The hotels below are divided into three different price ranges.
Luxurious (over 2000 R)
Moderate (500 to 2000 R)
Inexpensive (up to 500 R)
Unless otherwise stated, these are minimum rates for double rooms without breakfast, but including VAT.
VAT, which is currently 14%, is included in all hotel prices. Porters are usually tipped, but this is not mandatory.
InterContinental Airport Sun
Equipped with all conceivable business and conference services, this hotel, which is located 500 m from South Africa’s busiest airport, is clearly aimed at business travelers. Guests can choose between normal rooms and executive suites and expect a wide range of amenities and 24-hour room service. Some rooms have internet access via an infrared keyboard system. Although the airport is not far, the gardens and pool give an impression of tranquility. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and satisfactory menu, and the 24-hour Bernoullis Wine Barinvites you to a cocktail before dinner or late at night. The well-equipped business and conference rooms are designed for up to 550 people. For a fee, people who are waiting for their connecting flight but are not hotel guests can use the fitness and wellness center on the hotel roof.
Address: Jones Road, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 961 54 00
The Palazzo Montecasino
This extravagant hotel is part of the FourwaysGame, leisure, entertainment and shopping complex just 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and very close to the Sandton Convention Center, one of South Africa’s premier conference centers. Designed in the Tuscan style, the hotel tries to look like an Italian palace and looks deceptively real. The luxurious accommodation comprises two presidential suites, ten suites, 21 luxury rooms and 213 elegantly furnished standard rooms with bathroom (separate shower area) and views of the lush and beautifully landscaped Tuscan gardens. All rooms have a king-size double bed or two normal double beds, self-adjustable air conditioning, telephone with voicemail and automatic wake-up call, modem connection, hairdryer and refreshment bar. The hotel also has a well-equipped gym, an outdoor swimming pool and a business center. In the newMontecasino Theater with 1900 seats is currently running The Lion King.
Address: Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Sandton
Phone: (011) 510 30 00
The Westcliff claims to be Johannesburg’s most luxurious hotel – and with unique service, small private patios, and Johannesburg’s best setting for sunsets and moonrises, it probably is. The hotel stretches along a mountainside like a small Mediterranean village, exceeding the expectations of even the most experienced and demanding travelers. The breathtaking view of the Magaliesberg mountains in the distance and the elephants in the zoo below the hotel complex magically attracts both afternoon tea drinkers and observers of the spectacular African starry sky.
There is a choice of 115 spacious and individually furnished rooms and suites with a wide range of services for business travelers and luxurious furnishings – most of them have charming terraces, balconies or courtyards. Other facilities of the hotel are a modern business wing with IT butlers that offer extensive service for business travelers, conference rooms, a wonderful, high-altitude hot water swimming pool, tennis court, wellness center, restaurant, the Polo Lounge & Bar, as well as a winter garden and terrace by the pool. The Westcliff, which is 20 minutes’ drive from the airport, is close to upscale shopping areas and three major golf courses (tee-off, or tee times, can be booked at the hotel). Famous guests of the hotel included Sir Peter Ustinov, Dame Margaret Thatcher, Sting, U2, Jane Fonda, Stephanie Powers and Sir Antony Sher.
Address: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 481 60 00
InterContinental Sandton Towers
This skyscraper, located in Sandton, South Africa’s economic center, is directly connected to the huge Sandton City Shopping Center and the Sandton Convention Center (the largest in the country). The modern hotel offers a permanently manned reception, the possibility of pre-booking for tour groups, a business center, a fitness and wellness center, restaurants / bar / lounge, hairdressing salon, airline service and car rental. Impressive, if somewhat exaggerated, is the huge waterfall in front of green marble in the entrance hall, which is supposed to convey a relaxed atmosphere. The lobby is adorned with Greek frieze and high vaults, the rooms with granite, marble and maple wood to create a “harmonious mixture of Art Deco and ethnic style elements”. TheTowers has non-smoking floors and two handicapped accessible rooms. The Ferns restaurant offers African cuisine, and the Vilamoura nightclub serves Portuguese dishes and seafood. Guests can choose to relax with an aperitif in the Towers Bar against a spectacular backdrop or in the Gazebo Bar with its African decor.
Address: corner of Fifth Street and Alice Street, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 780 55 55
The Quatermain Inn, the epitome of beautiful living and a homely atmosphere, is located in the upscale suburb of Morningside and offers travel-weary business travelers and tourists alike a conveniently located and quiet base station near Sandton and Johannesburg. The perfectly manicured local garden with its oak trees and a swimming pool as well as the inviting lounge and the luxuriously furnished rooms are part of the Quatermain and its high standards of service and care for guests. Heated towel rails, teak furniture from Zimbabwe and spacious double beds in all 114 rooms spoil the guest. Prices include breakfast. There is wireless internet connection.
