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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Ranked #9 of 49 Hotels in Sandton
London, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

As leisure guests in a predominantly business hotel, we stuck out a little bit in our shorts. But we were treated impeccably all the same.

The hotel is a few steps from the Gautrain (which whisks you to the airport in no time) so is THE place to stay if this sort of convenience is your thing.

We got a 'Business Class' room (602) and we couldn't have wanted for more; lovely bathroom, super-comfy bed with quality linens and a desk etc. to work from. Top marks.

Breakfast in the restaurant just fabulous; attentive service, excellent selection from a large buffet and eggs etc. cooked to order by the smiley chef. All waiting staff very nice and chatty too.

Pool area glorious and a real haven from the madness of the streets below.

Walkover to the shopping mall for loads of restaurants/shops etc.

Top tip for souvenirs is to buy from the craft market just behind Hard Rock Cafe in Mandela Sq. A third of the prices elsewhere!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Good Day,

Thank you very much for selecting the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel your hotel of choice on your recent visit to to Johannesburg and also for taking time to tell us about your experience here on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted that you loved every aspect of your stay with us, we will be sure to pass your message of compliments to the entire team here at the hotel.

Once again thank you for staying with us, we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

This new Radisson hotel is just across the new Johannesburg Gautrain which connects the airport with Sandton. I booked the hotel as it is very close to the Mandela square and a large Shopping and Restaurant district.

My room had a great view and was very spacious. very comfortable beds and a large bathroom.
The best is the breakfast buffet with its incredible croissant - Excellent.

I will be back

Room Tip: Its a new hotel with great large rooms and really value for money. All famous Restaurants and shops...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arthold
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Good Day,

Firstly we would like to thank you very much for selecting the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel as your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg and also for taking the time to write this amazing 5 star review - we really appreciate it!

We are very pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed our Super Buffet Breakfast which is one of our unique selling points.

We will make sure to share your review with the entire team and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Sandton, South Africa
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245 reviews
75 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

I attended a conference late last year at the Gautrain Blu. Its a great venue - plenty of space to have small break aways - many little pockets where you can sit and have a semi-private meeting.

The SLOW lounge at the bottom is a great get away in the city and the perfect place for business meetings. Its very exclusive so you dont have people falling over each other and wifi is available at an additional cost

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SZavahir
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Good Day,

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your recent conference experience which you had at the end of last year, we are very pleased to hear that everything was to your liking and that you enjoyed your meeting experience with us.

We will be sure to share this amazing 5 star review with the entire team at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel.

We really look forward to welcoming you back in the near future,

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

Close to Nelson Mandela square. Cool vibe in the hotel, very attentive staff. We didn't eat there since we went out for dinner so can't say whether the food is any good. I'd stay there again if I needed to be in Sandton.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Good Day,

Firstly we would like to thank you very much for selecting the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel as your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg as well as for taking the time to give us this amazing 5 star review.

We are very pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us, please try our Central One Restaurant on your next visit, the food and service is amazing and we are sure that you would really love it.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Normal sized room, well appointed and have a luxury feel. Check-in/check-out was smooth, friendly and professional. We did not go to the pool deck, but it did look inviting. We passed on the breakfast option because the biggest and greatest mall in Africa is a few hundred metres away with fantastic restaurants.
Got a good deal with agoda, and would definitely stay there again as the gautrain is just across the street.
This is a much better option for lay-overs than the airport hotels, since the train-ride is a mere 14 minutes away from O.R. Tambo.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bittenbysharks
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Good Day,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg and also for taking the time to give us this amazing review on Trip Advisor.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met all your expectations during it - next time you should try our breakfast as we have over 130 items on our buffet to chose from, a winner if you are hungry in the morning.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great hotel, great service, great location, great food, but beware the water offered at the dinner table! At R50 a bottle (750ml) for filtered, ozone and UV treated municipal water, it's a TOTAL rip-off and spoiled my stay. I don't mind paying a premium for good food or good wine, but when you are offered water as you are seated without an indication of the extreme price, I feel abused and so will not be making use of this chain of hotels again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ColinvdH
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Good Day,

Firstly we would like to thank you for selecting the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel as your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg as well as for taking the time to tell us about your experience here on Trip Advisor.

We are very sorry to hear about your experience in our Central One Restaurant with regards to the water, would it please be possible to make contact with our Marketing Manager via email derek.martin@radissonblu.com so that we can get for information on what happened so that we can make this right to prevent it from happening again in the future.

We really look forward to hearing from you so that we can resolve this matter.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Phoenix, Arizona
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317 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

There are two Radisson Blu hotels in Sandton. I selected the one right across the Gautrain station and next to the popular Mandela Square shopping center since I was planning to take the train from the Tambo Airport. I was not sure what to expect since the entrance to the hotel is not very impressive. But once you reach the lobby in the third floor of the building you see a very nice lobby and lounge. It overlooks Sandton towards Mandela Square. There is also a beautiful small pool on this level. The check in was prompt and the staff very helpful especially after telling them about my 23-hour traveling day. And I was upgraded to a business class room on the 10th floor with a great view of the city. The room and bath are spacious, clean and modern. The bed was firm with four oversize and delicious pillows. Loved it! The wi-fi worked great as well. I am usually satisfied with coffee for breakfast but Radisson Blu has an incredibly good spread.... more than four choices of fresh cheese, cereals, sausages and other meats, eggs made to order, gourmet breads, juices and a pot of coffee just for me. My stay was a weekend stay at a great value! Great service, location and close to public transportation. I will definitely stay here my next time in Johannesburg.

Room Tip: High floor with city view. I would highly recommend the business/breakfast package.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FredOH69
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Good Day,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg and also for taking the time to write this amazing 5/5 review here on Trip Advisor.

We are very pleased to hear that everything about your stay was to your liking, thank you for all the kind words about our Hotel as well as our friendly staff, I will be sure to pass your compliments to the entire team here at the Hotel.

Once again, thank you for staying at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel and we really look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
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Property: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Address: Rivonia Road, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#10 Business Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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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