This hotel shows a lot of promise but doesn't quite deliver. Whilst it is true that it is in a good location, the views from the garden are nicely overlooking Johannesbug and it is not far from the trendy area of Melville, it is a bit lacking in any feelgood welcoming factor. I and a few colleagues stayed for a few days and we never once saw the owners which, for a small hotel with six rooms is a bit odd as you might expect the owner to be interested in the guests. I had one of the rooms with no view apart from the outbuildings at the side which was also disappointing and none of the rooms had anything like a soap dish to put things in in the bathroom.
We had the impression that the hotel possibly specialises in dinner parties and receptions but the air of grandeur seems a bit superficial. the piped classical music palying all the time in the restaurant and lounge gets downright irritating after a while too. The internet connection via wifi was so slow as to be unuseable if that matters to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The magic begins the minute you set foot in this beautiful mansion. As the most unique five star, boutique hotel in Johannesburg, "The View", is aptly named due to the panoramic vista it provides of the city. Its location provides a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of greater Johannesburg. A gem to the core, by night The View allows for fine, alfresco dining in its restaurant overlooking the millions of sparkling lights reflecting the vibrant life of Africa's industrial and commercial capital. Additionally, guests to The View can luxuriate in our extensive and immaculately groomed, private terraced gardens. With soft lighting completing their beauty, the gardens come alive on summer nights with live orchestral music and song. ... more less
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