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Garden Court Sandton City
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
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“Nice hotel to stay in Johannesburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Distance from airport: It's about 30-45mins drive depending on the traffic condition. Alternatively, you may want to consider taking the Gauteng Train.

Front office: Front office staff is friendly and check-in is smooth.

Room: Big room with nice bed and the hotel provides some basic amenities.

Breakfast: Good selection of food.

Wifi: The hotel provides free Wifi (3MB only daily). You may also purchase other internet access plans for faster speed and downloads.

Around the hotel: Hotel is within the financial hub of Sandton City. There are shopping malls such as Sandton City Shopping Mall, Nelson Mandela Square, etc. Intercontinental Hotel and Sandton City Exhibition Centre are beside Garden Court. You can also book tour packages with the concierge.

Overall: Cosy and comfortable hotel to stay in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

When we first arrived at this hotel we wondered why we had been placed so far out of Jo'burg city centre. Having then visited Jo'burg itself we appreciated the reasons why. The location of this hotel is in a safe, nice area, as opposed to the main city centre which is not. There is a huge modern shopping centre over the road which leads to the lovely Nelson Mandela Square with some excellent restaurants. The Gautrain can be accessed nearby so if you wanted to go into Jo'burg you can easily enough. We travelled 2 stops then got on the City Sight Seeing Bus outside of the station at Park. The hotel itself is nice enough, oldish but clean and tidy. Nice beds and bedding, friendly staff. Had better breakfasts but that just personal preference there is plenty of choice. For British readers you can get an excellent cup of tea in South Africa courtesy of Five Roses tea!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I found this hotel online , when i was coming over with my husband and son he was 9 months old at the time. The staff were very friendly and the service was good ... we really enjoyed our stay and it being my husbands first visit to south africa he thoroughly enjoyed it ...loved how it was central to everything and Nelson mandela square was just across the road... so we were having breakfast and there was a huge selection every morning ... one had the option of either eating in the hotel or eating out ... the only fault we had was there was no fridge but overall it was awesome and excellent ... The next time we return we shall definitely be staying there.. loved it the staff including the cleaning staff were awesome ,though we shall try to come in summer when its warmer it was still a bit cold but still we had an awesome time !! Didn't have the option of selecting august , but we were there in august last year...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Lahore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I guess that's the best thing about this hotel is that it is close to very good restaurants and Nelson Mandela Square and the mall. Breakfast is not too bad, staff is mostly friendly. Not a bad place to stay if you're in town for business as most people won't have any issue getting there. You can also get to your meetings and offices very easily.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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South Sinai, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I often overnight in Joburg while flying Internationally. Instead of staying at one of the airport hotels I get the Gautrain to Sandton and stay here.
5 minutes walk from the station and 2 minutes to Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City. Very convenient.
Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Big pillows and fluffy duvets etc.
Nice Grillhouse and pub down stairs.
Pool.
Great breakfast.
Excellent value for Sandton.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nicely situated and within walking distance to everything that you may need, but very noisey when staff get together at 7h30 to clean. Don't know if this is on every floor or just the eighth? There is a staff lift which is not used by staff. Room was clean and comfortable and very well priced for location. Breakfast was more than adequate.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

I stayed 3 night in garden court sandton city .
The location is very safe, and close from Mandela square mall and gautrain station.

The architecture of the hotel is very classic, big building: you feel anonymous in the hotel.
The service is very professionnal : clean and modern room, quite large for one people .

There are a nice bar/restaurant in the hotel to eat Nice meat or drink beer.

Note :EXCELLENT breakfast :)))

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Garden Court Sandton City
Address: Cnr West and Maude Streets, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Sandton City 3*
Number of rooms: 444
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its stylish urban design and fuss-free approach to accommodation, Garden Court Sandton City is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. It is here that functional design meets smart technology, resulting in a surprisingly simple hotel that is easily able to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. The convenient location meanwhile has plenty of advantages for all guests. Business travellers are within easy reach of the acclaimed Sandton Convention Centre along with the rest of the Sandton CBD, while leisure travellers can enjoy the world-class shopping, entertainment and sight-seeing attractions found within the area. Getting around has never been easier, thanks to the high speed Gautrain route that spans across the city.Garden Court Sandton City Hotel Features A total of 444 rooms are offered, each furnished in a modern style. Aside from basic features such as baths and separate showers, facilities in each room include invitingly comfortable double or queen beds, workstations, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations, DSTV, plug points and porter service among others. Wheelchair-accessible and smoking rooms can also be arranged on request. Other facilities that can be enjoyed within the hotel itself include free WiFi, complementary Gautrain station shuttles, Riffs Bar & Grill, a breakfast room, Sandton Sun Spa and access to other nearby amenities. Conferencing venues and facilities include two full-service meeting rooms, with packages on offer to suit your business needs. As a guest at our hotel, you can also look forward to a host of specials that add more value to your stay, such as our Frequent Guest loyalty programme. Take the stress out of travel planning with Garden Court Sandton City – an ideally located hotel that understands your needs. ... more   less 
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