Discover untold luxury and regal comfort … the 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
Stephanus talks about his and his wife’s trip to D’oreale Grande.
KC: How far is D’oreale Grande from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg?
Stephanus: The 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located about 10 minute’s drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Sandton.
KC: What made you decide to stay at D’oreale Grande?
Stephanus: My wife and I attended a Mrs South Africa 2013 gala evening held at Emperors Palace.
KC: What was your first impression of D’oreale Grande on arrival?
Stephanus: We arrived quite late and decided to enjoy the hotel’s grounds the next day – which we did – so the porter accompanied us to our room and ensured that we were settled in.
We stayed in a Club Floor Superior King room. These elegantly decorated rooms featured a king size bed, a writing desk, easy chair and marble topped coffee table. Other amenities include a hairdryer, digital lap top safe, and TV offering a selected bouquet of satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, full evening turndown, room service, full mini bar and valet service on request.
The great thing about this room is that it is located on the exclusive and private Club Floor, which offers a luxurious Lounge with complimentary refreshments, work stations, a meeting room, free Wi-Fi Internet access, local and international newspapers and access to a Club Floor Services Manager willing to assist with a diverse bouquet of personalised services.
Other room features include early check-in and late check-out options, 24-hour refreshment in rooms, robes and slippers in the room, selected complimentary food and beverage, shoe polishing services and complimentary pressing/laundry.
KC: What was the service like?
Stephanus: The service was great and staff members were always willing to assist. When we arrived in the room, we received a welcome note, including a complimentary gift bag from the hotel – all little things that, at the end of the day make your stay extra special.
KC: Is it child friendly?
Stephanus: Yes. In fact, our 2 year old accompanied us on our trip and we never had any issues. (That said, she is simply adorable and well behaved!) Our 2-year old loved standing next to the floor to ceiling windows and looking down on the world below. Bear in mind, however, that the hotel features a large and beautiful outside pool, which doesn’t have any surrounding fences, so if you’re on the ground floor, you need to keep a watchful eye on your youngsters. Also, as far as I could tell, they didn’t specifically have any kids activities. The hotel is better suited for professionals and luxury travelers who require accommodation for a night or two within close distance of the airport.
KC: What activities are offered at D’oreale Grande?
Stephanus: The hotel features a gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool and expansive grounds, which really provides a great escape from the city.
KC: What was the food like?
Stephanus: We had a fabulous breakfast in the Club Lounge, which was on the seventh floor (the same level as our room). The presentation and food options were great. It certainly didn’t feel like we were dining in a hotel with 192 rooms! The attention to detail was evident and the chef frequently made appearances just to ensure that everything was perfect. My wife, 2-year old and wife were all very impressed!
KC: What was the highlight of your stay at D’oreale Grande?
Stephanus: The Club Lounge was probably the biggest surprise, and we ended up spending most of our time there.
KC: What should potential visitors take note of?
Stephanus: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the airport which runs every 15 minutes, so there is no need for you to hire a cab.
Ask the hotel to put you on the seventh floor (it was recently refurbished) and double-check with them that you will have access to the private Club Lounge. If you do, you will be able to enjoy snacks and beverages there at any time of day and it’s ‘on the house’. Because we arrived so late, we literally had our ‘dinner’ there, snacking on all the delicious things that they had on display. It’s also a nice place to sit and read a good book or – if you want – mingle with other corporate and leisure travellers.
KC: Who is D’oreale Grande ideal for (i.e. the type of client you would sell this product to)?
Stephanus: Corporate travellers, or leisure travellers who require accommodation for a night en route to their final destination (particularly if you need to catch a flight early the next morning, or arrive late at night).
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