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Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton
Ranked #15 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
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Sky, Moon, Stars
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Treated like royalty on a commoner's budget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2011

I travelled with 20 people in January 2011. This quaint hotel packs a nice little punch. I was very surprised at the quality and the hotel manager, Ms. Yolande is an exceptional leader.

The staff at the Southern Sun were absolutely fabulous. They were courteous and made sure that our group settled in very nicely. Absolutely loved the restaurant manager of Kelsey's Grill and his staff. Loved the bartender. He was so cool. And the ladies who served were all very polite and accommodating. The front desk were extremely professional and very nice. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was great.

The location was quiet and nestled across the street from an area that houses shops, a grocery store and restaurants. How convenient. The rooms were clean and the bathroom were state-of-the-art fabulous.

Their was only 1 Internet station and the price to use it was a little stiff. The bed was a little too firm and the TV selection wasn't all that, but hey, I was their to see South Africa.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2011

Stayed for one night with my friends. Lovely afternoon drinking cocktails around the pool. Service was super, however the bar snack menu could be expanded, especially as many people appeared to be visiting for afternoon drinks. Dinner in the shopping centre was convenient and plenty of choice. Bathrooms are just GORGEOUS! All 5 of us liked the bathrooms!! Rooms are new, nicely appointed, couldn't ask for more. Hotel was quiet. All good!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

Living in Johannesburg, its always nice to try and get out to try hotels for the odd night or weekend within the city. (Spur of the moment!) Having had a number of bad experiences in other hotels in the past couple of months, it was time to return to this hotel, the first time just after it opened.

My initial visit was extremely welcoming with friendly staff not overbearing, room service of excellent standard, so here goes 18 or so months later.

Nothing has changed, from talking to staff making a reservation, to checking in, room service - it is still of high quality for a hotel that offers value for money .Standard rooms are well appointed with more than the necessary mod-cons.

Southern Suns, Hyde Park - well done for maintaining this standard and to all your caring, wonderful, smiling staff which made our evening a happy one, we will be back soon again! To Lungi, at the front desk, you awesome..

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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East London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2010

The fact that the hotel is on top of a shopping mall just initialises the amazing ambience of the establishment.

The staff is very professional without being over the top with the "Madam". Both the duty managers (amazingly are isiXhosa speaking) so we had fun with our mother tongue. Breakfast is an experience and the parking is comfortable on the ground floor.

The connectivity to the mall is efficient and you can lose yourself if you have R10k to spend on a handbag.

The rooms are spacious, clean, colour lines very elegant (nothing over the top), well I was in a standard room but very happy. I tried room service, I was extremely pleased and loved it.

Its my favourite spot for business in Jozi. Try it! Its a couple of robots and a street away from Sandton City, so if you feel that the Hyde Park Mall is a shocker to your sensibilities, then drive a couple of street down and lose yourself in the City.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Glion, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2010

Well organised and conveniently build on top - next to the Hyde park Shopping Centre, this hotel offers a good deal whilst on business in Johannesburg.

Rooms are spacious and there is great selection of TV channels. Breakfast quality could be improved. Staff is friendly and parking very convenient.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

We had a business meeting here, and several of us who had flown into the country stayed here.
Generally a very positive experience - staff very welcoming and we had excellent service from the Conference facilities and the Restaurant Manager (Roberto) went out of his way to accommodate some latecomers one lunch time.
The bar area is the highlight witha fantastic balcony to look over the surrounding suburbs. We ate a couple of times at the mall that is connected to the hotel and this was very convenient - I would definitely return here rather than where I normally stay in Sandton (Garden Court).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton
Address: 1st Road, Hyde Park | Now with free guest Wi-Fi., Sandton 2024, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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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