Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court Sandton City – A Modern Traveller’s Home Away From Home
If you are a stressed out corporate traveller needing to spend a night or two in the big smoke, Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court in Sandton, Johannesburg ticks all the crucial accommodation boxes. Centrally situated just 25km from Johannesburg International and within walking distance of a selection of amenities such as Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square and Village Walk. The hotel also has 2 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 16 people and the Sandton Convention Centre is right next door. Service is friendly and efficient – no long waiting times at check and checkout and there is a convenient restaurant to refuel and unwind at the end of a long and busy day in the city.
Busy hotel staff find the time to greet you with a personable smile and a professional and informed response to any queries the impatient traveller may have. A small thing perhaps for some people, but the check in and out process was fast and smooth.
The 444 rooms are modern and stylish with endless views over the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Free WIFI is available in all the rooms so guests can stay connected along with a flat screen television screen with DSTV channels to take your mind off those endless deadlines. Room service is a call away but if you feel like stepping out of the comfort of your hotel room, Riffs Bar and Grill is a great option.
Riffs Bar and Grill offers honest, tasty fare with an inviting bar and an outdoor area for drinks. On Friday evenings it is filled with a jovial mix of travellers and locals enjoying an end-of-week drink and tasty, bar-style snacks. The ambience is relaxed and unpretentious. The grill is what Riffs does best – tasty, perfectly grilled steaks, ribs and burgers are a popular staple. Riffs also offer a variety of salads, pub food such as fish and chips and a choice of decadent desserts. You can enjoy a post dinner nightcap at the bar to the soundtrack of some old rock classics.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and is a sumptuous affair set out in a large dining area on the ground floor overlooking an inviting crystal clear, circular pool. The buffet offers a good selection of continental breakfast options – fresh fruit, muesli, cheeses and cold meats. Alternatively, or additionally, you can opt for the cooked breakfast where one of the super friendly, resident chefs will cook your choice of eggs – boiled, poached, scrambled or fried – to your taste. It’s a spacious and relaxed environment in which to start your day.
There is a well-equipped gym for those who choose to keep to their training schedule and if relaxing by the pool does not fit your mood, Sandton City is literally across the road. Go and shop till you drop at some of South Africa’s premier stores. Restaurants, coffee shops and movies – there is something for everyone.
Alternatively, if it’s a morning meeting that you are chasing, you will find yourself well rested and ready to take on the bustle of Johannesburg. The Garden Court Sandton City offers great value for money and is ideal for the corporate traveller.