As you can tell from the other reviews 12 Decades has its ups and downs. The professional website belies the backpacker lodge management - whilst the rooms are very cool, from my 2 stays to date the hotel is under-resourced both in financial and personnel terms. From the rather silly parking set-up where you have to park on the street... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With rooms conceptualised by some of South Africa's most celebrated Artists & Designers, 12 Decades traces the history of Johannesburg from 1886- 2006. Each decade has been interpreted by the individual designers to illustrate the most prominent features of the particular decade in Johannesburg's history. 12 Decades is part of the second development in the Maboneng Precinct, meaning “ Place of Light”. The development of this precinct forms part of a city improvement initiative by the development company, Propertuity. The Urban regeneration has been applauded by the City of Johannesburg, and as such, further developments are underway in the precinct, forming part of a vision to breathe new life into the old industrial area in the Eastern CBD.In addition to the 12 designer rooms, there are standard modern luxury hotel apartments for the not so adventurous to choose from. ... more less
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