Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Johannesburg hotel in Parktown, near Johannesburg Zoo


This family-friendly Johannesburg hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Constitution Hill and Johannesburg Zoo. South African Museum of Military History and Museum Africa are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a steam room are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 154 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Sunnyside Park Hotel ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

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3.8 out of 5
74% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: Staff very helpful and friendly. Meal standard good.
Spent two nights at the hotel prior to catching the train to Cape Town. Didn't venture out on our own but enjoyed an escorted day out seeing Johannesburg , Soweto and the Anti Apartheid Museum.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jul 28, 2015
Many bedrooms have not been refurbished and are dated and uncomfortable. The gardens are beautiful and the gym and swimming pool are good. Nevertheless the restaurant and reception staff seem to spend a lot of time talking loudly to each other.
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lovely old hotel central to Johannesburg

5 out of 5
by from eastbourne UK
Posted Jul 20, 2015
Pros: The atmosphere of peacefulness.
Cons: I enjoyed my stay as it is and cannot think of anything to be improved.
Location: The location is central to the airport and shopping at the nearby malls of Killarney and Eastgate. Easy to get anywhere in joburg.
This hotel has a lovely character and emits a serenity the minute you you step into the lovely, well kept gardens. It is majestic and well kept reminiscent of a grand hotel in its time. The staff are friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast in the Milner room is fantastic with a tremendous selection catering for all tastes. The overall ambience of the hotel from the peaceful lounge, the smell of the cigar room, the cozy pub and the grand staircase is one of calm and tranquility. The rooms are grand and comfortable. My stay was relaxing and enjoyable, just as I had hoped.
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5 out of 5
by from Pretoria
Posted Jun 22, 2014
Pros: good breakfast excellent location friendly staff
Location: close to Killarney mall easy highway access close to JHB General Hospital
beautiful hotel with Victorian feel staff friendly & helpful excellent location
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Very Nice Stay

4 out of 5
by from Lilongwe
Posted Apr 22, 2014
Pros: The character, the history, the quietness, the amazing breakfast
Cons: TV System, picture needs to be clear and have a decent selection of premium channels such as Discovery Channel, History Channel etc.
Location: Centrally located in the middle of Johanneburg
I loved this hotel and I stay a lot on hotels, it is set in the middle of Johannesburg but you would hardly know that, the hotel is surrounded by big well established gardens. There is no noise, no cars, no police sirens, no disco's banging away, just lovely blissful silence. The hotel structure is old but well maintained, the rooms we had were big and spacious compared to anything that I have recently stayed in, you can swing a tiger by its tail and not hit anything. I had one light in the bathroom malfunction and reported it whilst going to breakfast, when I got back to the room 20minutes later it was repaired already, very fast and efficient. The breakfast is fantastic, good selection for any taste. The only complaint that I have is the television system in my room, the channel selection was not very good, and 3 days into the stay even CNN was unavailable. The pictures of all the available channels were not clear but it might have just been my room. I hope that I will get a chance to spend more time at this hotel in the future.
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Great hotel for a family.

4 out of 5
by from Abuja, Nigeria
Posted Dec 28, 2012
Pros: The room.
Cons: Too reserved
Location: Reserved
It's homely. Ideal for a quiet family holidays. The route to some of the hotel rooms needoverhead cover. It's not fair to expose clients to harsh weather conditions.
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Transit way back

3 out of 5
by from Khobar, KSA
Posted Oct 22, 2012
Toilet not cleen and garbag was not cleaned from Previous tenant.
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A budget home away!

4 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Jun 12, 2012
Pros: Staff helpfulness. Great breakfast.
Cons: The lift.
Location: Great, but drive into reception lobby is very sharp and tricky.
Hotel location, very convenient. Staff always listening and ready to help, very friendly and cautious. Regularity of room maintenance, very good. Overall, hotel now needs of total refurbishment to meet 21st century standards, especially the lifts in main block.
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A bad experience for a tourist.

3 out of 5
by from san francisco, ca
Posted May 3, 2012
Your information said they provided airport pickup free as part of the hotel service. They don't. I paid $50 per pickup for me and my daughter and for me back to the airport for a total; of $150.00. Internet srvice only works in the lobby. The front desk are non responsive and act like they don't understand what is being asked. my daughters meal the first night was not good. She got another hotel because of the poor service. It took them an hour and a half to pick me up at the airport. In fairness to the dinning room staff their service was good. The grounds are lovely and the building is from a pAST period but in good condition. It is not a hotel for tourist like me. It is most likely best for business clients only given all the offices in the area.
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a week in south Africa

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 23, 2012
Large hotel with plenty of parking and secuity on site. Room given was large with two double beds. Lots of staff and friendly envirovment. only problem there is nothing within walking distance to do
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Sunnyside Park Hotel provides a steam room and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. 3 meeting rooms are available. This Victorian hotel also offers a terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Sunnyside Park Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 154 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Year Built 1895 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Television 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Milners Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Pound and Penny - Overlooking the garden, this pub serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.


Start your day with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available daily from 6 AM to 10 AM. You can order a meal from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed


A city/local tax will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Sunnyside Hotel
  • Sunnyside Park Hotel
  • Sunnyside Park Hotel Johannesburg
  • Sunnyside Park Johannesburg
  • Hotel Sunnyside Park

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.