Recently Steve and I got to stay at the luxurious 54 on Bath Hotel in Rosebank thanks to the lovely people over at Phatic Communications. At the recent River Island launch a 2-night stay at the hotel was up for grabs and I won! I have loved 54 on Bath ever since I visited the Level Four Restaurant, and it so happened that I already had a voucher to enjoy a High Tea there courtesy of Revlon (review and pics coming tomorrow!). We wanted to have a little stay-cation right before the holidays, so we booked our 2 night stay a week before Christmas and off we went.
54 On Bath gets its name from its location, and although it might seem obvious, a lot of people have been asking me why it’s called that so to clear things up- it is number 54 on Bath Avenue in Rosebank. There is even a little passage way from the hotel right into the renovated mall which is home to some amazing shops such as Stuttafords, Lipsy and the before mentioned River Island. It’s very handy if you are a tourist and want to shop around while you are staying at the hotel. We stayed in a standard room which is in no way “standard”. I found it quite luxurious and spacious and it boasts a beautiful view of the whole of Johannesburg from it.
I must compliment the staff of the hotel because they make everything run simply seamlessly in it. Check in took a mere 2 minutes and check out a little over 5 minutes, considering we paid our room bill in that time too. One of the nights we ordered room service which took 20 minutes to arrive and when I needed my dress pressed it took just over 10 minutes (and the pressing was free, but it is limited to 3 items per day). On arrival we were treated to juice and macaroons in the room and the room also has an illy coffee machine which is great for coffee addicts like me ,with little Lindt treats on the side to enjoy your coffee with.
A night stay costs a heavy R3000, but with the excellent service and surroundings of the hotel, I can see why. It’s a little piece of luxury in Johannesburg, and unlike all the other hotels that I have stayed at, this didn’t feel like one. From its lobby that feels like a beautiful ballroom to its delicious breakfast which includes a buffet as well as a choice of a hot breakfast, it felt like we stayed at a modern palace. The only complaint I have is that it gets a little loud in the morning, with the cars outside passing by, but close the windows and switch on the aircon and you are sorted. If you are thinking of visiting South Africa and looking for a place to stay, this is a star (albeit expensive) choice.
Also their Lever Four restaurant was immaculate, and I will be sharing my Royal High Tea experience with you guys tomorrow!
Have an awesome Thursday!