Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
YOU MUST STAY HEREPosted Nov 29, 2013
I cannot express what an amazing stay I had. From the moment I arrived to the minute I checked out I was treated like a queen. I arrived exhausted from a 17 hour flight. I provided my name and was immediately escorted to my room. I was a little concerned that they didn't ask for my credit card or ask me to complete paperwork. I was told the next morning it was because they knew I would be tired from the trip and that they wanted to allow me to settle in. That I did. What a beautiful room. Very spacious room and a great bathroom. Heated towels, drinks in the mini frig., welcome fruit basket and card. I cant think of one thing that I can say that I did not like about this hotel. Great location, attentive staff, and simply beautifully furnished. If you are contemplating about whether or not you should stay here, look no further. You will not be disappointed.
Recommendedby James from UK
Great HotelPosted Nov 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
My wife and I had a great time at this hotel. Breakfast was delicious, and the room spacious and very comfortable. Rosebank is an interesting area of Johannesburg with many facilities, but there was a lot of work going on all over the place which distracted from the enjoyment of walking around.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from London
Best hotel in Joburg!Posted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Just about the finest experience I've had in any city in the world, in fact. From the moment I was met with "Welcome to Monarch, sir. You deserve this", to the moment I left, the experience was simply perfect. The location is simply unbeatable, right next to the mall and the restaurant quarter and the Gautrain. I'm not really a fan of Johannesburg, but thanks to the Monarch I can't wait to return!
Recommendedby Ann F from USA
Awesome Stay... I would Come Back Again!!Posted Sep 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
I stayed at the Monarch for 2 nights... and enjoyed every bit of it. The room was very spacious and clean and had an additional bathroom off of the foyer for visitors. The tub was spacious and the bed was large and comfortable. The service was excellent. The in-room service was also superb. They left fresh fruit and a nice welcome card in my room. In addition, the dinner was great. I ordered the ostrich and date pudding for dinner and it was delicious. The hotel's location is safe and is conveniently located right next to the Guatrain, so I was able to catch the train to the airport and arrive there within 30 minutes! I would definitely recommend the hotel to friends!
for Business Travelersby ASI from USA
Royal accommodation in convenient areaPosted Aug 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Luxurious rooms with heated floors was very nice during our winter stay. We were treated like royalty by everyone on staff. Lovely breakfast included fresh cold buffet followed by cooked to order egg dishes. Entrances are gated and door persons always patrolling. Parking is tight and down a narrow side drive, but was always available. I would not hesitate to book here again!
for Couplesby David from Ireland
Luxury boutique choice for a short Jo'burg stayPosted Aug 11, 2013
Pros: Historic property and luxurious and comfortable rooms in the central shopping district of Rosebank. A great value and choice without a car.
Cons: I wish the breakfast offered more of the foods and flavors of South Africa. Also the (smoking) lounge/bar area didn't seem too inviting.
Location: You can take the Gautrain from the airport with ease (switch at Sandton) and walk to the Rosebank shopping areas, even safe for dinner at night.
My wife and I stayed here after an overnight flight. It was a great place to stay for two nights prior to going on safari in the Kruger national park. The staff were friendly and professional and it is great they include wifi and breakfast. The rooms were large and full of all the comforts and amenities.
Recommendedby Marilyn from Sonoma County, California
Elegant hotel in a bustling locationPosted Jul 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
I was glad we selected this hotel as it is a quiet refuge in a busy neighborhood. The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings. the room was well appointed, the bed very comfortable and the food was delicious. The bathroom was beautiful--I wanted to take it home!
for Familiesby EZ from Sydney
Great hotel and fantastic servicePosted May 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very beautiful small hotel in a good location, close to the shopping centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay.
for Familiesby Birdseye's from Seattle, Wa
Wonderful Place to Stay While in JohannesburgPosted May 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is the nicest Hotel we have ever stayed in and we have traveled all over the world. A remodeled old Post Office with 20ft ceilings and wonderful woodwork, it's 12 rooms are beautiful. The staff really takes care of your ever need. It's right next to the Rosebank Mall and Gautrain train station that will take you all over the city. From the OR Tambo airport take the Gautrain (that goes right into the airport, look for signs) transfer at Sandton and get off a Rosebank station and hotel is right there! Wish we had known because we paid $70.00us to get a airport transfer arranged by the hotel because we were coming in so late. It takes 30-40 min to drive to the hotel and only 15-20 min to go by this new train! Food at the hotel was excellent. No charge for internet. We were upgraded to a suite on the ground floor because I had some trouble climbing the stairs with a bad knee (there are 2 floors). We got into Johannesburg late in the evening and Jan, the manager stayed to welcome us and take us to our room. I would recommend this hotel to everyone that wants to stay in a safe location in the city with easy transportation to the airport and around the city. Lots of close by restaurants and a African Roof Top Market every Sunday at the Mall next door.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Cayman Islands
Posted Apr 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent service! The hotel arranged our transport to and from the hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. They arranged our tour. The food was excellent. The hotel is located within walking distance of a mall. The Monarch Hotel was a great choice and we would certainly stay there again if we have the opportunity to return to Johannesburg.