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Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead
Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Sandton
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Need to be between the two cities with easy access to the highway in all directions, then this Holiday Inn is a good option. We dont really want out be out at night in Joburg, so the in house Butcher Block Restaurant is a huge attraction. Clean, new rooms are nice. The low enery lighting in the room makes it difficlut to see, and the girls complained that it was difficlut to do makeup. Depending on my needs in the area, I would stay here again as the pricing is attractive.

Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a stock-standard Holiday Inn Express situated close to the highway in Woodmead Office Park. This gives it easy accessibility, but of course it is not within walking distance of anything. The service was good and the rooms were clean and comfortable. This is perfect for a one-night stay after later arrival from the airport and allows you to get to you meetings early the next morning (which is what we did).

Definitely an affordable short-stay no-frills business hotel. NOT recommended for leisure use. My only complaint would be the lack of proper coffee (after hours) and the silly 30MB internet allowance. This is not acceptable for a "business hotel".

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2012

Dear kobuse,

Thank you for your review of your stay via Tripadvisor. I greatly appreciate you calling out the good quality of our rooms and service. I am sorry some aspects did not meet your expectations. All of our reviews are evaluated by management, and your review is no exception. We strive to provide the best guest experience possible, and may use some of the feedback you’ve provided to further improve our service. I hope you will consider us again when in Sandton. Thank you again.

Regards,
Brenda J.
IHGCare

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Reviewed 30 March 2012

It looks like a pretty new hotel, modern design, fresh look. But there are tons of problems. I moved to a different room because the AC didn't work. Then the water in the shower didn't rinse away and the maintenance had to come and fix the clogged pipes. The free internet is only for up to 30Mb per day. That gives you about 45 minutes with an iPhone...
Breakfast was really good and free. Although the coffee/chocolate machine was out of order. Then one more comment. They are very anal about letting you pay before you get your room. Or they pre-authoroze your card. This causes huge lines at the reception.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

Dear gobitz,

Thank you for your review. I certainly apologize for the issues you encountered and for any inconvenience or negative impression this might have caused you. I understand why you are disappointed, let me assure you that this is not our usual level of service. Our management has taken note of this and proper action has been taken to ensure that situations of this nature will not reoccur in the future.

Sincerely,
Brenda J.
IHGCare

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The hotel is in an interesting environment amongst offices, a nice place to stay over if you are travelling to Pretoria in the morning for a meeting and do not want to be held in traffic.

The Express hotels are generally really difficult to be fair to when making an evaluation, because of the market in which they are designed to operate, but they are still 3-star hotels and there are expectations because they charge a price that should provide a service, which they don't provide!

Personally, I didn't like the reception arrangement, the breakfast food nor the fact that I had to go and pick up my room service dinner downstairs, I thought the whole idea of "room service" is food delivered to the comfort of your room!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

I booked some of the family into the hotel for Christmas due to the excellent service i had before. No complaints again. The staff is superb and the rooms are very good.

Double rooms are big and also have a sleeper couch...

The area is right next to a massive mall. There is also news cafe where you can have a few drinks and relax.

Overall a stunning place for both teens and adults!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Be warned - this is one property that required you to have a car....did I mention you need a car? Situated literally in the middle-of-nowhere alongside a series of highways, this pretty good and brand-new Holiday Inn Express is comfortable, modern and a pleasure to stay in. Rooms are fresh and clean and of decent size but I do miss an under-sheet on the bed instead of just an average duvet. I was disappointed with a very snowy television set and a rather chaotic breakfast where the coffee machine was not working. Another problem is the lack of choice for dinner as it is impossible to walk anywhere for additional restaurants. The on-site Butchers Block steakhouse (the only dining facility available) was pretty average and lacked a necessary professionalism. Having said all of this, if you are on business in the adjacent business park or area, you cannot go wrong with this hotel and you will be pleased to stay there. But, avoid as a tourst as its simply too isolated - although to be fair a very efficient shuttle car was arranged for me to take me to a nearby business meeting at a cost of R90. This hotel is certainly more Good than Average, but its location and poor dining options remains its biggest downfall.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank polanalyst
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Booked this hotel accidentally for a business trip, thinking it was the other Holiday Inn in central Sandton, where I normally stay (and which I'm very fond of) ... and was to be honest disappointed - the hotel is in the middle of nowhere, next to a motorway in an office park estate, with the hotel restaurant as the only place to go unless you take a taxi. The room was clean but spartan and felt rather poky. Breakfast was (excessively!) frugal; evening meals in the restaurant were a bit better but hardly gourmet. The staff were friendly and efficient though. I shall be careful which Holiday Inn I book in future ;-)

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead

Address: 54 Maxwell Drive | Woodmead North Office Park, Sandton 2191, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 46 Hotels in Sandton
Price Range: £46 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Woodmead, Sandton. The hotel is located in the heart of a major business district in Sandton. The hotel offers convenience for business and leisure travellers with easy access to highways and being in close proximity to the newly built shopping mall. Holiday Inn Express Woodmead features 155 contemporary style bedrooms individually air conditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work stations, safety deposit box and televisions. Holiday Inn Express Woodmead is committed to offering guests the best product combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which Holiday Inn Express is famous for around the world. ... more   less 
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