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“Elevators drove me bonkers!” 3 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Elevators drove me bonkers!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Hotel is nice - rooms are standard - breakfast is good - but the elevator situation is ridiculous. First off, you have to take one elevator to get to the lobby and then a second to get to your room - and the entire time I was there at least one elevator was down at all times which meant it took forever.

Having said that, I will stay here again for one simple reason - the GYM IS AMAZING. The hotel is on top of Planet Fitness and that this the gym you get to use. It is literally the best gym.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Me and my fiancee was in Sandton city mall for shopping and we decided to stop over at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton for a drink. We were welcomed by fully dressed hotel staffs. We then went to terrace where you can view Sandton City from North, South,East and West all at Radisson Blu Hotel Terrace Bar(Central One).

We didnt have a meal there but the cocktail was dilicious, My Fiancee had "Pina Colada & Kir Royale. and I got myself chilled Strawberry Daiquiri & Pina Colada. We been to so many places and if we could have spare cash or spare holiday time we could check inn immediately into Radisson Blu Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with Sandton City view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hotel is Average. Clean. Products are alright but the staff are simply rude. You have to wait for everything. Its basically their time or no ones time. Make sure you keep all your valuables close by, because they tend to take your stuff. Even in the safe, I had lots of colleagues have their stuff go missing from this hotel. Would return but basically bring nothing with me next time. Pool is alright. Average. Room service is good and gym facilities is nice.
Recommend - Yeah, for one night with no valuables.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The hotel to me was average. It really is a business hotel so perhaps that added to the feeling of coldness. The staff were not very welcoming upon check in. There was a general malaise when I asked them for assisttance with information on the museum (apartheid museum, which is superb). The food wasn't particularly good and was often cold. Pretty good location, 30 mins to the airport and approx the same to the museum. The rooms were very clean. Overall I found it to be a soulless place but perhaps perfect for a business trip!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Fa82
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Well, it`s a large hotel from a large chain, so as long as you know that, expect nothing less. It`s close to Mandela Square and about 30 mins from Tambo airport. But it is a large hotel from a large chain. The rooms are lovely, the staff are fantastic, but I found the service in the restaurant really slow.

The hotel is mainly populated by business travellers and the menu reflects their standard international needs, there was very little `local` fayre.

There is free Wi-Fi should you need it, a business centre and conferencing facilities, but I personally would prefer to stay somewhere smaller next time.

Room Tip: Get up to the highest floor possible, the views are amazing :-)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We only stayed one night in-between flights but I have to say I was very impressed with the hotel, the staff, the location and how easy it was to get to via the train from the airport. We only had breakfast there but it was good with a wide selection to choose from. The rooms were clean and the beds comfy. The best was the free shuttle service around town and they were very happy to take us over to the mall for an hour and then over to a restaurant and back to the hotel later on that night. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone spending a little time in Johannesburg.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank HannahRome
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Pros :
- Basic rooms are nice and tidy.
- Free Internet access for all, and … very good Internet speed comparing to other competitors in the same Road!
- Staff globally gentle and smiling.
- 24h room service.
- Good location, on Rivonia road.
- Restaurant is very nice and tasteful !
Cons :
- Parking in the basement is expensive (40R/day).
- Still do not understand why Radisson built up 2 twin hotels at the same place. Quite stupid, I think many people just get wrong because of that.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
Address: Corner Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton 2010, South Africa (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Sandton
#6 Business Hotel in Sandton
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg 5*
Number of rooms: 290
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