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Not strictly business! A life of leisure at the Radisson Blu Sandton

Jun 7, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

For many, the words corporate and business come to mind when thinking of Radisson Blu hotels. However, when it comes the Radisson Blu in Sandton, this shouldn’t be the case. 

The Radisson Blu on the corner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street (opposite The MARC) in Sandton CBD might offer exquisite corporate amenities and conferencing facilitiesbut at the same time it offers pure indulgence in every form. From delicious dining at Vivace Restaurant and beauty treatments at AE Spa, to lounging at the pool with cocktails and sheesha, it leaves absolutely nothing to be desired – and we got to experience all of it! 


From check-in to checkout, the smiley service that we received from all the staff was simply top-notch. We’ll get into that in a bit though – let’s chat food first! Checking in just after midday seemed fitting so that we could head straight to Vivace Restaurant for lunch. We were welcomed by a clean and contemporary space with pops of green, modern light fixtures and wooden floors plus awe-inspiring views of Sandton.  

The menu offers a selection of scrumptious vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes with an international flair. To start, we were brought fresh Italian bread and olives – perfect amuse-bouche in our opinion. We then settled on a variety of starters to share, including the deep-fried calamari, tempura artichoke hearts and roasted beetroot, which made for a great tapas-style meal. Our only complaint was that we couldn’t try a bit of everything on the menu! We’ll definitely be back to try the cilantro and lime prawn stir-fry, Thai green chicken curry and ricotta gnocchi though. 


After lunch, we soaked up some sun on the glorious pool deck with a cocktail in hand and then headed to AE Spa for a Hydramemory Facial and a massage, which left us feeling oh-so-relaxed and ready for a cosy movie night in. When settling into our beautifully minimalistic suite for the evening, the super-fast Wi-Fi was well appreciated. And remember what we mentioned about the service? The lovely guest relations team had even left a sweet surprise of hot Milo, chocolate brownies and a bottle of red wine in our room to ensure that we’d enjoy our night in.  

Room service and movies was on the agenda, so of course we had to order the ‘Movie Night’ option on the room service menu. A classic cheeseburger, bucket of popcorn, jelly babies and soft drink or Castle Lite – what more could you ask for? 


Breakfast at Vivace Restaurant the following morning saw us dig into a buffet of dreams that had every breakfast food you can think of. It was the perfect start to our day before a seamless checkout! 

Corner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street, Sandton 

011 245 8000  

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