The metropolitan hustle of Johannesburg quickly drifted away as we made our way into the hotel’s entrance, alongside a selection of the world’s finest automobiles that would make Jeremy Clarkson blush, along with an abundance of helpful hands to open doors and collect bags. One of the beauties of the Sandton Sun Hotel is its location, ideal for travellers with little time to embrace the riches of this city. You couldn’t really wish for a more prime location. Sitting vibrantly on the corner of fifth and Alice street, it doesn’t get a lot better for the lucky luxe-trotter.
Sandton Sun is Situated in the heart of Sandton, in Africa’s richest square mile and has direct access to Sandton City Mall. So, there is plenty of retail therapy to be had. If it looks, feels, smells and tastes like an ultimate getaway package, then it is!
- Room Review
As we entered our room, the flat-screen TV screen displayed a montage the hotel name with soothing music playing in the background. Our room was elegant and refreshingly spacious, with its neutral colours and textures.There was also a desk, spacious closets and an nespresso maker. The king – sized bed was draped with luxurious, crisp linen and beautifully designed lights along the headboards.
The bathroom was an oasis of marble and offered a large shower, and bath tub. The room was amply supplied with beautifully scented toiletries.
Breakfast is a similarly delicious affair, served in the laid-back area, along a chic bar or in your room as room service. Labelled bottles filled with freshly blended smoothies and juices, fruit, pastries, breads and cold cuts are all presented beautifully, and hearty hot options are on offer from the kitchen.
- Activities At The Hotel
Sandton Sun is a luxury hotel with a full service spa, 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools , 7 conference rooms a business centre, a gym, valet parking and free WiFi
- Special Gem
Every night’s stay this week at Sandton Sun feels familiar – even nostalgically comfortable – but I always discover a new fangled novelty in its service culture or trimmings. This ‘spoiling’ is a bespoke recipe, put together with immense thought, along with a genuine understanding of today’s enlightened luxury traveller.
Sandton Sun keeps raising the bar to a standard where others have to follow. But the question is: what will they surprise us with next?
Adding to the ambiance, the clientele and staff ooze coolness and glamour. The hotel’s staff work together like a well-oiled machine and yet, none of them seem old enough to have learnt the refined etiquette of a five-star hotel. It’s impressive as they strike a balance between genuine warmth and professionalism.
- Overall Review Out Of 10
Without a doubt this hotel ticks all our boxes and we give it an overall rating of 9 out of 10.