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Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel

Cnr. Nothern Parkway & Data Crescent Ormonde, Johannesburg 2159 South Africa
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#24 of 115 hotels in Johannesburg
Southern Sun Gold Reef City's imposing lobby, stepped in the grandeur of a bygone era, transports you back to a time when service and hospitality were paramount and elegance was the order of the day. Each luxuriously appointed room combines style and elegance with all the state of the art mod cons to please even the most fastidious guest. Whether travelling on business or for a leisurely break, the hotel and entertainment complex offers a wide variety of entertainment including several restaurants, casino, the adjacaent Gold Reef Citry Theme Park and Apartheid Museum and two theatres
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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TashnViven wrote a review Oct 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa64 contributions28 helpful votes
We had a lovely weekend stay at the Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel. The staff were friendly, and the check-in check-out process was quick and efficient. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the room and common areas. The bedding was clean, bed and pillows comfortable and the blackout curtains ensured a restful night sleep. The tea/coffee station had a good assortment of teas and coffee with little biscuits as an additional treat. The bathroom was spotless, and we were pleased to see the size and amenities on offer including foam bath which my son enjoyed. It was my son’s birthday and the team put a delicious slice of cake in our room for him which made him feel so special. We chose to have the ala-carte breakfast option downstairs at the Bistro which was good. The hotel is small but the attention to detail and level of cleanliness is evident as you walk around the hotel and common areas. The bathroom in the common areas were well serviced and smelt nice and constantly be restocked/refilled. When you stay at the hotel you get entry to the theme park. It would be good to be able to get the arm bands from the casino hotel reception instead of having to go to the theme park hotel. Something that could be worked on is the shuttle service to get to the theme park hotel. Perhaps having more shuttles or investigate having gold carts or something to enable a faster transfer between hotels. The staff including the shuttle driver were very friendly. The casino is a fair size. There were some sanitizing wipes and sanitizers available. The smoking casino could be better ventilated to control the air quality. An area that can be improved are the lines for the loyalty and COVID screening process. The COVID screening process can be streamlined preventing the need to acquire an arm band for casino entry. Also, it would be good for the automatic cash withdrawal machine to remain open until casino closing time to prevent the need to stand in the queue for the cashiers especially given the reduced staff. Overall, we had a lovely stay and look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
darren p wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa59 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Gold Reef City Hotel. It is situated in the Theme Park and so relaxing at night. The rooms are very quaint. Breakfast was served at Barney's. Very good breakfast with friendly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nalsin wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa148 contributions74 helpful votes
Had an enjoyable & pleasant stay at the very historic Gold Reef City Hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable with a newly renovated bathroom. The breakfast at the Vigour & Verve Gold Reef City Hotel was superb and the service was excellent. Overall a great experience and I would recommend the hotel for families , and entertaining weekend getaways.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Gert J wrote a review Nov 2020
Somerset West, South Africa103 contributions17 helpful votes
Room is worn out / dated . Water comes in the room from the terras , plugs do not work , carpet is worn out , wifi did not work , and no breakfeast before 9 on the first day and none on the second ! The tv is so small you can't see from your bed ! Sound is so bad on most channels you also cant hear ! Dissapointing
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
munshi2814 wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Very good i really enjoyed it staff was freindly i really enjoyed it thanks soon or later i will visit again every thing food atmosphere every thing i really enjoyed it again thanks very much for every thing
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
US$115 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Apartheid Museum (0.4 km), Gold Reef City (0.04 km), and Lyric Theatre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Falcon Spur Steak Ranch, Calisto's Portuguese Restaurant, and Back o' the Moon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.