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Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel
Illovo Hotel

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8.3

Excellent

52 reviews

52 reviews

Housekeeping4
24-hour front desk2
Breakfast1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 2.1 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 2.4 km
Nelson Mandela Square 2.6 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 6.7 km
Maboneng Precinct 8.4 km
SAB World of Beer 8.4 km
South Western Townships 11.8 km
Gold Reef City 12.3 km
Apartheid Museum 12.6 km
Mandela House 18.3 km
Nearby landmarks
M Squared 340 m
The Wish Collection 360 m
Thrupps Illovo Centre 380 m
Consulate General of Nigeria 560 m
South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry 650 m
Bidvest Wanderers Stadium 690 m
Wanderers Golf Club 700 m
Wanders Golf Course 730 m
The Wanderers Golf Club 770 m
Consulate of Mozambique 860 m

Illovo Hotel

22 Melville Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2146 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Sandton part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. Restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Fitness center

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.4
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport19.5 km

Rooms available at Illovo Hotel

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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Illovo Hotel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Illovo Hotel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Illovo Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at Illovo Hotel?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Illovo Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 119 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

      What is the smoking policy at Illovo Hotel?

      Illovo Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Illovo Hotel?

      Gautrain is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.6 km away from Illovo Hotel.

      What restaurants are nearby Illovo Hotel?

      Illovo Hotel is located in Sandton, famous for good restaurants such as Beefcakes Johannesburg, TJ Barista's and Yamato.

      What popular shopping places are close to Illovo Hotel?

      Illovo Hotel is located in Sandton area which features shopping places such as Sandton City Shopping Centre, Hyde Park Corner and Or-gari Golden Safari.

      What are popular attractions near Illovo Hotel?

      Guests at Illovo Hotel can easily visit Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Convention Centre and Liliesleaf located in the Sandton area.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Illovo Hotel?

      Illovo Hotel is located in the Sandton area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Outspan Bird Sanctuary, Rietfontein Nature Reserve and Norscot Koppies.

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      What people love about Illovo Hotel

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Excellent service, good staff and very clean."

        Thulani

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        February 28, 2020

      • 8.8

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "The staff were very friendly from our arrival to our departure."

        Reinhard

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        October 30, 2019

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Service was great and the staff very accomodating"

        Rebecca

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        October 28, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,650 Johannesburg properties
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      Location score
      8.8/10
      Cleanliness score
      8.8/10
      Value for money score
      8.4/10
      Service score
      8.4/10
      Better than
      96
      %
      of Johannesburg properties
      Better than
      96
      %
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      Better than
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      Overall rating:

      8.3

      Excellent
      52 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.8
      Facilities
      7.5
      Location
      8.8
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      More about Illovo Hotel

      More about Illovo Hotel

      Illovo Hotel

      With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Illovo Hotel makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Illovo Hotel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Johannesburg can be assisted with the taxi services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
      You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Illovo Hotel. The hotel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
      Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
      Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and instant coffee are available in some select rooms.
      You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Wake up with no worries at Illovo Hotel, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
      The hotel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
      Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Illovo Hotel. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


      Reasons to stay here

      Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 95% of other options in the city.
      Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 96% of the city's other options.
      This accommodation beats more than 95% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.5

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      4 mentions

      Housekeeping

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Fitness center
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Coffee shop
      • Restaurants
      • Shared kitchen
      • Vending machine

      Services and conveniences

      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Taxi service

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Coffee/tea maker
      • Desk
      • Free bottled water
      • Free instant coffee
      • Hair dryer
      • In-room safe box
      • Ironing facilities
      • Linens
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Sewing kit
      • Shoeshine kit
      • Shower
      • Smoke detector
      • Smoking allowed
      • Telephone
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wake-up service
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Continental
      Location
      22 Melville Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2146
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Airports

      • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
        19.5 km
      • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
        24.8 km

      Public transportation

      • Rosebank Train Station
        1.9 km
      • Gautrain
        2.6 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Galleon
        1.3 km

      Shopping

      • Sandton City Shopping Centre
        2.4 km

      Convenience store

      • BP Express
        2.1 km

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        360 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Johannesburg Zoo
        2.1 km
      • Sandton City Shopping Centre
        2.4 km
      • Nelson Mandela Square
        2.6 km
      • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
        6.7 km
      • Maboneng Precinct
        8.4 km
      • SAB World of Beer
        8.4 km
      • South Western Townships
        11.8 km
      • Gold Reef City
        12.3 km
      • Apartheid Museum
        12.6 km
      • Mandela House
        18.3 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • M Squared
        340 m
      • The Wish Collection
        360 m
      • Thrupps Illovo Centre
        380 m
      • Consulate General of Nigeria
        560 m
      • South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
        650 m
      • Bidvest Wanderers Stadium
        690 m
      • Wanderers Golf Club
        700 m
      • Wanders Golf Course
        730 m
      • The Wanderers Golf Club
        770 m
      • Consulate of Mozambique
        860 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-12 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until22:00
      • Check-out from06:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until22:00

