STAYCATION: The Capital on the Park – Sandton
Nothing beats a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city life for a little while, even if it’s just for the weekend. The Capital on The Park is the perfect getaway because it’s only 30 minutes away.
We left work a little earlier on Friday and it took no time at all, to get there. It is located in the Hub of Sandton City and it is perfect for a quick stayover or a more long-term stay as well. They offer hotel rooms or self-catering apartments and I was fortunate enough to stay in one of the apartments during my staycation to review this brand new property.
The extremely modern architecture and really cool artwork and art pieces all over the property is definitely something to look at. I really love the thought behind the structure of the property and the detail that went into creating something so aesthetically pleasing.
There is a gorgeous infinity pool and Jacuzzi that is overlooking the incredible landscape and at night there are dreamy lights making the pool water look like pure magic! If it wasn’t winter, I think we would have to fight for our spot on the sun deck.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by the valet gentlemen and once we were parked the porters escorted us to the well-lit reception area and the friendly staff assisted us in getting booked in. thereafter our porter, Gabriel, escorted us to our apartment. I was blown away by the look and feel and honestly think my home one day might look very similar. It was clean and perfectly designed, I wanted to stay right there in my room for three days without leaving! LOL
Spoiler alert! I didn’t. There was just too much exploring to still do. There was a mixer at the hotel the evening and Nadia (my sister) and I decided we needed to check out the indoor gym and grab something to eat while at the restaurant. We ordered a tuna sandwich and vegetarian friendly grilled cheese sandwiches. We bumped into a friend, who was also staying over and ended up enjoying our dinner together. Before we went back up to our apartments, we had some cappuccinos and I must say, their portion sizes are really decent, and the pricing is not too bad at all.
When ordering toasted sandwiches from non-halaal places it is always a great idea to ask them to wrap the entire sandwich in foil before placing it on the grill, to avoid any food contamination. Also to make sure they do not fry any meat products with their chips so you know your chips are ‘clean’.
The Breakfast Setup
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and because we are basically forced to consume something every morning, we kind of run out of options… but The Capital on the Park has got you spoilt for choice! From the usual favourite cereals and a huge selection of warm options to fancy bakes and fresh fruit. This array is fit for any tummy orders you could possibly have.
The Fitness Centre
After putting on some serious calories, the indoor gym comes in pretty handy. They even offer yoga during the week to those who would like to start the day off with some guided movements. The gym is right next to the dining area which I am suddenly thinking, could be some not-so-subtle hinting going on?! But either way, very clever!
The Entertainment Centre
So let’s say you want to hit the gym before breakfast with the family, but not sure what to do with the kids during that time? Well there is a special entertainment area there for them. There are quite a few options but one thing that stands out for the teeny bobbers is a virtual golfing game. They also have some family-favourite board games that you can play.
Free Shuttle Service
The hotel also offers a very convenient shuttle service that takes their guests to and from some of the cool places around the hotel, including Nelson Mandela Square and the Guatrain, which is super convenient.
The Capital on the Park is perfect for a little getaway that won’t break the bank but will get you feeling super relaxed and energised for the busy week that lies ahead.
Here is a little vlog from my time at the hotel and some of the interesting things we got up to while we were in Sandton. Nadia and I also ended up going to Nelson Mandela Square to try out the shuttle service, we grabbed some lunch, done some shopping and headed back to the hotel when we were ready. We ordered in some room service and watched some movies before bed and before we knew it, our little staycation was over!
Please do check out the amazing Capital on the Park website, pricing etc, click HERE.
If you would like to watch my follow-me-around Vlog, click HERE.