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“Large comfortable rooms, friendly staff” 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 #15 of 44 hotels in Sandton
Essex, UK
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“Large comfortable rooms, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights before flying on to Victoria Falls. I was pleasantly surprised at the size and comfort of the room we had. Concierge service was great booking a trip for us to apartheid museum and recommending The Butchers Shop as a fairly local excellent restaurant. Had a slight hiccup over delay in pool lunch and the couldn't care less attitude of restaurant manager but this was more than made up by Sharon the customer service manager who went "the extra mile" to make sure we were happy. The hotel shuttle bus was great and punctual. Good place to stay for business or short stop over

Room Tip: We had no problem with noise but did not have a room overlooking the atrium
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear GillyT,

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback in order to fine tune our operations.

I am sorry you had a disappointing experience with your lunch on our pool deck which we will thoroughly investigate, however I am extremely happy to know that Sharon was accommodating and managed to assist with your query.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Johannesburg on your next visit.

With kind regards
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

There is nothing negative I can say about this property. Great rooms, friendly staff and an excellent restaurant. Perhaps location is not it's strong suit.
The first clue is that the lobby has to be accessed by an elevator to the fourth floor, with security on the ground floor.
It is a self contained oasis but not in an an area that you would want to stroll about at night. By day, it is within blocks of some of the best shopping Johannesburg has to offer.
Staff was very helpful in scheduling day trips.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We spent the one night at the Radisson while on Honeymoon (waiting for the next days transfer). The hotel really surprised us and went well above what we expected, bed decorated with petals, chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room.

If we're ever back in Joberg we'd stay at the Radisson again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Jimbo_and_Franny,

Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel on TripAdvisor! Your positive comments are tribute to our amazing staff who go the extra mile using their unique Yes I Can! service to ensure you leave happy and excited to come back.

We wish you many years of happiness and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

We look forward to your next visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton.

With kind regards,
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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Andorra, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Reasonably modern place with an odd lift system where you enter the floor before you enter and then you rush to the lift indicated before the door closes as it gives you little time before it speeds off empty.

But my big beef if the noise I stayed on the 19 th floor and reception which is on the 13 th floor. It is like an atrium and the noise is amplified and it was very very noisy in the room. I have written maybe a hundred hotel reviews and this is my first complaint about the room

The room had lots of long hairs in the bathroom

Breakfast was fine and easy access to Mandela square

Overall about average despite big rooms and ok service .

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear barcaranger,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor - this helps in areas that we need to improve on. I am sorry you experienced noise from our atrium, we will ensure that on your next visit you are allocated a room away from the atrium & as high up as possible so you are not affected by this again.

We have addressed the issues concerning the cleanliness of your bathroom with our Executive Housekeeper who will discuss a way forward with her team that this is not experienced again.

We are pleased that you did enjoy the room & hope to welcome you back to the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton in the near future.

With kind regards,
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed overnight at the Radisson on two separate occasions en route/returning to/from the Kruger National Park. The pick up from Jo'burg railway station to the hotel was nearly 2 hours late, and the taxi to the airport on the way home was never booked! Although the hotel promised to investigate, ultimately nothing ever happened. This shouldn't happen, the taxi firm are in the hotel and sit alongside the concierge desk on the ground floor! Apart from this, the hotel was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear ray s,

Warm greetings from Johannesburg!

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We take all our guest incidents very seriously & would like to apologise for your transfers being delayed & incorrectly booked, we will discuss this with our in house transfer company to avoid this from happening to other clients in future.

I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our hotel - we hope you enjoyed your time in the Kruger and look forward to having you stay a little longer on your next visit to Johannesburg.

With kind regards
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was weird going to a high floor to registration, but it is what it is. Rooms are OK, when i took a shower, the shower/bathroom got flooded and I've heard someone complaining of a similar problem... nothing fancy - just a normal, regular business hotel room.
the gym though is excellent! strongly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear LoraTraveling,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton on TripAdvisor - we really appreciate your feedback.

We have done extensive work on our showers to improve the drainage facility & are sorry to hear you experienced a flooding bathroom - our Maintenance team will address this issue in your room to avoid future guests experiencing the same thing.

We are very encouraged that you enjoyed the Platinum Planet Fitness Gym - we are very proud to be able to offer this amazing facility to our guests - the state of the art gym helps to wind down after a busy day at the office.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

With kind regards
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was here Nov 2012 for 5 days and could not fault the hotel. The rooms were spotless, great in size and had everything I needed. I only ate breakfast at the hotel as was out at night for dinner, but could not fault this either, there was a great variety. Staff were extremely helpful and done more than I expected of them. I arrived at the hotel early before my check in time and they could not be any more accommodating, held my luggage and also provided me with a changing room and shower facility to freshen up until my room was available.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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General M, Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Charlie B,

Thank you for your amazing review of our hotel on TripAdvisor.

It makes us proud to know you had a faultless stay & enjoyed each aspect of the hotel from the room, breakfast as well as the friendly staff we have.

Our team always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are happy and this is wonderful to know that you were well looked after.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton on your next visit to Johannesburg.

With kind regards,
Eirik Bergvoll
General Manager
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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:
Bar / Lounge 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
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#4 Spa Hotel in Sandton
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
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Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg 5*
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