It has been a few years since my last stay at this hotel - and I am delighted to say, that this time around, I am even more impressed..
Check in was seamless.. (even for a group of 25 people).. smiles all around... and I was soon on my way by golf cart to room 610 in the estate, in the Silverbirch section of the estate hotel.
the room had everything I could need - except for a bath.. not sure which room types would cater to this requirement at the hotel... but I am sure the reception would be able to change room types if required.
Personally - my room had an in room safe, iron and ironing board, flat screen TV.. a noisy aircon ( old fashioned type that is wall-mounted ground level and blows air up into the room..)
Walk in shower, plush pillows and linen .. Free Wifi .. ( a must in this day and age)
The hotel has it all
Rooms.. (Silverbirch, Birchwood and ValuStay.. plenty for any budget to pick from)
Conference facilities.. the hotel sets the industry standard for conferencing and events.
Spa ( by Mangwanani)
Several restaurants and eateries
a pub ( on the grounds access by room key card.. )
lots of parking.. ( for both day visitors on conference ) and hotel guests in front of your room..
now... for the aircraft nerd in me.. the hotel could not be more suitable! ..
personally I was delighted by being so close to the approach path and runway of OR Tambo Int airport,, seeing all the aircraft is truly a sight.. . BUT .. this also makes for the constant drone of this 737's A320's and the bigger birds.. a380's b777's B787's etc.. to touch down.. a bit much for someone that thinks they might have the tranquility as the estate might suggest.
The rooms were quiet enough and I barely heard any aircraft while in my room.. but the moment you venture further out.. on the grounds.. the noise levels are luckily on the low.. as flights are coming in to land.. ( not as noisy as take off)
The conference venues might also be impacted with the noise levels of the bigger aircraft coming over..
Note that most of OR Tambo's traffic arrives before 8PM and that the aircraft schedules most take off's on the run way that is a good 5km away in the opposite direction from the hotel.. so a good's night rest is still assured.
Complimentary shuttles between the airport and hotel
a full breakfast buffet with egg station and more options to shake a plate at..
The breakfast dining area is massive.. which should give an impression of how large the estate hotel truly is.
Close to Eastrand Mall as well ( give or take another 5 Km's )
YES I will stay here again..
perhaps just a room that is closer ( sort of) to the breakfast area and check in..
convenient location - for sure!
great stay - a resounding yes!