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The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)

4-star4 stars
177 Empire Place, cnr Rivonia RoadJohannesburg (and vicinity)GautengSouth Africa

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sandton City Mall
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.2
  • Excellent location . Beautiful well appointed rooms. Sep 1, 2017
  • First Impression is that hotel looks like a very nicely designed prison. Grey everywhere…Apr 28, 2017
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From 227 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)

from $138
  • Standard Room
  • Executive Room
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

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
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. 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 on request) *


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free 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
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2014
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • 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, Johannesburg (and vicinity)’s small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 195 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per vehicle (one way)

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

What’s around The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)


  • Sandton City Mall - 12 min walk
  • Sandton Convention Centre - 15 min walk
  • Nelson Mandela Square - 11 min walk
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange - 22 min walk
  • Hyde Park Corner - 37 min walk
  • Wanderers Stadium - 40 min walk
  • The Colony Shopping Centre - 41 min walk
  • Dunkeld West Shopping Centre - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 42 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 9 min walk
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 127 reviews

The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)
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.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)
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.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)
Excellent place to stay
The room had everything I wanted, it was excellent
A Traveler, us13 night business trip
The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)
Very Good8.0
A good hotel near Sandton train station
Hotel is located in Sandton near a shopping mall. There is regular train service from airport to Sandton and the journey will less than 20 minutes. Can walk from hotel to train station within 10 minutes. Hotel staff are friendly and breakfast is good.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)
Very Good8.0
Very adequate.
Nice hotel - very functional and adequate for a couple using it as a vantage point for sightseeing in the Jo'burg area.
Heino, us3 night romance trip

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The Capital Empire, Johannesburg (and vicinity)

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