Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel - Johannesburg

286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2094  show map
 3 stars
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Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel - Johannesburg

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

ZAR 50 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Pub

Dining room

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Massage

Health club

Overview

The designer Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel is situated in the business district next to a tower, a gallery and a theater. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 2010.

Notable for its location only 2.2 km from Hillbrow Telkom Tower in Johannesburg City Centre district of Johannesburg, the hotel provides access to Carlton Centre within 15 minutes' walk. Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Johannesburg.

Nearest underground station is Ellis Park Railway, which is 150 meters away. The property is 25 minutes' drive from OR Tambo airport.

Rooms

Some of the non-smoking hotel rooms feature climate control, a safe, a kitchenette, a dining area and a sofa as well as a microwave and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the bar. The restaurant offers delicious international meals in a welcoming atmosphere.

Services

Guests can rent cars and bicycles on the premises.

Relax

A spa lounge and a health club as well as steam baths and massage are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at ZAR 50 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   16.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Drugstore/Pharmacy
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Carte blanche
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • European plan
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Pub
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Theater
  • BBQ facilities
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dining room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel - Johannesburg Johannesburg location
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Hotel Address:

286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2094

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City Center
  • Johannesburg
    4300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ellis Park Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Fordsburg
    2.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Ellis Park Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Gautrain Park Station
    1.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    16

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center4000 ft

Places of interest

  • Market on Main400 ft
  • Gauteng Provincial Government1.2 mi
  • FNB Bank City1.2 mi
  • Chamber of Mines of South Africa1.3 mi
  • Anglo American Platinum1.4 mi
  • Clearwater mall1.7 mi
  • Neighbourgoods Market1.7 mi
  • Market Theatre flea market1.8 mi

Train stations

  • Ellis Park Railway Station1700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Oriental Plaza2.2 mi

Amusement

  • zoolake bowling club1.7 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Carlton Centre4300 ft
  • Gandhi Square1.0 mi
  • Hillbrow Telkom Tower1.4 mi
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge1.6 mi

Stadiums

  • Ellis Park Stadium2700 ft
  • Johannesburg Stadium3700 ft
  • Turffontein Race Course2.4 mi

Museums

  • Constitution Hill1.4 mi

Parks

  • Joubert Park5000 ft
  • Wemmer Pan1.8 mi

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Johannesburg Zoo1.7 mi

Theaters

  • The Civic Theatre1.6 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Observatory Golf Club2.1 mi

Underground stations

  • Ellis Park Railway Station1700 ft
  • Gautrain Park Station1.5 mi

Public parking

Local attractions

  • James Hall Museum of Transport1.2 mi
    Pioneers' Park, Rosettenville Road, Johannesburg
  • Newtown1.4 mi
    JohannesburgSouth Africa
  • Museum Africa1.7 mi
    121 Bree St, Johannesburg
  • Alexandra1.3 mi
    JohannesburgSouth Africa
  • Sci-Bono Discovery Centre1.6 mi
    Corner of Miriam Makeba & President Street, Johannesburg

Near the hotel

  • Carlton Centre4400 ft
    50th floor, Johannesburg
  • Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary4700 ft
    R512, Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery4800 ft
    Joubert Park, Johannesburg
  • Top of Africa4500 ft
    Main Street near Krus Street, Johannesburg
  • Parktown4800 ft
    JohannesburgSouth Africa
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    16

Hotel Awards

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Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 14 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.8

    Excellent and friendly staff, nice music in the restaurant, unusual place to stay in Joburg

    What about a warmer blanket ?

  • Couple
    9.2

    Friendly reception, safe parking, neat and tidy rooms with modern amenities and artistic items on the walkway and rooms. The hotel room sort of "cocoons" one from the chaos of the city that surrounds the hotel. This is an excellent getaway place within the city surroundings. I certainly will call again.

    Please ensure that breakfast is served earlier than 7h00. People on business visits leave early and you potentially miss out on serving them breakfast, which is really tasty.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The signature rooms each represent a decade in South Africa's history. We stayed in 1976 - 1986. It must be the only hotel room in the world with a camera obscura. Loved the room; loved the proximity to The Bioscope (saw Super Fly a 1972 grindhouse classic); loved the proximity to town and the highway; loved the proximity to the airport.

    1. The receptionist can be more prominent - she sits behind a computer at a table, behind the reception desk. 2. In keeping with the attention to details, each signature could get a keyring identifying it with that decade, rather than a cheap plastic tag. 3. There was no prominent information about the restaurant in the hotel; only saw a notice after we had already ordered take-aways friom a nearby cafe. 4. The rooftop is an amazing space for viewing Joburg, The rubble must be removed and the stairs kept clean. 5. Finally, the decor in 1976 - 1986 provided by the camera obscura is so unique, there's no need for the random framed photos.

  • Single
    7.8

    Location of the city centre and Lebo at reception is great!

    On my last mornign there was not running water, and the receptionist was not yet in, and the security guards had no idea of what to do in this instance.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Felt very safe; excellent staff; very efficient staff; excellent service from Eric - our Chauffeur, his driving was first class and always prompt !

    The room was a bit warm - basically that's all!

  • Couple
    7.8

    the sixe of the room. the area in which the hotel is situated is quite clearly the centre of an exciting and colouful part of the city.

    arts on main

  • Couple
    8.8

    The rooms are stunning. The Main Street Living project to regenerate the inner city and just the art galleries, the bioscope, the restaurant and the inner city feel are the highlights of this Hotel. On a sunday they have the greatest market (Arts on Main) there. The roof of the hotel (with gym and bar) has a spectacular view of Johannesburg. There is nothing "fake" about this Hotel (like most malls, hotels and casino's in South Africa).

    I couldn't pay online, and the restaurant (pata pata) downstairs only serves drinks after 21:30 which is waaay too early for Europeans who usually eat around ten.

  • Single
    4.2

    Interesting loft concept with some cultural activities. Fairly short walk to downtown area, a bit dark at night though. Easy secure parking at street or inhouse garage. Poor catering, especially at night. Fantastic location for young backpackers, students, artists, adventurers with lots of space. No public transportation. Not suitable for unexperienced middle class tourists.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Great hotel. Loved the decor and surrounds.

    The noise from bars/clubs in nearby buildings is unacceptable, especially late at night.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Staff! Location and design of room

    No internet in room. Lack of coffee, breakfast options. Few towels

How to reach hotel

hotel Urban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel - Johannesburg Johannesburg location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2094

Get directions
City Center
  • Johannesburg
    4300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Ellis Park Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Fordsburg
    2.7 mi
Underground stations
  • Ellis Park Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Gautrain Park Station
    1.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    16

Hotel Awards

South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedJohannesburgUrban Hip Hotels - 12 Decades Art Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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