I recently spent a night at the newly opened Mint Hotel, located on prime property in the heart of Sandton, and oh what a treat, and a spoil we had!
The hotel opened about 4 months ago at 84 Katherine Street and sprawls across the property, sporting many courtyards with fountains and meandering passageways to connect the rooms to the main reception and the also recently relocated Pablo restaurant, who moved from its former location in Melville to it’s new home here at Mint.
The Mint Hotel has well over 300 rooms on their sprawling property, and rooms range from a Standard Room right up to Uber Presidential Rooms, and all decorated with the same beautiful calming hues of blue, gold and green.
Our Deluxe apartment styled room contained all the mod-cons and would have been more than comfortable enough for a week or a month long stay.
The apartment offered a well sized kitchen equipped with fridge, stove and microwave and offers enough space and utensils to allow you to cook in house if you so wish, great for long stays or families on a budget.
The comfortable couch in the lounge (which can be converted in to a sleeper couch for kids), and the beautiful wall mirror and artwork made for quite the discussion piece, with the desk/workstation being big enough to work from for someone that maybe had to catch up on emails in the evening after being in meetings all day.
The bedroom offered an extra length king size bed, large wardrobe, and a bathroom that quickly became another talking point with its beautiful marbled tiles, black wrought iron detailing on the shower, and a large circle within a circle mirror that was certainly an eye catcher.
Free guest wi-fi and pool facilities are available, as well as off street parking for guests, with security controlled access and exit gates.
One of the things that I loved about Mint was the ease of access, I was without a car at the time, and hailing an Uber was really easy, because of the great location the driver took less than a minute to get there!
The hotel is also located about 400m from the Gautrain Sandton and a mere 650m from Sandton City, so walking (during the day of course) is easy and cost saving too.
Lovers of the restaurant Pablo, formerly located in Melville, who were however forced to close their doors during lockdown, will be delighted to learn that the restaurant is back to it’s former glory (and grand decor) at Mint Hotel. The relocation has also allowed Louis Roux, and partner/co-owner Leigh Roux, to expand Pablo’s culinary journey, and their Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style menu, sees them transforming from breakfast to an all-day and full-dinner experience.
Our breakfast (which was included as part of our stay) was wonderful, we sat out by the pool and sipped on freshly squeezed juices and the Breakfast Bun (a fabulous burger concoction of meatballs, bacon and cheese in a bun) and my eggs on salmon and an English muffin were plentiful, tasty and satisfying.
The Mint Hotel will also be able to offer conferencing facilities for a number of different types of events soon – these are still be completed, so stay tuned.
If you are looking for a great base in Sandton, or even just a weekend away with the girls, the Mint Hotel certainly offers something for everyone.
A: 84 Katherine Street, Sandown, Sandton, 2031
T: +27 (0) 79 038 9597