The main thing this hotel has going for it is proximity to the Gautrain station. Literally just across the street it is 15 minutes between airport to hotel. Check-in was smooth and with an extremely helpful lady. Check-out was a misery with a surly man who seemed really put out that I bothered to show up at his counter. Not a please, thank you or hope you enjoyed your stay to be heard. (usually pricey 4 or 5 stars welcome guests and management should tell him.) Anyhow, the rooms are comfortable. The wi-fi coverage was very strong throughout the property. Very nice bathrooms but very stingy on the amenities like soap; even upon request they were thrifty. This is very much a businessman's hotel during the week but I saw a lot of families during the weekend. The for-fee parking is in short supply, especially when you factor in all the day conference attendees and half the garage being used by a rental agency. The breakfast had a variety but i never understand why there is always one chef on a large omelette station with a queue of guests. At least he had the manners to tell me, "This is not the omelette you asked for, sorry" when he handed it to me 10 minutes later. Note to Food & Beverage: Put the plates behind the counter by the chef. While waiting for service I counted five people touch one plate before a guest picked it up and passed it over for their eggs. Yuck. I also had to search 5 tables to find a fork while several servers huddled in a corner. The bar is very stylish and had a nice atmosphere. The crowd of 5 seemed to overwhelm the bartender so plan on a leisurely evening. I suggest they create a bar menu and not use the room service menu as it would be nice to have smaller options while having a drink. Overall, an adequate stay but I probably will not lodge there again based on parking, breakfast hygiene, the need to bring my own soaps and p*ss poor attitude upon check-out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The rooms at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel overlook the beautiful Sandton Skyline, the epitome of South African opulence. This stylish hotel which is located a mere 55 steps from the Sandton Gautrain Station boasts 220 rooms and suites designed in varied moods and tones, ranging from warmth, earthy African tones to bold, contemporary splashes of colour. The rooms are spacious and modern with breath taking views of the city skyline. Each of our guest rooms offer satellite television with a large selection of channels to be enjoyed on a wall mounted flat screen television. Complimentary high speed wireless internet access helps guests stay connected whilst in Johannesburg for business or leisure. The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel enjoys a premier location only 55 steps from the high speed Gautrain rapid rail station and has easy access to the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City and all the major banking offices in Johannesburg. The Hotels conference facilities offer unique meeting spaces which include elegant meeting rooms as well as executive boardrooms catering for any size event from large banquets to intimate board meetings. The latest audiovisual equipment, climate control, complimentary high speed internet access and natural lighting make these some of the most enviable conference facilities in Johannesburg. The Award Winning Central One Restaurant and Bar offers a unique dining experience with a wide variety of award winning dishes as well as weekly specials to make every stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa