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Garden Court Eastgate
Ranked #28 of 70 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Nigeria
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Garden court with my wife and 2 little kids during a family vacation to South Africa.We stayed a night but it was worth it-maybe because it was a weekend. (i understand the hotel is busier on week days).Close to Eastgate mall,arguably the biggest in South Africa.The hotel is in a great location.The rooms are tidy and all facilities are available and functional,bathroom is ok,courteous staff.The hotel is just fine.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lolamide
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

As an overnight stop in Jo'burg, the Garden Court Eastgate is easily found and has secure parking, good customers service, comfortable if a little non-descript rooms and decent food.
The staff at reception were helpful, the room was equipped with everything we needed and I'd say this was a good 3 star hotel to stay at whilst in Jo'burg.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DivechickLondon
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Bristol
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Stayed one night due to early flight out in the morning. We were told on booking that the hotel operates and airport shuttle service every 5 - 10 minutes, landed at night and went to wait, after half an hour no sign of the bus so we telephoned the hotel who said that the bus was nearly at the airport and that they ran constantly. We waited another 40 minutes telephoned the hotel after 30 minutes, who said the same thing and when questioned put the phone down, we called back to find out that the bus was just sat at the hotel. No apology, no explanation, not even good manners were shown.

We eventually arrived at the hotel, rooms are very basic and air con is very noisy so don't expect much sleep. On the positive front the breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank escapeebristol
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Rochester, New York, United States
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was my first stay at the Garden Court East Gate, although it was my 7th trip to South Africa. The rooms were clean, roomy and very comfortable. I like the convenience of having a restaurant to eat dinner so we did not have to go out after dark. The value of the rooms and food was excellent. Staff were very cordial and helpful...especially William, our shuttle driver. Our luggage was stored for us until our 4 pm ride to Tambo. I most definitely would recommend and stay at the Garden Court East Gate on future trips.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth585
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sasboy, General Manager at Garden Court Eastgate, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

The hotel has a high standard which they have been very consistent upon. Rooms are superb (in terms comfort and cleanliness), food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and professional.

Absolutely loved my stay. Will always stay there....

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank SpartanTella
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

Very nice hotel. Very convenient on location begin next to eastagte shopping mall and the airport.

The bedrooms are simple with all the garden court quality.

The hotel has great value and I would recommend anybody needing just a bed to consider it.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank McMuffin810
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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137 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

I was at that hotel earlier this month. It belongs to the Southern Sun Group. Breakfast buffet ain't bad, the room size isn't that big but beds were comfortable. The bar got a sterile glass-concrete-metal athmosphereonth, booked in by my business partner. I found the hair dryer at check out only, hidden in a drawer of the desk! No minibar! Staff was generally friendly but my request for repair of the safe was ignored. So was my request for some "essential toiletries", which I only got by going to the reception and asking for it. Positive is the proximity to the Eastgate Mall over a bridge. Although not well illuminated I felt safe when walking back to hte hotel at night. A f4resh coat of paint for the excternal wall is needed and maybe in the 2012 budget.Another interesting place is the "Oriental Mall" near Beruma Lake where you can buy almost everything and veery cheap from Chinese Traders! As my headline tells: If you want to be near Eastgate and also close to the airport then chose the MERCURE Bedfordview or even the small "Werners Lodge"

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Serengeti55
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Additional Information about Garden Court Eastgate

Property: Garden Court Eastgate
Address: Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue | Bruma, Johannesburg 2026, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Eastgate 3*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Johannesburg hotel offers proximity to the CBD, while ensuring that guests can enjoy a slower pace during their downtime. Within minutes of the O.R. Tambo International Airport, the Garden Court Eastgate also offers easy access to a range of leisure activities in the vicinity. It is on the doorstep of the Eastgate Mall, one of the country’s largest shopping centres. Set amidst attractive gardens, the hotel also offers excellent facilities including wireless Internet access. ... more   less 
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