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Southern Sun Pretoria
Ranked #8 of 73 Hotels in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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“Good Alternative to the Sheraton”
Reviewed 1 November 2008

Pleasantly surprised by this Hotel (former Holiday Inn).

Booked the Superior room. Clean and functional but a bit sparse. Difference with standard room was bedding. Quality of bedding, pillows etc, was really good.

The room lacked a fridge but I asked for one. Was brought in within minutes. Staff is pleasent and cordial.
Common areas nice especially the bar. The bar staff is good and the prices and service excellent. The restaurant is adequate.

Location in downtown Pretoria close to government buildings. When compared to Sheraton I like that this hotel is in the middle of a commercial area -- albeit not an attractive one. Just around the corner there is a shopping arcade with a Shoprite supermarket. So you can get some fruits, drinks and the like to have in the room. Walking in the day is oK.

All together, Pretoria choices are limited and not very good. I don't like the Sheraton and often stay in guesthouses. This is really a good place to consider, especially if you don't want to be at a place that is too isolated.

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Property: Southern Sun Pretoria
Address: cnr Steve Biko and Pretorius Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
#5 Business Hotel in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Pretoria 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within walking distance of the city centre, the business hub and several top-notch attractions, the Southern Sun Pretoria Hotel is a favorite amongst visitors to South Africa's capital city. While you’re there be sure to visit the Zoo, the State Theatre and the Union Buildings. A stay at this luxury hotel will have you falling in love with this charming city in the blink of an eye. ... more   less 
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