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“Cosmopolitan upmarket hotel, ideally located” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

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Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Ranked #21 of 70 Hotels in Johannesburg
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cosmopolitan upmarket hotel, ideally located”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

Very centrally located in the heart of Johannesburg, this hotel is ideal for business trips. Located literally accross the street from the Anglo American head office and BHP billiton only two blocks away, it is more than suitable for secondments or meetings here.

Pop around the corner for an awesome sushi bar, and some after work drinks.
This hotel also offers a shuttle service to all major attractions and airports and is the ideal location for having year end functions and parties. Very zhoosh!

The food was great, especially the fresh omelettes they serve every morning, definitely treat yourself to that.
The dry-cleaning was the best I have ever seen and very professionally done.
The apartments are very well appointed, clean and all the finishes are still brand new.

A group of friends and I are considering staying here when the Kings of Leon tour South Africa, for their Johannesburg concert.

Enjoyed my stay tremendously!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, September 29, 2014
Dear Mejmoot,

Warmest Greetings from the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel!

We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and found all the hotel facilities to your satisfaction.

As you mentioned the Hotel is located near to all the large co-operations but also the trendy fashion district and various theaters.

The complimentary hotel shuttle and wifi is a must for all guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel in the near future.

Kindest Regards'
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

Stayed for two nights at The Mapungubwe on my reason trip to JHB. Very nice business hotel, nice decor. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in JHB CBD. Reasonably priced

Room Tip: Rooms are above averages size. Lots of space
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Johann k
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, January 15, 2016
Dear Johann k

Warmest greetings from Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel!

We would like to thank you for your kind review.

We strive to deliver exceptional service at the hotel and also encourage each staff member to make every guest experience remarkable and comfortable.

When you visit the hotel again make sure to use our complimentary shuttle service to visit the new trendy Food and Craft market, The Sheds@1Fox, which is just around the corner from our hotel. This market will introduce you to a variety of food, beverages and live entertainment to keep the social vibe in the air.

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Nice Looking Hotel, but service was terrible. The front desk guy was the biggest moron on the face of the planet. He didn't know anything about the city. And we went during the World Cup and you would think they would be accomodating to tourists. Hotel is in a terrible, unsafe location. We arrived late for check in and the entire staff was sleeping, including the security guard!!! We had to wake them up

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank osubuckeye415
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, January 19, 2016
Dear osubuckeye415

Warmest greetings from the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel.

We would like to thank you for the review.

We would like to inform you that the past year Faircity went through a complete new face lift together with a brand new focus, Service By Design! We strive to deliver to each guest visiting our property service through excellence and a remarkable stay during their time with us.

We will be delighted to have you visit the hotel again and to improve on the experience you gained during your time with us in the past.

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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Bogota, Colombia
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126 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

First trip to Joburg! If I return I would rather stay in Sandton instead. The hotel is located in an area which does not look and feel safe at all. At night it is not recommendable to walk further than around the block. Anyway, there is not much to see in mid town Johannesburg. Nothing at all!!! The rooms are ok in size but totally outdated. The main an only restaurant is fine. Staff is friendly and service oriented. Food is OK ...nothing to rave about. I wish I had stayed in Sandton where there are much better hotels and it looks and feels different: safe, nice, clean, many more things to do and see!!! Too bad I did not choose different, nevertheless we did go to Sandton and we had a great time there although we did did not stay, we had a chance to visit some hotels and there...there is a much better story to be told. Mapumgubwe was clean and the entire staff did everything within their means to serve me well. That was about all.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vigilanteviajero
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, January 19, 2016
Dear vigilanteviajero

Warmest greetings from the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel! A melting pot of culture and history.

Thank you for your kind review.

We are excited to be part of the growing New Town Fashion district in Johannesburg. This part of town offers a lot of history, trendy food and craft markets, museums and a lot of other attractions for our guests to visit.

When you are at the hotel again please make sure to ask our Faircity Friend more about our special tailor made day tours we offer to give our guests the ultimate experience during their stay.

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel.

Kind Regards,
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2011

We felt so welcome, from the front desk,housekeeping and specially the drivers..We loved the breakfast every day and the restaurant TWIST, WAS FANTASTIC. They also have a bar,
THE VAULT, where we enjoy great wine tastings and met wonderful people.
i would recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

Room Tip: all the rooms are like suites, with a kitchen
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Georga
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2010

We walked into this beautifully decorated apartment with the prettiest colors, which happened to be some of our favorite. We loved that the bedroom did not have a TV. The bathroom was lovely. To have a fully equipped kitchen was a plus. The living room was great. The best part was the staff, very friendly and helpful. The food was great.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank lovetotravelGeorga
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, January 19, 2016
Dear lovetotravelGeorga,

Warmest greetings from the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel.

We would like to thank you for your kind review.

We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. One of our unique traits is the spacious rooms we offer to our guests including a self-catering kitchen, lounge and a bathroom with a separate bath and shower to suit each guest preferred choice of comfort.

When you visit the hotel again please be aware of our Faircity Friend and inquire the Faircity Friend to arrange for you one of our special tailor made tours to explore the city and surrounding areas.

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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Cape Town
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2009

Refreshing to see how well an old office bulding in downtown Joburg was converted into this stunning business hotel with a subtle undelying theme. I felt safe and comfortable with being in town. My, has it changed down there!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JordanCapeTown
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GMMapungubwe, General Manager at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments, responded to this review, January 19, 2016
Dear JordanCapeTown

Warmest greetings from the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel!

We would like to thank you for your kind review.

We are delighted that you had a pleasant experience during your time at the hotel.

When you visit us again please inquire from our Faircity Friend to book you a lovely table in our trendy restaurant TWIST. Twist offers a wide selection of wines and other soothing beverages, not even to mention our special food menu with some mouth watering selections as well.

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Wayne Ward
General Manager
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Property: Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Address: Corner Marshall & Ferreira Street | Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2107, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 70 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4-star property is set in the Johannesburg inner city in close proximity to the business district, FNB Stadium and Ellis / Coca Cola Park. The spacious studios and apartments at Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments features and African design and includes on-site parking, fitness centre, flat screen TV and a large seating areas. A 24 hour reception desk is available. The hotel features 24 hour security and CCTV cameras.A free WiFi and internet connectivity and inner city shuttle service is offered to all guests.The Marshall at Mapungubwe (on site restaurant) serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a variety of drinks are available at the bar.Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport is 24 km away. ... more   less 
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