Hotel check: Town Lodge Polokwane

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Background

The Town Lodge Hotel franchise is positioned as the value-for-money option within the City Lodge Group’s stable of custom-designed and built hotels. The group promises quality, affordable accommodation, and a home-away-from-home experience at all of its hotels. The Town Lodge Polokwane is adjacent to the Meropa Casino and Entertainment Complex and the architecture of the hotel blends in with the Moroccan theme of the larger complex.

Where is it?

The Town Lodge Polokwane is situated a short distance outside of the Polokwane CBD, to the south of the city and close to the N1 highway. It is a short drive from here to almost anything in Polokwane. In close proximity to the Lodge is the city’s conference centre, the world-class football stadium, the reptile and bird park, the African arts and crafts market, and, of course the Meropa Casino.

What’s it Like?

The mystical Moroccan architecture offers an oasis-like respite from the hot climate prevalent in the Polokwane area. The reception area is cool, air-conditioned and subtly appointed to blend in with the decor. There is a large lounge area which is comfortably appointed and is ideal for receiving and meeting guests.

Room Facilities

The Town Lodge Polokwane has a total of 102 rooms, four of which are suites. Each room is air-conditioned, fully carpeted and spacious, and comfortably furnished with sufficient space to allow one to work in comfort. The room has an en suite bathroom with a maxi-shower. There are tea- and coffee- making facilities in the room. For entertainment there is a bouquet of television channels including M-Net and various popular satellite stations.

Other Facilities

There is a large swimming pool for the use of guests. The Sundowner bar offers full bar service and is convenient for pre-dinner drinks and for entertaining guests. Vending machines are conveniently located and guests can get snacks and beverages from these. Fax and photocopy services are available, and there is free, secure parking. The renowned, traditional Town Lodge breakfast is on offer every morning and will give your day a great start.

Restaurants & Bars

There is only the Sundowner bar within the hotel. A good selection of restaurants is conveniently situated in the adjacent Meropa Casino.

Verdict

The Town Lodge Polokwane offers typical ‘no-frills’ value-for-money accommodation. It is stylish, clean and convenient, and is a sensible choice for business travel and for leisure travel in the Polokwane area.

Contact

Address: Meropa Entertainment World, Roodepoort Road, Polokwane, +27 15 292 4400, citylodge.co.za