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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 stayed here 18 years ago and visited a few times since and it is still one of the best stays you can have in Sandton and linked with Sandton City. Convenient and top quality recommended as a member of Luxury Hoteliers world wide.
I have tried four hotels in Johannesburg and this one ranks #4. It is not the worst hotel in the world by any means but just doesn’t match the other three.
- They checked me into a room that was occupied. I went in and there were someone else’s clothes and bags all over the place
- They then switched me to a second room that stank of cigarette smoke and the toilet was full of brown water
- They eventually found me a third room
- at 11:30pm - but the service speed and quality was truly terrible.
I arrived at this hotel after flying for nearly 20 hours from Perth Australia via Sydney so I was a bit tired. As soon as my car pulled up at the hotel entrance hotel staff approached to greet me and collect my bags. Check-in was smooth and staff acknowledged my platinum status and provided me with a complimentary upgrade.
A staff member accompanied me to my room with my luggage and then provided me with a comprehensive tour of the room and its features. I've never had that done before. It was an excellent large room with king size bed, a walk in cupboard, office area/lounge, large bathroom with separate shower, bath and toilet. It also had all the equipment you could need including a Nespresso machine. Each of the two nights I was there there was a turn down service.
I only had two meals during my stay. Dinner on the night of my arrival and breakfast the following morning. Only a la carte was available for breakfast but there were still ample options available. The restaurant is a large spacious room with lots of natural light with large windows overlooking the street.
Checkout was smooth too so was on my way to the airport quickly.
Overall this hotel exceeded my expectations. The room was excellent and the staff were all very helpful, friendly and professional. I look forward to returning here when I visit this city in the future.
Great hotel to stay in a business area. There is a direct access to a big mall where you can find shops and great shopping with descent prices. The hotel is very convenient with great service. The room was very luxurious. Nice breakfast. Nice stuff. Can’t wait to go back
This is a stunning looking hotel, esp. looking down into the lobby from the 37th floor or so. The staff is amazing...always friendly, helpful and professional. Enjoyed great breakfasts and apero's in the Club Lounge. Only points of improvement would be the lighting in the room which is rather dark and the pool that strikes me as rather tiny given the massive scale of the hotel. That said, overall an amazing stay and hope to be back soon.