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“Quirky, boutique-style hotel, but in need of a facelift” 4 of 5 stars
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54 on Bath
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in Johannesburg
Epsom, United Kingdom
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“Quirky, boutique-style hotel, but in need of a facelift”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

54 on Bath is conveniently located next to the Rosebank Mall. 54 offers personalised, friendly service in an unconventional format. The lobby is an ornate salon, with a white baby grand piano. I felt very at home there over a three week stay - the staff called me by name, which was a nice touch.

The only niggle I had is that the place could do with an upgrade - the bathrooms and plumbing are showing their age.

Stayed April 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a gem! Outstanding staff and very fine service...the afternoon tea in a very pleasant garden setting was superb. Many thanks to Deborah and the team for an excellent introduction to Johannesburg. We'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pity we were only there for 1 night. An absolutely unforgetable nights' stay at 54 on Bath! Thank you to the friendly staff who all remembered our names the next morning at check-out for a truly memorable evening. You knew it was our anniversary and was the best one yet. Felt really special and really spoilt!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been staying in 54 on Bath which was the hotel chosen by the organisers of a conference I am attending. I am so pleased. I had an early check in (5am) after long international flight, so had booked in the night before...and everything was ready and waiting. The bed is comfortable...it is high and I am short, but I really like it. Room has great amenities, superb pillows. The ambiance is quite traditional and one of timeless luxury. There is plenty of space in the room, everything is clean and in good order. I have a view out across the garden and pool so definitely no complaints.
One outstanding aspect of this hotel is the service. At all stages, staff have been tremendously helpful. I had initial problems with Internet...they immediately gave me a voucher number to connect in a different way. I had an early start one morning -- they opened up the cafe early for breakfast. I came in very tired and wanted something not on the room menu one night...they ordered it from the restaurant and brought it up to my room.

The turn down service at night is also great...and it is lovely that there is an internal corridor connecting the hotel to Rosebank Mall.

In short, I would highly recommend this hotel to other visitors.

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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Debpi, General Manager at 54 on Bath, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Suellen T


Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel! The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay . We pride ourselves on exceptional service and we appreciate your acknowledgments of this.Whilst Perth is a long way from JHb, we trust that we will be your home away from home the next time you visit Johannesburg.

Warm Regards
Deborah
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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good hotel and a nice change from the Hyatt Regency where I normally stay but which has recently priced itself out of the market with ridiculously high charges. On that front, 54 on Bath is tremendously good value for money. The staff are extremely attentive and friendly and go out of their way to make the guests feel very welcome. My room was very large and comfortable and was nicely decorated in a way that felt individual as opposed to the major chains which all feel very "samey". The location is excellent and a particular feature is the direct access to the adjoining shopping mall. For gym enthusiasts, vouchers are provided for the very well equipped (but quite busy) Planet Fitness which is a 5-minute walk away in the mall.
The only downside of my trip was when I ordered room service and was disappointed with the quality of my burger and chips, as well as the fact that the drink I ordered arrived separately a few minutes later. There was also no salt and pepper provided and overall I got the impression that room service was not an area that got much attention, perhaps through a general lack of demand.
Still, that was a relatively minor point and in every other respect 54 on Bath was exceptionally good and not only will I stay there again, but I heartily recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Debpi, General Manager at 54 on Bath, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Richard C

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at 54 on Bath. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took time to appreciate and comment on the details in the room and the service. Your comments on the room service delivery and quality are valued and has been shared with the team. We continously strive to improve and refine our service delivery.
We certainly hope to welcome you again in the not too distant future!

Warm Regards
Deborah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel took me by surprise. I generally opt for hotels in the heart of Sandton as this makes my driving from the airport and around Johannesburg easier - so this hotel is in Rosebank which is about 10 to 15 minutes from Sandton.

