Although this is only a three star hotel, which offers self catering as well as bed and breakfast, we were very impressed with the service and accommodation on offer. From the time we arrived early in the day, we were looked after very well. The hotel itself is located about 7/8 minutes walk from Nelson Mandela Square, and close to the shops in the Sandton Mall and the Gautrain station. The rooms are spacious and clean, and our suite had a spacious yet secluded balcony which was ideal for breakfast or a little sun bathing. Our suite comprised a kitchen (appointed with cooker, microwave, toaster etc.,) and we appreciated having milk in the fridge and coffee, tea and sugar available on arrival. Our bathroom had both a shower and a bath and the water was always hot. Our bedroom was spacious with ample cupboards and storage and we liked the fact our bed linen was changed every third day. The swimming pool was kept clean and was a pleasant place to relax. Breakfast is available if you want it and there was ample to eat including fresh fruit, juices, muffins and croissants as well as 'the full English' if you wanted it. We would certainly stay there again if in Johannesburg. The staff looked after us very well - particularly Angela in our suite, and Francis who went out of his way to do things such arrange taxis for us. We did have a few little niggles - we twice asked for more coat hangers which never arrived, and the kitchen lacks a mixing/salad bowl although it is otherwise well equipped. One or two items needed replacing such as our outside table which was slightly broken. The internet connection was not reliable either. Had it not been for these shortcomings, I would have awarded this modest small hotel an 'excellent' rating. It is not perfect - we had a nice big fan in our room, but other guests might have liked air con, but for the price you pay we thought it an excellent find, and would recommend it to anyone visiting Johannesburg who wants to be central and who does not necessarily want to hire a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glenalmond Hotel- Sandton is situated in the heart of the Sandton CBD. The Hotel features 36 apartments (24 x 1 bedroom and 12 x 2 bedroom), all with lounge, dining room, kitchen and balcony/patio overlooking the lush green landscaped gardens. All our suites have fully equipped kitchens, Flatscreen TV’s with DSTV. Apartments are serviced daily and laundry service is available upon request. Join us for breakfast in our Restaurant & Pool area. We have a 24hr Reception and security controlled undercover parking.Catch the Gautrain from the airport to sandton and you are around the corner. An Airport Shuttle can be arranged upon a guest's request. We welcome guests from all over the world and promise a pleasant Johannesburg welcome as they take time out in our tranquil environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenalmond Hotel Sandton, Greater Johannesburg