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Sunnyside Park Hotel
Ranked #26 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Reviewed 23 April 2014

It may be just my room, but the drainage basin is not good, a dirty impression.
The hotel itself seems well-established, it was a fine building.
Trees on site is beautiful, you can wake up in the voice of birds in the morning.
Staff is also polite.
Breakfast was delicious, too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Dear Yukiko

Thank you for bringing this problem to our attention. I apologise for the inconvenience and assure you that our maintenance team has been alerted to sort it out. If you had notified us of the problem during your stay, we could have moved you to another room. Your complimentary feedback about our garden, our staff and your breakfast is appreciated and has been passed on to the Sunnyside Park team.

Yours in hospitality

Chris Schutte
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

What a pleasant surprise - I booked into the hotel due to it's proximity to our new office building, not expecting much but left after 3 days with a different view on the area and the hotel. It is located in a beautiful old Jhb colonial home and has a strong colonial theme in a hotel frequented by mainly new generation South African's. Interesting contrasts and wonderful to see.
The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff are friendly and efficient and the meals in both the main dining room and on-site Irish Pub we very good.
A pleasant 3 day stay all round!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Johan

Many thanks for taking time out to post this great feedback. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the Sunnyside Park team. It is great to know that we are getting it right. We hope to see you back soon.

Yours in hospitality

Chris Schutte
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very friendly staff, efficient, and very helpful.
Location of hotel is great too.
Rooms immaculate and clean, however houskeeping was a little early on some days, but all in all a comfortable stay.
Breakfast fit for kings, with a selection of various things to have, you definitely werent short of choices.
Great pool, and gym facilites too.
Very happy traveller!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank SKZimbo
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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your valued feedback and response. We always strive to improve our culture and strive for excellence.

We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunnyside Park Hotel in the future.

Yours in hospitality.

Chris Schutte

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This was a pleasant stay we went to the Bruce Springsteen shoe in JHB and stayed over the staff is friendly rooms are clean and breakfast amazing
Thanks to jimmy the taxi owner of the hotel that made our stay even better .

Room Tip: Do have the breakfast
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Liz R
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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Dear Liz

Thank you for your valued feedback and response. We are always striving to improve our service offering and culture.

We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunnyside Park Hotel.

Yours in Hospitality,

Chris Schutte

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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Hotel building id in colonial style with wonderful wood paved lobby and stairs (look a bit similar with negresco in nice). Advantages - big secured territory with park and pool, quite, beautiful building, wonderful and cheap food in restaurant (steak is about 11 usd, strawberry dessert is 6 usd), fast wifi (but they change a password every 2 days). Disadvantages - no elevators (have to carry your luggage upstairs by yourself), rooms are small, surrounded area has nothing for travelers' visitation.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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3  Thank Denis U
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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Dear Denis

Thank you for your feedback response, we value your feedback. We offer a porter service and I do apologise if no person of our team did not offer to carry your luggage.
We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunnyside Park Hotel.

Yours in Hospitality

Chris Schutte

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This large hotel is in a historical house set in nice grounds, with superb old African trees. The gym and swimming pool are nice and the room I was in was also good. It has all the amenities that a 4-star hotel should have, and the breakfasts have lots of variety and are good. The only drawback as far as I was concerned was rather unpredictable email access. The login details they gave me on my arrival never worked and the other access codes they then gave me seemed to change every day or so, so a day rarely went by when I didn't have to phone the reception to get the new codes. But apart from that the hotel was very good.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This hidden gem is a must stay over. It has that 'at home' feeling where you can roam freely in the garden, sit in the lounge, use the gym, swim, look at the stylish old charm finishes, etc. In most hotels you feel 'boxed in' and hardly go outside, expecially in Johannesburg. But this is a real gem in and it is a pleasure to sit outside in fresh air, listening to birds, feeling the wind - and it is safe!

The staff are excellent. I never experienced bad service and if something is not up to standard, the front desk is very quick to solve the problem.

Room Tip: Ask for a front facing room, and if available with a balcony! Brialliant setting!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Sunnyside Park Hotel

Address: Princess of Wales Terrace | Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range: £70 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunnyside Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historically restored Johannesburg hotel, the Sunnyside Park Hotel, has been completely refurbished to capture the elegance and charm of a bygone era. Built in 1895 in a Victorian-style, the hotel is centrally located providing the business executive and the leisure traveller with easy access to the Johannesburg CBD, Rosebank, Sandton and the Johannesburg International Airport. ... more   less 
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