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Old May 31st, 2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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South Africa's Largest Hotels

Largest Hotels in South Africa**

1. Southern Sun Waterfront - **** - 546 rooms - built 1998 - Cape Town
2. ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel - ***** - 483 rooms - built 2003 - Cape Town*
3. Southern Sun Elangeni - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971,1973 - Durban
4. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995 - Johannesburg
5. Garden Court South Beach - *** - 411 rooms - built 1972 - Durban
6. Southern Sun The Cullinan - **** - 410 rooms - built 1998 - Cape Town
7. Southern Sun Cape Sun - **** - 384 rooms - built 1983 - Cape Town
8. Sun City Cabanas - *** - 380 rooms - built 1981/1994 - Sun City
8. Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport - **** - 365 rooms - built 1972,1982 - Johannesburg
10. Southern Sun Grayston - **** - 350 rooms - built 1982, 1995

* Note: To be renamed Westin Grand Hotel Arabella Plaza by end of July 2007

**Note: Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993 - Johannesburg has been divided into two hotels as of July 2007: Sandton Sun Hotel and InterContinental Sandton Towers.


Largest Hotels in Johannesburg

1. Garden Court Sandton City - *** - 444 rooms - built 1994, 1995
2. Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport - **** - 365 rooms - built 1972,1982
3. Southern Sun Grayston - **** - 350 rooms - built 1982, 1995
4. Sandton Sun Hotel - ***** - 333 rooms - built 1984**
5. Sandton Hilton - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997
6. Birchwood Executive Suite Hotel - **** - 325 rooms - built 1996, 2002
7. Protea Hotel Balalaika - **** - 324 rooms - built 1969, 1989, 1993
8. Protea Hotel Parktonian - **** - 294 rooms - built 1984
9. Rosebank Hotel - **** - 292 rooms - built 1975, 1993
10. Radisson Sandton - ***** - 283 rooms - opening 2008

**Note: Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993 - Johannesburg has been divided into two hotels as of July 2007: Sandton Sun Hotel and InterContinental Sandton Towers.

InterContinental Sandton Towers - ***** - 231 rooms - built 1993



Largest Hotels in Cape Town

1. Southern Sun Waterfront - **** - 546 rooms - built 1998
2. ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel - ***** - 483 rooms - built 2003*
3. Southern Sun The Cullinan - **** - 410 rooms - built 1998
4. Southern Sun Cape Sun - **** - 384 rooms - built 1983
5. Protea Hotel President - **** - 349 rooms - built 1997
6. Table Bay Hotel - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997
7. Garden Court Eastern Blvd - *** - 292 rooms - built 1974
8. Breakwater Lodge - *** - 268 rooms - built 1992
9. Commodore Hotel - ***** - 236 rooms - built 1998
10. Ritz Hotel - *** - 222 rooms - built 1972
* Note: To be renamed Westin Grand Hotel Arabella Plaza by end of July 2007


Largest Hotels in Durban

1. Southern Sun Elangeni - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971,1973
2. Garden Court South Beach - *** - 411 rooms - built 1972
3. Garden Court Marine Parade - *** - 344 rooms - built 1985
4. Durban Hilton - ***** - 327 rooms - built 1997
5. Southern Sun North Beach - *** - 280 rooms - built 1978
6. Royal Hotel - ***** - 272 rooms - built 1979
7. Blue Waters Hotel - *** - 265 rooms - built 1972
8. Umhlanga Sands - *** - 237 rooms - built 1977
9. Cabana Beach - *** - 218 rooms - built 1976
10. Suncoast Hotel - ***** - 180 rooms - built 2006



Largest Hotels in Pretoria

1. Manhattan Hotel - *** - 270 rooms - built 1974
2. Holiday Inn - **** - 241 rooms - built 1984
3. Burgers Park Hotel - *** - 240 rooms - built 1973
4. Hotel 224 - ** - 224 rooms - built early 1970's
5. Sheraton Hotel & Towers - ***** - 175 rooms - built 1999


