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The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel
The Bannister Hotel

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7.2

Very good

746 reviews

746 reviews

Housekeeping4
Breakfast3
Food & Dining1
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 960 m
SAB World of Beer 1.2 km
Maboneng Precinct 2.8 km
South Western Townships 5.0 km
Gold Reef City 5.1 km
Apartheid Museum 5.5 km
Johannesburg Zoo 7.9 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 9.7 km
Nelson Mandela Square 9.8 km
Mandela House 13.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Neighbourgoods Market 30 m
Edmed Medical Practice 100 m
The Orbit 110 m
Swaziland Consulate 180 m
myclinic 180 m
Arbour Square 190 m
Malawi Consulate General 290 m
Consulate of Botswana 450 m
Planetarium 460 m
Nelson Mandela Bridge 470 m

The Bannister Hotel

9 De Beer Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001 - 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. Strategically situated in Johannesburg City Centre, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Johannesburg

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

750 meters to public transportation

Inside city 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
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Nightclub

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center1.6 Km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport21.6 km

Rooms available at The Bannister Hotel

Deluxe King Suite
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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En-suite Room - Double Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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En-Suite Room - Special King
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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En-Suite Room Standard King
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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En-suite Room Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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DORMITORY,4 - BED
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Bannister Hotel?

Check-in is from 12:00 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 The Bannister Hotel?

The Bannister Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 400 KZT. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Bannister Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Bannister Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at The Bannister Hotel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 59 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 are my dining options at The Bannister Hotel?

The Bannister Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Bannister Hotel?

The Bannister Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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

Park Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 740 m away from The Bannister Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Bannister Hotel?

Restaurants including Joe's Burgers, Post and Father Coffee are popular in The Bannister Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Johannesburg City Centre.

What popular shopping places are close to The Bannister Hotel?

Located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, The Bannister Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

What are popular attractions near The Bannister Hotel?

Guests at The Bannister Hotel can easily visit Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, South Western Townships and Maboneng Precinct located in the Johannesburg City Centre area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Bannister Hotel?

The Bannister Hotel is located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as The Wilds and Harvey Nature Reserve.

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What people love about The Bannister Hotel

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "The room was clean, the staff was friendly and their breakfast was delicious."

    Ntsako

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    September 28, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Friendly Staff and delicious breakfast to cure the hangover from partying in the bar downstairs."

    Tamolin

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    April 1, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff is friendly and are room service away if you need anything."

    Joy

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    December 13, 2019

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Room comfort score
6/10
Location score
7.8/10
Service score
7.6/10
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Overall rating:

7.2

Very good
746 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Facilities
6.4
Location
7.8
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More about The Bannister Hotel

More about The Bannister Hotel

The Bannister Hotel

See the best of Johannesburg with a stay at The Bannister Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at The Bannister Hotel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Johannesburg even more convenient.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at The Bannister Hotel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar and nightclub can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
The Bannister Hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing hiking trails at The Bannister Hotel. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Johannesburg.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Hiking
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

The Bannister Hotel

  • Cuisine: International, African
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
9 De Beer Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    21.6 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    30.8 km

Public transportation

  • Park Station
    750 m
  • Johannesburg Train Station
    860 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Edmed Medical Practice
    100 m

Shopping

  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    9.7 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    110 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    960 m
  • SAB World of Beer
    1.2 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    2.8 km
  • South Western Townships
    5.0 km
  • Gold Reef City
    5.1 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    5.5 km
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    7.9 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    9.7 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    9.8 km
  • Mandela House
    13.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Neighbourgoods Market
    30 m
  • Edmed Medical Practice
    100 m
  • The Orbit
    110 m
  • Swaziland Consulate
    180 m
  • myclinic
    180 m
  • Arbour Square
    190 m
  • Malawi Consulate General
    290 m
  • Consulate of Botswana
    450 m
  • Planetarium
    460 m
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
    470 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 0-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 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 from12:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee400 KZT
  • Distance from city center1.6 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)59 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 25
  • Room voltage220

Parking

  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of The Bannister Hotel from real guests

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7.1
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Cleanliness6.8
Facilities6.4
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service7.6
Value for money7.1
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9+ Exceptional (15)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (22)
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9.6
Exceptional
Elfreda from South Africa
Solo traveler
Standard King Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

I loved it, its just that there was a smell inside that was stinky. Concerning room service, why must i pay R25 just to have my breakfast brought to my room, when breakfast is included in my package and its in the same facility. I mean the kitchen is just downstairs. I dont pay for food to be brought to my room when i order food, why cant the breakfast be free too, i just dont get it. The rooms were also cleaned late. I got up 9 oclock, by 1 my room was still not cleaned and i wanted to go rest. The staff is very friendly though and they always try to solve any challenge asap. I will go back just for the staff. They are super friendly and they do everything to make you feel comfortable.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Tamolin from South Africa
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Exceptional”

Friendly Staff and delicious breakfast to cure the hangover from partying in the bar downstairs.

Reviewed April 01, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Joy from South Africa
Family with young children
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Our experience ”

Pros: the place is very nice and it's clean. The rooms were very cozy, there's a fan and a heater, and elsctric blinds for natural lights. The staff is friendly and are room service away if you need anything. Wifi quality was awesome, even in load shedding the hotel was prepared with alternative power plan. The location was perfect as i was there for graduation @Wits and it is a 5 minute drive away Cons: the staff often leaves you to figure things out on your own as if you've been there before. Like how to get to reception from the parking lot a block away, or where exactly the rooms are. We could hear and feel the music from the bar @ night 😅 in my specifications i did ask for a room in the top floor but got 1st floor. In 1 of the rooms the blinds were not working and there was no telephone. Overall my family was happy with the experience

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Machabe
Solo traveler
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

It is an excellent spot to visit when you are in town for a good time. I would definitely go back there again.

