Once the sun goes down, the colourful lights come on and jeepers, is Jozi a sight to see at night. The City of Gold is a hustling, bustling hive of activity, and if you want to place yourself in the middle of it, there’s only one place to stay – The Reef Hotel in Marshalltown.
Found in the financial district, the four-star Reef Hotel is close to major business centers and is only five minutes from City Hall and Johannesburg Park Station. This exceptionally modern hotel boasts not only 120 en-suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and rooftop venue, but it also serves up some of the most magnificent views of the city.
Business-folk travelling to or from Johannesburg favour the Reef because of its refreshing location, knowledgeable and friendly staff and top-notch conference facilities. There are three separate conference rooms that are completely customizable to accommodate your every need, and they can accommodate 70 to 220 guests respectively, depending on your chosen layout.
There are secretarial services available on request, as well as a projector and screen, whiteboard, flipchart, notepads and pens, multiple lighting configurations, water and refreshments and a new, state of the art built in audio visual equipment. There’s nothing that the team at The Reef can’t handle.
We recommend you extend your stay if you can, because the rooms are comfortable, spacious and giveyou an interesting glimpse into life in the city. Each room has a bath and shower, air conditioning and heating, a flat screen TV with a DSTV bouquet, tea and coffee facilities and free wireless internet. What we love the most is that the entire hotel is energy friendly! This means the facilities in your room only work when your key is in place, and all the lights along the corridors are operated by motion sensors.
The walls are covered in stupendous local art and interesting facts about Joburg and its gold-mining history.
Now if you’re spending the night, then we highly recommend you pop down to the ground floor and chow down at the Homestead Restaurant. With canteen like vibes, this place dishes up some superbly fresh, home-style food. We’re were particularly taken by the Bowl’d Food option – pick your base; pap, rice, potato, mash, spicy rice or pasta. Then add a hearty helping of veg, a grill – think a quarter chicken, flame-grilled chuck or grilled linefish – or add a tasty stew. Then choose a sauce, salad and cool drink, and you’re good to go just fifteen minutes later!
If you’re after a true Jozi city experience, we have no doubt that you’ll find it at the incredible Reef Hotel.
A: 58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
T: 011 689 1000
Hello Joburg was first published in April 1980 as a monthly restaurant and entertainment magazine. Over the years we have developed a network of patriotic Joburgers that love nothing more than sharing their experiences in this beautiful city!