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12 Decades Art Hotel

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Careful while visiting this hotel. Theyve listed it in many places but the authenticity of the listing is difficult to confirm. Plus the prices are high! Instead try AirBnbs in the same Main Street Life building. They are cheaper, well stocked and you have the advantage of the same location.

Thank nanklesaria
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel has apparently been closed for a month and they didn't have the decency to inform us in advance of our arrival. We were put up in a different hotel, Hallmark House, which is very new and very nice, but it's outside of the Maboneng District which was where we had decided to stay after much research.

Thank Marsea M
Chicago, IL
Reviewed 7 March 2017

12 Decades has switched management to a Backpackers hotel down the street, so make sure to call in advance before booking. We arrived to check in with our pre-paid reservation and found what looked like an abandoned hotel. We eventually got in touch with the Backpackers hotel and they got us rooms, but had no record of our reservation. It...

Thank Allison C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to stay that's on the best street in Johannesburg no doubt. The hotel is so unique and the rooms are, I can't even explain. One of the best motels I've stayed in for the price. The wi fi is a little bit expensive but like I said the rooms are absolutely ridiculous and rich with art! It...

Thank Leroy Z
Buenos Aires
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Don`t expect all hotel amenities, nor a dedicated time to guests. This a super convinient place to stay at, very cool and trendy. Loved the area and for the type of trip I made it was perfect. They were super helpfull when I forgot my book in the bed and sent it over to my next stop in Cape Town.

Thank fermal
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I got upgraded to a suite on the top floor upon arrival. I had originally booked a studio. The suite comes with a kitchenette which would be very convenient for a longer stay. My room was clean. The bed was comfortable. The art was interesting (I stayed in the constellations room). What makes this place is the location. The location...

Thank Jordan B
Arles, France
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the second time we have stayed here and we are just as thrilled with it. The position is perfect for everything in Maboneng, the rooms are large, offering self-catering facilities and each one is a fascinating experience. Great decoration.

1Thank Babette G
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stayed for a couple nights when we first got into JBurg and glad we did. Had the 1946 room and it was amazingly furnished and decorated. Just a few heads up, the parking garage is cramped and crowded, if you are driving a large car or SUV you may find it difficult to maneuver. Also, it is in a very...

Thank kingjoevii
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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...

1Thank VimalSardar
London, UK
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...

Thank shaunism

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Paid Wifi
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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: $140 - $162 (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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“All rooms were done by different designers. Ask for the one that suites your style best!!!!”
fermal, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the top floor!”
JordanB681, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Look at all the themes and think about the subject matter in the title”
674babetteg, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The 1946 room was awesome - small kitchenette, lots of space, and quiet facing away from the main street”
kingjoevii, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for dinner, pop down to Pata Pata and try the Hunters Daily Burger special - the impala burger was tasty and their onions were the best I have ever had.”
billie_demas, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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