Cnr Empire and Owl Streets, Auckland Park, Johannesburg 2073, South Africa
Air Conditioning, Babysitting, Business Center, Concierge, Conference Center, Conference Room, Dry Cleaning, Fitness Center, Free Breakfast, Free High-Speed Internet, Hotel Doctor, Internet, Meeting Rooms, Non-Smoking, Parking, Reduced mobility rooms, Restaurant, Room Service, Safety Deposit Boxes, Satellite TV, Service Animals Allowed, Shuttle Bus Service, Smoking Rooms Available, Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Wifi
Johannesburg transportation is the theme at the newly renovated Tsogo Sun garden Court Milpark -- specifically the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System and...
Johannesburg transportation is the theme at the newly renovated Tsogo Sun garden Court Milpark — specifically the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System and the M1 freeway system that run through the city.
The hotel decor includes a lot of gray and geometric lines with punches of bright color to brighten them up. The curtains in my room had a black silhouette of the Johannesburg skyline against a gray background.
Seating in the common areas on each floor resembled a modern bus shelter bench. Even the rugs in the hallways were designed to look like a highway.
I found the decor fascinating in a very utilitarian way. The modern spare lines created a super-clean feel — something you really want in a hotel. It felt like the type of environment where, if you’re a business traveler, you could get a lot of work done.
My room was sleek and comfortable, and the desk was perfect for someone who needs to be on the computer. It overlooked the highway, which was totally appropriate. Overall, it felt like someone who understood feng shui had been involved in designing the interior spaces of the hotel and decor.
The hotel is located in an area that’s home to media headquarters for SABC, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera, and BBC, among others. Guests who stay here are often in town on business related to media or to the nearby University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). During the 1994 elections when Nelson Mandela was elected president, the building served as a media center, according to a local.
The hotel had an ample gym with two big-screen TVs, and the pool area was well landscaped with a large pool. It was a short walk to the 44 Stanley shops, once a series of industrial buildings from the 1930s that were developed into trendy specialty boutiques, restaurants and design studios.
Adjoining the hotel, McRib restaurant was open late and offered burgers and fries and light fare.
Online comments from guests showed an appreciation for the hotel breakfast, which catered for halaal requirements, and for the hotel’s central location between Rosebank and Fordsburg.
Here’s a guest comment that stayed with me: “If you are looking for a good Johannesburg hotel which is not in Sandton, then this might be a good idea. I have stayed with them three times now.”
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