Stayed here 3 nights for a conference that was held at the same venue.
The room was basic, but acceptable. Beds were OK, bathroom just about fine although the sink did not drain away. Shower was a little weak. There is a fridge in the room, but nothing in it and no obvious place to buy refreshments (even water)- after a long overnight flight it would have been nice to have some refreshment in the room.
Room was VERY noisy, due to the windows being as thin as paper and ill fitting. Plane noise was constant from very early in the morning, and staff going about their duties were very noisy (doors slamming, dragging things along the floor etc). At one point, the handyman was using an angle grinder outside my room- not ideal after an overnight flight on which you don't sleep.
Nothing was really explained on check-in, and it took a while to find anywhere serving food. No room service is available, and we arrived the day before the conference started so could not join the buffet lunch, so had to eat at the café at reception but I recall there was a problem with payment (I think I wasn't allowed to put the cost of lunch on the room tab).
Grounds were nice, but not a great deal to see. Conference facilities were very good, including refreshments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 15 years of success in hospitality, Birchwood Hotel has a location that is hard to beat being only 7 km from OR Tambo International Airport. The Birchwood Hotel's Staff are trained and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of clients from all industries. Birchwood offers 665 accommodation rooms, 60 on-site venues, 3 restaurants including a formal steak-house as well as a cafe for quick meals and drinks. This is not to mention their leisure facilities including The Mangwanani African Day Spa, Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar (the only bar in the world with a real Boeing 747 Cockpit inside it), gym, pool and squash courts. There truly is no need to look elsewhere and source additional suppliers. Just 7km from OR Tambo International and capable of hosting anything from 2 delegates to 2000 delegates, The Birchwood prides itself on still being able to provide that personal touch to all guests by ensuring flexibility and affordability for all event types and budgets. With a dedicated decor team, your vision is easily accessible and their business services centre allows you to get all your administrative needs complete. They invite you to let them do the hard work. Hop on the free shuttle from OR Tambo after enjoying a complimentary drink at their Airport Lounge and allow them to assist you with your conference, banquet, product launch, exhibition, wedding or accommodation requirements because we are not exaggerating when they say, they've got it all! Birchwood is a hospitality hub in the heart of Gauteng. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Birchwood Hotel Boksburg