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“First Impressions poor” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Aluvi House
Ranked #46 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
London W6
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“First Impressions poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

we arrived for out 3 night stay for them to not have our reservation (booked with venere.com 5 months ago), they did get us a room etc but once we checked in and walked around to find the pool we packed up and left. They were about to close for the Christmas period but nothing prepared me for the sight of the pool, the pictures show beautiful clear water, well it was black, weeks of no care and the jacuzzi was dry. Not the relaxing stay i was after. Very disappointing after the great reviews on here, the main reason i choose Aluvi. On the plus the staff were friendly and the room large and clean, the area nice. Hopefully a one off case.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Joburg
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We stayed recently for a few nights and do appreciate the host Dean and his enthusiastic staff for creating a service oriented atmosphere.

Housekeeping staff could have been trained better - no replacement soap a couple of days in a row, bath gel, shower cap etc.
Only 4 meals on the menu is a limitation, and while the meat was good the sides we had were stock standard and pretty uninspired so only ate there once. a bit difficult to find other restaurants in the area so left feeling disappointed having gone without a really good meal when in Pretoria.
Room was fine but nothing special. A balcony on the side with a view would have been nice. Hard to get the right temperature in the shower. Breakfast was ok. Doesn't seem 4 star standard.
Not able to use the gym (2 machines) when we wanted because of private function.
I stayed here because of it's great reviews but the reviews do over-rate this place. Standards of accommodation and service in the area are improving so was left thinking it was expensive for what you got.
Dean does seem like a person who will take this advice on board and try and improve. Wish him the best in doing so.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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White River, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

The venue is amazing, a home away from home, the hosts Dean and his lovely wife Reinette are the perfect hosts, the staff are phenomenal and always go the extra mile to ensure you have a most amazing stay, well worth the vist and well worth becoming a regular, you must stay here if you in Pretoria.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2011

Its a place I wuld visit again if had to attend another
Conference around Pretoria. Owner and the staff were wonderful
And service was excellent,I recommend it to anyone who
Needs quiet and peaceful time to themselves. Envir
Onment is beautiful, Well done guys.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cimento
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Pretoria
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2011

Clean and modern guest house with great value for money.
Staff was always friendly with smiles on their faces.
Have a look at their specials. Aluvi offers everything you need, including a nice private spa.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Africci
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Additional Information about Aluvi House

Property: Aluvi House
Address: 2 Clyde Street, Pretoria 0184, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Price range (per night): $65 - $85
Hotel Class:4 star — Aluvi House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aluvi is a Small Boutique style hotel with a spa. Situated above the Moreletta River with spectacular views of Pretoria.Aluvi offers an executive bar, Restaurant with a mini a la carte menu, outdoor pool, heated Jacuzzi, Spa treatment room and of course the Gecko Room with glass panels overlooking Pretoria while enjoying a refreshing beverage.All rooms are en suite and have airconditioning, free top of the range ammenities as well as complimentary tea / coffee in the rooms. ... more   less 

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