Sandton's trendiest business hotel: Checking in at Radisson Blu Gautrain
On any trip, location is one of the most important aspects of choosing a hotel. And the Radisson Blu Gautrain's position could not be more convenient. This property is situated right in the heart of Sandton, South Africa's financial hub. And it's literally across the street from the airport express station, which offers connections to various parts of the city. Also in the area is Sandton City - a world class shopping destination boasting many luxury shops, hotels and restaurants.
Radisson Blu has a hip, fresh-faced interior, flaunting vibrant colours and a modern design. There are 220 rooms and suites, which occupy several storeys of the glass and steel building. On higher floors, you'll be able to enjoy a good view of the surrounding cityscape. A comfortable bed, full ensuite bathroom, spacious work desk and free Wifi are standard features in all rooms.
If you fancy a dip, there is a small pool on the large sun deck and terrace. This space is very popular with locals and gets quite busy during cocktail hour and over weekends. The hotel's restaurant, Central One, is located on the same level. Floor to ceiling windows flood the space in natural light, and its contemporary menu of "modern comfort food" comprises of the freshest local ingredients. Try the ostrich steak!
To keep in shape during your stay, you can make use of the 10th floor fitness centre. It has a good selection of weight training equipment, new cardio machines as well as a punching bag. The first one I've seen in a hotel gym!
I've stayed at this hotel several times, and have always been happy with the service. From check-in to housekeeping, the level of efficiency is good and staff are happy to assist. This slick city hotel takes the seriousness out of business travel and conveys a welcoming, upbeat energy to all guests that walk through its doors.
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