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Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, I would also like to give thanks to Tiffany who assisted me in a friendly and good manner. She is very professional. The hotel is very clean and the staff is welcoming too. I will come back

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London, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 'roughing it' for 5 days at a safari lodge in Kruger we were delighted to stay here for 2 nights before our return flight to London. Our bedroom is magnificent ! We had our best night's sleep in a week. The bedsheets are wonderful. Air conditioning brilliant, bathroom and shower great too. We also really appreciate having tea and...

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear gmbtom, Thank you for the kind words'Great value and pro-tourist' are definitely words that are synonymous with The Reef Hotel. We are always striving to provide our GUESTS with the best GUEST service, I am genuinely pleased to learn that you experienced this touch point at every interaction with our STAFF. Your review echoes contentment with your stay with...

Kuils River, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access to businesses in Johannesburg. One of the most impressive things about the Reef, is there energy saving ,with lights that only goes on when they detect movement.The bar in the top has the most awesome view of the city!

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mare O, Thank you for taking the time to review The Reef Hotel. We opened in 2010 with the theme of Clean Green Jozi! Glad that we could resonate your feelings. Look forward to welcoming you back soon with a cocktail at Elevate! Kind regards,

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly and helpful staff. super fast wifi. i only wish they had bar fridges in their rooms. had a few hiccups with my booking inclusion, i hope that wont happen again when i go there again. but all in all it is a good hotel.

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear owenthabangmro, Thank you for taking time out to write the above Trip Advisor Review, it is much appreciated. We appreciate your kind comments about our STAFF; we make every effort to ensure that our GUESTS are always met with a warm welcoming as first impressions always last. We do provide bar-fridges up-on request so please let me know next...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a greet time. The rooms are clean with a good bed. The people are verry friendly with an extra compliment for the drivers on the suttleservice. The gave us a safe feeling in Johannesburg. Also a compliment for the breakfast. The gave more than we expected!!

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 519mauricew, Thank you for your valued response. We appreciate your kind comments about our STAFF and design; we make every effort to ensure that our GUESTS are always met with a warm welcoming as first impressions always last. I am delighted that the concierge TEAM showcased the Reef Hotel spirit with their superior GUEST service. We provide a large...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

modern rooms, good entertainment, safe, helpful staff, good internet, good food, helpful service. enjoyed the new Homestead Restaurant offer a great concept and affordable rates. Good location and less than 2 minutes from the highway

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jacojacobs50, 'Great value and pro-tourist' are definitely words that are synonymous with the Reef Hotel! Your review echoes contentment with your stay with us and that's just awesome. The complimentary WI-FI is just one of or many values that our GUESTS can enjoy on their stays with us along with the views from 'Elevate" our rooftop bar I hope...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got a deal on this place the night before checking in. At $78 it was a good price. Room was comfortable, recently updated. Breakfast selection v good. Safe and secure parking. Not much to see in the area, and the place doesn't quite feel top of the range. But a good place for a quick stopover, and staff v helpful....

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear William E, Thank you for the awesome review. Our location, design and features of the hotel offer every traveler whether on business or leisure the perfect combination of a comfortable, efficient, yet fun and quirky stay. The breakfast TEAM will be thrilled to hear that you loved our spread. We have been told many times that we serve the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a sundowner. Two gin and tonics are 100 rand. All the staff from the people at the entrance to the bar staff on top was really friendly. Especially the barkeeper. The terrace has obviously been modernised, but the lounge furniture is already looking a bit oldschool and used. White fake leather, you know what I mean....

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nora W, We appreciate the time taken to post a review on Trip Advisor, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us at 'Elevate" our rooftop bar! We look forward to sharing our genuine hospitality with you again in the future. Regards

Johannesburg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The homestead restaurant at the reef hotel. I absolutely loved the offering at this place. I took my team there for a lunch in December and was pleasantly surprised. The place is deceptively large and offers take-out and seated dining. The service as very good and the prices very reasonable. I loved that you only paid for what you wanted...

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NatashaDawson, Thank you for such kind words. I am thrilled that we could make your visit to Homestead a memorable one for you and your team. We like to say that our 'BowlD' food concept and Milkshakes are becoming the talk of town, thanks to GUESTS like yourself that loved the experience so much that they had to share...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Please treat guests with care and courtesy, no additional charges for parking Displayed room charges per night must not be different from what you get when you come to reception A price per night was displayed outside your entrance, which changed when I got to the reception

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Yashodhan A, Guest Relations Manager at The Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Dear glads2nez, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at The Reef Hotel. There are no additional charges for parking and parking at the hotel is free. The price displayed outside is the lowest price price that we can sell the room for a single guest. Please contact me in person at yash@reefhotel.co.za if the above did not...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4-star Reef Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Johannesburg's City Hall. It has an on-site restaurant and modern guest rooms with satellite TV and individual decor. Rooms at Reef Hotel feature floor-to-ceiling black and white photos. Each has a sitting area with a large satellite TV. The private bathroom offers a separate bathtub and shower in a deluxe room and a shower only in a standard room. Reef Hotel's restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare both South African and international cuisine. The hotel's in-house bar offers South African wine, international champagne and has panoramic views of Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum is a 5 minute drive from Reef Hotel. Many of Johannesburg's art galleries are also nearby. Complimentary shuttle is available within a 5KM radius subject to availability. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Hotel

Address: 58 Anderson Street | Marshalltown, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $65 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Johannesburg
#22 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#23 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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“Ask for a room on an upper floor for a good view of the surrounding area”
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