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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I stayed here with a group for 2 nights and it was a very nice stay. The rooms are nice and comfortable. The best thing about this place is the location though. It is adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square for easy access to shops and restaurants etc.. but the most important this is it is diagonal from the Gautrain station that takes you from OR Tambo airport directly to this place in about 20 minutes so no need at all for any airport transfers. It is ideal for business clients or for those who have to do a nights stopover in Joburg to catch an onward flight to Kruger etc.. We also ate at the Central One restaurant which was a buffet for us, very nice, but I had a look at the menu and that looked pretty good. The lobby bar is great fun and all the prices are reasonable. A good selection of conference rooms are available too which we had used.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

Dear JWalker610,

Thank you very much for the great 4 star review on Trip Advisor, it is really great to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that your expectations about our hotel were met.

We are really pleased that you found the location of the hotel excellent, being the most centrally located hotel in Sandton does provide certain perks. The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel takes pride in the comfortable elegance we have to offer our guests from our rooms to our slick and stylish Central One Bar & Restaurant.


Our Executive Chef Stuart Cason will be very pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience, I will be sure to pass your message of compliments to him and the entire restaurant team. On your return I recommend coming for dinner. The Central One Restaurant offers a uniquely refined selection of cuisine using the freshest ingredients which results in a memorable dining experience.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind regards,
Mark Wernich
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Generally the hotel and the staff were excellent. Room service and foid excellent however the internet was useless and most dissapointing as I was trying to work from the hotel and keep losing connection. Location near the Gautrain was perfect and easy walk to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Deb L
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Deb L,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel your home away from home on your recent visit to Johannesburg and also for taking the time to tell us about your experience here on Trip Advisor.

We are most pleased with your comments about the excellent service received from our staff, we strive for 100% guest satisfaction and we will be sure to pass your message of compliments to the entire team here at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel.

We are so sorry about the slow internet, we have been having a few problems with regards to internet provider but I can assure you that this has been sorted out and on your next visit you will our brand standard fast internet back again.

We appreciate you taking the time share your experience. Your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future. Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed over for a one night business trip. Loved the modern, light, open plan feel to the hotel public areas & rooms. Stayed in room 716. Open bathroom (milk glass) with separate bath & shower. Lovely bed linens & shower products. Excellent location right next to the Gautrain station. Service is not up to standard though. Little small things added up to a bigger picture & improvements needed (safe in room not working, one towel was used ..., reception service average). Food was good, had a beef burger for dinner, very tasty & breakfast buffet excellent in terms of variety & freshness. Too bad it took 10 min to get a simple black coffee... would still rate the hotel as 4 1/2 stars as still very new & very modern feel.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
Thank Miriam C
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Miriam,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg and for taking the time to write this review on Tripadvisor.

We take pride in our “Yes I Can!” culture and do apologize that you did not receive this level of service from our staff. We have passed on your comments regarding staff service and efficiency. These areas of concern will be addressed with the team to ensure that we deliver outstanding service. Our team works hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and receive our best service.

I have noted your concerns with regards to the breakfast service being on the slow side, I will let our restaurant manager know so that training can be put into place to increase service speed.

We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you loved our breakfast buffet in our Central One Restaurant and we will certainly pass your message of compliments onto our Executive Chef Stuart Cason.

We appreciate you taking the time share your experience. This gives us the opportunity to review the situation and correct any deficiencies we may have in our service Your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future.


Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Fantastic stay in a hotel that has all the modern commodities combined with excellent staff, comfortable accommodation and everything one requires as a home away from home. Would highly recommend. Its not often that i sleep well in a hotel but this hotel was warm "it was freezing outside" and comfortable and im thrilled this hotel was selected on my behalf because i would use it again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank ThandaSa
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear ThandaPGR,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel your home away from home on your recent visit to Johannesburg and also for taking the time to tell us about your experience here on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted that you would recommend our hotel to family and friends. We take pride in our “Yes I Can!” culture and we are delighted that you found our team to be helpful and efficient. We will be sure to pass your message of compliments to the entire team here at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I was obliged to book in this hotel due to the fact that my company was organizing a training here. But I have to say I have enjoyed 8 nights of excellent service. Hotel is across the street from Sandton Gautrain station, 200 meters from Mandela square. They have a free shuttle to take you anywhere within 4 km radius free of charge. I was using the Gym every day. If you need anything that is not on the dinner menu Chefs are willing enough to make you happy. I really recommend it.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear SherifRashed,

Thank you very much for the excellent 5 star review on Trip Advisor, it is really great to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that your expectations about our hotel were met.

We are really pleased that you found the location of the hotel excellent, being the most centrally located hotel in Sandton does provide certain perks and we are happy that you took advantage of our free shuttle to explore the surrounding Sandton area.

You will be happy to know that we recently upgraded our gym machinery, creating a better workout environment for our guests. So be sure to make a turn on your next visit.

Our Executive Chef Stuart Cason will be very pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience, I will be sure to pass your message of compliments to him and the entire restaurant team.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My first time visit to Radisson Gautrain, but must say that I was a bit disappointed.

Upon checking in, they struggled to find my reservation. After a while they finally got it.
I was booked for a Twin Room - standard room, but got a King Size bed business room (that was a bonus)
Room was not clean at all.
Dustbin were full of dirt.
No bathroom amenities. Used soap was still left in the bathroom.
Wet hand towels were left in the basin.
Toilet was very dirty and you can imagine what I was seeing....
No Coffee pods at the coffee machine.
Internet connectivity is not good and had to phone a couple of times to fix the problem.
Breakfast was a total disaster. Bacon was cold and stone hard and also not fresh. The fat was yellow.
Scrambled Egg was cold. (Find it strange as I was one of the first people when the breakfast opened).

I did not expect such service from Radisson at all.
Would consider staying in Park Inn for any future visits.

Room Tip: Corner Room (business class) does not have good internet connectivity.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Werner d
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Werner,

We apologize that you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel during your stay. We regret to hear your dining experience did not meet your expectations. Our goal is to ensure fresh food is provided and that each item is available for all of our guests. We have passed on your comments and concerns to our Food & Beverage department so that they may address this situation with the team and ensure that we deliver outstanding service and presentation.

Regarding the state in which you found your room, we will discuss the conditions of your room with our staff to ensure all guest rooms are up to Radisson Blu standards.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. This gives us the opportunity to review the situation and correct any deficiencies we may have in our service Your comments are valued and will be used to consider improvements in the future.

Thank you once more for selecting the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel as your hotel of choice and we really hope that you will give us another chance in the near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Business class was good. It had everything I needed. It was conveniently located in Sandton making traveling from airport via Gautrain as pleasure. Breakfast was very good and staff very friendly. I will definitely recommend this to any body who has business to do in Sandton flying in from another town/city.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
Thank mikedevill
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Radisson Blu Ga... M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Mike,

Thank you very much for making the Radisson Blu Gautrain your hotel of choice on your recent visit to Johannesburg. We are so pleased that you will be returning to experience our great hospitality.

We are delighted that you loved every aspect of your stay with us. We strive for 100% guest satisfaction and we will be sure to pass your message of compliments to the entire team here at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Mark Wernich
General Manager
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

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Address: Rivonia Road, Sandton 2196, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#9 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#9 Business Hotel in Sandton
Price Range: £96 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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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