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Reviewed 8 January 2020

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road for 10 days. We were felt part of the family from the minute we checked in and nothing as too much for any of the staff. The Senior management, the front desk staff, the dining staff and the bar staff were all exceptional. I big thank you especially to Winnie who was not only helpful but very sympathetic to the cause of the Australian bush fires which is very close to us. I simply cannot thank the staff enough and wish them all a wonderful year ahead.
The first night the hotel dropped us off at a nearby restaurant and had arranged for the restaurant to drop us off. We felt safe at all times in Sandton as the hotel is very close to everything you would like to see.
Please support this hotel as the staff deserve it!

Date of stay: January 2020
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Debpi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Dear markvS8654CS

Thank you for your lovely review and recognition of the team! We strive to ensure that the Holiday Inn brand service and standards are always delivered.
Have a wonderful 2020 and we hope to welcome you again.

Kind Regards

Deborah Pillay
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 December 2019

Really charming staff but everything else was dodgy. Prostitute openly plying her business in the "Chairman's Bar"; the doormen taking bribes from unauthorized taxis when you need a car (can be risky in Joburg); room safe not attached to anything so can be picked up and carried off; broken metal plug in the sink that the cleaner can see is broken but has done nothing about; and impossible to make an outside call from the room without going through the operator. All a bit of a metaphor for the downward trajectory of the country.

Date of stay: December 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Tomb663
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Debpi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear Tomb663

Thank you for your review . Please contact me directly on :deborah.pillay@tsogosun.com so that we can investigate this properly.
Kind regards
Deborah Pillay
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 December 2019

The staff of the Hotel are great, lots of smiles and very friendly. The hotel restaurant and bar is pretty good and the fact that the hotel is connected to a shopping mall is great. The rooms and passages are starting to look a little tired though and do require an upgrade.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank 632charlh
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Debpi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear 632charlh

Thank you for your review and feedback. This has been shared with the team and allows us to work on improving our service.
We hope to welcome you again soon.
Kind Regards
Deborah Pillay
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 November 2019

Location:
The Holiday Inn in Sandton is in a fantastic location, just a five minute walk from Nelson Mandela Square. We felt perfectly safe in the area in daylight, possibly walking after dark isn’t such a good idea. The hotel has great views of Sandton and surrounding areas including Hillbrow

Check In:
After an overnight and very long flight from the UK, we arrived at the hotel early, not expecting to be allowed to check in. The front desk were fantastic, sending us for a coffee in their bar, while they got a room ready for us. We were checked in by 11.00am at no extra charge

Room:
We had a modern, clean and comfortable room with flat screen tv with some great premium channels included. The bed was super comfortable with a choice of pillows. There was slight confusion with the safe as some rooms had upgraded safes and others didn’t and the staff didn’t seem to know the passcode of some of the safes. This was sorted out quickly for us. We also had an issue with the air conditioning, which didn’t cool the room properly on the first night. This was reported to reception the next morning and was repaired and working perfectly when we returned back to the afternoon mid-afternoon.

Service:
Service throughout our stay was fabulous, from the moment that we arrived early and reception pulled out the stops to get us into a room early, to the repairs on the air conditioning system and always with a big happy smile and polite chatter

Check Out:
We checked out early morning, when it was quite busy but without any fuss – the team were on top of everything.

Summary:
I would stay here again, when visiting Johannesburg. The hotel is in good condition with a superb gym and rooftop pool. The hotel has a shuttle to the Gautrain which connect Sandton with Or Tambo Airport and also the CBD, but as I said above, its only a short and safe daylight walk.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Debpi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear Midlifetourist

Thank your for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent stay at our hotel.
We appreciate the feedback and this has been shared with the team.
We hope to welcome you again soon.
Kind Regards
Deborah Pillay
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 October 2019

First time visit and was thoroughly impressed about the service.
Check in went real fast. Was immediately upgraded to a executive room due to Spire elite status. Spacious room. Big bathroom. Relaxed double sofa. 2 relaxing chairs. Indeed a leader compared other leading brands with executive rooms.

Bedding was clean and fresh. Had both dinner and breakfast in my room. The food was average.

Shuttle service was good to and from Nelson Mandela Square.

One bad aspect is the lounge service. Although its free for executive rooms and status clients, the servings is not good. The Hilton Lounge in Sandton has much better servings with unlimited drinks and good canapes.

Will definitely come back just because the executive room is bigger and 'better' than other leading brands.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Werner d
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Debpi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sandton - Rivonia Road, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear Werner d

Thank you for your review and detailed feedback. This has been shared with the team and allows us to improve our service.
We are delighted that you will return to stay with us and look forward to welcoming you!
Kind Regards
Deborah Pillay
General Manager

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