It beggars belief how this hotel has managed to get a four star rating. As the walls bordering the passage and between rooms are made of drywall/plaster board just about every minute sound transmits into and out of the room. The toilet is separated from the rest of the room by only a partition that reaches only about 2/3rd up the height of the room. What's wrong with a properly enclosed toilet & bathroom that has a door that you can close? In the shower cubicle there is a flimsy strange leaf shaped contraption that you must stand on and which wobbles. Floor tiles would have worked much bettet. The room I stayed in had the hot & cold water incorrectly labelled. The hotel's decor is thematically based on gold reef mining so internationally incorporates a rustic look. However, sometimes the rustic look is completely unintentional. Take for example the visible damage from damp to the bathroom partition wall in my room, or the exposed wires & hole connecting the lights in the bathroom, or the patched up drywall next to the toilet. This hotel has no gym or swimming pool and you have to pay for the Internet.
Johannesburg is a large city with so many options. You would be crazy to want to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Reef Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Johannesburg's City Hall. It has an on-site restaurant and modern guest rooms with satellite TV and individual decor. Rooms at Reef Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling black and white photos. Each has a sitting area with a large satellite TV. The private bathroom offers a separate bathtub and shower in a deluxe room and a shower only in a standard room. Reef Hotel's restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare both South African and international cuisine. The hotel's in-house bar offers South African wine, international champagne and has panoramic views of Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum is a 5 minute drive from Reef Hotel. Many of Johannesburg's art galleries are also nearby. Complimentary shuttle is available within a 5KM radius subject to availability. ... more less
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