We’re only staying in Joburg for one night and we’re looking for a hotel that offered a good price, a good and clean room and that was located next to the airport or to the attractions we wanted to visit.
With this in mind, the hotel was a good choice for us.
The location was perfect for us as we wanted to be next to Soccer City and the Apartheid Museum. Also, the room was very new and looked nice, clean, with a good and comfy bed. The transfer service was great.
Although it was a good value for us, we had some problems in our stay. Our internet didn't work and the night staff wasn't able or willing to fix it. The night staff also tried to arrange for us an non-authorized driver when we asked for the service instead of contacting the official service offered by the hotel. When we checked in we were asked to pay for the room even though we`ve a book with booking.com. We paid in the hotel and after we received an "no-show" e-mail from booking.com telling us that the cancelation fee was going to be charged. We're able to solve this problem with booking.com, but it was a very bad act from the hotel. Also the hotel didn’t offered a taxi service but only drivers,. For us, it worked very well as the driver as very good and we didn’t want to worry about transport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Reef Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Johannesburg’s City Hall. It has an on-site restaurant and modern guest rooms with satellite TV and individual decor. Rooms at Reef Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling black and white photos. Each has a sitting area with a large satellite TV. The private bathroom offers a separate bathtub and shower. Reef Hotel’s restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare both South African and international cuisine. The hotel’s in-house bar offers South African wine, international champagne and has panoramic views of Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum is a 5 minute drive from Reef Hotel. Many of Johannesburg’s art galleries are also nearby. Guests can reach the UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Mankind Site in a 30 minute drive from the hotel. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, South African Hotels, HotelTravel.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Venere and Otel so you can book your The Reef Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.