In the leafy suburb of Bedfordview, The Nicol has a coffee shop and bistro, as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool. The Eastgate Shopping Center is a 5-minute drive away. The Nicol offers well furnished studios and apartments. All rooms include a flat-screen satellite TV, laptop safe and air conditioning. The apartments are spacious, with a full kitchen and lounge area. The hotel features an in-house gym, meeting facilities and secure basement parking. Important financial centers, such as the central business district and Sandton, as well as the OR Tambo International Airport are only a 20-minute drive away, and guests have easy access to several major national highways. The hotel has 24-hour security surveillance and the apartments are all accessed via a fingerprint-recognition system.