Great hotel - situated in a quieter suburb of Joburg not far from Sandton and minutes away from the main M1 motorways (with others around 15 minutes away) it is ideally situated for travelling around to various parts of the city. The hotel is clean, staff are friendly and have a good service ethic. The rooms are clean, spacious, have air con, bath/shower and a good size desk for working from. The in-house restaurant offers good quality food albeit if the choice is a little limited (about 10 main courses) but what they do they do well.
Swimming pool area is good for quiet relaxation and partially overlooks the bowling green of the nearby Wanderers sports club. The cricket ground is also further down the road (but doesn't intrude on the hotel)...The gym attached to the hotel is a reasonable size , has a fairly decent array of equipment and the staff are very friendly.
Breakfast is a little pricey for what you get (R150) so if you're here for a long stay you can keep the food you want in your fridge. The laundery service is good if a little pricey (R150 for 5 shirts to be pressed) but will turn around orders the same day if received before 8am.
Local shopping centres & restuarants within a short drive at Sandton and easy to get out of town to see the sights from here to. Hotel is comfortably quiet in the week and lively enough on weekends. All in all a good hotel and a comfortable environment for an extended stay in SA.
And if you get a room looking out the front of the hotel you get to watch beautiful sun rises every morning over an open horizen!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the prestigious suburb of Illovo, Sandton, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. A mere 4 minutes’ drive away, the M1 Freeway allows for easy access to all business centres, the OR Tambo International Airport and various other attractions the great city of Johannesburg has to offer. Venture into Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch precinct, which are minutes away and offer some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Alternatively enjoy fine cuisine in our upmarket restaurant, relax on the hotel’s poolside sundeck, enjoy a cocktail in our 24 hour coffee bar and deli or make use of the in-house FIT gym. Accommodation consists of superbly appointed bedrooms, all equipped with separate bath and shower, an executive work desk & wireless internet access. Our distinguished conference facilities and executive boardrooms encourage performance and productivity. Careful attention to detail is a hallmark of this hotel, from the striking, elegant décor, immaculate service, supremely comfortable rooms, to the fresh red apple placed in our guest's room every day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Protea Hotel Illovo
- Protea Wanderers Hotel