My husband and I stayed there for one night while in transit. The hotel is an 8 minute walk from the Gautrain, which takes you to the airport in 15 minutes. There is another Radisson Blu that is right across the street from the Gautrain station, which we would have preferred to stay at, purely for location's sake. The Radisson Blu Sandton's location is not bad, and they do offer a free shuttle.
Our room was very typical for a Radisson Blu, nice, light, very comfortable king bed and a beautiful bathroom. However, the shower had some issues. The soap dish was broken off (and missing), and the shower door wouldn't close. There was no separation or lip to keep the water in, so the bathroom floor flooded every time we showered.
At check in, the front desk person showed us where the breakfast room was and what time it was served. He did not mention that there was an extra charge for it. Perhaps we should not have assumed, but for $170/nt, we expected it to be included in the price of the room. It wasn't included. The food was AWFUL. The hot food tasted funky, the sausages were dry and rubbery, the smoothies tasted strange, and the cold foods were just basic. The omelette chef was nowhere to be found when we were there. For over $20/pp, this was GROSSLY overpriced, especially since we hardly ate anything. This was the biggest regret of our stay. Stick to a light room service meal if your b/f is not included. We also ate dinner there the night before, but my main course was chewy and hard to swallow. I left half of it on the plate.
All in all, the Radisson Blu Sandton is a nice, pretty hotel with friendly service, and we love the Radisson Blu chain in general. But we have stayed in much better valued places, with much better food. We would try the Gautrain hotel next time, just for the proximity to the train station.
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