Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel

Princess of Wales Terrace Cnr Carse O Gowrie & Sunnyside Drive, Johannesburg 2041 South Africa
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3.5
#33 of 79 hotels in Johannesburg
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Join us at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel, a Victorian-style national monument a stone's throw from Johannesburg and Sandton's business centres.

After a busy day, retreat to our tranquil outdoor pool, sip on South African wines on our garden-view deck or treat yourself at Milner's Restaurant.

Located near key highways and University of Witwatersrand's Medical School, and a short ride from Parkstation Gautrain, our hotel is your gateway to Johannesburg.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hammam
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Lemonysnicket wrote a review Oct 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about this hotel is the bathroom clean with a great shower The room is tired, the curtains didn’t meet in the middle and the rail was hanging off. The bed tiny, the hospitality tray in the room was poor. Cremona? Really? The tray was not refreshed the next day but he empty packets I had used were neatly stacked back in the tray. An empty fridge running in the corner of the room. Either fill it or switch it off, we have an electricity scarcity here.
The staff were friendly and helpful, the public areas were nice. An ok stay for a business meeting
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 21 Oct 2022
Hi TheRevd, Thanks for your review about your stay with the Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park. We are glad to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful. We're determined to provide a space where guests could have a pleasant lodging experience. I am sorry for the conditions you encountered in the room. I have alerted the hotel management about your comments which will also be used as a reference for periodic evaluation of the property. I am confident that steps will be taken to improve your lodging experience. Again, thanks for staying with us. We value your comments and welcome the opportunity to provide you with a stay better than your last. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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lee_babybhe wrote a review Mar 2020
Lusaka, Zambia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good experience. Nice mix of old and new. Generally the service was good with two exceptions. The location is great - very peaceful area and close to Killarney Mall; and the facilities are quite good as well. Go for it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sunnysidepark, Digital marketing at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear lee_babybhe, Thank you very much for choosing the Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel. We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your day to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Warm regards.
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Shreyas Macwan wrote a review Mar 2024
Anand, India
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Normal we stay at woodmead but this time we selected this place.
This is a beautiful building with a big location. Roomare spacious and very clean way better than express. The best part is they have bathtub. Beds were good and room had amazijg view.
The location is very near to CBD . This is a big campus. It's properly gated with security guard. Overall it was very good location. It has a good ball room, lounge, a pub and nice resturant. We liked the lounge area where there is a big piano. The food was good and brekfast was also amazing.
Staff was very courteous and very helpfull. Overall we loved our stay here. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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HillviewApartments wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It felt like I walked into another time era. The place is unique and Quiet, rooms are spacious and linnen and deco all being carefully selected by holiday inn. AFFORDABLE and well worth every cent spent.
Good luck to the Team bring this hotel back to life and its potential it has I widh you all the best and can not wait to see it nect time.
I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sunnysidepark, Digital marketing at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear HillviewApartments, Thank you very much for the kind words & fantastic review! We greatly appreciate the positive feedback & are ecstatic to hear that you had a great experience at our hotel! We eagerly await your next visit us & thank you once again for the review. Kind regards.
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Geniene Preston wrote a review Mar 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
And a night at the Sunnyside Hotel proved to be fun and entertaining. Not only were the staff helpful and friendly but the food, ambiance and general surrounds made us fall in love once again with this old lady of Johannesburg.

I remember the days when we used to meet after work on the wide open terrace under the giant oak trees on a Friday. And when the sun was well and truly set we would move off to Rocky Street in Yeoville for dinner before settling for Plum Crazy night club in Central JHB. Once that closed time to head off to Godfather in Hillbrow.

Once the sun started to make an appearance we would pass on at the Fonatana for rolls and rotisserie chicken to keep in the car for dinner whilst enjoying breakfast at the Sunnyside knowing we would sleep the day away at home. That's how our lives were in the 80's.

Spending the weekend there again brought back all these wonderful memories. The bedrooms are as spacious as they were then (when the thought of driving home was too much we didnt have central booking offices only bright eyed and bushy tailed receptionists happy to oblige bleary eyed revellers) with a few upgrades here and there. Bigger showers and the addition of the Holiday Inn building to accommodate families.

The Pound Bar still looked the same with the dark wood furniture you could almost hear the loud chitter chatter of women finally being allowed into men's only bars (at least this one didn't smell of urine like the others in our neighbourhood in those days as men's bathrooms were always just off rhe bar itself). The deck outside under the large oak trees was cool and the breeze rustled the leaves above us. Who would think we were just outside the city centre. There were no truck or car sounds just the shouts of children playing in the nearby pool.

The dinner was served early as we were due to catch the Ghost Tour with MYSTERY GHOST PRODUCTIONS - previously Mystery Ghost Bus of South Africa . We all ordered something different and not only were the portions enormous but they were well cooked and nicely presented. As was breakfast this morning. I was impressed with the lady doing the omelette that I videod her precision and delight in making each one (those in the queue waiting for eggs all turned their orders into omlettes).

