My husband and I spent a fabulous night at 54 On Bath recently.
The night was to be a birthday surprise for Oliver, which I mentioned to Jacques Moolman - the manager.
When we entered our room, there was a bottle of bubbly on ice, a fantastic mini "high tea" including macaroons, and gorgeous cupcakes, and beside this was a spectacular carrot cake for two with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate in chocolate. Be still my beating heart! Joy! This was even a surprise for me!
The re-design of the hotel is a huge success, with classy grey, black and white as the basic pallette. Very comfortable beds, beautiful bed linen, and glorious matresses made sure we slept well.
The staff were outstandingly friendly - every need was taken care of. The branding of the soaps, airsprays, toiletries, laundry bags, shoe bags, newspaper bags, everything is well thought through and beautifully executed.
The breakfast was yummy, with a great menu, catering for all types. Sitting peacefully in the sun with breeze blowing through the new spring leaves of the trees on the terrace up on the balcony is a pleasure - especially when this hotel is in the bustling Rosebank.
It was a wonderful experience all round, thank you Jacques and team - and well done!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 54 On Bath is the iconic landmark hotel in the heart of Rosebank, Joburg's vibrant and eclectic tree-lined neighbourhood of eateries, entertainment and art. Offering an exceptional standard of home away from home hospitality our bedrooms exude the elegance, warmth and serenity of fine living, each with views over the garden or abundantly green city skyline. A total of 75 elegantly decorated rooms are offered, comprising 51 Deluxe King Bed Rooms, 8 Deluxe Twin Bed Rooms, 12 Executive Rooms and 3 Luxury Suites. A Universal Accessible room is also available featuring roll-in shower, lowered facilities and a 24-hour monitored emergency help alarm. There are 4 sets of interconnecting rooms ideally suited for families. Each en-suite room is fully equipped with a host of facilities to meet your every need; free and unlimited WiFi, outstanding tea and coffee offering, block-out curtains, 24-hour room service, Cable TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning. Decor is soft and subtle, with pure white linens set against black, grey, teal and cream for an overall calming effect and enjoyable sleeping experience. Our Luxury Suites boast private lounges, spacious en-suite bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the city's northern suburbs. Rosebank is a perfect introduction for first time visitors to the city and with a direct link into the Rosebank Mall the neighboring street cafes, restaurants, boutique stores, world class art galleries, entretainment and the famous Africa Craft Market are right on your doorstep. The abundance of pedestrianised streets and a round the clock "bobby on the beat" security initiative makes it is safe to explore the area on foot and at your own pace. The attractions of Sandton are also nearby should you be keen to explore Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City or Melrose Arch. We believe it's the simple things in life that make the difference and at Level Four Restaurant you'll enjoy distinctive modern dining. Classic and elegant Level Four offers a superb a la carte breakfast and whilst lunch is a casual light affair, dinner is the perfect opportunity to choose from the excellent a la carte menu. Extremely popular with local Johannesburg residents we recommend you make advance bookings at Level Four. Our Veuve Clicquot Champagne bar offers a range of France's finest alongside cocktails and wines accompanied by sumptuous bar snacks. Overlooking the terrace garden, the champagne bar is the perfect meeting spot for business get-togethers, pre-dinner drinks and evening sundowners. 54 On Bath is 15 miles/35 minutes by car and 18 minutes by Gautrain from O.R Tambo International Airport and 5 miles/ 10 minutes from both downtown Johannesburg and the Sandton CBD. ... more less
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