Tips for Adjusting to a New City

At The Capital Hotel Group we do our best to make your stay even better than home, but we know being away for a long time can take its toll. That’s why we offer special prices for your extended stay – that way you can get to everything in your to-do list, without frustrating your accountant. We’ve also chosen a few helpful tips for adjusting to a new city.

Keep a schedule

By keeping your days structured, you won’t fall prey to overworking or laziness, which will make it that much harder for you to readjust when you return home. Being out of your comfort zone can also be a little disorientating sometimes. But by keeping to a schedule, you can ensure that everything that you need to do is complete, and nothing important has fallen by the wayside.

Use Social Media (such as Yelp or Foursquare)

Social media is brimming with lists of “places to go in Johannesburg” and “things to do in Sandton”. Simply do some web-surfing, and you’ll find an exciting list of activities in no time – you’ll probably have the opportunity to meet many like-minded people as well.

Use deals to try new things without spending a lot of money

Apps like Groupon and LivingSocial make finding deals easy, and at a discount. By finding a few interesting offers, you can make your stay that much more comfortable without unnecessary expenditure.

Bring personal items that remind you of home

By bringing a small, personal item with you, you can make your stay even more comfortable. Scented candles, a favourite pillow or even your favourite soap can enhance your away-from-home experience in a personal way, which no hotel could ever cater for.

Be social

Start up an old hobby again, or find a club which piques your interest. Livening up your schedule with social activity can be just what you need to enhance your extended stay.


Being away from home doesn’t need to be uncomfortable, and it also doesn’t need to be exorbitantly expensive to stay in a great hotel, with all the features you need. At The Capital Hotel Group, we’ve balanced comfort and luxury living with fair pricing.  Book here for your next stay in and around Sandton.


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