Note: I had the opportunity to review the Radisson Blu Sandton hotel and was gifted one night stay which included a spa treatment, breakfast, and dinner.
When last did you and your partner take time out to celebrate love? Your marriage? Your achievements?
My husband Vije and I have worked extremely hard on our startup companies last year and even though we traveled a lot recently, it wasn’t really a holiday.
We needed a break! We needed to reconnect and celebrate our anniversary which was in April.
Sometimes, taking a break in the city helps! We were close to home but we could relax a bit and enjoy a babymoon.
A change of environment makes a big difference!
ABOUT Radisson Blu Hotels:
Radisson Blu has hotels located worldwide including Disney World Paris which I am hoping to visit one day with the kids! The brand is known for great design, food and customer service.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Johannesburg is in the heart of the city’s upscale business district and within walking distance of Gautrain Station, which connects to Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport.
Whilst staying here, you can take advantage of this prime location only minutes from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping center and many restaurants.
Even though we live like 20-minutes away from the hotel, I was very excited to stay here!
I wanted to take this opportunity to sleep in a bit and enjoy the hotel’s facilities and not go out which we would normally do.
I love the design and welcome area of the hotel. It’s elegant and screams out class!
I’ve been there twice before for meetings so I knew what to expect when I walked in – I absolutely love the bar/lounge area for meetings and to relax with a cup of tea and cake ;).
Radisson Blu Sandton is recommended as a favorite for a business stay however but I think it can pass as a family hotel too.
OUR ROOM EXPERIENCE:
The rooms are very cozy and spacious. I wanted to go under the blanket immediately when I entered! My favorite is definitely the amazing views from the room. You have an opportunity to appreciate Sandton and the changes it is currently undergoing.
The manager sent a welcome platter for us which I indulged in before leaving for our spa treatment.
The hotel has 290 rooms and suites (Standard, Business class, Suite, and Penthouse) that will immediately make you feel welcome with warm, neutral tones and comfortable furnishings.
SERVICES & AMENITIES AT THE HOTEL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT:
The hotel has 2 eating houses and a bar.
The Vivace restaurant which offers a signature Super Breakfast Buffet, and then returns for perfectly cooked lunch and dinner options. There’s definitely a good variety of food offered here.
Cafe Zing offers healthy salads, wraps, smoothies, and snacks designed to nourish and optimize your energy levels after a workout.
Vivace lobby bar which is the perfect place for leisure conversation or to celebrate a special occasion over drinks.
The Business Class Lounge is an exclusive space reserved for guests staying in their Business Class Rooms, Suites and Penthouses.
Benefits of the lounge:
- Alcohol served from 17:30 – 19:00.
- All day beverages.
- All day snacks.
- Complimentary newspapers and magazines.
- Dedicated Check-in and Check-out desk.
- Dedicated work desk facilities.
- Exclusive breakfast (06:00-10:30) and light dinner (17:30-19:00).
- Recreational room.
- Complimentary clothes pressing services
- Hot flow yoga
- Indoor running track
- Indoor swimming pool
- Sauna and steam room
- Sensation showers
- Towel service
The Aesthetic Elements Spa is a multi-channel beauty salon and spa that provides services such as detoxifying programs, body wraps and scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, waxing and individual and corporate packages that are aimed at targeting each group or individual’s needs. It’s the destination to visit to glam up and get pampered after a long day of sightseeing or business! Vije and I had a full body massage at the Spa.
Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel offers:
- Free Internet access
- Multilingual Staff
- Conference Facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Hot tub
- Late checkout – Check-out from Radisson Blu hotels as late as 6 p.m. (subject to availability) instead of the normal check-out time at no extra cost.
- One touch service
- Grab & Run takeaway breakfast. Tea and coffee in disposable cups along with fresh fruits and energy bars are available on a special table in the lobby.
- Express Check-Out to save valuable time and ensure an efficient and accurate check-out, by offering the options of sending the invoice by email, mail or a quick pick-up at the reception desk.
- Express laundry
- Radisson Blu is all about guest satisfaction, which they guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with something, you can let them know during your stay and they will make it right or you won’t pay.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY STAY?
Definitely the Vivace Restaurant! It’s a restaurant that I plan on visiting again. The Dinner was absolutely amazing. Vije and I celebrated our anniversary over a romantic dinner. We received 5-star treatment from the Chef and delicious food that left me drooling for some more the next day.
WHAT CAN IMPROVE?
The Spa was the biggest disappointment for me. The customer service and spa treatments can improve.
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WHAT TO DO NEAR THE Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel?
There’s so much to do in the Sandton area! You can shop till you drop, go on a food tour or see the city from high up above in a hot air balloon.
R1 106 – R4 696 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room).
For more information or bookings, visit www.radissonblu.com.