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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at the Sunnyside Hotel to be close to Wits university. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The buffet dinner had a huge delicious selection. The buffet breakfast was just as good. The staff were friendly and helpful. This is a beautiful historical building with manicured gardens. I would definitely stay there again.

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jay4051 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay here with us at the Sunnyside Park Hotel. Our employees always look forward to positive feedback from guest experiences. We are delighted that you enjoyed our sumptuous buffet breakfast and the beautiful manicured 120 year old gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back to the...

Wokingham, England
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Stayed in the new block overlooking the Car Park, and above the function room. Although there was a wedding reception with dancing taking place on one of the nights, we were not disturbed by any noise. The breakfasts were extremely good with ample selection, and the public areas were spacious. The gardens surrounding the original building were attractively laid out,...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicol05 We appreciate and thank you for your feedback in response to staying with us at the Sunnyside Park Hotel. The staff always look forward to feedback from our guests experiences. We are grateful that the music did not impact negatively on your experience with us and that you took time to enjoy the open space in our 120...

Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Business travel is never easy. Having to wake up at cracking of dawn to catch the 530 am flight. We had back to back business meetings. At 430 we finished our last meeting..at nearby sunnyside business park. .the Temperature outside was still a sizzling 33 degrees we dropped by the sunnyside hotel for a relaxing beer and snack .sitting on...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Geoff t Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive and meaningful response regarding your experience with the Sunnyside Park Hotel. The Pound & Penny Pub deck situated in the 120 year old beautiful manicured gardens is very unique and nothing like this in Johannesburg, we serve 8 Craft beers on Tap and 3 local beer...

Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Everything was lukewarm - bath water, room(no working aircon) and red wine. Rooms urgently need attention - carpets dirty and damaged, broken light fitting. Booking system is a mess as I was confused with another person and although I have paid more than a week ago was sent an email at 20:30 at night to provide proof of payment. Suspect...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear allie14705 Thank you for taking the time to respond and provide us with feedback on your experience with us at the Sunnyside Park Hotel. I am equally disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations.All of your comments are valid, our central chiller plant went down and the team was supposed to communicate this to you upon check in....

Durban
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Of course there are other hotels in the greater Johannesburg area, but considering it is the only hotel in the business area where I had a meeting early in the morning, and the early traffic in Johannesburg is busiest in Africa.... No choice. Nested in a nice secluded front garden as the entrance, that always a good impression. The reception...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jack1973 Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and your response regarding your stay with us. We have a 154 bedrooms in total and the Hotel has Heritage status and declared a National monument. The original home was built in 1895 and we celebrated 120 years this year. I do apologise for the inconvenience caused...

Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 September 2015

My father came to Johannesburg from England for a visit and he always insists on staying here, this was the first time I stayed here too. From the reservation to check out - everything was efficient and friendly. When we arrived after a long drive in traffic from Rustenburg, the front desk agent greeted us with a huge friendly smile...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robyn_Stevens We value and appreciate your response and thank you for the positive feedback received. Our dedicated and committed team is always looking forward to comments and when the have exceeded expectations. The excellent feedback regarding our food, service, friendliness and rooms does echo the tireless efforts from the team, we are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves. We value...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Reviewing the accomodation before arriving I was happy to see the four star rating. However on arrival I was deeply dissapointed. Great historical location but dearly needing a revamp. The hotel rooms are dated, sad and in despair ate need of some T.L.C. My shower needed fixing, towls are thread-bare and the room painted a depressing beige. The staff however...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris F We value your feedback and thank you for taking the time respond on TripAdvisor. The hotel is planning refurbishment of the monument wing rooms, the room you stayed in the near future. The towels and the shower that is not on standard has been resolved and I do apologize for the inconvenience caused. The positive feedback on...

Reviewed 26 August 2015

It's not easy to find a good hostel in Africa generally, but this one is very good with a very attentive crew. Room was quiet and food at the restaurant was good with a very important choice. Moreover, internet: very high quality.

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dragan6 Thank you for your positive feedback and response. Wi-Fi feedback is great and we always strive to improve on in this area of service. The team is always looking forward to hear about positive feedback from their guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunnyside Park Hotel and value your patronage. Yours in hospitality, Chris

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2015

At the Sunnyside you are treated like royalty. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. James, one of the Manager's is hands on and very pleasant. Fantastic variety of food and the resturant staff are very efficient. To name a few of the efficient staff members that give brilliant service Sam Govender, James Ndou, Zweli - thank you! Beautiful gardens...

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear saras152015 Thank you for your valued feedback and response. We are very fortunate to have such amazing staff that have been with the hotel for many years that understand what hospitality is all about. They always look forward to hearing from their guests and if they are improving. We will pass your compliments to the Chef and her team...

Kent, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Excellent, attentive staff, fabulous breakfast buffet, old world style. Great for a quiet stay near the heart of a bustling city. Winter season at the moment and lounge fire place is cozy. Bar attached with outside dining in warmer season.

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Chris S, General Manager at Sunnyside Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jdwyer46 We appreciate your comments and positive feedback. The friendly and loyal team of the Sunnyside Park Hotel is always appreciative of feedback especially if it echoes what they strive towards service excellence. We have gone straight from winter into summer with bursting hot sunny days! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sunnyside Park Hotel and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historically restored Johannesburg hotel, the Sunnyside Park Hotel, has been completely refurbished to capture the elegance and charm of a bygone era. Built in 1895 in a Victorian-style, the hotel is centrally located providing the business executive and the leisure traveller with easy access to the Johannesburg CBD, Rosebank, Sandton and the Johannesburg International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunnyside Park Hotel

Address: Princess of Wales Terrace | Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: RM427 - RM1,535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunnyside Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Sunnyside Park Johannesburg
Hotel Sunnyside Park
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
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“Ask for a renovated room at the front overlooking the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieScotland, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a new wing room if you like modern, but the main building offers a sense of history”
 of 5 bubbles CaptnGphs, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Keep away from bedrooms adjacent to busy traffic routes nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill434, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Book Elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles LindiweK, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms , ( Level 3 ) seem to be better and also quitter than the bottom floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Bradlows, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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