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Better Choice: Sandton or Bedfordview

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Better Choice: Sandton or Bedfordview

I will be working in Bedfordview for 3 week in late January. I want to make the best choice on hotel location. Would you prefer to stay in Sandton or Bedfordview. Some factors to consider are nearby restaurant choices, safety, and drive time from Sandton to Bedfordview.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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1. Re: Better Choice: Sandton or Bedfordview

Hi jawilson,

I would recommend that you stay in Bedfordview if you are working in the area. The traffic to Sandton is a nightmare already, and is getting worse. You can count on 1.5 to 2 hours each way drive time to be safe (may be less, but don't rely on that), and you'll be in the thick of it in both directions.

Bedfordview is a lot quiter than Sandton in terms of hotel trade, but there are some good ones (and excellent guesthouses), and a host of restaurants in the area. Infrastructure is good and safety comparable to Sandton, in my opinion.

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2. Re: Better Choice: Sandton or Bedfordview

I have to agree, I'd stick to Bedfordview. There are really good places to stay and things to do, plus as mentioned you won't have to deal with the hectic traffic.

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