"Their staff are friendly and helpful."
April 12, 2017
370 meters to public transportation
|Value for money||5.0|
|Distance to city center||1.1 Km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||16.1 km|
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Train Lodge is ideally situated in Cape Town City Center; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel lies 1.1 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Motor Vehicle Registration Division.
Train Lodge also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Train Lodge is home to 10 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as linens, mirror, towels, non smoking rooms, wake-up service. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Train Lodge hits the spot in many ways.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-0 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 1-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Worst place ever ”
The place was noting like the pictures, it seems as though they do not change their bedding, the pillows smelt like the previous 10 guests they were so dirty. I will not recommend this place to anyone.
Base of bed had a hole in it. Mattress sagged away into the hole. And only noticed this when we fell asleep.
No aircon. The pool were dirty so there was no way to cool you down because the cabins are so hot.”
Just the location. Will never book there again unless the place gets a major revamp.
I believe that Train Lodge is good value for the price. After my previous stay, I suggested that a few hooks for hanging clothes would be appreciated, also a small folding table top between the beds. Unfortunately this has not been provided! Another suggestion I would like to make is that the windows are able to open fully as it can get extremely hot in the rooms. Also that the area between the security fence and the carriages be cleared of weeds and litter! The staff are extremely obliging and helpful and I will not hesitate to stay there in future! Especially if the little improvements I have suggested are implemented.
Although our welcome was friendly and we were shown our Compartment before agreeing to stay .the”
The actual facility was nothing like the attractive online pictures. Our party of 3 was elderly and one of us was expected to get onto the top bunk without a ladder. We were thus put into 2 compartments. The unlit reception bar and snooker rooms were darkly unappealing with a staff comment saying lights would be switched on at 7:30pm. Generally the place needs repairing. Everything was clean. This cheap place will only appeal to a young people.
The beds 👎
bad location, I felt unsafe in the surrounding as well as in the room, staff didnt talk at all”
no showing of facilities, felt unwelcome
Looks nothing like the pictures advertised”
It's a bad location, looks unsafe, the staff is not professional, generally looks and feels like a wrong turn. Needs serious improvement
Not what I thought ”
It looks almost like a static version of the orient express in the pics but this it's not The rooms are basic to say the most grubby sheets no ensuite or towels windows that won't shut curtains that don't fit vents locked open so mosquitoes can come as they please, the nearest toilet is at end of carriage the nearest shower in a block at the end it's not what I expected and it weren't cheap
Its cheap, but its a bit far from the city center, and from shops (SPAR, Pick n Pay, KFC, etc.). But it's close to the train/bus station. Their staff are friendly and helpful. Its a right place if you looking for the cheapest price, but may be not for backpackers, or traveller.
when I was my room, is was so tiny, not cozy tiny, window couldn't close properly, it got so cold in there. Unless your desperate just please don't put yourself though that experience.
I was dumbfounded. I paid for a room with breakfast. Waited an hour while staff watched tv. Was told to go to reception regarding the breakfast. I was told breakfast was not included. I showed them my voucher proving it was included. She called over her supervisor. The supervisor stated "breakfast is NEVER included." And that was that !
Ver very very basic 1*lodge”
The idea of staying in a train was very interesting to me and I expected small room/cabin and basic facilities.., but this was much less basic and not much left of the former glory of this hotel. Without spending thousand of rands this place can very easily be upgraded and be given sparkel back, but it does not look like any money has been spent to repair or upgrade anything for many many years. But I do understand that there is budget travellers that also just wants a place to sleep so there is a need for place like this. But then do not say you are 3* hotel.
Something different in a convenient location”
The Train lodge is something out of the ordinary and it was a treat to fall asleep with the clack-clack sound of trains going past. The room and communal ablutions were all spotlessly clean and the lodge also sported a restaurant, pub and area to relax and watch TV. In short, it had everything I needed conveniently close to the airport and CBD
Atrocius Conditions ”
I arrived and immediately realized that I could not stay there as it was dirty, smelly and incredibly poorly looked after (Holes in blankets and it looked filthy. I left immediately. I would not even recommend it to a back packer.
You get what you pay for. Very basic facilities. The lodge gets booked out for parties, so be aware of this when booking. On my last night there was a birthday party. After a long day I came back to a loud party with music blaring. This music only stopped after 00:15 despite management promising it would stop at 23:30. Management could not have been bothered about it when I went to complain at 11:45 being that check out was at 10am the following morning. Based on the attitude of staff and the way that they dismiss customer complaints, I would not recommend this listing.
Nul et sale”
Je déconseil cet hotel horrible. Sale, mal situé et personnel désagréable.
A oublié ”
Aucun confort Pas à l'aise
Gute Lage sonst schrecklich”
Der Zusand der Lodge ist miserabel. Von den Sanitärräumen ganz zu schweigen. Nur die Lage und der Preis sprechen dafür. Die Zimmer sind winzig. Nie wieder...