Southern Sun Sandton

Johannesburg, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Sandton is South Africa’s business and shopping epicentre, so if you’re in town for either one – then this hotel provides a fabulous base for it, and for plenty more too! Whilst you are at the hotel, you must check out Skye Bar – catch up with friends or entertain clients with panoramic views of the city whilst enjoying a sundowner cocktail. The Eclipse restaurant is open all day so you can grab a hearty breakfast before you set off into Sandton, or enjoy a relaxing dinner at the end of a busy day. And when you need a bit of R&R, head to the 9th floor pool deck to cool off.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located in the heart of Sandton, north of Johannesburg. Less than 1km to Sandton Convention Centre, a 5 minute walk from Sandton Gautrain station, and less than 10 minutes walk to Nelson Mandela Square.

Hotel information

301 rooms across 9 floors, all with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, mini fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar,* flat-screen TV, safe, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Rooms have 1 king-size bed and either a walk-in shower or a bath and shower combo along with a workstation, sleeping maxium 2 adults.

Executive Premium Rooms offer extra comforts, each room can sleep a maximum of 2 adults and has 1 king-size bed, a separate en-suite walk-in shower and bath with a double basin.

King Suites are large corner rooms, each with 1 king-size bed, an in-room lounge area, separate en-suite walk-in shower and bath, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Complimentary shuttle to Sandton Gautrain station. 24-hour secure underground parking*. 

Eclipse restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Skye Bar (offering panoramic views and a wide range of drinks). 

Rooftop swimming pool. Fitness centre. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. Concierge. 

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Suana Box - lose weight fast

Feb 16, 2024 Anthony L

The aircon didn’t work and my room felt like a sauna box. I struggled to sleep through the night. If you like the heat, then you shouldn’t have any problems. According to certain staff, the hotel is well aware that the AIRCON’s in certain rooms don’t work. In all fairness, the receptionist should inform its guest of aircon issues when checking in… Read more
The aircon didn’t work and my room felt like a sauna box. I struggled to sleep through the night. If you like the heat, then you shouldn’t have any problems. According to certain staff, the hotel is well aware that the AIRCON’s in certain rooms don’t work. In all fairness, the receptionist should inform its guest of aircon issues when checking in or making a booking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel but restaurant is a let down especially during dinner due to staff shortages

Jan 29, 2024 Tourist49520459465 Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Centrally located hotel in Sandton near all major amenities and shopping centres. Comfortable room with good value for money. Staff is courteous but the Eclipse restaurant is under-staffed and struggle to serve guests even though it’s only at about 60% capacity. It takes time to get your order and tables are not cleared
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Jan 21, 2024 Salmah R

My mum and I booked over the weekend to get away the experience we had at the hotel was absolutely ridiculous, when we got there at first I open the bathroom tap and sand was coming out into the bath we had called for maintenance as the sand was coming out continuously, the maintenance then requested to change rooms the first night as it didn't… Read more
My mum and I booked over the weekend to get away the experience we had at the hotel was absolutely ridiculous, when we got there at first I open the bathroom tap and sand was coming out into the bath we had called for maintenance as the sand was coming out continuously, the maintenance then requested to change rooms the first night as it didn't stop, the next room we stayed in didn't have clean bedding at all when I opened the bed to rest as we had a busy day there was hair found all over the bedding, if I had to describe is looked like males hair all over the bedding which was not washed properly a while ago, after this I could longer handle it my mum and I decided to leave the manager pleaded with us and said that he'd change the rooms for us again we had asked for refund as we no longer wanted to stay, the manager then said he can't do that as it was at a a very late hour and that he would change our rooms , he then shifted us to A class however it was still terrible as we couldn't the bathroom it wasn't renovated properly as the taps were leaking as well . This was just my experience! Thanks Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandton Sun - top class venue with great attention to detail!

Nov 15, 2023 Rosemary A

I attended an AGM at Sandton Sun today and feel it really deserves a great review. From the friendly, attentive security staff, to conference staff to the restaurant staff - only good things could be said. The Conference venue itself could not be faulted, sound system was great, temperature perfect. There was a wide selection of morning eats… Read more
I attended an AGM at Sandton Sun today and feel it really deserves a great review. From the friendly, attentive security staff, to conference staff to the restaurant staff - only good things could be said. The Conference venue itself could not be faulted, sound system was great, temperature perfect. There was a wide selection of morning eats which looked and tasted delicious. Luncheon was marvellous - I had a seafood starter with shrimp, big prawn and avocado and a really delicious sauce. Main course was the grilled salmon which was the best prepared salmon I have ever had. There was also a lovely vibe in the hotel and conference area - wherever one went. Classy but very friendly and welcoming. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A home away from home kind of feel.

Oct 24, 2023 Journey57308629929

Upon arrival Mr Amos, the gentleman at the gate was so friendly to us and we felt our presence was acknowledged which was great. Thank you bra Amos. The reception ladies were all smiles and what stood out was how they managed attending to each guest one by one without it being messy or having the awaiting guests waiting to check in feeling… Read more
Upon arrival Mr Amos, the gentleman at the gate was so friendly to us and we felt our presence was acknowledged which was great. Thank you bra Amos. The reception ladies were all smiles and what stood out was how they managed attending to each guest one by one without it being messy or having the awaiting guests waiting to check in feeling irritable. I am mentioning this because I came with a group of my colleagues and we were all attended to quite well. I loved the room but it could do with more flatter pillows, but none the less I couldn't fault it, I was happy to see an iron and iron board came with the room set up. My favourite part was the Dinning area. Great staff indeed. A gentleman by the name of Mpumi in particular was always making sure we were comfortable at all costs and very friendly to everyone who signals for his assistance at the restaurant from my observation. Above all. It was a pleasant stay and looking forward to visiting again. PS: Thank you to all staff for wearing name tags ;) Read less