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Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre

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Cnr Union Ave & Main Rd Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown, Soweto, Johannesburg 1811 South Africa
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#2 of 3 hotels in Soweto
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Looking for a place to stay in Soweto? Then look no further than Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre, a luxury hotel that brings the best of Soweto to your doorstep.

The hotel offers room service and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast.

Close to Vilakazi Street (1.8 mi), a popular Soweto landmark, Soweto Holiday Inn is a great destination for tourists.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Soweto Italian restaurants such as Panarottis Maponya Mall, which is a short distance from Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre.

If you are interested in exploring Soweto, check out a history museum, such as Hector Pieterson Museum.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre as you experience everything Soweto has to offer.

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Hot bath
Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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delone193 wrote a review Nov 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions1 helpful vote
I want to thank the staff of the Soweto Hotel for their hospitality and excellence service they render. This hotel is a Gem and a must see/experience by everyone. Real African culture and the spirit of Soweto!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tessie B wrote a review Feb 2018
Olifantsfontein, South Africa38 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here while exploring Soweto and also made use of conference facilities. The service was good, but the rooms are not great with basic things not well attended to. The food and conference facilities was better
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Julie W wrote a review Mar 2017
Douglasville, Georgia31 contributions12 helpful votes
Typically when I am in Joburg I stay in Sandton or an airport hotel. This time I was very excited about staying in Soweto, a place that I really love to visit! I wanted to like this place! The rooms were very nice, and the decor in the lobby was really retro and inviting. The front desk staff were friendly enough and the place was clean. Why only one star, I'm sure you are asking?? Where this place falls down is the amenities -- the things you should be able to take for granted in a decent hotel. The wireless was a joke -- it never, ever worked and so I used my own international mifi device. On the first night of our two day stay we got to our room and the thermostat and television were both non-working. I called the desk and the woman came right away and moved us to a different room -- I can live without tv, but the broken thermostat was a deal breaker. We moved to an identical room across the hall. Everything worked, except the remote control which I called about and it was replaced the next day; the wifi of course did not work ever. The second day of our stay at 8am everything electrical stopped working except the lights. No thermostat, no electrical outlets -- Nothing. In three hours the electricity never came back on, so we checked out. Stuff happens, but it was just one more thing that was not in working order, which is exhausting and certainly not worth paying for. I purchased breakfast with the room. The first morning the breakfast was a traditional South African breakfast buffet and was very good. The second morning of course there was no electricity so the dining room was closed. The dining room had a respectable number of diners that first day for breakfast. But when my son and I had dinner in the dining room that night, we were surprised to be the only two diners in the restaurant -- I am pretty sure the occupancy was very, very low that night. The chef was accommodating and fixed us a delicious fish dinner with what he claimed was hake fish. Turns out that was not true! I found this out when I developed keiorrhea -- look it up; it is truly disgusting. Importantly, the only way you can get keiorrhea is if you eat butterfish -- which is banned in several countries and was clearly substituted for hake in the dining room. I was sick for two days. It is clear why this place is empty -- it looks great, but everything except the appearance is really pathetic. I do not recommend this place at all!! I was so disappointed. Next time I will stay at the bed and breakfast in Pimville and avoid this place completely. It is a hot mess!!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Run far away from this place!
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Thato M wrote a review May 2016
36 contributions5 helpful votes
I think that the hotel shouldn't be compared with others. it is a paradox. the rooms are fantastic and the decor themed to the relevance of the location. the hotel offers decent comfortable accomodation in the Historical cusp of South Africa. my recommendation is to polish up on the minor faux pas the staff were inclined to make and advertise more especially to the local market to sustain the establishment
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Date of stay: April 2016
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TheRunawayFound wrote a review Mar 2013
London, United Kingdom187 contributions124 helpful votes
It's difficult for me to judge this hotel in terms of value, because I went on business and didn't pay. However, the staff were extremely friendly, the food was good, the drinks excellent and the room was very comfortable. On the other hand the pool is a bit pathetic - no more than a plunge pool on the roof really - and the nightclub upstairs wasn't much good in the evening. For business, 4*, for a holiday less.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Room Tip: A north or east facing room offers the best views.
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PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Freedom Square
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburgSoweto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Apartheid Museum (7.4 km), South Western Townships (6.8 km), and Hector Pieterson Museum (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Founders Grill Florida, Robby's Place, and Sakhumzi Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mandela House (2.9 km), Walter Sisulu Square (1.6 km), and Credo Mutwa Cultural Village (6.7 km).