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“Great business hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

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Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton 2010, South Africa (Formerly Radisson SAS)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 44 hotels in Sandton
Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great business hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a very modern hotel in all respects. On arrival you have to go to the 13 th floor using a key card(which you pick up at reception on the ground floor) then once on the 13th you can access separate elevators to your room. Main reception area on 13 th floor, all staff v helpful, pleasant bar and modern restaurant. Very spacious and light which makes it an enjoyable experience. Room size was excellent, well laid out, well stocked mini bar, good quality furnishings, bathroom excellent. You can also open the windows! Always a bonus. Fabulous views over the city. Wifi good, and if you are a gym bunny, the gym is stunning with pools, a staggering number of machines and a useful health bar. Excellent shuttle bus to the mall. All staff outstanding. A very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just stayed one night at this resort. My flight arrived late at night from Amsterdam at 930pm, so the Gautrain was closed.The taxi using the meter came out to 477 ZAR, which I felt was quite steep. The concierge who greeted me was extremely nice and helpful, and so was the front desk staff. The hotel bar closed at midnight, so I was going to walk to a bar close by the hotel, but the same concierge didn't recommend walking for safety reasons and instead drove me there. He gave me his card to call him when I was done so he could pick me up.

I found the bed extremely comfortable, a little on the hard side which I like, with ample pillows. The big negative about the room was that it didn't come with an iron, but I believe I could have ordered one from the front desk. There was a separate shower and tub, and everything was clean. The shower was stocked with shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, and lotion. The room had two small bottles of water which were complimentary, one still, the other tonic.

My rate came with breakfast, and as I am an eggs and potatoes type of guy, I thought both were rather lacking. The eggs were runny and the potatoes were bone dry and inedible. I cannot comment on the other items, but there seemed to be plenty of cold and cooked meats, with chicken, beef, and pork sausages all available.

Checkout was a breeze, and there was plenty of help downstairs to help you call or taxi, or give you a ride to Sandton city center or the Gautrain. If I ever wanted to come back to Joburg/South Africa again, I would stay here.

Room Tip: 14th floor is the smokers floor. Do not accept a room on this floor unless you like to smoke, or you...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Downside of this hotel - lift to Reception....no problem but after check in....you might wait 5 - 15mins for a lift to a floor.
Got to my room...most of our keycards were not activated thus had to go back down which was an effort as it takes too much time waiting for the lift.

Finally getting into my room at 18h20, had to get ready in 10mins my transport was leaving thus needed to use the safe - not working + bedside telephone. Used line on desk to advise housekeeping(never answered after 3mins) thus called reception to advise housekeeping.

Came back to hotel at 21h23 - safe & bedside telephone was still not fixed thus waited until 21h45 for someone to come and fix necessary.
This was the main problem - if checkin is after 17h00 or check out by 07h00....everything is on go slow...

Breakfast the next morning @ 06h15 - 1 staff around to assist with 10 tables occupied thus waited till 06h30 for someone to bring a cup of coffee.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The hotel reception is on 13th floor. Rooms are higher with great view. They are just about the right size with queen beds. Breakfast is tasty with just what you need variety of food. Amazing gym, with 2 swimming pools and huge facilities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

My bag was stollen at the hotel's dining room. Some people saw the thief and inform the security but they just ignore and try the other guests doesn't realise anything. Then we checked the cameras and see that half of them are not working. We report this to hotel management and get a reply as 'do not leave your bag at the public areas'

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We are ending our trip in South Africa by staying a few days in Johannesburg. Just to let people know this is a great hotel, but stay away from the 14th floor. Can you believe hotels still have smoking rooms? Staff was perfect at changing us to the 17th floor. Thanks Vanessa!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

乗り換えで1泊する必要が有り、緊張しつつヨハネスブルグのこのホテルを予約しました。交通費を節約するため、空港からサントン駅まで鉄道+駅からのホテルへの無料送迎を利用しました。送迎は無料サービスだけに、「地上で待ってろ」という曖昧な指示のもと、何とか送迎車を発見して無事に到着しました。駅前にも同じブランドのホテルがありますが、こちらは駅からは500メートルくらい、車で2,3分という感じです。歩くにはちょっと距離があると思います。
到着してみれば非常に立派なホテルで、チェックインもスムーズ、部屋は非常に清潔で広く、バスタブもあり、シャワーの水圧も十分です。最上階の部屋だったので夜景が綺麗に見えました。
ショッピングモールまで夕食をとりに出ましたが、無料の送迎サービスがあり、非常に便利でした。朝食も種類が豊富で味もよく、またレストランの席数も十分なので、値段の割に非常によかったと思います。チェックアウト後、また駅への送迎を利用しました。
総じて、非常に快適かつ安心して宿泊できるホテルだと思います。

We stayed one night at this hotel, for transit. We took train from the airport and asked for free shuttle from Sandton, however it was difficult to catch shuttle car at Sandton station, as it was not scheduled and sharing service with other guest. We kept our eyes on the road in front of the station to capture the vehicle with Radisson logo.

The hotel as it is was really fine and beautiful. Check-in was smooth, and our room assined on the top floor was large enough for two with clean and fine shower & bathtab.

We had a dinner in Mandera Square, and their free shuttle service was really helpful and convenient. Breakfast was also nice, good variety and quality, in the fine atmospher restaurant.

I think this hotels is worth visiting once again when I travel to Johannesburg, and their room charge is reasonable considering about serviecs and quality, and safetiness in this city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg Greater Johannesburg
Address: Corner Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton 2010, South Africa (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Sandton
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg 5*
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