Maximise Your Stay In Joburg With MAX Executive Apartments


Hands up if you enjoy the convenience and vibe of a hotel but you also like to do self-catering. Enter the aparthotel — an accommodation concept that offers self-catering apartments in addition to ordinary hotel facilities.

Now, you may or may not have heard of that term before, so for those of you that haven’t, an Aparthotel is basically a residential space with all the perks of a hotel (sounds perfect, doesn’t it?). But what is it like to actually stay in one of them? Well, we decided to check out a recently-established Aparthotel in Sandton – MAX Executive Apartments.

The moment my husband, Brenden, and I walked through the door of the MAX Executive Apartments, we got that heartening, ‘hotel vibe’ – you know, that feeling you get when you book a getaway because you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation, and you just know that all your needs will be taken care of. Anyway, the staff at the front desk are well-equipped and ready to assist you with any request that you may have. But, it got even better.

MAX Executive Apartments offer two-bedroom rooms, or rather apartments, that are spacious with modern furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area, large shower and the beds are a dream to sleep in (trust me).

Maximise Your Stay In Joburg With MAX Executive

One of the things that I love about MAX Executive Apartments is its proximity to shops and eateries in the surrounding areas. That is, perhaps, why we decided to indulge in a dinner at Sophia’s Bistro in Illovo Square. The short walk there in the early evening was utterly romantic, and the restaurant itself mirrored that atmosphere. Sophia’s almost feels like a hidden gem to me, and is perfect for a fancy dinner (or even lunch) for two.

As difficult as it was to decide on a starter, I went with the Baked Camembert topped with marmalade, which comes with a side of ciabatta toast (so good!). Brenden opted for the Calamari Greco, which was equally tasty (I may have picked a few off of his plate!). For mains, I had the creamy Ravioli Salmone and Brenden had the Stolen Lamb (Kleftiko), which was super-tender. To round off this hearty dinner, we indulged in a refreshing Lemon Sorbet.

Once we rolled (yes, rolled!) ourselves out of Sophia’s and back to MAX Executive Apartments, it was off to bed for a much-needed night’s rest!

Maximise Your Stay In Joburg With MAX Executive

You may be happy to know that this aparthotel offers a buffet breakfast for those of you who prefer not to have to slave in the kitchen at the start of your day. There’s also a lovely pool area, Wi-Fi and daily cleaning and servicing, not always offered at self-catering accommodation.

Our stay was truly enjoyable and I would recommend MAX Executive Apartments to visitors to Johannesburg, as well as locals who would like a short break and a home away from home for a night or two.

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By Nicole Naidoo

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