This was my second trip to South Africa and the Johannesburg/ Sandton Area. Work had brought me to South Africa the first time and I chose the Holiday Inn at random, but looking back, I would not have wanted to stay at any other hotel. I was overjoyed when I had the possibility to stay there again.
I would go back to the Holiday Inn Sandton for the people and the food. The fresh papaya and passion fruit for breakfast are out of this world, and the staff, both in the hotel and the restaurant, felt like family. The proximity to the Mandela Square shopping center is perfect for tourists and the hourly shuttle from the hotel is very convenient. The Gautrain station being only a few walking minutes away made working on projects in Johannesburg and Pretoria fairly easy. The wifi was very reliable and so was the front desk staff in terms of recommendations for tours and safaris.
On the first night I highly recommend trying the ostrich carpaccio (please see the picture) along with an ice cold Castle Lager. However, the rest of the menu is worth trying at least once.
A big thank you to the entire staff: Nikola, Precious, Bafana and Thandi at the front desk, Lyford and Victor in the restaurant among all the others!
I look forward to my next trip to South Africa and my stay in Sandton!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Sandton , Rivonia Road located in the heart of Gauteng's corporate, financial and shopping mecca. This cosmopolitan hotel is in close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, and 500 metres away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Close to numerous attractions such as the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Shopping Centre and Nelson Mandela Square, Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road provides the ultimate accommodation in Sandton for any business or leisure guest. Our lobby features glittering handmade chandeliers and a 10 metre long fireplace were one can relax and surf the complimentary wireless Internet available to all guests. Within the lobby is our Chairman's bar, the perfect spot to grab a hot cup of coffee and a deliciously fresh pastry before you start your day. Indulge in a full hotel continental breakfast buffet at our Lettuce & Lime Restaurant, or enjoy a delectable meal from our a la carte menu paired with a bottle from our extensive wine list. Our state of the art conferencing facilities and professional service combine to make Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road one of the most sought conference and meeting venues in Sandton. The hotel also has a 24-hour self-service Business Centre, and 7 meeting rooms which can cater for up to 200 people, including 3 conferencing rooms on the 9th floor surrounded by stunning views of the surrounding area. Our 9th floor is also the location of our famous Skye Bar and swimming pool.Our friendly staff are always welcoming and professional, working around the clock to make your Holiday Inn stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. We pride ourselves in our excellent 24 hour room service menu as well as our amazing travel desk, which offers local attraction tips and sight seeing tours."Stay Appreciated" ... more less
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