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“eco-friendly hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SUN1 Southgate

SUN1 Southgate
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SUN1 Southgate
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Colombine and Rifle Range | Southgate, Johannesburg 2111 , South Africa (Formerly Formula 1 Johannesburg Southgate)   |  
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Ranked #55 of 72 hotels in Johannesburg
ilorin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“eco-friendly hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

It is an idea place for short stay, after the indaba 2012, we moved to this hotel for 2 nights stay.
it is neat and clean.everything in the hotel is unique except that it is small.it is not ideal for long stay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Excellent hotel for the money you give. Opt Formula 1 Hotel for a short stay, very good for travellers, Small, clean well maintained rooms and toilet. Good friendly staff and located at heart of city. Very cheap for the facility offered. Most I liked is the ecofriendly lighting system which looks advanced and works/looks very good.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We moved to this place for two nights after a horrible bed bug experience at a place nearby. The rooms were a little small, but very cute, though the sink was across the room from the bathroom. There was no door to the shower, and our bathroom door must have not been completely sealed, because water got all over the floor in front of the bathroom. Everybody was very nice and very accommodating to us, even though we were a group of 20 booking last minute. Breakfast was always kept stocked even with other guests coming in and out as well.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

My two sons and I stayed at this hotel in July and again in August. Both times were for 1 night as we caught connecting flights the next morning. The room was small but we only needed a place to stay so for 399 ZAR it was great value. The additional cost breakfast was OK, but .. there was a lot of sugary foodstuffs. However, the breakfast certainly carried us along to the airport better than THREE empty stomachs would have.

The rooms was clean with enough soap and towels for the 3 of us. Cramped, but good. I would stay there again as the 2 different experiences staying there were both good :-)

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Formula 1 in Southgate is very well located near Johannesburg's major international airport. The rooms are really small although they do accommodate up to three people, but the small space has been so diligently used that you hardly notice it! The room I stayed in was clean, and well air conditioned, but what I really liked about the place was how technologically advanced it is compared to most motels. Light switches are conveniently placed just above the bed's head board and with a simple touch or two you can moderate how dim or bright you want your room to be. The taps are also "techy" and you don't have to turn on any light at the sink. The light switches on automatically eveytime you approach the sink!
I enjoyed my time there, but I found the price (five hundred and something rands at the time) to be slightly hefty. Especially since breakfast wasn't included. If it weren't for the faulty coffee machine, and the lack of breakfast (they were under renuvations at the time), and the not-so-affordable price, I'd give it a 5/5.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SUN1 Southgate

Address: Cnr Colombine and Rifle Range | Southgate, Johannesburg 2111 , South Africa (Formerly Formula 1 Johannesburg Southgate)
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 72 hotels in Johannesburg
Hotel Class:1 star — SUN1 Southgate 1*
Also Known As:
Formula 1 Johannesburg Southgate Hotel Johannesburg

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