The Sunnyside Park Hotel certainly isn't lacking in character. What a pleasure to stay in a hotel that has an oak panelled cigar lounge with a picture of Churchill on the wall and doesn't lecture you in the bathroom about saving the planet.
The room was spacious with a nice balcony and the bed was superbly comfortable. The gardens are beautiful with a nice pool and there's a pub on site "The Pound and Penny" which seems to have an identity crisis with pictures of Ireland on the wall with Whiskey memorabilia. Food in the pub is average. Food in the restaurant is good. They have a pool and fitness room which is decent.
The infrastructure of the place is lacking. Wifi access is a joke, slower than dial-up speeds. The one lift was old and creaky. The cards in the door worked when they wanted to. Be aware too that they will cancel your reservation if you don't pay up front within 3 days. Frankly though, the worst thing about this hotel was the service. Just getting coffee at breakfast was a major struggle! It wasn't just me either - other people were literally waving their arms trying to get some service.
All in all, not a bad place. Wouldn't recommend it for a romantic getaway and wouldn't recommend it for business either if internet access matters to you.
- Also Known As:
- Sunnyside Park Johannesburg
- Hotel Sunnyside Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historically restored Johannesburg hotel, the Sunnyside Park Hotel has been completely refurbished to capture the elegance and charm of a by-gone era. Built in 1895 in a Victorian-style, the hotel is centrally located providing the business executive and the leisure traveller with easy access to the Johannesburg CBD, Rosebank, Sandton and the Johannesburg International Airport ... more less
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