Train Lodge

Train Lodge

Monument Station Old Marine Drive, Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
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    Train Lodge Reviews

    4.7
    Review score
    /10
    (24 reviews)See what guests said
    4.8
    Review score

    "Their staff are friendly and helpful."

    Nicko

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    April 12, 2017

    Things you’ll love about Train Lodge

    Things you'll love

    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Bar

    • Garden

    Review score
    Location
    4.8
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    Nearby
  • District 6 Museum950 m
  • South African Jewish Museum1.56 km
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront2.12 km
  • Old Biscuit Mill2.23 km
  • Heart of Cape Town Museum3.55 km
  • Table Mountain5.01 km
  • Clifton Beach5.23 km
  • Bloubergstrand13.91 km
  • Boulders Beach30.42 km
  • Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve35.66 km
  • Value for money5.0
    Distance to city center1.1 Km
    Location rating4.8
    Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Train Lodge

    Quadruple Train Compartment with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Train Compartment with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 126 m²/1356 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 single beds
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    Twin Train Compartment
    Twin Train Compartment
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple Train Compartment
    Triple Train Compartment
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    • Room size: 126 m²/1356 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 3 single beds
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Four Pax Train Compartment
    Four Pax Train Compartment
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 4 single beds
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    Double Train Compartment
    Double Train Compartment
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Agoda Reviews (24)Booking.com Reviews (137)
    4.7
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    10
    Review score
    Cleanliness4.5
    Facilities3.7
    Location4.8
    Room comfort and quality3.3
    Service5.3
    Value for money5.0
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    2.0
    Tswelopele
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    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.

    Reviewed March 31, 2019
    4.8
    Godfrey
    Couple
    Double Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Acceptable”

    Base of bed had a hole in it. Mattress sagged away into the hole. And only noticed this when we fell asleep.

    Reviewed March 18, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Brendon from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Twin Train Compartment
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    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.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Don from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Very good”

    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.

    Reviewed November 05, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Maureen from South Africa
    Couple
    Triple Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    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.

    Reviewed July 15, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Darksie from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Very good”

    The beds 👎

    Reviewed March 26, 2018
    2.8
    Karolin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

    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

    Reviewed January 30, 2018
    2.4
    Bryan from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Twin Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    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

    Reviewed October 26, 2017
    6.0
    Mark from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double Train Compartment
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    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

    Reviewed April 16, 2017
    4.8
    Nicko from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Affordable price”

    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.

    Reviewed April 12, 2017
    4.0
    Ontefetse from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Please No”

    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.

    Reviewed January 29, 2017
    3.7
    Jonathan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Dumfounded”

    Price,location

    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 !

    Reviewed February 16, 2016
    5.3
    Veronica from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Twin Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Ver very very basic 1*lodge”

    The pool is only nice thing about hotel

    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.

    Reviewed February 15, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    annette from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    Something different in a convenient location”

    Convenient location, something different, very clean

    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

    Reviewed September 17, 2015
    2.0
    Andrew from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Atrocius Conditions ”

    Train Lodge

    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.

    Reviewed August 06, 2015
    5.0
    Jean-Paul from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Double Train Compartment
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Weekend Away”

    Location. Value for money. Situated in town.

    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.

    Reviewed February 16, 2015
    2.0
    Aimery from France
    Solo traveler
    Double Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Nul et sale”

    Je déconseil cet hotel horrible. Sale, mal situé et personnel désagréable.

    Reviewed February 20, 2017
    2.0
    Samir from France
    Solo traveler
    Four Pax Train Compartment
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    A oublié ”

    Aucun confort Pas à l'aise

    Reviewed December 02, 2016
    5.7
    Marie from Germany
    Family with young children
    Triple Train Compartment
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Gute Lage sonst schrecklich”

    Lage

    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...

    Reviewed January 02, 2015
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