We had taken our office staff to J'burg for Christmas for 4 days. For a 3 star hotel it was great.
Check in was very slow (past midnight), and the lady was busy talking on the phone, so we had to hurry her up. There is no concierge service, so you need to haul your bags around.
The rooms are of a decent size, with a double bed (comfy with good pillows, blanket, and throw). There is a large work desk, safe that can fit a lap top, a single seater sofa with foot stool, and coffee table, tea and coffee making facilities, and a small cupboard. The room was very comfortable, had excellent air conditioning, and a TV with satellite television.
The bathroom had a good power shower, and separate bath. The towels were of good quality.
Breakfast was excellent with good service. Not pretentious at all. There was an egg station with hot food choices, fruits, cereal, pastries and breads, cold cuts and cheese. Juice, water, tea and coffee. It was a very good breakfast for a 3 star hotel. The hotel does serve some light meals, but has menus for various fast food and restaurants that deliver. You are welcome to use their breakfast room to eat food from outside, and they will supply you wit crockery and cutlery. This was a brilliant idea.
There is a pool, and mini gym, as well as some vending machines.
The only let down was the taxi service. It is operated by some foreigners, who have no real idea where they are going, are very expensive (more then 5 star hotels we had stayed in at Sandton), and very rude. After 2 days, we got the number for other operators, and called our own transport.
The hotel is 5 minutes drive from Sandton City shopping mall.
Overall an very good hotel, that was extremely comfortable, had good service and a great breakfast. I would use this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sandton. Park-like gardens in the courtyard of the hotel contribute to a lovely ambiance, accentuated by the swimming pool built as if joined to the lounge. For guests' convenience there is a fitness room in the hotel and a restaurant is located on the property. It is situated in close proximity to the M1 motorway with easy access to all major routes. It is 3 minutes from the shopping centres of Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and a 30 minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport. ... more less
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