were filled with polystyrene. 2. The bedding was cheap, scratchy and smelt damp. 3. The room smelt damp 4. The Towels were old and did not feel fresh 5. Th mattress was cheap, soft and terribly uncomfortable 6. The "breakfast" was delivered in a brown bag (Provitas and Melrose...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the leafy suburb of Bedfordview, Urban Hip Hotels’ flagship apartment hotel promises visitors a comfortable and convenient stay. This luxurious accommodation in Bedfordview is ideal for both short and long stay business and leisure guests. The Nicol is conveniently situated just a 20 minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport, the Johannesburg CBD and Sandton. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Hip Hotels - The Nicol

Address: Nicol Road, Bedfordview 2008, South Africa (Formerly The Nicol)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Bedfordview
Price Range: $88 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Urban Hip Hotels - The Nicol 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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“Get the roooms at the back (East) as further from the highway to cut the highway noise.”
 of 5 bubbles EddyYung, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you ask for room away from the highway. It tends to get real loud with nonstop traffic at night.”
 of 5 bubbles letladil, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Rooms that are not close to the Freeway or else your Sleep will be compromised”
 of 5 bubbles HlaloG, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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