Reviewed April 04, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Karabo from South Africa
Solo traveler
En-suite Room - Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great”

Prime location for what the price is worth. A steal. The bar, tops. Staff, amiable. Great overall experience.

Reviewed March 07, 2019

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6.8
Good
Koketso from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Good”

This place is great for a night, especially if you’re out and about for the night as the noise from surrounding places won’t get you much sleep. Included breakfast was great.

Reviewed May 14, 2022

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6.0
Mamello from South Africa
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Choose Bannister wisely ”

The breakfast was very delicious ( though they give you very small portion and you have to top it up with cash ). The restaurant staff generally are very friendly and willing to go all out . Amien is nice and understanding, the other front desk , that guy from Zim is NOT professional at all. We had to wait for him to get his act together after a 14 hour flight and his tone was rude . He made us want to just stay one night and check out. if only we had met Amien in the start. The room is adequate , just basics, atleast it was clean but for the price they could have tried harder. The twoels are were small and old . the area is ok if you know your way around down time JHB , do not stay here if you are new to JHB - you will get mugged honestly, this place is not for people who will stick out like a sore thumb, it is not the safest place in JHB.

Reviewed March 07, 2022

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6.0
Ronny from Indonesia
Group
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Ok stay”

The area did not seem safe at night, staff was not particularly friendly, room was reasonably clean

Reviewed July 09, 2019

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4.0
Bonani from South Africa
Couple
En-suite Room - Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Acceptable”

The place was not very clean. Stains on the bed and cockroaches in the room. Not very pleasing.

Reviewed October 31, 2021

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4.0
Asnath from South Africa
Solo traveler
Queen Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Acceptable”

It’s not worth the price rooms are not worth the amount chargedrestaurant is the worst in terms of services the staff can just sit without attending to customers

Reviewed July 08, 2019

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3.6
Mark from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

vicious bedbugs, unsafe area, good breakfast & wifi no dinner, bar closes very early”

vicious bedbugs, unsafe area, good breakfast & wifi no dinner, bar closes very early, intrusion into the room

Reviewed October 31, 2019

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3.2
PRAVEEN from South Africa
Solo traveler
Standard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Acceptable”

Toilet flash was not working but the staff who are working they were awesome

Reviewed April 10, 2022

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2.4
Unati from South Africa
Couple
Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Noise the whole night, and security issues”

The place was not clean, the area is surrounded by night clubs, there were people who tried to open our room a couple of times. In the morning there was still noise coming from the clubs. Breakfast which was part of the package, I was informed when I went for breakfast that I have to order it I can’t just rock up.

Reviewed September 29, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
Sian from New Zealand
Couple
En-Suite Room - Special King
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Best location in town, excellent value”

Location, Price, Bed Comfort

We stayed for one night at The Bannister. It is great as it is right in town but in the new revamped area. The Hotel has recently been renovated and it is very 'cool' and safe. The rooms are small but sufficient - the bathroom is bright, clean and the showers are great! The King bed was soooo comfortable. We went on the hop-on-hop-off bus which was really really good and it passes right by the Bannister! - you just need to walk up the road about 4 blocks to buy your ticket and start your journey. I would definitely recommend The Bannister Hotel and would definitely stay there again!

Reviewed July 25, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Brian from United Kingdom
Couple
En-suite Room - Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Good location used for transiting through Johannesburg”

Good location used for transiting through Johannesburg. Area was safe with good nightlife. Hotel has a good bar and restaurant. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed December 09, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
Susan from Australia
Couple
En-suite Room - Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

Top budget hotel”

safe area,close to tourist bus stop and Gautrain station

Very happy. Budget price but the hotel has been remodeled with a 21 century feel about it. It is in a safe area of Joburg and you can feel safe walking around the area. One block away from the double decker tourist bus stop and easy walking distance to the Gautrain station. The staff are also very friendly. Would highly recommend this hotel

Reviewed February 14, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Finn from Germany
Couple
En-suite Room - Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Perfect choice”

Perfect location in a hip (and safe) area, very helpful staff, clean rooms with good beds... what more can you ask for in a city hotel? Oh, and the restaurant is very much recommended.

Reviewed November 11, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
asher from Israel
Solo traveler
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 10 nights in November 2018

Excellent”

nice staff ,great location every thing you need is very close and the price Is also good. the only one thing that bothered me is the way their room service works there is no way to signal that you don't want room service . for example after a night of drinking if you are not up by 9-10 someone will nock and if you do not answers then they will come in.. I have been "surprised" by them a few times while I was showering ,while I was in the bathroom etc

Reviewed December 02, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Solo traveler
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 7 nights in November 2016

The Pros and Cons of The Bannister Hotel”

Pros -the price , the location, & the staff is very helpful. Almost anything you need they will find a way to accommodate. Cons - Do not stay here on a Friday or Saturday night. The music from the bar and neighboring bars below will keep you up all night! They don't have do not disturb tags that you can put on the door, so if you have jet lag and need to sleep the maid service will wake up on more than one occasion! The WiFi is limited...Very limited!

Reviewed November 18, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
SOH from Singapore
Group
En-suite Room Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Good service by reception”

Good service

The counter staff Phumlani was very nice and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. As I have booked 2 night's stay and for one of the rooms it was booked for each day separately, he secure a room for me without me having to check out the next day and re-check in. I also booked for a special king which is same price as a twin and wanted to change it to a twin during check in and he had also processed it. I asked for a heater and they brought it to my room shortly after I requested.

Reviewed August 31, 2014

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