Largest Hotels in Port Elizabeth

1. Garden Court Kings Beach - *** - 285 rooms - built 1971,1995
2. Summerstrand Hotel - *** - 241 rooms - built 1971
3. Radisson Port Elizabeth - ***** - 173 rooms - opening 2008
4. City Lodge Port Elizabeth - *** - 148 rooms - built 1989
5. Protea Hotel Edward - *** - 106 rooms - built 1903


Largest Hotels in East London

1. Premier Hotel Regent - *** - 187 rooms - built 1998
2. Garden Court East London - *** - 173 rooms - built 1973
3. Osner Hotel - *** - 110 rooms - built 1972
4. Kennaway Hotel - *** - 106 rooms - built 1967
5. Road Lodge East London - * - 90 rooms - built 2007


Largest Hotels in Bloemfontein

1. City Lodge - *** - 152 rooms - built 1989
2. Southern Sun Bloemfontein - **** - 148 rooms - built 1988
3. President Hotel - *** - 145 rooms - built 1969
4. Landmark Lodge Bloemfontein - *** - 112 rooms - built 1972
5. Protea Hotel Bloemfontein - **** - 96 rooms - built 2002
Note: Protea Hotel Willow Lake - **** - 94 rooms - opening 2008


Largest Hotels at Sun City

1. Sun City Cabanas - *** - 380 rooms - built 1981/1994
2. Sun City Hotel - ***** - 342 rooms - built 1979
3. The Palace of the Lost City - ***** - 338 rooms - built 1992
4. The Cascades - ***** - 241 rooms - built 1984
5. Sun City Vacation Club - self-catering - 230 units - built 1998


Note: Wild Coast Sun - **** - 336 rooms - built 1981, 1987 - Bizana, Eastern Cape

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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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get some pictures of the hotels.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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I think there's a typo. The Durban Hilton is called the Sandton Hilton on this list and the Durban hotel thread.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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and the Durban Hilton has more rooms than the sandton hilton
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:12 PM   #5
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Westcliff, Johannesburg

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Michelangelo, Sandton, Johannesburg





Crown Plaza, Sandton, Johannesburg



Sandton Sun & Towers InterContinental - ***** - 565 rooms - built 1984/1993 - Johannesburg



Holiday Inn, Sandton, Johannesburg



Protea Hotel Balalaika - **** - 324 rooms - built 1969, 1989, 1993

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Sandton Hilton - ***** - 329 rooms - built 1997


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Protea Hotels, Wanderers, Johannesburg

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Palazzo, Montecasino, Johannesburg

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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:02 PM   #7
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I think there's a typo. The Durban Hilton is called the Sandton Hilton on this list and the Durban hotel thread.
Thanks for the catch. I changed it on the list.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM   #8
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and the Durban Hilton has more rooms than the sandton hilton
I'm not sure about it. When the hotel opened in 1997 it was 2 rooms smaller than the one in Sandton unless if you know of any extensions made to the hotel in the last couple of years.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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Nice Pics, Kulani.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:49 PM   #10
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What a bloody long winded name
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biggest hotel is still the mothballed JHB sun , had like 700 keys or something in its prime
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Still cant believe any of the coastal city's dont have a bigger hotel than the current biggest, I know the one in CT is only 20 rooms short, but still.
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Still cant believe any of the coastal city's dont have a bigger hotel than the current biggest, I know the one in CT is only 20 rooms short, but still.
well coastal cities have more hotels .e.g 2 big hotels vs 5 medium sized 1s place holiday houses and etc
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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #14
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20 years ago

