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Urban Hip Hotels - The Nicol

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Well were do I start?? Parking small, some spaces reserved for no reason!! Decor non existent. No tv remote. Fridge looks like a flood occurred in a Sauna. Aircon makes noises but no cold air. Staff iffy at best not really friendly. Breakfast pack is left in your room at room temperature midday (which is twenty five degrees plus). You... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

this place was terrible. it is NOT a hotel!!!! it is a group of condos that a 'managment company' rents out. stained filthy towels, previous guest garbage in kitchen and hair in bathroom. no internet in rooms and no one to contact if there is a problem. air con shuts off after a couple of hours which means you have... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Rui Jorge (owner of the apartment) for the awesome customer service in renting out his penthouse to us. I was a bit of a difficult customer changing dates and number of guests and once nearly cancelled the stay, but Rui remained calm and professional all the time (I'm sure he swore a few times once I hung up).... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Just spent 2 weeks in the Nicol, and frankly its spectacularly underwhelming. For a business hotel the facilities and attention to detail really let it down. The only free wifi is in the lobby, paid wifi is expensive (£6 per night) and unreliable depending where you are. I mean come on, who charges for wifi any more?!! Breakfast starts at... More 

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lusaka
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Hotel is in walking distance to convenient stores and a variety of restaurants. Eastgate is also 5 mins away. Ideal for Travellers with a busy schedule. The Hotel was clean despite towels not being changed regularly. Hotel has a mix of studio and apartment rooms and ideal for own cooking. Restaurant not that great and a breakfast pack is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I booked a studio room. It was terrible. The bed was lumpy, the sheets were grubby, the duvet cover had stains on it. There was no hairdryer, no bin in the bathroom, the TV wasn't clear and generally the place was grubby. It was a room that was linked to a bigger room / apartment, and there were no outside... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Hotel is clean. My family of 6 had the 3 bedroom self catering suit. It was perfect. Came with everything that we needed. Hotel is perfectly located. Straight down from the airport, across the road from an awesome spar. Everything that you need is around the corner. We will be coming back.

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Vienna, Austria
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58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

I was promised a studio and ended up with a small hotel room - the only window was leading into the passage - and got disturbed by every person walking past with their wheely bags. Having paid a fairly high price, compared to other options in the area - I was not very impressed. The breakfast box was a nice... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

So I like this hotel, it is clean the people are nice and there is a small but nice swimming pool but- I am really angry because they tell the center is 2 km from here BUT is not !!! It is 11 Km !!!! Sundays there isn't bus to the city and the taxi charge 20 dollars to bring... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The Nicol on and off for three monts in a two bed apartment filled with all basic amenities. Perfectly safe and conveniently situated close to many shops and restaurants. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend to other guests who need a place to stay in Jozi. Staff extremely friendly and helpful and undercover parking.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $87 - $140 (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
“Room 411 is dirty, smelly, broken and disgusting choose another room”
 of 5 bubbles MVV79, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“i askedto be placed away from the two large freeways and where did they put our room? right at the far end next to the freeways!”
 of 5 bubbles cptassie, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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