Address: 137 West Road South, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 290 09 00
Not far from the M1 expressway and 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, this grand, Victorian-style hotel has hosted celebrities like Miss Universe and Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini. It was designed to match the adjacent Gold Reef City complex and opened in 2000. Both the tourist and the entrepreneur and conference market were considered when decorating the 74 luxurious and old-fashioned rooms. In the neighboring Gold Reef City, modern conference rooms such as the exclusive 30-person President’s Room, the 500-person Platinum Room or even a 1400-person arena are available. The Barney’s restauranthas been recently renovated. The attractive swimming pool with rocky waterfall invites you to linger. Next door is the Globe Theater, known and celebrated for its cabaret (the original opened in the early 1890s).
Address: Shaft 14, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 248 57 00
Sunnyside Park Hotel
Sunnyside Park Hotel Built in 1895 as an elegant country home of mining engineer Hennen Jennings and the official residence of the governor of the Transvaal province during the Boer War, the Sunnyside Park Hotel is a national monument. The originally preserved balustrade, the glossy wood paneling, the historic fireplace and sparkling chandeliers are witnesses of times long past. Although the historic hotel is now in a business district, it is still surrounded by a magnificent English garden. Extensive renovation work ensured modern comfort
The hotel is located near the M1 expressway in the exclusive suburb of Parktown. The cinemas, banks and shops of the Killarney shopping center, as well as Rosebank, Sandton City or the Sandton Convention Center can be reached by car in a few minutes. The airport is 30 minutes away by car. The Sunnyside Park Hotel can be booked for banquets, meetings or small, intimate events for ten to 200 people. The food in the elegant Milners restaurant has a British touch, but satisfies many tastes. The Penny Pub offers light meals and drinks at the long bar and on the outdoor terrace.
Address: Prince of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 640 04 00
The 30-hectare country estate with native flora and fauna and its white-painted, thatched buildings is worth seeing. Minutes from hip FourwaysLocated away from the business, shopping and entertainment center, it offers 210 very reasonably priced rooms with bathroom and air conditioning as well as four modern business suites and three “studio” rooms with modem connection, cable or satellite television and a mini bar. This hotel, which specializes in business travelers and conferences, is gladly booked by international aircraft staff. The hotel has 30 air-conditioned conference rooms, which together can accommodate up to 2000 people (banquets up to 830 people). The conference rooms are equipped with the latest multimedia technology, including video, film and slide projectors, electro-acoustic systems with different microphone types and sound recording area. Three well-visited restaurants spoil even the most demanding tastes.
Address: Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 840 66 00
This simple, cozy and well organized hotel is located in the Rosebank business and shopping hub, 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. The loyal clientele especially appreciate the friendly, helpful and efficient employees and small touches such as ice cubes or rose petals in the toilets. In three minutes you can reach two large shopping centers with many different shops, restaurants, cinemas and other entertainment options. The experienced team in the area of banquets / audiovisual demonstrations looks after six functional rooms on the ground floor, which can accommodate ten to 350 people.
The hotel has 294 standard rooms with bathroom, satellite TV, safe, telephone, modem connection, air conditioning and coffee machine (also suitable for tea). The 24 luxury suites also have a lounge area with seating, dining area and bar. In addition, the hotel also has a business center with office service, a car rental, a hairdressing and beauty salon, sufficient parking facilities, as well as a pool, fitness center and a concierge service who can help you book excursions to attractions or entertainment.
Address: corner of Tyrwhitt Avenue and Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 447 27 00
This well located hostel has long had the best reputation among backpackers. The shopping center Hyde Park Corner Mall is within walking distance. The old but spacious house with a beautiful view of the northern outskirts of the city has clean rooms with many shared bathrooms, a common room with TV and internet connection, a pretty garden with swimming pool and some single rooms. The hostel organizes its own half and full day tours throughout Johannesburg as well as transports to the airport. Those with a limited budget can stay the cheapest here. The offer also includes breakfast and a course menu for dinner.
Address: 1A North Road, Dunkeld West, Randburg
Phone: (011) 325 71 25
Although this hotel definitely deserves the title “inexpensive”, it is not “cheap” – the ultra-modern building offers guests air-conditioned rooms, desks with internet access, a swimming pool and secure parking. Although the rooms are relatively small, you can get to the Eastgateamazingly much for his money. By car, it takes only 15 minutes to OR Tambo International Airport and only a ten-minute walk to the Eastgate shopping and entertainment center. The N12 / R24 motorways also start nearby, which makes trips to Sandton, Pretoria, Durban and the Kruger National Park easy. The Eastgate has no restaurant, but a continental breakfast is offered in the lobby. Guests can also take delivery of the restaurants in the area.
Address: 8 South Boulevard, Bruma, Johannesburg
Phone: (011) 622 00 60