I stayed at Genesis in a one bedroom apartment and enjoyed my stay. The apartments are lovely and very clean. They were apparently built for World Cup 2010 so they are still very new and the furnishing is so modern. The staff members were very professional & reception is open 24/7. The apartment had a very spacious bedroom, lounge area, kitchen and bathroom with shower only, no tub , it was very nice. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils for those who wish to cook. You also have your own balcony.
There are guards at the main entry and at night they close and lock the main entry gate, the place is very secure. You also see guards patrolling around the roads nearby. You use a key card to access your level & your room so only actual guests & staff with cards can access the apartment area upstairs. There is a well-stocked Spar Supermarket downstairs for all your grocery needs; it has everything you’ll need and is open from approx 8am to 8pm most days. The apartments are located in a Jewish neighbourhood so the supermarket has some Kosher food as well. There is the main Grill restaurant which serves some nice yummy reasonable meals, very convenient if you don’t wish to cook, open for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner. There is also a post office, optometrist, ATMs, shoe shops, clothing shop, hair and beauty salon, nail salon, women’s gym, another restaurant all in the vicinity; you honestly don’t need to leave the place at all.
Housekeeping comes to clean everyday including weekends and they are excellent! Reception can assist you with anything, airport transfers etc, they are very efficient. There’s free internet on 2 computers in the reception and you can also catch free wireless internet there on your own computer, however, they do charge you if you want internet in your rooms.
Downside, pool was not working and there are no air conditioners. However, there’s a lovely sitting area around the pool to bask in the sun and relax which was great. Plus the apartments are not exactly located close to convenient public transport so it’s ideal to hire a car (free secure underground parking at apartments) or reception can arrange a taxi for you though it can be quite pricey. Some earlier reviews said the apartments are not close to any ‘interesting or fun’ places but seriously that is not a problem given the price you pay, Genesis accommodation is so so reasonable, you can travel to anywhere and main areas like Rosebank and Sandton are not even far. It’s also located close to the airport – 20 min max without traffic.
I enjoyed my stay at Genesis and I totally recommend it for anyone who wants a comfortable, modern, clean and secure place to stay. The apartments are exquisite and you will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now you can mix business with pleasure. Genesis All-Suite Hotel S offers the best of all worlds. Ideal for work, perfect for play. Set in Africa's economic hub, Genesis is ideally and centrally located. With easy access to OR Tambo International Airport, the resurgent Central Business District and the cosmopolitan business and leisure suburb of Sandton, Genesis is close enough for you to experience the most attractive of what the city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Genesis Suites And Conferencing Hotel Johannesburg