I have stayed in hotels most weekends, for the past eighteen years. This Hotel was a very pleasant surprise. Like everyone who travels to this area I was wary, as I was to spend almost a week here. I read the reviews and felt a little better about the whole thing.
The room I was in overlooked the market, I was on the second or third floor.
The food was tops, Mind you I only had breakfast each morning but that was excellent in this case. Too many posh hotels have been found wanting in this field.
The room was pleasant nicely furnished and clean.
All the staff were great, friendly, helpful and professional.
If you are visiting the area don't be put off by what the media paints, this hotel fits in very well for a short stay. The view from the room might not be great (it's a bit rough to the eye) but for me, that adds to the whole trip. (I loved it) The Hotel is safe and at no point did I feel unsafe and I'm a softy.
A wedding party walked passed the Hotel when I was waiting on a Taxi and I got some great colourful photos. The Hotel has a very good value taxi and some journeys might be complementary
My only downer during my stay was the Internet was too slow for me. I enjoyed my short time in Johannesburg and this Hotel was great for exploring this area and very handy for some top local attraction. I am back next year and will book a night here with my family. So Thankyou Soweto, you are great. :-)
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