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Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead
Ranked #30 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Clean rooms and friendly staff”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Rooms are small but very neat and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Very basic hotel- no gym and restaurant only opens after 18:00.

If you looking to stay for a quick business trip this can work!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Marli O
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HIEX_11, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Marli O

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. We rely on GUEST feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible.
We are delighted that you found our STAFF friendly, rooms neat and clean.
However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding gym and restaurant operating times.
Your interest and concern are therefore extremely valuable to us, and we hope that you will be staying with us again soon.

Kind Regards
Liezl Bekker
General Manager
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Holiday Inn Express is not my usual travel hotel in Johannesburg but was booked when staying for a function over the weekend. Located in a business park and close to the highway, and considering I suppose that I did not stay there for much more than overnight, I would not rate this hotel highly. Due to its location I would not feel that comfortable going for an early morning run, which for me is an important consideration when selecting the hotel. The rooms and internals are not horrible but are dated...it is not a new hotel and is for the budget traveller.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

The staff were really nice and the rooms were neat and tidy and well looked after. Though some of the rooms needed a bit of fixing with some minor problems noticed, though nothing that impacted the stay. The breakfast was also great, it was a simple English breakfast, though was everything you needed in the morning.The only real issue is that the location is only convenient if you have a car. Without a car it becomes a bit of a hassle getting around. Though the reception will help organise transport to any location you need. I would recommend this hotel more for business purposes than a holiday but it can easily be suited for a holiday as tour companies can pick you up from there.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Andrew C
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Hilton, South Africa
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The hotel was clean, conveniently situated and the rooms were spacious. I felt it was great value for money. The breakfast which was included in the price was more than adequate. Great coffee! While the hotel is right off the highway, the rooms are sound proof. I don't have any complaints about my stay. It suited our needs perfectly. I only found out on checking out that the hotel does offer precook end meals for your convenience, which they are willing to heat up in their microwave.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lizareintges
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Almere, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The good: staff at reception were friendly and helpful at all times, but clearly the problems they faced were neither of their own making nor always within their power to solve, at least not immediately. They did, however, try their level best to solve issues, even if it did not work out, and for that they deserve a big compliment (no passing of the buck as is often seen at many hotels).
The rooms are functional (although a broken light at the desk that was not fixed during two days, despite repeated requests, which made hours of working on a notebook at night a pain).

The not so good: parking is an issue, especially late at night. Even though the hotel is located within a secure business park with loads and loads of empty spaces at night, I was forced to park on hotel grounds by the business park security, but alas there was nothing available.
Also, the hotel is close to absolutely nothing, not a thing.

The bad moving on to the quite bad: meals can be ordered from another location that arrives at the hotel lukewarm at best, but what to do if the order is entirely, fully, completely wrong and it has just gone past 9.30pm when the last orders could be placed? Go hungry? Drive somewhere? That is not an option as it is a minimum 20-minute drive to anywhere.
Breakfast was not exactly a welcoming affair. A sign instructs you to wait to be seated, but after 10 minutes waiting a cleaner took pity on me and told me nobody will seat me, just pick a table. The warm food was dried out (bright green, fully desiccated scrambled eggs) and again lukewarm. Repeated requests for a coffee mug went unanswered till about 3 minutes before my meal ended. And to top it all, on both mornings all guests were entertained to very vocal fights coming from the kitchen. On the second morning a breakfast staff member decided to join in at the top of her voice from the middle of the breakfast room. This was funny for about 10 seconds max, thereafter it was just annoying and ultimately embarrassing that she did not have the awareness that she was shutting down conversation for about 15 people.
The bar closes very early and sells wine at about 6-7 times the retail price. But compliments to the extremely pleasant bartender on both nights who - just like his reception colleagues next door - was fully focused on delivering excellent service.

The infuriating: I had booked a non-smoking room with a double bed - which was confirmed - and very nicely received a smoking room with twin beds. The twin beds were no problem as I was traveling on my own, but smoking in this day and age? Seriously? Got moved to a non-smoking room the next day and it had three ashtrays in it! What? And the room reeked of smoke! Hardly surprising, you expect a smoker not to see that as an invitation to smoke?

The lack of meal options, the very poor breakfast and the quite bad price-quality ratio overall means this hotel should best be avoided. It need not be so. Improve the food issues and you will be halfway there.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank ChrisAlmere
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear ChrisAlmere,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the restaurant service prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Ben J
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I stayed at this hotel during a "working weekend" in Johannesburg. I was met with friendly smiles and Exceptionally Friendly Hotel Staff. I have not been to a hotel in along time where the Front Office and Housekeeping staff are so energised and motivated to treat the guests like they are kings. The hotel was busy'ish and the staff were very attentive to everyone's needs. The Room was very clean and all amenities were adequate and in working condition (in fact I think the hair dryer worked better than my own).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank NtongaManager
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HIEX_11, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Dear RicCharl

Thank you for taking the time to complete a comment on Trip Advisor with regards to your stay at Holiday Inn Express Woodmead.

We very much appreciate your comments regarding staff friendliness, rooms clean and impressive service offered. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job!

Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope we can welcome you back to our hotel soon.

Sincerely,
Liezl Bekker
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Please do check your booking and tariff paid online. When you are extending yout stays also, check the rate. This morning I was being charged for a night which was already accounted for having extended my stay for 2 nights. The duty manager with whom i checked in and paid the 2 nights found it normal to tell me there is an outstanding amount. Bloody thieves.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Ashwin R
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead
Address: 54 Maxwell Drive, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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