Firstly I have to say the rooms are modern, fairly large and generally we'll equipped. They are functional and comfortable but for one major flaw. There is no airconditioning! I am an airline pilot and stay in hotels all over the world and this is the first hotel I have seen without airconditioning. They have taken the trouble to install heating - in a city that experiences moderate to hot conditions for about 9 months of the year and a short winter for the remaining 3 months and they could not even install an overhead fan in rooms that can reach over 30 degrees. Absurd!
The rooms are located above a shopping mall in an atrium like structure. The sounds of talking, doors slamming, traffic and all the general noises associated with a shopping center are echoed and magnified. Sleep would be impossible when the center opens in the morning - exacerbated by the fact that windows have to be left open to allow for ventilation.
I note that General Manager is aware of the criticisms on this website and undertakes to address them but of course he has no intention of doing so.
The hotel has potential but the designers were unbelievably short sighted. I cannot recommend this place
- 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