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“A must try. One of the best business hotels in SA!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

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Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Marshall & Ferreira Street | Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #31 of 71 hotels in Johannesburg
Cape Town
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must try. One of the best business hotels in SA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Refreshing to see how well an old office bulding in downtown Joburg was converted into this stunning business hotel with a subtle undelying theme. I felt safe and comfortable with being in town. My, has it changed down there!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

I have been to the hotel twice; and received bad service on both occasions. The first time to the restaurant Twist, and the second time off late I slept over. The room and the hotel is nicely decorated and neat, but the service was below 4-star standards. There was little to no room service offerings- we requested wine to our room at night, breakfast and towels the next morning; of which none could be supplied to us. I found the staff, particulary the restaurant manager, dismissive of clients requests and not accomodating. I will not be going back there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

Our group of friends decided that we do not do enough touristy things in our own city. So off we went on a Sunday morning to visit the Top of Africa. This is the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre in down town Joburg which is still the highest building in Africa after all these years. The view was amazing and we took great photos.
We decided to keep to the inner-city theme and then went to the Mapungubwe Hotel's restaurant for breakfast in Newtown. It is called Twist. The hotel is situated close to the Market Theatre, Museum Africa, SAB brewery museum and the Newtown cultural district with gallerys and several restaurants.
The hotel foyer is elegantly African. The decor is an interesting fusion between rich graphic print fabrics and more African elements like cow hides on the floor and ostrich feather floor lamps. The dining area feels spacious and airy with the high ceilings and white table linen. The hot buffet was very tasty. Particularly loved the addition of spicy chicken livers to give it a more African feel.
The staff was amazing. I have seldom encountered more well-trained and friendly waiters. We had to draw cash and was promptly offered a security guard to escort us to the nearest ATM.
Although we did not stay over at this hotel, judging by our dining experience it can only be great!

Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

I really loved this hotel, since I was working nearby at a major bank. I could easily walk, this part of the CBD is particularly safe. At night there is not a lot of action, but it was easy to get a shuttle to Rosebank or Killarney.

The rooms are comfortable, the staff (with a few exceptions, friendly).

A number of good restaurants for lunch and dinner in the vicinity.

  • Liked — The beautifully restored building, proximity to offices
  • Disliked — A bit quiet at night
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

Address: Corner Marshall & Ferreira Street | Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 71 hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4-star property is set in the Johannesburg inner city in close proximity to the business district, FNB Stadium and Ellis / Coca Cola Park. The spacious studios and apartments at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments features and African design and includes on-site parking, fitness centre, flat screen TV and a large seating areas. A 24 hour reception desk is available. The hotel features 24 hour security and CCTV cameras.A free WiFi and internet connectivity and inner city shuttle service is offered to all guests.Twist at Mapungubwe (on site restaurant) serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a variety of drinks are available at the bar.Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport is 24 km away. ... more   less 
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