I spend about 200 nights a year in hotels, I very seldom write reviews unless I find something unexpected. If you go to an Intercontinental or Ritz and have a bad experience, that is unexpected, let people know. If you have a good experience there, that is expected, what you are paying for. If you have an amazing experience at a Best Western, that is unexpected, let people know.
There are a lot of brands in the Holiday Inn chain, I typically look for at least a Crowne Plaza level. In Joburg, this Holiday Inn appeared to be in the best location, so I booked it. Didn’t expect much, Holiday Inns are run of mill, decent, clean, will have a bar, a mediocre restaurant, etc. This one surprised me. The location was better than it appeared; the airport train stop is right out front and it is attached to two malls/markets. The hotel wasn’t fancy, but had everything you would need. It was in good shape and kept up well. The staff were amazing, everyone from check-in, to breakfast, to the restaurant to the bar were sincere and attentive. The restaurant wasn’t mediocre, it was good…I had a great lamb dish and discovered a wonderful Pinotage.
It is not a matter of would I stay there again, when I go back to Joburg, I will stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose the stylish Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank hotel in the heart of commercial Rosebank and next to the city's top malls. You can't miss the contemporary, grey-striped facade of Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank, next to the futuristic Zone shopping centre. Relax on our sunny pool deck when you arrive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, 25 km away. It's easy to get to meetings in the surrounding Rosebank business suburb and in downtown Johannesburg, which is a 15-minute taxi ride. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank Hotel Johannesburg