I extended a business trip over a weekend, and this hotel was recommended to me by a South African colleague. I was only able to get a standard room, but this was fine.
The standard room is quite compact, but had some great touches - ipod docking station, wall sockets that fit international plugs, generous sized shower, flat screen TV, and the room service was pretty good. The hotel decor is contemporary - my only gripe is the lighting in the bedroom was great mood lighting, but not that practical! My room was above the bar (great view!), and over-looking a busy road, but had no problems getting to sleep.
I think one of the things that makes this hotel is the bar on the Mezzanine floor, with amazing panoramic views. Seems to a popular destination with locals for a Friday night drink, and had a great vibe. Overall the hotel service was excellent, although when the bar was busy, it was very slow (but well-intentioned!). The bar menu was small, but not too bad, shame they don't offer afternoon teas though.
The hotel backs onto the Hyde park shopping centre which has a selection of international brands (and the obligatory "Woolies"!), but I would still recommend the Sandton shopping centre.
Overall a nice surprise, and any new hotel quirks seemed to have been dealt with. I probably wouldn't stay here for a business trip, but it does offer business facilities, although the internet access is not free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The prestigious Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton forms part of the exclusive Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre. A state of the art hotel, offering guests all the comforts needed by the discerning traveller . The contemporary design and decor has been carefully crafted to reflect the lifestyle of our discerning guests, with furnishings and fittings adding a touch of class. Rooms offer panoramic views over the tree tops of Johannesburg's northern suburbs and include all the comforts of your own home.There is also a well appointed boardroom and two fully equipped conference rooms that caters for executive business meetings or private signature events.High speed WI FI connectivity is now available to hotel guests on a complimentary basis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton Hotel Sandton
- Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton Greater Johannesburg