We were already in the hotel and asked to leave on the 7th after reading a letter placed in the room on the 6th. The letter stated a lock down, unsafe to travel, no other accommodation available in Sandton, We thought we would have to go home. Seems they were not only discouraging corporate business in their hotel, but ensuring their competition within the entire Sandton region would not benefit. We had till 12 pm to remove ourselves. We spoke with 2 managers and the Marketing Manager who finally said they would arrange rooms at another hotel. The Marketing Manager said the rooms are booked. We decided to call back during our work period and confirm the rooms, but the Marketing Manager did not answer nor call back. So we sought alternative accommodation. Funnily Radisson claimed a lock down, which we haven't seen yet, travel was unhindered and there was no difficulty getting another hotel. Surely for the benefit of South African tourism they could have promoted the location and not produced a letter installing fear and turning people away from the hotel and Sandton. On a good note they were more than generous by waiving the cancellation fee, so glad as I had 12 nights already booked.
- 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