Why not spend a weekend doing the tourist thing and visit the nearby Constitutional Hill or catch a show at Joburg theatre. Make it your visitors from out of town, stay of choice. I'll definitely recommend this great spot....#travelmatch
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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641christym wrote a review Feb 2023
Monterey, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Atrocious stay. Our initial room had a loud air con so we were moved. The room they moved us to had half empty bottles of water, a used soap bar and hair in the shower -just filthy... so we were moved again... the next room had huge stains on the frayed carpet and mold in the shower -again filthy. The entire housekeeping staff (starting with the manager) needs to be retrained on what is considered an acceptable clean standard. The breakfast buffet is acceptable but the service is poor. While the hotel grounds are pleasant, it is surrounded by the worst neighborhood we stayed in SA. There are plenty of hotels in Johannesburg, don't waste your money or time here.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 19 Feb 2023
Hi 641christym, We appreciate you for choosing the Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park for your leisure stay. Providing an excellent level of hospitality and cleanliness is our topmost priority. I would like to offer our sincere apology for the issues you encountered during your time with us. Your honest review is very important, and I will share this with our appropriate hotel team to take necessary action to prevent any issues from occurring in the future. I have sent you a private message to discuss this further. I hope we'll remain to be your dependable choice, as we promise to make your stay more memorable and exciting. Yours in hospitality, Melissa P Case Manager IHGService
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Kempie wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve been at this same hotel previously and was pleasantly surprised on this visit. It’s recently become a Holiday Inn and the transformation is slight but noticeable. The hotel itself has a rich history and originates in a different era. The high vaulted ceilings and wide open spaces is something that I’ve always liked about it, but it was getting old. The recent refurbishment has kept its old world charm, but the amenities have been upgraded. Everything from the bathrooms, to the dining hall and fitness Centre. Certain features such as the ornate wood paneling and solid wooden staircases still remain, but the mix gives a nice mix of old world opulence and modern convenience. And the breakfast staff has remained from the old hotel and it is excellent. Anyway, really enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sunnysidepark, Digital marketing at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear kempievanr, Thank you very much for the fantastic review and kind words! We are absolutely to thrilled to receive such great feedback and to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's reviews like this which make us love what we do just that much more. Thanks again for the support, kempievanr; we really appreciate it. We hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again soon. Kind regards.
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Travelscared wrote a review May 2022
Kleinmond, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
1st Room given, was falling apart, air conditioner did not work. Carpet was dirty, curtains coming of its rail. Door to balcony would not lock.
Room was on street side, very noisy!
Kindly given another room facing the gardens. Not much better, but at least air conditioner worked. The noise of renovations on the floor above was rather overwhelming, as well as the leaf blowers used in the garden, non-stop from 07h00 to 16H00.
Food in restaurant was dismal. Please note that there are no other restaurants walking distance away and its not safe to walk in any event. (I did not have a vehicle)
The Pub was closed, due to Covid, even though Covid rules have changed at that time. However, room service was available.
I do emphasize that the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff did, up to a point, make up for the bad rooms and pathetic restaurant.
I chose the hotel as it is close to Parklane Hospital.
Still, the price of R1,200 is not justifiable!
Do not understand how the hotel can have a 4.5* rating!
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Date of stay: May 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose a room facing the garden
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Responded 07 Jun 2022
Hello XXXSSSRRR123, It's always a pleasure to read the opinion of our valued guests. And it helps us understand better your needs in future stays. I want to apologize for any shortcomings you might have come across. Don't worry. I have forwarded your review to our management for further attention. Our commitment is always combining a feeling of comfort and happiness with exceptional touch to make you have a delightful stay. Thank you for choosing us for this occasion. Hopefully, we will get to host you again! We just can't wait to show you the changes done. Alejandro G. Case Manager. IHGService.
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John C wrote a review Dec 2023
Harare, Zimbabwe
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Capture the history of Johannesburg, city of gold from this hotel. Hotel reception and main building are housed in a monumental structure with a plaque describing the history of this land. Without a doubt,no wonder why it was declared a heritage site. The giagantic apple custard trees provide a serene environment for tourism ambience. Clean rooms give extra restful experience.

Close to the hotel is Kilarney and Rosebank malls for that exquisite shopping. Several options available for accessing nearby historical sites. Gauteng train and red bus tour are a must activities.

Really appreciated the short stay with supporting hotel staff. Lethi and Esther by the reception are just amazingly outstanding!!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Opt for higher level rooms for better views.
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Princy J wrote a review Mar 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service at this hotel keeps exceeding my expectations. I had a work event hosting 14 guests and they were all taken care of quite well. The conference rooms were all sorted out in time. Kudos to Millian, Lethu, Cathy and Brian. Until next time.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from LollyWag
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions20 helpful votes
Hi i did not make use of the pool so i wont be able to answer that question. I would suggest you contact the hotel or check out their website for accurate details. As for halal meals, because i am not Muslim i wont know but i am sure they cater for all, and if not on site i am sure they would be able to order it in for you. One email to the hotel would certainly answer that question. All the best and enjoy your holiday in SA
Rosa255103 asked a question Oct 2014
Perth, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
How do we organise to be picked up from airport with shuttle bus?
Answer from Agingtraveller2014
Johannesburg, South Africa102 contributions33 helpful votes
If you phone the hotel and speak to the Front Office Manager, Samantha, then she will be able to assist with details and make arrangements if required. The hotel number is +27 11 6400400
John C wrote a tip Dec 2023
Harare, Zimbabwe488 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opt for higher level rooms for better views. "
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Shirley C wrote a tip Nov 2023
Mauritius19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit far from malls"
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Travelscared wrote a tip May 2022
Kleinmond, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room facing the garden"
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KarenVeysey wrote a tip Feb 2022
26 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in the 'new' block. Premium rooms with 2 double beds"
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Jill P wrote a tip Jan 2022
12 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms adjacent to the main building (near the pool and gym) have been more recently re-done."
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PRICE RANGE
R 859 - R 1,297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sunnyside Park Hotel
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Wilds Nature Reserve (0.7 km), Johannesburg Fort (1.2 km), and Art Eye Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xai-Xai Lounge, Blind Tiger, and Myoy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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