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“Even though it is right in the heart of Pretoria, once inside, you forget you are in town. The ambience is also good.”

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Southern Sun Pretoria
Ranked #8 of 72 Hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
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“Even though it is right in the heart of Pretoria, once inside, you forget you are in town. The ambience is also good.”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

When on a business of professional trip, this property is suitable. Being in the centre of town, it is accessible to transport. Also, many commercial facilities are within walking distance of the hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Southern Sun Pretoria does not really have scenic beauty to impress its guest, so it has to produce excellent service and location for a business travel to Pretoria. Very well located close to the major access routes, government buildings and business centre of Pretoria (not to mention Union Building)

The service at the counter when checking in was very efficient and friendly. Parkind is well located and secure. The rooms are your generic urban hotel all over the world - after a while they all look the same. No filter coffee which was a big negative,which was only mitigated by rooibos and herbal tea.

Workspace was comfortable with all sockets close at hand.

The only down side was the street noise of traffic traveling down Beatrix road.

A good hotel if you are just staying over for a meeting in central Pretoria.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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johannesburg
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel many times now and again on 31 december.The staff are really great and welcoming including upper managment staff. The rooms have always been clean and inviting on checkin.always love the city view rooms. The swimming pool is large with a good surrounding of trees,birds,a mini water fall, and brand new sun deck chairs. Breakfast is great with a big variety. I think its the "feel good" impression that keeps me coming to this hotel more than any other in johannesburg. Well done southern sun pretoria. Ps the new fitness room is a bonus

  • Stayed December 2012
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SamanthaClingham, General Manager at Southern Sun Pretoria, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you very much for your positve feedback. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us in December and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
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Samantha
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King William's Town, South Africa
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hotel has friendly staff that makes that institution a home away from home. The smile and the warm of Faith and Matuka is amazing. Lebogang at F&B is one of a kind, she makes you feel like a King and is indeed a people's person. Thanks for having such a pleasant staff.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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SamanthaClingham, General Manager at Southern Sun Pretoria, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your positve feedback following from your recent stay with us in December. I am delighted to hear that my staff treated you like a KING. We strive to ensure that we create a MEMORABLE experience for our guests at every opportunity.
I look forward to being able to welcome you back to Southern Sun Pretoria in the not too distant future.
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Samantha
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Mongu, Zambia
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I travelled to Pretoria to visit friends and for a break. So I didn't really know much about the place and I was a bit terrified of staying there with all the stories one hears about South Africa. It was a really nice hotel going by its brand and experience. Although different to the one in Lusaka in terms of service, this has really good service. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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SamanthaClingham, General Manager at Southern Sun Pretoria, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for your positve feedback following from your stay with us late last year.
I do hope that we are able to welcome you back to Southern Sun Pretoria in the not too distant future.
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Samantha
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Secunda, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I had the privilege of staying at Sun International Pretoria on a number of occasions. My overall experience of the hotel is outstanding, from the time I check in until check out, I was treated like a king. It really made me feel welcomed, not like another guest at the hotel. I will definitely visit and stay at the hotel again and personally recommend it to all. You have to experience it to understand why this is the number one hotel to stay, whether for business or pleasure. the food is great, the staff is great..... the whole hotel is great

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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SamanthaClingham, General Manager at Southern Sun Pretoria, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience with us and thank you for sharing your feedback which I truly appreciate as we can only improve as a hotel through valuable feedback from our guests such as yourself.
I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Southern Sun Pretoria in the not too distant future.
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Samantha
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Alexandria, EGY
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

It's an excellent choice for business/ official travellers. A very delightful and welcoming staff, delicious food, comfortable rooms and a very cozy restaurant by the pool.
The hotel is located in the center of the city, about 30 minutes away from Johannesburg airport

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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SamanthaClingham, General Manager at Southern Sun Pretoria, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thank you for your positve feedback following from your recent stay at Southern Sun Pretoria.
I will definately pass on your feedback to my team where we strive in creating a memorable and comfortable stay for our guests.
I do hope that we are able to welcome you back to the hotel in the not too distant future.

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Property: Southern Sun Pretoria
Address: cnr Steve Biko and Pretorius Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#5 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Pretoria 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within walking distance of the city centre, the business hub and several top-notch attractions, the Southern Sun Pretoria Hotel is a favorite amongst visitors to South Africa's capital city. While you’re there be sure to visit the Zoo, the State Theatre and the Union Buildings. A stay at this luxury hotel will have you falling in love with this charming city in the blink of an eye. ... more   less 
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