This hotel is part of the Orion Group which owns the adjacent building; Orion House. On numerous instances in the week I stayed there, a loud boisterous church--with highly amplified sound system and drums--was operation from Orion House. This was a serious assault on the senses and total disrespect to one's right to peace & quiet. The noise was especially bothersome on Sunday when I was expecting to catch up on much need sleep.
The management of the hotel seemed oblivious to complaints; further reinforcing a the feeling that the hotel operates in an environment of lawlessness and entitlement. The 'church' was in clear violation of zoning and noise pollution laws; but seemed to be operating with the blessing of Orion Group (which is a listed property company) or the local law enforcement.
For a serious business person, who treasures peace, quiet and safety or someone wanting to get some work done this hotel should be avoided at all costs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant Johannesburg landmark that dates back to the 1930's is located on the Braamfontein Ridge, next to the iconic Mandela Bridge. Whilst The Devonshire Hotel has been totally rebuilt on the original site, it still retains its original character and charm. It is strategically positioned in Johannesburg's vibrant cosmopolitan, business and academic district, Braamfontein. The hotel offers a warm and inviting guest experience and caters to travelling businessmen, sports fans and conference delegates. The Bellismo Italian Restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine combined with its legendary pizzas; guests can relax and enjoy a casual drink at the Long Bar, a popular and inviting Johannesburg sports bar. The Devonshire Hotel is only 25 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport and 10 minutes away from the Sandton City Shopping Centre, Wits University, University of Johannesburg, and Milpark Business School. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Devonshire Braamfontein, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa