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Coffee/tea maker
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of African Lodge

African Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Universitas with outdoor pool and restaurant

20 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
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237 Paul Kruger Avenue Universitas, Bloemfontein, Free State, 9301

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Universitas

Getting around

  • Bloemfontein (BFN) - 14 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle

Restaurants

  • Mugg & Bean - 4 min drive
  • Nando's Bloemfontein - 4 min drive
  • Ocean Basket - 4 min drive
  • Iewers Nice - 4 min drive
  • New York Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

African Lodge

African Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can splash around at the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a spa tub and a garden.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 8 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Free train station pick-up

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting services

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour pool access

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 28-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Kitchen

More

  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for ZAR 100 per day (rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

African Lodge
African Lodge Bloemfontein
African Lodge Guesthouse
African Lodge Bloemfontein
African Lodge Guesthouse Bloemfontein

Frequently asked questions

Does African Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, African Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at African Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at African Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at African Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of ZAR 150 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at African Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by African Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at African Lodge?
You can check in from 1 PM - 8 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at African Lodge and nearby?
African Lodge has an outdoor pool and a spa tub, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near African Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Nando's Bloemfontein (2.1 mi), Mugg & Bean (2.1 mi), and Ocean Basket (2.2 mi).
Does African Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker.
What's the area around African Lodge like?
African Lodge is in Universitas, a short 3-minute walk from University of the Free State.

Overall score and ratings

5,8

6,3/10

Cleanliness

5,6/10

Staff & service

6,1/10

Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

It was the worse place to stay. We arrived afternoon the room was not yet ready / prepared. Room was smelling, toilet was not working properly and we were struggling to to lock the door we end up leaving it unlocked. We also booked for breakfast, around 9h00 manager didn't inform the shef about the breakfast for two days waiting for them to prepare breakfast for us. Stuff was not friendly to us. Service was terribly bad. The place was dirty even at the reception, bedding stuff was lying around.
N, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Matshediso, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Andries, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This guest house is a no go. I arrived at 18:00 and it took 25 minutes to open the gate. The 3 section shower sliding door had one section missing causing the water to spill onto the bathroom floor. The toilet roll was almost finished. There were no suger, coffee, tea or milk. The entrance area looked very untidy as if a function was held.
Hans, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Not Great
No water on day 1, toilet broken, other guests noisy, breakfast cold
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Value for money
you get what you pay for. It was good
Black Trek Travel, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value for money
The property is good for a 3 star. The breakfast was okay service was however excellent.
Black Trek Travel, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient and Quiet
Lovely little lodge, based on our 1 night stay over. Only changes I would make is to add more airconditioning as the room is very hot. Alot of dust on the room, but that may be due to the renovations. Lovely friendly people.
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2/10 Poor

Not recommended
Not pleasant at all rooms is so small, smaller than a size of a bathroom. I will never book in this place. Arriving at night to be checked in by a girl in pyjamas. So unprofessional. Their breakfast was a total disgrace. Staff so unfriendly.
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2/10 Poor

Dissapointment
An email that was sent said Im checking in at 13:00 there I was leaving the athletics meeting to check in, when I got there the room was still upside down. 2. I was surprised to find my room with no flooring of any kind no bedside mat no nothing only cement floor for the price that I paid that made me feel insulted. 3. No towels in the room I had to take trouble n go to thr receptionist to collect them. 4. The room next to the reception area was disgustingly chaos with lots of beds. Not a good sight. I so regret my stay that was not worth what I paid.
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