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Genesis Suites and Conferencing
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Sandler Road | Fairmount, Johannesburg, South Africa   |  
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Lovely Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Unexpected stay ,upon short notice we were well accomadated.We have noticed there is a remarkable improvement from our last stay ,the chocolate with a turn down is a nice touch.Had a good reception from Management [Nico Steenkamp and staff] keep up the good work.
Thanks to all.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer,

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to complete a Trip Advisor review following your recent stay with us at Genesis Suites.

We were delighted to note that you overall enjoyed your stay with us. It is the goal of our team here at Genesis Suites that our guests feel as comfortable as possible, so that your stay will be as pleasant and successful as it can be.
We are so pleased that you noticed and appreciate our improvments as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what additional improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

It will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to Genesis Suites. Perhaps when planning your next trip, you would be kind enough to contact my office directly in order that I can make the necessary arrangements to personally ensure that your stay is a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Yours sincerely,
Nico Steenkamp
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Genesis Suites and Conferencing is an interesting hotel. Well actually it is not a hotel (as the name also suggests) but a building where you can rent apartments (one night at a time). We came across the place thanks to the tripadvisor positive reviews. And the reviews were quite correct - it is a very good lodging option in Joburg. At least if you have a car. It is situated in northern suburbs of the city, in the quiet neighborhood.
The building itself is a multifunctional building - there are shops (incl a supermarket) on the ground floor and also a restaurant that offers quite good food. At the time of our visit (10/2013, 2 nights) the first floor was under a renovation but that was not a problem at all. So during the day the building is quite busy but the area goes quiet at night. We liked the secure underground parking for hotel guests.
The apartment itself was really nice - it had a living room (flat screen tv, couches, desk etc), 1 bedroom, kitchen (with utensils) small ablution area and a huge balcony. Everything was clean and tidy and the value for money was simply great.
The staff at the reception was very helpful and welcoming and they even managed to organize a tour to Soweto for the next morning although this idea came to us quite late in the evening. The strange thing was that every evening there was a maid knocking at our door and giving us 2 small chocolates. I did not quite understand what was the point of this :)
What we did not like was the fact that the highest floor (where our apartment was) did not have a roof all the way from the elevators to the apartment door. On one night there was heavy rain and if this happens you will get wet going to your room. But this was minor inconvenience.
So all in all I would definitely suggest Genesis Suites and Conferencing, if I'm ever in Joburg again, this place would be my first choice once more.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to complete the Trip Advisor Guest Questionnaire following your recent stay here at Genesis Suites & Conferencing.

We were delighted to note that you overall enjoyed your stay with us. It is the goal of our team here at Genesis Suites & Conferencing that our guests feel as comfortable as possible, so that your stay will be as pleasant and successful as it can be, which might give us the chance to establish a long-lasting relationship.

We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

It will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to Genesis Suites & Conferencing.

Yours sincerely,

Nico Steenkamp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I'm an American, and of course in the US we are spoiled to the finer things in life, and I must say this place by far met all of my expectations. The only complaint.. I have, is my fiancee, and his son came to stay, and there was no face cloths. I had to go out, and purchase them. I really enjoyed my stay, it helped me bond more with my future husband and,son. I would love to purchase one of these apartments, for my home away from home..I love them!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer

Thank you for your detailed review of Genesis Suites & Conferencing.

We were delighted to note that you overall enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the process of looking into supplying face cloths in our suites.

We look forward welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

Nico Steenkamp
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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children that spent one night in the Genesis Suits. The apartment was very good and clean. Spacious rooms in a good location. However, the apart- hotel was located in a commercial mall in which teenager parties were held until very late at night. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay and rest before/ after a long flight, this is NOT the place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Trip Advisor Reviewer

I was dismayed to read that you were disappointed with your stay overall due to a birthday party that was held at Genesis Suites. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you and your family in this regard.

We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued Guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make.

It will give us great pleasure to welcome you and your family back to Genesis Suites. Indeed, perhaps when planning your next visit to Johannesburg, you would be kind enough to contact my office directly in order that I can make the necessary arrangements to personally ensure that your next stay with us is a comfortable and enjoyable one again.

Your sincerely,
Nico Steenkamp
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very good place to stay if You have a car available, do not rely on public transport.
For the price of an Hotel you can have a fully furnished suite.
Useful if you want to save many on restaurants ( you can cook by yourself) or relax after days in the bush ( as we did, we were coming from botswana).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer

Thank you very much for your kind review of Genesis Suites & Conferencing. It is always a pleasure to hear such great feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Kind Regards

Nico Steenkamp
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have stayed here twice while on business trips to Joburg and would use them again in the future.
This place is a bit different than your standard hotel. It's got its only little complex with essentially mini-apartments on top and a small shopping center on the bottom. You don't necessarily get the regular hotel services like breakfast but you have a full kitchen and you can eat at any of the small restaurants and cafes in the shopping center. The apt has a comfortable bedroom and then a separate living room / dining room area with a full kitchen and small office corner as well. The bathroom is divided into a sink/shower with one door and a toilet with another, so one person can be on the toilet and it won't disturb someone in the shower. The staff was friendly and helpful.
My only complaint is the pillows on the bed which are oddly shaped and too firm for my taste.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer

Thank you for your detailed review of Genesis Suites & Conferencing.

We were delighted to note that you overall enjoyed your stay with us. I do apologise for the pillows and will adress it with the Housekeeper.

We look forward welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

Nico Steenkamp
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lovely Self Catering Hotel that was clean, neat and striving for excellent service. The main ensuit has a open bathroom (no privacy if you are modest) with no seperation to the bedroom.The other bathroom was a little to small for comfort. The Hotel Staff were very friendly and obliging (top 2 staff were Hlope & Tutu].Staff and management went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. The Deco of the apartments were stylish and modern, with your needs for a longer stay catered for. The rooms were also very warm due to the under floor heating. Ask for the north facing rooms in winter. Parking was in the basement, and security was seen all over the Hotel. In short, lovely place for a short stay in the city of gold.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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656Nico, General Manager at Genesis Suites and Conferencing, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to review us on TripAdvisor.

We appreciate your wonderful comments regarding our Suites and Our Staff. We have passed your comments onto both Hlophe & Tutu.

Perhaps when planning your next visit to Johannesburg, you would be kind enough to contact my office directly in order for me to make the necessary arrangements to personally ensure that your stay is as comfortable and as enjoyable as your first one was.

It will give us great pleasure to welcome you back to Genesis Suites & Conferencing.

Kind Regards
Nico Steenkamp
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Additional Information about Genesis Suites and Conferencing

Address: 10 Sandler Road | Fairmount, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Johannesburg
#7 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
#8 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#10 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#12 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Genesis Suites and Conferencing 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now you can mix business with pleasure. Genesis Suites and Conferencing offers the best of all worlds. Ideal for work, perfect for play. Set in Africa’s economic hub, Genesis is ideally and centrally located. With easy access to OR Tambo International Airport, the resurgent Central Business District and the cosmopolitan business and leisure suburb of Sandton, Genesis is close enough for you to experience the most attractive of what the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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