InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers
What We Love
- A skybridge walkway to the Sandton City Shopping Centre
- Live jazz music at the Atrium Lounge every night
- A nine-room spa and fitness club with personal training services
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Pets are not allowed at this hotel
- In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With an above-it-all vantage point of Johannesburg’s cityscape, the Intercontinental Sandton Towers is a commanding figure in the South African metropolis. Nightly jazz music mingles with simply-prepared international fare at the Atrium restaurant and bar. Nine rooms and a host of treatments fill out the spa’s service list, and a mezzanine fitness center offers personal training options. Rooms lack design pizazz but feel inviting with a muted color palette of cream and beige, pillowy beds, DVD players and coffee makers.
In the Area
North of Johannesburg proper, Sandton is a high-class district with the best of both worlds: the slower pace of suburbia with downtown vibes. Start the day peacefully with a walk at Innesfree Farm Park, and head into town to browse the boutiques at Nelson Mandela Square, a European-style piazza with live entertainment. Gallery 2 highlights almost 50 local artists with rotating exhibits and a multi-cultural collection that’s as hip as it is diverse. For dinner, head to The Butcher Shop & Grill to sample South African fare.
How to Get There
I had a wonderful week at the Sandton Intercontinental. This was my third stay and everything was perfect. It is one of the most friendly hotels I have stayed in where nothing is too much trouble. I have family in Johannesburg (I live in Australia) and the hotel now feels like my home away from home - which is a complement from someone who has spent a lot of nights in hotels around the world. Thank you Kaliq and team!
My wife and I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel Johannesburg Sandton Towers in early February, 2019. The hotel did a great job... the rooms were comfortable and well appointed, the restaurant and lounge were great. But what really stood out is what happened when things went wrong for me, their customer and guest.
After completing our business in Jo-burg, we took a few days holiday to go to a safari in Kruger National Park. However, when I got to the airport to board our flight to the safari, I realized to my horror that I left my passport in my sports jacket, as I separated it from my travel wallet when I went through immigration and failed to put it away properly. My sports jacket was in the luggage I checked at the Intercontinental as we would be staying there for one night after we returned from safari.
I called the hotel and spoke with Head Concierge, Lizelle, who really went above and beyond and saved me from missing my flight, which would have been a major problem. Lizelle found my passport in the checked luggage and dispatched a Porter, Walter, who delivered it to me in the nick of time.
The true test of any organization is how they react when problems occur, wether they be of their making or a customer's making. Clearly, this was a very stupid mistake on my part, but Lizelle and Walter saved the day for me, and I'm forever grateful.
Based on this experience, I give the Intercontinental Sandton Towers my highest recommendation.
We hada wonderful in city break for my birthday at the Sandton Sun Towers. The hotel is lovely, and welcoming and the facilities at the hotel are great. You are connected to the Sandton Sun by a walkway which has a spa. They gym at the hotel is brilliant and it has a lovely pool as well. The staff were amazing and service is superb.
This hotel if five star in my mind. Ok priced towards the high end for the area but well worth it. Located next to Mandela Square Mall with a walk way to shopping center. Service is top notch and go out of their way to accommodate your requests. I was upgraded to the Club level. The lounge was wonderful. Room had a nice mini-bar, awesome selection of TV channels, very good AC, and an awesome shower with excellent water pressure. Lots of security around the hotel. I definitely would stay here again if price is right. Only negative encounter was the room type...for some reason they gave me a smokers rooms (thought hotel was all smoke free....) - it had a slight smoker odor to it....not pugnant but noticeable.
Pricey and a bit old - but this is Intercontinental.
We choose it for the location, and we ended up loving the room so much! All the amenities were just as needed, the bed was super comfy!
Turn down point, the lady in the reception counter was not friendly, I mean really not being friendly to us when we checked in. She even tried to charge the hotel fee again, although I had paid to Agoda and Agoda had paid it to the hotel for us. She didn’t believe me. Good thing is, I had the proof that it had been paid. We went back several time to the reception and concierge to deal with car rental and everyone else there were friendly and helpful. So not everyone, just particularly this lady who half heartedly served us being my first negative review.
The other thing is we found out that the safety deposit box didn’t work, and one of the creamer in the coffee set was not good anymore-it’s not expired yet but it’s kinda spoiled, foul smell and taste and it has some mass on top of it. We tossed them off.
Other than that everything was wonderful, really, would be happy to come back and stay there again.