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)119 ZAR

      The property

      • Number of rooms 45

      Reviews of Illovo Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.3
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.8
      Service8.4
      Value for money8.4
      High score for Johannesburg
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (8)
      8-9 Excellent (4)
      7-8 Very Good (6)
      6-7 Good (0)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (7)
      Jun - Aug (2)
      Sep - Nov (7)
      Dec - Feb (6)
      All guests (52)
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      Showing 22 verified guest comments
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Karen from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Great Little Hotel”

      If you're studying at GIBS and have to stay over I can highly recommend the Illovo Hotel. It's on campus so the location is brilliant. The staff is very friendly. The rooms are small but very well appointed. What I really loved is that the rooms have considered their female guests in the design of the room. I could do my makeup and my hair in the same place with decent lighting and space for all my stuff. Most 5 star hotels don't do this! It's functional, clean and good value

      Reviewed May 07, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      NWABISA from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

      Exceptional”

      I was both a couple and business traveler. the services at the Illovo hotel were beyond my expectations. The money that I paid I did not expect the facilities that I received. I will definetely recommend the hotel to my friends, and family even to my co-workers as well. the location was excellent for me as I needed to use Gautrain for daily commute while I was there. I would also use the Hotel the Next time I am in need of a place to stay.

      Reviewed May 18, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Khulile from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Illovo Hotel highly recommended”

      I highly recommend a stay over in Illovo Hotel. Its conveniently located, cosy and ideal thinking space amongst and close by to Sandton's bustle.

      Reviewed March 25, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Reinhard from South Africa
      Group
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      We had a wonderful stay”

      The value for money is excellent and the central location is perfect. The staff were very friendly from our arrival to our departure. The rooms are a bit dated, but it is not a major problem as everything was in working order and the room was clean. My only con would be that there seems to be a lack of communication between housekeeping and the front desk. Housekeeping knocked on the door on check out day a couple of hours before we had to check out. We were all still asleep and housekeeping should have been aware that we were not checked out yet. An additional coffee cup in a double room will also be welcomed.

      Reviewed October 30, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rebecca from South Africa
      Group
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Great Service”

      when we checked in, Ismail was at front Desk, he was very friendly and we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable. we had booked 2 rooms. the one room was clean and neat, the second room was also clean and neat, but the aircon wasn't working, so when we called Ismail, he immediately assisted us, by moving us to another available room! service was great and the staff very accomodating

      Reviewed October 28, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Shireen from Zimbabwe
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

      Very good”

      I enjoyed my stay. I loved the environment of attachment to the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) campus and the associated benefits, eg cafeteria with microwave, free computer facility. The staff are courteous and helpful. There was a problem of ants in my room so it was not possible to keep food but the staff allowed me use of their fridge. However, I believe that it is misleading for the website to include airport transfer under General Amenities as this is not included. Bearing that in mind for budgeting purposes, I do recommend this hotel.

      Reviewed February 26, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Coenraad from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Convenient location”

      Good value of you need to be in the area - more of an upmarket University residence than hotel but it works well in terms of location

      Reviewed September 06, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Madimetsa from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Absolutely fantastic hotel”

      I loved the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

      Reviewed January 31, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      suntosh from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

      Small neat rooms - great breakfast!”

      If you're not spending much time in the room, but want to come back to a very smart, comfy place, then this is perfect. It's located inside the Gordan Institute for Business, so the breakfast setting has a lovely view of the campus and has a wide delicious selection!

      Reviewed October 20, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Merlin from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Great location, unfriendly staff”

      Overnight stay at the hotel, location is great but the staff didn't bat a smile very u welcoming

      Reviewed June 17, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Makhosazana from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Very good”

      It's was our 2nd time staying there. The place is peaceful and has nice grounds and the location is perfect but honestly we don't like the breakfast facilities. There is no menu where you can view your options from, the staff is are bit disorganised and our eggs were greasy.

      Reviewed December 03, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Elizabeth from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Great Value”

      Great value, clean, central to all our meeting places and warm, welcoming and friendly team

      Reviewed October 18, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lance from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Quaint but in a good way”

      It's everything you need when you're on the road. Cosy without being clasutrophobic

      Reviewed August 12, 2018

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      6.0
      ISMAIL from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      unhappy customer”

      I clearly booked the room with breakfast as I knew it will be convenient for me. When I checked in I asked the receptionist and she told me breakfast was included, on checking out they made me pay extra for the breakfast . The receptionist was not interested in finding out who was on duty 2nights before she just insisted and made me pay .

      Reviewed May 07, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Thulani from Eswatini
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

      TM Motsa”

      excellent service, good staff and very clean. the staff at reception were very helpful.

      Reviewed February 28, 2020

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Kevin from South Africa
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Agoda app has a UI failure making it very easy to book the wrong date as they don’t say the day of”

      The week in the confirmation consequently I have had to pay twice for my night

      Reviewed October 09, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tsakane from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      excellent”

      the accommodation is good

      Reviewed February 26, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Indrani from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Excellent”

      Excellent

      Reviewed May 20, 2019

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      2.8
      Mthobisi from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Bad service and bad rooms ”

      I didn’t like my stay , had ants crawling around the room. The reception was not helpful with my cancellation process. Just bad service at the hotel

      Reviewed October 20, 2018

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      6.0
      Silke
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Above average”

      Breakfast - eggs bacon and coffee was ice cold

      Reviewed October 25, 2018

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