Genesis All-Suite Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
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1. The washer inside of the room did not work - filled with water for hours and never drained. 2. The bathrooms were outdated and not cleaned as thoroughly as one would hope for. 3. The hallways were leaking throughout a heavy rainstorm which I assume would be typical for Jo'burg at that time of year.....why not fix the massive leaks? 4. I asked for towels that were never delivered and room service never came to clean the rooms at all. 3. However, the rooms were very spacious and there was a grocery store in the complex....if you can get over all of the above and don't really care for the luxury aspects of a hotel, go ahead and book this hotel.
Hotel room was certainly a true suite with 2 nice bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a separate living room and kitchen. Very clean and nicely appointed. Breakfast was included with our rate and was good with a nice selection. In the same building complex there is a grocery store, a liquor store and a hair salon. Hotel was located in a safe part of town.
Love the rooms, they are fully furnished flats, so you can cook your own meals. There is a supermarket (and a liquor store) in the same building, so you can just go downstairs buy food and produces and go to your room and cook. The hotel is in a shopping mall in the middle of nowhere, so you need to rent a car, but in Johannesburg you always need a car anyway.
Spacious well-appointed rooms. Very modern and high quality amenities and fixtures. A lot of closet space. Large fridge and fully-equipped kitchen. Manual keys available for shabbat.
Going to south Africa for the first time I was apprehensive of everything, but as soon as i get to the Genesis reception desk all my worries were put to rest. The staff welcomed me warmly and made me feel right at home, the room or rather the suite was super clean very spacious well distributed and modernely equipped. It is and has everything advertised.
While the hotel room was OK, I was most disappointed by the amenities listed but not provided. I chose this hotel because it appeared relatively close to the airport and it indicated an "airport shuttle" was provided. In the US, that typically means free transport between the hotel and the airport. This was NOT the case. You could ask for them to arrange for a taxi, at the cost of 350 rand (about $45) each way. Had I known that, I would have stayed at the hotel next to the airport. The additional amount I had to pay in airport transfers, not to mention the time involved, would have certainly been offset by staying right next door to the airport! The shower was tiny, but the bed was king sized, and there was a nice living room with kitchenette. For a longer term stay it would have been great, especially since it is located on the upper floors of a shopping center and spa. While the on-line description did not indicate this, the location of the hotel is in an area of Jo'berg with a significant Jewish population, so kosher restaurants and grocery stores are plentiful. The hotel itself is known locally as catering to the Jewish community.
The suite was great - very art deco modern. Tons of amenities downstairs with a shopping center as part of the location. Free wifi that worked great. Close to all major highways in johannesburg. My wife and I loved our stay here. Incredible value for money.
We spent two nights at the Genesis Suites and really enjoyed our stay. It is relatively close to the airport, which was why we were there. The rooms were very clean and well kept. We were very impressed with the quality and my two boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the spacious room we stayed in. The suites are well designed and tastefully decorated...very modern. We also enjoyed our view from our corner room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We love the grocery store on the first floor, which is very handy if you forgot something or just need a snack or desire to cook in the room. We will be back.
It cost me $90 in taxis to and from JNB. It's a nice place, brand new, everything is ala carte... you pay for anything extra. None of the people (taxis) at the airport have heard of this place and it is in a residential area 30 minutes from the airport... nothing fun nearby. So, it was kind of a pain in the butt getting there. It is an apartment style hotel, with a grocery store in the same complex... so if you want to cook for yourself, its a perk. I would not recommend this for someone who is not familiar with Jo-berg or just spending the night as a layover... stay closer to the airport and get a place with a shuttle.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Satyagraha House, Genesis All-Suite Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Victory Theater. This 50-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Melrose Arch Shopping Centre and Bruma Flea Market.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's bistro, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.
The 50 recently renovated accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes.
Guests staying at Genesis All-Suite Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350.00 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include 3 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.