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“Pretty Good Business Hotel...with an occasional blip” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #14 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Business Hotel...with an occasional blip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

As a Carlson Group card holder I had stayed at this hotel before. Trying to book on line (when Pres Obama was staying...but unkown to myself) showed a huge disparity in pricing as compared to the same deal when checked via British Airways on line booking system. Car parking day rate very reasonable, my Carlson status was recognised and given excellent room, staff all round very good especially Antonio, bar/restaurant. Access to the private gym on site is a real bonus. (but if you want to swim take a swimming cap). Breakfast pretty standard fayre...coffe could be a bit stewed and very strong. As some others bar area not so welcoming atrium style but televisions to watch the sport channels. Evening meals standard OK but with several prevantable mistakes...offering chefs pizza with figs and then getting served the pizza without figs (because they weren't in season !!)...occasional slow delivery to tables from the pass. But main problem with evening meals is that there is no atmosphere with sometimes only 6-8 diners all evening. Shame because the steaks and fish are excellent, So all in all...I'll give this Radisson a 4. O I forgot...I put my laundry bag outside my room at 21.00, went to sleep and was woken at 00.15 by telephone call from someone asking if I wanted my laundry taken away....awake for another hour before being able to get back to sleep.....ODD ???

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Good hotel for a business trip with access to quality and safe taxi's easy. The pool was closed for cleaning which was a disappointment after a busy morning. The quality of breakfast was excellent, however the evening meal was a not as good. Staff friendly, but atmosphere a little lacking in the bar area, probably due to the atrium style design. Would stay again. Rooms clean and large and good air con system.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I deviated from my normal accommodation and recently opted to sleep at Radisson Blu, Sandton. At first it waas kind-of weird parking in front of the Hotel only to find the reception on level 13. But, what a nice surprise! The checking staff was friendly and efficient. But the biggest surprise was the elegance of the room. Ample room/desk for working but also have a relaxing area. And the breakfast and variety was at its best. You alco have access to thr Gym and a running track around the hotel.

Definitely a place where I will go again!

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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New Delhi, India
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65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were booked at the Radisson Blu fom the 28th June to 30th June 2013...and to our utter surprise the president of the United States...Mr. BARACK OBAMA and his family were booked in the same hotel.

The hotel has a nice staff. The rooms are spacious and are quite up to the mark. I wish the hotel had granted us rooms as we had requested , but sadly due to security reasons we got a room on the lower floor and not the view we had asked for.

The best part is that the food and drinks at their restaurant are at a very good price and are totally worth a shot.
The breakfast though needs to improve a lot. Despite the fact that such a huge entourge was there along with the president , there was only one person at the eggs station , who got very confused even if there were just two people waiting for their orders , and ALWAYS forgot what one had ordered. Very dissapointing.

The hotel has a free shuttle to the Nelson Mandela square and the Gautrain station , which is a very good thing.

The reason for my high rating is that despite the fact that a VIP like Mr. Obama and his entourage were staying in the hotel , the staff never compromised on the service for us. The shuttle was always on time , despite the fact that it had to go through a long security check each time it went to the hotel

Would love to return here for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Singapore
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for 4 days during my business trip to Joburg and fully enjoyed my stay. The hotel has great location, just walking distance to train station and Manila Square. On top of that, the hotel's staffs are very friendly and helpful. Shuttle Bus service is another added point for this hotel. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Good service, nice atmosphere. Only a couple of blocks of Mandela square mall, not that I'm into malls at all but on this one I was surprised by the quality of the restaurants in there, and not being Joburg a very "friendly for walking" city, it's a big plus.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a decent, well priced business hotel.

Staff are extremely helpful and there is a great gym and swimming pool.

The reception is a great place to have a beer and watch people and the food at the restaurant was great. I would, and am, stay again in the future

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Sandton
#6 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*
Number of rooms: 290
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