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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A clean, neat hotel that I won't stay at again. The hotel is part of the Urban Hip group of hotels. The room is large. A standard room is about the equivalent size of a bachelor flat. It has a comfortable bed and a full DSTV (cable TV) bouquet. Aircon makes the room bearable when it’s very hot. I liked...

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London, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to Johannesburg, and I'm not the type to stay in soulless mall hotels, so this was a great choice for me. The hotel is very urban, modern and quirky, as expected. The location is great, with lots of options for bars/restaurants in the few blocks outside the front entrance. As a first-timer, I was cautious...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room ('A part love, a part hate 1946-56) was on the 7th floor, and was spacious, clean and comfortable with good bed linen and bespoke furniture. Loved our massive window with city view - we had storms both nights and the lightning show was spectacular. Great shower and toiletries, well equipped kitchen, friendly and efficient staff. The phone in...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel was amazing. The neighborhood is fantastic with nice restaurants, art shops and close to the centre. The room was clean and huge. Very good beds and friendly staff. The only disappointment was that there was no free wifi in the hotel, you need to pay for that.

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Thank 831hannaho
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Kelly whisked me away for a weekend to The 12 Decades as a birthday gift. The hotel rooms are mixed in with "regular" apartments, which makes the feeling more homely. Our room was not one of the 12 decades themed rooms, but it was very comfortable with plenty of room, a big shower. The room was on the 2nd floor...

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1Thank Philippa D
Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I can highly recommend this hotel, not just because it is really beautiful and has got very fancy room. It also is well located in Maboneng. I recommend this hotel because of its incredible good service!

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2Thank R6076QSmichael
new jersey
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at 12 Decades and were very pleased with the accommodations. I was traveling with a friend so we needed a room with 2 beds. Our room had a queen bed and an oversized twin. Both were very comfortable. The rooms and hallways are filled with interesting art and each room has a different theme. Downstairs there...

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2Thank jpennell1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was so excited to book a night at the 12 Decades Art Hotel by Urban Hip Hotels. However, the actual experience was so amazing! I loved the fact the room was self-catering. The design and theme of the room was so well executed. A Part Love A Part Hate: 1946 -1956, was illustrated so masterfully in the bathroom of...

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1Thank billie_demas
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The 12 Decades Art Hotel was a breath of fresh air in Johannesburg. The service was that good we got to choose what type of room we wanted. Check out the Melville district which is a vibrant area with plenty of good restaurants and cafes.

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Lilongwe, Malawi
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The vibrant district (or street) in which the hotel is situated is a perfect fit for the hotel itself. It was like sleeping in a museum (great experience!) and at the same time very comfortable with small kitchen, seating area, fluffy bed and an amazing shower. We enjoyed being able to walk outside and join the crowds, while in the...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about 12 Decades Art Hotel

Address: 286 Fox Street JHB City, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €53 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 12 Decades Art Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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