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Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When my boyfriend from Durban wanted me to book a room around Hyde park as he was going to have an early meeting, most well known hotels were fully booked lucky this one was available, he does not stop talking about the service and the best food we had at this place, the receptionist there is friendly. I must say...

Thank 444mbalid
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

As an adjunct to the GIBS Business School the Lodge is functional and affordable as you would expect it to be. Staff are friendly but unobtrusive. Perfectly located for people doing business in Illovo, Rosebank and Sandton.

Thank KevinLeoSmith
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Illovo Lodge is located directly at GIBS. Walking distances are very short. The rooms are simple and clean. Dinner is served in buffet style. The presentation is nice, but the surrounding does not fit as it is served at GIBS restaurant facilities which are too big.

Thank Giraffe200
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

It was extremey hot that day with a severe thunderstorm. The rooms aircom did not work efficient enough. There were made arrangements made for supper for us at the building next door. We had to run from one building to another in the rain. It was so dangerous slippery I had to run pair foot every time in the rain...

Thank Elsa H
Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I stayed on a bed only basis. The lodge facilities were clean and the location is safe. This works perfectly if you are on a tight budget. The location is great. The staff should put more effort on customer service.

Thank Tcordelia
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Illovo Lodge is a great place to be where business and academia meet in a serious as well as informative interaction. The learning and exchange of trendy issues facing society and communities at large is revealed in an open mature surrounds. Free Wi-fi and an excellent lit desk makes the whole experience wholesame on the accomodation side of things. However,...

Thank matarukal
Worcester, South Africa
Reviewed 8 April 2014

My stay at this lodge ranks as one of the worst of my life. The lodge and accommodation was fine, clean and acceptable, but the food experience was literally rancid. Stale, mouldy, cold and rancid! So if you want breakfast with your bed or dinner at your accommodation, avoid this lodge at all cost!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Illovo Lodge is a great place to stay, particularly for anyone attending classes at the GIBS business school. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable with a well-lit desk for studying, and free wi-fi. The breakfast is excellent, and the only complaint I heard from another traveller during my stay was that the aircon was noisy, which might...

Thank Kylie557
Cape Town
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The Illovo Lodge is primarily designed for people attending courses and functions at GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Studies). The accommodation is very good for this purpose. The rooms are neatly laid out and well equipped. The Wi-Fi is excellent and overall I have been very satisfied with the accommodation on the two occasions i have stayed there.

Thank Allan T
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Pleasant enough if you're on a course. Food in GIBs + free WiFi make it a reasonable deal. That said the rooms are very hot and you make choice between not sleeping because it's too hot and not sleeping because the cooling fan (air con is too grand a word) is too noisy. The bar in GIBS closes at 9.00pm

Thank servicechampion2

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Address: 22 Melville Road | Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €55 - €60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
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