It is styled closer to a boutique hotel rather than a high volume establishment. The rooms were exceptionally well appointed; very spacious; you get a proper bath and free standing shower; attention to detail goes to the level of toiletries which are in heavy glass bottles rather than cheap reusable plastic; turn-down service; the bed was closer to King size with proper down pillows. The refreshments stand offered a variety of teas and a high quality coffee machine.

had dinner at one of the restaurants - food was great (alas, their single malt whisky is expensive). Tried in-room dining for breakfast and was swamped with a heavily-laden tray with so much variety.

If you want to indulge yourself or looking for a romantic getaway then this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Debpi, General Manager at 54 on Bath, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Lubabalo M

Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review on your recent stay at our hotel!
We are truly delighted with your comments and this has been shared with the team.
We take care with our amenities as you have noticed and pride ourselves on offering a unqiue selection. Our Level Four restuarant is also highly rated and the Chef and team appreciate your feedback .
We certainly hope to welcome you again the next time you are in JHB!

Warm regards
Deborah
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

54 on Bath was such a great place to end our honeymoon trip! We were just coming from a week in Mozambique followed by a week on Safari, which can be quite dusty, so 54 on Bath was a welcomed change!! We were greeted in our room upon check in to a sweets display & a celebratory bottle of Champagne which we thoroughly enjoyed! We were exhausted from all of our recent travels so the hotel made it very easy for us to dine in the restaurant and the meal was great! The room itself is decorated perfectly with plenty of room and a comfortable bed! The views were great too! Highly Recommended Here!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Debpi, General Manager at 54 on Bath, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Benjamin D


Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel! We are glad that we created a special memory for your honeymoon celebrations. The team prides itself on exceptional service delivery especially when it comes to special occasions. We certainly hope that at some stage you will celebrate an anniversary with us!

Warm regards
Deborah
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Address: 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — 54 on Bath 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
54 On Bath is the iconic landmark hotel in the heart of Rosebank, Joburg's vibrant and eclectic tree-lined neighbourhood of eateries, entertainment and art. Offering an exceptional standard of home away from home hospitality our bedrooms exude the elegance, warmth and serenity of fine living, each with views over the garden or abundantly green city skyline. A total of 75 elegantly decorated rooms are offered, comprising 51 Deluxe King Bed Rooms, 8 Deluxe Twin Bed Rooms, 12 Executive Rooms and 3 Luxury Suites. A Universal Accessible room is also available featuring roll-in shower, lowered facilities and a 24-hour monitored emergency help alarm. There are 4 sets of interconnecting rooms ideally suited for families. Each en-suite room is fully equipped with a host of facilities to meet your every need; free and unlimited WiFi, outstanding tea and coffee offering, block-out curtains, 24-hour room service, Cable TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning. Decor is soft and subtle, with pure white linens set against black, grey, teal and cream for an overall calming effect and enjoyable sleeping experience. Our Luxury Suites boast private lounges, spacious en-suite bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the city's northern suburbs. Rosebank is a perfect introduction for first time visitors to the city and with a direct link into the Rosebank Mall the neighboring street cafes, restaurants, boutique stores, world class art galleries, entretainment and the famous Africa Craft Market are right on your doorstep. The abundance of pedestrianised streets and a round the clock "bobby on the beat" security initiative makes it is safe to explore the area on foot and at your own pace. The attractions of Sandton are also nearby should you be keen to explore Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City or Melrose Arch. We believe it's the simple things in life that make the difference and at Level Four Restaurant you'll enjoy distinctive modern dining. Classic and elegant Level Four offers a superb a la carte breakfast and whilst lunch is a casual light affair, dinner is the perfect opportunity to choose from the excellent a la carte menu. Extremely popular with local Johannesburg residents we recommend you make advance bookings at Level Four. Our Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar offers a range of France's finest alongside cocktails and wines accompanied by sumptuous bar snacks. Overlooking the terrace garden, the champagne bar is the perfect meeting spot for business get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and evening sundowners. 54 On Bath is 15 miles/35 minutes by car and 18 minutes by Gautrain from O.R Tambo International Airport and 5 miles/ 10 minutes from both downtown Johannesburg and the Sandton CBD. ... more   less 
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