Airport is about 20 Km east of the downtown area.
Best hotels are not in downtown, anyway, but further north.
Michelangelo, Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn, Balalaika, Garden Court.....all within walking distance from the Gautrain station.
My opinion, for convenience, your best bet, stay at one of the hotels near the airport:
Intercontinental, right outside the terminal.
City Lodge, on top of the parking building.
Southern Sun 3 minutes away by shuttle
D'Oreale Grande, or Mondior, or Metcourt, at Emperor's Palace. 5 minutes away by free shuttle
We stayed at the Radisson Blu and it was ideal as you can get the train from the airport to Gautrain station and it's across the street and only a 2 minute walk to the shopping mall.
most shuttle services can get you to your hotel in 30-45minutes and the same for return. feel free to stay in the more popular area's like melrose arch; rosebank and sandton. alternatively stay close to the gautrain stations(a high speed train which can get you to the airport in 30mins), choose the radisson gautrain; the hyatt rosebank; the holiday inn rosebank for ease of access to the stations
I echo Gavin's advice. I have stayed at all of the hotels on the airport grounds and I would honestly say that you can choose by price, and get your money's worth. The Intercontinental is the best and rather expensive.. I use the City Lodge at the airport and the Peermont hotels for my clients. The Peermont group all serve the large casino, shopping, food complex there.. so that offers a little diversion to pass the time.
Dave Patterson - Owner - The Africa Safari
Go to www.soulfusion.co.za, fjye do airport transfers too. A relax place to be in and great service!
hi, i can recommend the Airport grand hotel, which is very close to the airport, is very reasonably priced, upmarket and runs a shuttle service every half hour. this saves you the cost of a Gautrain ticket or taxi to way out somewhere.
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Thanks everyone for your input much appreciated.