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“Classy, but not great”

Sandton Convention Centre
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Sandton
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Sandton’s business district, with over 22 000m² of convention, exhibition and special event space, 10 600 secure parking bays, conveniently located entertainment centres and over 30 hotels nearby, Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s most technologically advanced convention centre, offering purpose-built facilities to cater to your every need.
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The Sandton Convention Centre has everything a conference venue needs to have, but I don’t love going there. Food is okay, service is okay, rooms are big and spacious, which is okay, but somehow it just does not feel personal and therefore it is not great.

For large groups this is perfect, but you will not feel connected and ‘warm and fuzzy’. You will feel cold and clinical. I needed to ask them to clear my conference tables of dirty cups etc. during the tea break, because they didn’t do it. Just an example of the lack of personal touch.

It does what it needs to do and is conveniently situated close to a number of hotels and Sandton City shopping centre, so that is a plus.

Thank HeinDG
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Vino P, Manager at Sandton Convention Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. So that we can improve and turn your ‘not great’ into a ‘fabulous’, please can you give us a little more detail in terms of what wasn’t great? We look forward to hearing from you

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Located in the heart of the city, the Sandton City Convention centre is the most upcoming and esteemed one not only in South Africa but also in the neighbouring countries. It is ultra modern and can handle a vast range of events. It is located over 12 floors admeasuring approximately over twent odd thousand square metres of space. They have rooms to handle a group of ten onward to a seating capacity of 4500 people at the Pavilion. Its decor uses both space and light in the most efficient manner. It showcases some of the most finest, progressive works of artists. Adjacent to the centre is the cradle of Humankind, monuments, musuems, wildlife reserves, the Monte Casino, Hotels and scores of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Gautrain has a stop at this place. The OR Tambo International Airport is at a pretty close distance.

3  Thank apintolobo
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is not my favourite conference venue. I sigh a little at the thought of making my way to this classy but cold, unfriendly venue. A design with more light would have helped. A coffee shop would have been great.

Thank robr590
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful meeting,very productive,the organisation was excelent,the security was adequate, inside and outside. The facility was very key to the conference. The coffee shop, and the snack center neat, and efficient,the staff very friendly, the place overlooking Mandela square,is a string tourist attraction. The organiser score excelkent fir the arrangement of the booths, and it was easy for interaction. Thank you to the organiser. The conference center, overlooking the Sandton street is a strategy which is very good.

Thank Dapo S
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Vino P, Manager at Sandton Convention Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely response. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is a great place to attend to a big convention. Clear, clean, friendly, comfortable. Well connected with metro and train from the airport.

Thank Margaritavaldes
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Vino P, Manager at Sandton Convention Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. Please visit us again soon.

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