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AA Travel Guide votes Garden Court Kimberley and StayEasy Emnotweni as the best budget and traveller value hotels 

StayEasy Emnotweni

Tsogo Sun hotel’s Garden Court Kimberley and StayEasy Emnotweni both walked away with a coveted 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Award at the national award ceremony on the 30th August 2012. 


Founded in 2000, the AA Quality Assured Programme provides prospective travellers and travel bookers quality information to optimise their choices when selecting accommodation. As the longest running accommodation awards programme in South Africa, this consumer-based programme is known for identifying and awarding the best tourist accommodation establishments in South Africa. The results of the programme are directly derived from guests’ experiences and the reviews submitted by guests are measured according to a set of requirements before regional and national finalists, and winners are announced.


In the Budget category, the StayEasy brand had a total of six regional finalists and four national finalists with StayEasy Emnotweni scooping this prestigious award. Garden Court dominated in the Selected Service Hotel category with 17 regional finalists and four national finalists. 


These days consumers want value for money - no matter whether they are buying fashion, electronics or household necessities. Travel is no different. Although guests perceive value for money differently, the overall feedback received during the research indicated that Garden Court Kimberley offers fantastic value for money combined with excellent service and they received the Travellers Value Award in the Frequent/Business Traveller category.


“It is truly an honour to be recognised by our guests as the best accommodation provider in the economy and budget sectors in South Africa. At Garden Court and StayEasy we continually strive to provide a comfortable guest experience without the unnecessary frills, at an affordable price and with warm friendly smiles”, says Graham Wood, Managing Director, Tsogo Sun – Hotels.


Tsogo Sun’s hospitality interests offer the widest distribution of hotels in Africa, providing accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded Deluxe Hotels and trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and Formula 1 hotels.

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