On a recent trip to Joburg, I was lucky enough to spend a night at a fantastic new hotel, just off Grayston Drive in Sandton – the Moloko Strathavon Hotel. Completed just in time for the world cup, this hotel has managed to create a peaceful haven within 5 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Sandton’s centre.
A tranquil setting for a top spa
The hotel is off a quiet street in Strathavon, Sandton, reached by crossing a little bridge over a river, the hotel buildings are set back from the street and face its brand new landscaped gardens. The whole theme is sort of Afri-chic, where modern luxury meets rustic African themes and materials, water abounds with ponds and water-features throughout the hotel’s grounds providing the sound of rain which cools even on the hottest day. This is an excellent venue for the hotel’s award-winning spa which is also open to the public for a little pampering after some hard shopping in Sandton Square.
Comfortable rooms, due luxury
Accommodation is in one of 53 tastefully decorated rooms and suites which somehow manage to tuck themselves away almost secretively providing a sense of seclusion to guests. The bed was to die for, once I’d cleared the profusion of cushions, I couldn’t help but flop down onto the cool, oh-so-soft linens and exhale any stress of the flight I’d just been on. These gorgeous rooms are kitted out with shower and bath, mini-bar, satellite TV, hair-dryer, safe and a multitude of international plug sockets too. Oh, and for top execs, the presidential suites have their own elevators for even more private access.
Best in business facilities
The Moloko Strathavon has everything the businessman could need from daily delivery of newspapers, in-room WIFI, an upmarket gym to keep fit as well as a shuttle to ferry guests to and from the offices and shops of Sandton. The hotel has excellent restaurant facilities too which make for a great lunch meeting venue or dinner function venue – the food, while pricey, panders to the palates of a more discerning diner.
All in all, the Moloko Strathavon is a well-rounded hotel which I am glad I had the pleasure of staying at, if you’re looking for luxury, comfort and exclusivity and don’t mind paying for it, I’d strongly recommend a stay here.