I stayed here twice in a week either side of a safari trip to KwaZulu Natal. The hotel is incredibly well located, just off Nelson Mandela square in Sandton and only a few minutes walk from the Gautrain. For first time visitors unsure of Jo'burg (as I was) it is perfect as the journey from the airport is very quick, easy and safe (there are security guards patrolling the entire route). The area around the hotel is a massive shopping mall with several restaurants around the square itself, which does make it a bit sterile but again feels very safe.
The hotel rooms are big and the bathrooms are very spacious as other reviewers have stated and are well equipped. As you would expect from a new hotel everything is in good order throughout. The gym was well equipped and there are computers that you can use to get on-line, the swimming pool was small and I don't think heated (I could be wrong) but was good to dip in to cool off if sun-bathing)
The staff were welcoming (especially on our return when they recognised us) and friendly and the variety of food at breakfast was excellent.
The only sour note to our stay which I gather is not unique to the Da Vinci was the price we were charged for a car. To go to soccer city and back (a 30 minute journey) cost 900 Rand! I live in central London and have used cars from 5-star hotels here are they do not cost that much - so be warned!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DAVINCI Hotel and Suites - A Contemporary Masterpiece. Legacy’s latest luxury hotel and all suites development is located adjacent to the prime location of Nelson Mandela Square. This is Legacy’s fourth hotel on the cosmopolitan square in the heart of the Sandton business and leisure district. One could speak of the opulence of the rooms, the restaurant and lounge, pioneering fitness centre and health spa but we suggest you come and see for yourself. Guests can enjoy the convenience of luxurious shopping at the Legacy Corner Mall and Sandton City just an elevator trip away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Davinci Hotel Sandton
- DaVinci Hotel And Suites Sandton, Greater Johannesburg