This is a good quality 5-star hotel with an extremely convenient location right opposite the Gautrain Station in Sandton. Not having to rent a car and easy access to the airport is a certain plus.
Unfortunately the hotel is cold and lacking charm. Service is efficient, rooms are comfortable and the food is tasty - but the entire experience feels devoid of anyone really caring about the guests. There is neither the feeling of "coming home", nor the need to call anything "superb". It's just another anonymous luxury business hotel. And to be honest, at the rates charged it's not that luxurious either.
Most annoying was that the suite I stayed in had terrible lighting, an extremely uncomfortable writing chair and a tiny desk. As a business hotel this is not excusable. Despite paying high rates for a business hotel room I ended up doing my work in the fantastic SLOW in the city lounge in the same building as the hotel room was just too painful.
The lounge food was quite good, but breakfast was once again lack lustre. Nothing interesting or exciting and most items pretty dull (felt like canteen catering). I have heard great things about David Higgs's new restaurant, but didn't get to try it.
Great location, fantastic potential, but devoid of care.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The rooms at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel overlook the beautiful Sandton Skyline, the epitome of South African opulence. This stylish hotel which is located a mere 55 steps from the Sandton Gautrain Station boasts 220 rooms and suites designed in varied moods and tones, ranging from warmth, earthy African tones to bold, contemporary splashes of colour. The rooms are spacious and modern with breath taking views of the city skyline. Each of our guest rooms offer satellite television with a large selection of channels to be enjoyed on a wall mounted flat screen television. Complimentary high speed wireless internet access helps guests stay connected whilst in Johannesburg for business or leisure. The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel enjoys a premier location only 55 steps from the high speed Gautrain rapid rail station and has easy access to the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City and all the major banking offices in Johannesburg. The Hotels conference facilities offer unique meeting spaces which include elegant meeting rooms as well as executive boardrooms catering for any size event from large banquets to intimate board meetings. The latest audiovisual equipment, climate control, complimentary high speed internet access and natural lighting make these some of the most enviable conference facilities in Johannesburg. The Award Winning Central One Restaurant and Bar offers a unique dining experience with a wide variety of award winning dishes as well as weekly specials to make every stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton, Greater Johannesburg