Article Johannesburg’s Hidden Gem
Blueberry Hill Hotel is without a doubt Johannesburg’s hidden gem! Offering a luxury spa, rooftop cocktail bar, restaurant, gym, multiple conferencing facilities and outstanding affordable accommodation!
Blueberry Hill Hotel is located in the picture-perfect suburb of Honeydew in Johannesburg North and is so much more than just a hotel. It’s a luxury experience destination that offers something to accommodate everyone’s unique needs!
This newly built modern hotel offers panoramic views of Sandton and Johannesburg’s skyline. It has world-class amenities, mouth-watering cuisine, cutting edge business services and all the bells and whistles to make your stay a memorable experience! Not to mention their phenomenal customer service!
The accolades and praise they receive are well-deserved and un-questionably justified! We have yet to experience a hotel that lives up to its slogan more than Blueberry Hill Hotel does!
“MORE EXTRAORDINARY LIFESTYLE, LESS ORDINARY LIVING”
Before proceeding with our review, we would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the entire staff and management for allowing us the privilege to experience the magnificence that is Blueberry Hill Hotel
AMBIANCE & ATMOSPHERE: 5-STARS
On arrival, you are greeted and made to feel very welcome. The energy and vibe is a perfect balance between business and leisure! Their modern interior designs reflect an eye for detail that flows throughout the hotel from the reception area to the bedrooms, as well as the stunning rooftop sundowner pool, cocktail bar, and restaurant. Regardless of where you are in the hotel, you can be sure you will be met with warm and welcoming smiles!
STAFF & MANAGEMENt: 5-STARS
The staff at Blueberry Hill Hotel take customer service and satisfaction to a whole new level. The reception team are professional and proficient in getting you checked in and comfortable in a timely fashion. The turndown and cleaning staff are very courteous and accommodating. Not forgetting the restaurant’s waiters who were exceptionally knowledgeable and always willing to assist and go the extra mile!
Management gives a friendly touch by engaging with guests on a personal level, resulting in a true home away from home feeling. They take an interest in your stay and are willing to assist in any way possible! Ryan Aikman is the hotel’s General Manager. He is exceptionally friendly and always willing to take the time to learn more about how guests are enjoying their stay. Ryan and his phenomenal team’s high level of customer service goes a long way in making your stay something truly special and highly memorable!
Don’t even get us started on the phenomenal team at the spa, more on them later.
OKO RESTAURANT: 5-STARS
Located on the rooftop of the 6th floor you will find the mouth-watering sensation that is Oko Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. Offering an array of seating options including both in-door relaxed lounging areas and conventional seated tables! On the outside, there are additional seated tables for alfresco dining with unmatched panoramic views!
Guests will find an infinity style pool which is ideal for relaxed sundowners on those warm spring/summer evenings! Keeping with the hotel’s aesthetics, the décor is stunning, and no costs have been spared in creating a unique rooftop dining venue!
DISHES WE TRIED:
Oko boasts an extensive menu with options that are sure to satisfy the finest of palates.
Melt in your mouth Lamb Cutlets
Seasoned and cooked to perfection. Served with seasonal roast vegetables and golden hand-cut French fries. A lavish beetroot and butternut puree finished off with a morish balsamic BBQ reduction drizzle.
Luxurious fall off the bone Oxtail Stew
Served with a side of velvet-smooth mashed potato accompanied by seasonal roast vegetables and edible flowers with a red wine reduction.
Thin crust wood fired Mexicana Pizza
An Italian classic that has been elevated to something exceptional! Using the finest and freshest ingredients and a masterful understanding of seasoning and flavour balance!
Our meals were enjoyed with a selection of Oko’s signature cocktails and craft beers that are available on tap.
ACCOMMODATION: 5 STARS
Our room was equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect. Including a few extra surprises, such as the addition of USB ports in the wall sockets! The bedding was ultra-luxurious and the bed itself comfortable beyond belief. Bottled bedside water was also a welcomed surprise! The décor was gorgeous and set the mood for a night of relaxation and rejuvenating sleep!
Our room’s private balcony and seating area provided 180o views, an ideal area to enjoy their room service.
The Blueberry Hill Hotel spa is second to none and offers treatment and facilities you would expect to find at a private high-end luxury day spa!
The staff’s knowledge of the treatments on offer was exceptional! The Spa is laid out with separate manicure and pedicure areas, three incredible jacuzzies, a huge steam room and multiple single and couple spa rooms! But the cherry on the top must be their ultra-luxurious special occasions couple’s spa room! Which we had the pleasure of enjoying!
TREATMENTS WE TRIED:
Guest are spoilt for choice when it comes to their wide range of indulgent treatments that include facials, tinting, waxing, massages, body treatments and so much more!
Swedish Body Massage
A gentle full body massage that is ideal for relaxation and tension relief. This was 60 minutes of pure bliss and left us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized!
Anti Stress – Back, Neck, Shoulders and Indian Head Massage
This amazing treatment purely focused on the back, neck and shoulder areas to relieve the tension in these commonly overstressed muscles! The Indian head massage was a more relaxing holistic treatment that made use of acupressure massage to release additional stress! Leaving us feeling completely de-stressed, relaxed, and ready for action!
Their phenomenal rooftop restaurant and cocktail bar is open to the public and is not only exclusive to guests, which makes it the ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion or simply as a destination for a mouthwatering meal with friends and family!
Our only criticism would be that their 5-star customer service makes it almost impossible to leave. But when you have to leave, you will not only leave with the luggage you arrived with, but you will also leave with happy memories!
COVID protocols are strictly adhered to and in so doing ensure the safety of its patrons and staff alike.
If you have not booked a stay and experienced the exceptional hotel yet, we highly recommend you do!
We would also encourage you to check out their incredible social media platform to be kept up to date on all their news and specials
Please view Cludds Divine Reviews on Facebook to read more about the dishes that we enjoy and what we had to say!
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