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SUN1 Southgate

Cnr Colombine and Rifle Range | Southgate, Johannesburg 2111 , South Africa (Formerly Formula 1 Johannesburg Southgate)
SUN1 Southgate

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My brother & I were attending the Ultra Music Festival in JHB. I had initially booked Protea Roodeport but changed to Sun1 Southgate because of our friends. Their reason behind this choice was because ti was the closet to Ultra and Cheaper. Well for the money we paid I was not expecting a five star hotel but this was just... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Southgate, responded to this review

Dear DamienNaidu, Thank you for informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. We consider the various points that you have raised very seriously and would like to assure you that this is not the standard on which Sun1 Hotels prides itself. May we also express our apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay and for having created... More 

Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We booked this budget hotel as it was the closest one to the ULTRA music festival and seeing that it was bought by Tsogo Sun we thought it would be okay. Be warned this is a sleazy hotel as we were asked upon arrival wether we wanted a half day stay The entire building smelled of sex and germs To... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Southgate, responded to this review

Dear Traeson N, Thank you for informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. We consider the various points that you have raised very seriously and would like to assure you that this is not the standard on which Sun1 Hotels prides itself. May we also express our apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay and for having... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for Ultra Music Festival and it was a great location to be in. It is close to a mall and various other places to get a snack. The breakfast was what they called a "dry breakfast" which was decent. If you ever need to attend something at Nasrec show grounds or FNB stadium (soccer city previously) this... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I check in this hotel on the 07th of February 2014 at about 22h00 after a long drive from Sun City Resort. I parked my car at the hotel parking bays and in the morning at about 10h00 i check out only to find that the tonic cover of my vehicle has been damage. I reported the matter to the... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Southgate, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your recent experience to our attention. We regret that this incident occurred and apologise for the inconvenience that was caused. The security at our property has been further upgraded to minimise incidents of this nature. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

An ideal place for budget travellers, especially those on a holiday. Stayed there many years ago. In fact stayed in them at Cape Town, Pretoria, Jo'burg all great. The breakfast, we thought was awesome. Not too great for choice, but lovely nonetheless, especially sine the price of stay was more than reasonable.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

nice place for a short stay, small, smart and clean toilet. aircons working perfectly, simply breakfast, and lots n lots of shopping therapy across the road. absolutely fab. would recommend anyone who wants to enjoy shopping in southgate.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Me and my wife was booked at the F1 for about 2 weeks every day we re booked ,till it just had to be for one silly idiot that said why are we staying so long try d to make fun of us in front of his frnd .the next day We try d to book told us they were... More 

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ilorin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

It is an idea place for short stay, after the indaba 2012, we moved to this hotel for 2 nights stay. it is neat and clean.everything in the hotel is unique except that it is small.it is not ideal for long stay.

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Doha, Qatar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Excellent hotel for the money you give. Opt Formula 1 Hotel for a short stay, very good for travellers, Small, clean well maintained rooms and toilet. Good friendly staff and located at heart of city. Very cheap for the facility offered. Most I liked is the ecofriendly lighting system which looks advanced and works/looks very good.

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Chungju, South Korea
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We moved to this place for two nights after a horrible bed bug experience at a place nearby. The rooms were a little small, but very cute, though the sink was across the room from the bathroom. There was no door to the shower, and our bathroom door must have not been completely sealed, because water got all over the... More 

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