I chose to stay at the Crowne Plaza because it is a good brand around the world. I have stayed in CP hotels in other countries and it was brilliant and expected the same here.
Wifi, oh my goodness. I am a business traveller, WIFI is a staple, almost more important than a bath for me. They are using a generic wifi that you can get all over SA called Always On. Because I am a business traveller my laptop has a number of security settings, pretty standard. ALWAYS ON DOESNT WORK. Well, if it does it is far too complicated to make it work.
When I called to ask for a password for the conference/meeting wifi she offered to put me through to the service provider - FOR ALWAYS ON, which is never really on.
I cannot abide being fobbed off. So, I have switched to using my very expensive data on my phone instead.
Poor show Crowne Plaza. I will stay in a cheaper but better equipped guest house next time. What a joke for an international brand to be so badly shown up in SA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank is a modern and stylish Johannesburg Hotel that is ideally located for business and leisure travel. The establishment is only 30 minutes drive from O.R.Tambo International Airport and a short drive from the Johannesburg and Sandton Business Districts. The hotel is in walking distance of the Rosebank Mall and the African Craft Market that offers visiting guests a wide array of up-market shopping and dining options. The hotel’s central location makes it the ideal base to access famous Johannesburg tourist attractions such as the Apartheid Museum, Lion Park and Soweto. Coca Cola Park Stadium and Wanderers Cricket Ground , both major sports stadiums are within 10 minutes drive from the hotel.If you do not feel the need to venture out of the hotel, we offer the various dining options such as the Butcher Block, Fresh Restaurant and the Rosebank Cafe. For some of the most famous cocktails in Johannesburg, our very own funky and trendy Circle Bar is the place to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank Hotel Rosebank