Town Lodge Roodepoort
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NameTown Lodge Roodepoort
Address1 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, 1715, Roodepoort South Africa | 3.6 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +27(11)7675600 | Fax:+27(11)7675650 | Official Homepage
- American Express
- Diner's Club
- Large Groups
Top 9 Features
- Bathroom with shower,
- Electric kettle,
- Cable TV
- Entrance hall/ lobby,
- TV lounge,
- Parking lot,
- Hotel bar,
- Outdoor swimming pool,
- Non-smoking rooms,
- 24-hour reception,
- Wheelchair accessible,
- Laundry service,
- WiFi in Lobby
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