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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I stayed at In Green Lake Umuzi in February. This is a great establishment. I like the fact that there is ample restaurants to choose from. The hotel is very clean. I can recommend it to business travellers as well as families who want an outing in Secunda.

Thank Samkeliso_2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The room was on a busy road, to noisy to sleep, the check in staff forgot to tell me I need a voucher to have dinner, I was told its my problem and I should concentrate when they check me in...wow first for me. Unfortunately I think it could have been resolved with a simple apology, instead I was referred...

1Thank 1205Richard
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I visit this hotel now for 10 years I like their african interior and friendly staff the beds are very good and I like the style of their showers My only complaint is the speed of their wifi. Make sure that you bring your own access point as speed in some of the rooms can be close to zero

Thank Ludy G
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is hidden but easy to find. I enjoyed my stay, their breakfast was not so good I love great variety. The rooms are beautifully designed. They have very interesting rules that not more than two people are allowed in a room at anytime. They are strict on noise levels to guest, but their own staff do not respect...

1Thank Jabu M
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I have stayed at this hotel on my business trips, their chalets and even their premium flats (Jakkalsdraai). The Merchant Hotel is decent, clean and value for money. However a few odd points - shower has a clear glass screen directly into the bedroom area, wi-fi really very slow, no phones in the rooms, bottles of water not provided properly....

1Thank DiwakarGupta
Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Clean rooms. Supper is via vouchers at adjacent restaurants. Secure parking but with limited coverage (shady net). There was ironing facilities available in the hall, between the rooms, which was very odd.

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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Merchant hotel whilst on a business trip. The hotel is advertised as a business class hotel and is a decent standard hotel, rooms are clean, multiple region sockets for plugging in your devices, beds are comfortable and bathroom is ok. A bit strange having the clear glass screen directly into the bedroom area. Also some days...

Thank BigTravellerAJC66
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a budget hotel which has the essential for people that need to stay for work for a few days. The only negative remark is the internet which was very slow during the period that I have stayed. I guess there was a congestion in Secunda because everywhere was the same story. Apart from that, bed comfortable, spacious room,...

3Thank nsiotto
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Rooms were clean and tidy, as was the rest of the hotel. The shower is very odd as a pane of glass separates the bedroom from shower cubicle - voyeurism at its best!! This also means not much privacy when you are sitting on the loo either. Breakfast was a little disappointing - the "fresh fruit" was tinned.. The bacon...

Thank Fiona_and_Mark_RSA
Reviewed 11 July 2015

A very good one night stopover within walking distance from the waterfront restaurants. Rooms are comfortable and neat with everything you need and breakfast is good. I think it will be very busy during Sasol shut down tiimes, but I was there in the quieter times which was great.

Thank Willem A

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Address: 1 Kiewiet Street, Secunda 2302, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Secunda
Number of rooms: 60
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“Just do not book here if you can, if you do not have a choice...make notes when checking in...ask for everything upfront”
 of 5 bubbles 1205Richard, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I choose room 1 - closest to the breakfast area, so one does hear the preparations in the morning. I luckily needed that to wake up:). NO views from Room 1 though.”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_Clothier, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Honey moon suite with the jacuzzi is very nice. Me and my husband enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles Anthoniya, 6 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Go for it!!! it is the best deal in town”
 of 5 bubbles issicos, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room facing north (towards town), rather than south (towards the lake/ plant), as it's quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles RivaAN, 26 Aug 2012 | Read review
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