The full Monty: VIP treatment at Hemingways Hotel

BY DARREN JOHN - AUGUST 6, 2015

I recently spent a week on business in East London and chose to stay at the magnificent and lavish 4-Star Southern Sun Hemingways hotel.

Conveniently situated along the N2 highway, at the Hemingways Casino complex, this luxurious hotel takes inspiration from the Key West home of renowned author Ernest Hemingway, whose legacy influenced the hotel which bears his name – a blend of classical architecture and tropical flair.

The hotels location means it is centrally situated, making it easy to get to anywhere from business meetings, for the corporate, to school sports fields for weekend team excursions.

Style and elegance characterise the hotel’s décor, and its 108 en-suite rooms are equipped with amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, and an electronic safe, among others.

I found my room warm - a welcome respite on a cold winter’s day, and offering great views of the surrounding area. Their service was excellent and their staff went out of their way to ensure that everything I needed was available to me quickly. In addition, guests also enjoy the convenience of a porter service, 18-hour room service, and a wake-up call facility.

Smoking rooms and wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available upon request.

Being a guest at Southern Sun Hemingways means you will not need to travel for your shopping, meals and entertainment as the hotel is located adjacent to the Hemingways Casino and Entertainment Centre and Mall, which consists of 150 retail outlets and cinemas as well as a fully-equipped crèche – for those travelling with their little ones.

The hotel itself serves fine dining at its famous Key Largo Restaurant. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the restaurant offers guests a range of delicious breakfast and dinner options as well as an a la carte menu.

A well-equipped fitness centre and a swimming pool are available to hotel guests wishing to relax or keep their fitness regime, while the spacious Venue @ Hemingways is available for use by business travelers. This multi-functional venue caters for various conference, seminar and banquet needs and can seat groups up to 700, depending on seating style.

For a world class experience and VIP treatment, try the Southern Sun Hemingways on your next trip to East London.

For more information, call 043 707 8000 or email [email protected] or visit www.tsogosunhotels.com.