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The Reef Hotel

58 Anderson Street Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2017 South Africa
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#25 of 115 hotels in Johannesburg
The 4-star Reef Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Johannesburg's City Hall. It has an on-site restaurant and modern guest rooms with satellite TV and individual decor. Rooms at Reef Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling black and white photos. Each has a sitting area with a large satellite TV. The private bathroom offers a separate bathtub and shower in a deluxe room and a shower only in a standard room. Reef Hotel's restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare both South African and international cuisine. The hotel's in-house bar offers South African wine, international champagne and has panoramic views of Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum is a 5 minute drive from Reef Hotel. Many of Johannesburg's art galleries are also nearby. Complimentary shuttle is available within a 5KM radius subject to availability.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Car park
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Xhosa and 1 more
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nmkhwa545945 wrote a review Jul 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
I had to wait to check in because the receptionist left her desk while I was signing in with the security and she did not apologize for that. I had to call to request a Wi-Fi password. The TV had issues. channels were not playing and some of them changed while I was still watching
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
mboitu828493 wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
Excellent service and a great stay I had. I had a great time at the roof top whereby the other village was being held and also was very impressed with their spacious comfortable room. I am definitely making a come back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Laz wrote a review Jan 2021
Belgium2 contributions
During this pandemic you would think that people would be happy to have a job and be grateful to have the opportunity but for the people at the reception it is unfortunately not the case. Do they even follow labour laws in that hotel because most of the staff work long hours 12+ hours shift and as a result they clearly don’t give a darn about their customers it’s crazy. Breakfast is average at best... with a limited choice.. I enjoyed the lunch and dinner option... Prepare to wait a very long time to get your room service order as it is the same member of staff that works in the restaurant that also bring the food in the room so when they’re busy.. you’re out of luck.. best to order the food downstairs at the restaurant and bring it up yourself to your room. There isn’t any lobby to seat or lounge. The rooftop is out dated and in serious need of renovation the view isn’t great anyway. Only positive is the room and the comfortable bed. Shout out to the chambermaids and the chef. Special thanks to Sizwe for his professionalism and good humou. He and the chef were really lovely. .. however, those receptionists need to get a proper training on how to deal with customers. They never smile and have this nonchalant attitude it’s ridiculous. I stayed there for about 3 weeks and trust it wasn’t fun seeing their mean mug on the regular.. no form of respect or appreciation no hi or hellos. I had to literally fight to get the engineering come to fix the AC in my room on the top floor.. the internet didn’t work for about a week I was there on the top floor although I had told them multiple times. I had to resort to using my data until I put my foot down and demanded to have a room change.. You would think that they would’ve thought of it as they advertise this hotel as being a 4 star.. It is not I’d give it a 2 1/2 star rating.. to be honest.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
omotolabright wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The customer service sucks, they are so rude and act to people like they doing them favor for booking. I went there to lay a complain, I could not see a manager except on appointment, I left a note and never got a call back. R5500 was taken without using the service for even just a night
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Date of stay: December 2020
Richard M wrote a review Apr 2020
Coquitlam, Canada106 contributions68 helpful votes
This is a good central hotel to explore the sights. It is walking distance to the Ghandi Mall and the tallest building in the city. The rooms are best described as spartan. clean and functional but no frills. There is a nice restaurant attached on the main floor and second more upscale dining room on an upper floor. These is a nice partially covered and partially open air bar on the roof. Good place to spend the night as it is well attended. Also gives a great view of the city and sunsets. close to the hop on bus route. Appears to be a popular hotel. Well priced and close to several nice street fare restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$28 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reef Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Reef Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Standard Bank Gallery (0.2 km), James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps (0.3 km), and Gandhi Square (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Reef Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Reef Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Reef Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Reef Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Marshall, Nando's Ghandi Square, and City Perk Cafe.
Does The Reef Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Reef Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Reef Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Reef Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Reef Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Johannesburg.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Reef Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Reef Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Reef Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Zulu, and Xhosa.