Largest Hotels in South Africa in 1987 - 20 years ago

1. Johannesburg Sun & Towers - ***** - 792 rooms - built 1986 (closed 1998)
2. Carlton Hotel - ***** - 663 rooms - built 1972, 1983 (closed 1998)
3. Elangeni Hotel - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973
4. Karos Johannesburger Hotel - *** - 395 rooms - built 1975 (closed 2000)
5. Malibu Hotel - *** - 387 rooms - built 1972
6. Holiday Inn Jan Smuts Airport - *** - 365 rooms - built 1972, 1982
7. Cape Sun Hotel - ***** - 364 rooms - built 1983
8. Protea Gardens Hotel - *** - 358 rooms - built 1976 (closed 2002)
9. Holiday Inn Marine Parade - *** - 344 rooms - built 1985
10. Sun City Hotel - ***** - 342 rooms - built 1979

Largest Hotels in Johannesburg in 1987 - 20 years ago

1. Johannesburg Sun & Towers - ***** - 792 rooms - built 1986 (closed 1998)
2. Carlton Hotel - ***** - 663 rooms - built 1972, 1983 (closed 1998)
3. Karos Johannesburger Hotel - *** - 395 rooms - built 1975 (closed 2000)
4. Holiday Inn Jan Smuts Airport - *** - 365 rooms - built 1972, 1982
5. Protea Gardens Hotel - *** - 358 rooms - built 1976 (closed 2002)
6. Sandton Sun Hotel - ***** - 334 rooms - built 1984
7. Braamfontein Protea Hotel - **** - 308 rooms - built 1984
8. Landdrost Hotel - ***** - 270 rooms - built 1970
9. Holiday Inn Sandton - *** - 250 rooms - built 1982
10. Holiday Inn Milpark - *** - 246 rooms - built 1976

Largest Hotels in Cape Town in 1987 - 20 years ago

1. Cape Sun Hotel - ***** - 364 rooms - built 1983
2. Holiday Inn Eastern Blvd - *** - 292 rooms - built 1974
3. Ritz Plaza Hotel - *** - 222 rooms - built 1972
4. Heerengracht Hotel - ***** - 200 rooms - built 1970 (became St Georges Hotel in 1988)
5. Holiday Inn Bellville - *** - 172 rooms - built 1971, 1982 (closed 2002)
6. Capetonian Protea Hotel - **** - 170 rooms - built 1969
7. Inn on the Square - *** - 168 rooms - built 1981
8. Mount Nelson Hotel - ***** - 161 rooms - built 1899, 1981
9. Vineyard Hotel - *** - 158 rooms - built 1947, 1986
10. President Hotel - ***** - 153 rooms - built 1967 (closed 1991 and demolished and replaced by Protea Hotel President in 1997)

Largest Hotels in Durban in 1987 - 20 years ago

1. Elangeni Hotel - **** - 450 rooms - built 1971, 1973
2. Malibu Hotel - *** - 387 rooms - built 1972
3. Holiday Inn Marine Parade - *** - 344 rooms - built 1985
4. Maharani Hotel - ***** - 272 rooms - built 1978
5. Royal Hotel - ***** - 272 rooms - built 1979
6. Holiday Inn Ocean City - *** - 268 rooms - built 1972 (closed 1992)
7. Blue Waters Hotel - *** - 265 rooms - built 1972
8. Umhlanga Sands - *** - 237 rooms - built 1977
9. Cabana Beach - *** - 218 rooms - built 1976
10. Tropicana Hotel - **** - 168 rooms - built 1966

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6. Holiday Inn Ocean City - *** - 268 rooms - built 1972 (closed 1990)
Where was that?
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Where was that?
On the Golden Mile one street behind towers on the beachfront
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On Gillespie St? Did it by any chance have a Spur on the ground floor?
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On Gillespie St? Did it by any chance have a Spur on the ground floor?
I don't know but it was renamed the Durban Inn when Southern Sun got rid of it, then two years later it was closed and became a retirement home.
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What a bloody long winded name
ArabellaStarwood's flagship in Munich will be renamed similarly the Westin Grand Hotel München Arabellapark from ArabellaSheraton Grand.
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biggest hotel is still the mothballed JHB sun , had like 700 keys or something in its prime
See my 20-years ago list which has Joburg Sun and Carlton on it.
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