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The Capital Empire, Sandton

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
177 Empire Place, cnr Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sandton City Mall
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
From 294 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Always a lovely time. Aug 6, 2018
  • Excellent location . Beautiful well appointed rooms. Sep 1, 2017

The Capital Empire, Sandton

from $83
  • Standard Room
  • Executive Room
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

What’s around The Capital Empire, Sandton


  • In Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area
  • Sandton City Mall - 7 min walk
  • Sandton Convention Centre - 14 min walk
  • Nelson Mandela Square - 15 min walk
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange - 21 min walk
  • Hyde Park Corner - 37 min walk
  • Wanderers Stadium - 41 min walk
  • Dunkeld West Shopping Centre - 44 min walk

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 28 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 10 min walk
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 14 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 130 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Free train station shuttle *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle within 5 kilometers

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Veranda - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Capital Empire, Sandton’s small print

Also known as

  • Empire Executive Apartments & Hotel
  • The Capital Empire Sandton Greater Johannesburg
  • Empire Executive Apartments Hotel
  • The Capital Empire Hotel
  • The Capital Empire Sandton
  • The Capital Empire Hotel Sandton
  • Empire Executive Apartments & Hotel Johannesburg
  • Empire Executive Johannesburg
  • Capital Empire Hotel Johannesburg
  • Capital Empire Hotel
  • Capital Empire Johannesburg
  • Capital Empire Hotel Sandton
  • Capital Empire Sandton
  • Capital Empire


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 600 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 47 reviews

Good 6.0
poor service lets down hotel
First Impression is that hotel looks like a very nicely designed prison. Grey everywhere and ugly inner courtyard does very little for overall perception. But once inside the room, it's decent, clean and well put together. Comfortable bed. But service is poor. I had to ask for room cleaning after first night. And no I did not put up a do not disturb sign. Very poor effort. Breakfast was OK. Good for single business traveler. Not for families. Needs plants and greenery.
Rob, us2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Avoid if possible
At first glance it seems fine, but walk barefoot through the room and you will see it's not clean. I saw a roach in my room the second night. Gross. They don't refill anything you use which stinks. So, if you are staying 3 nights and by day two have used the coffee or shampoo - expect to go without as the cleaning staff does not restock (or clean very well) or you could always go down and ask the staff who will seem incredibly put off by your request- you might even get a smug eye roll like I did. Also, the bed in my room had staples poking out of the side which I cut myself twice on before bending them downward. Glad I had a tetanus shot recently. The "concierge" is a waste of time to ask for help - he will only schedule things that use his friend in the black Mercedes' tour company - which are priced about 3 times higher, have no literature on the tours themselves and he doesn't appear to be licensed (no tour badge like all are supposed to have.) It's shady at best. I would never stay there again if I had the option. I don't see the point in paying that much for a dirty room and lousy service- go elsewhere if you can.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice and Clean Hotel
I just needed a room for one night upon my arrival in Joburg South Africa and booked this right before departing the U.S. on a 16 hour flight. I was very pleased to arrive at this hotel after such a long flight. Was able to relax after such a long flight. Breakfast was great as well. I recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Joburg-Sandton area.
us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel in Sandton
Clean and comfortable; excellent location; close to Gautrain and Sandton city. Breakfast was a very sad affair ---- definitely needs improvement! Tea and coffee making facility in room as well as bottled water.
Raziya, za1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
The major point I have really disliked is the loud music all the time. Techno and dance music 24 hours a day. Don’t know why. Specially when it s time take breakfast and I had to mention it fe times. But still the same.
samuel, ca1 night business trip

The Capital Empire, Sandton

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