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41 Balmoral Avenue | Hurlingham, 2196, South Africa
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Festina Lente
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What can you say after 2 weeks at Festina Lente. Still trying to find the words. What hosts Henrico and Elna have created here is one of a kind. From the beautiful french styled units with their fine detail and french couture and antique decor to the rugged 'bushveld cottage' this B&B is an absolute gem. The rooms are big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The attention to detail, the level of luxury and the attentiveness of the hosts create an absolutely unforgettable experience. Most enjoyable stay this year. A gem of an establishment in the heart of Sandton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

You will not want to leave the room when you stay at Festina-Lente - it is very, very beautiful. The rooms all have a different theme and all of them contain large selections of interesting, handpicked items. I would have been prepared to pay double what they are charging - it's that good! Attention to detail, hospitality, beautiful garden, perfect... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have just spend 8 nights at Festina Lente which I found on the internet. It proved to be everything one is looking for in accommodation and at a reasonable price. Enrico was very helpful and friendly as were his staff, the breakfasts knocked me out and made eating until dinner surperfluous. I would recommend Festina Lente without reservations and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Each and every time I'm privileged enough to enjoy a night in the fantastic Festina Lente, I'm even more impressed...the breathtaking and completely unique decor of each unit was expertly created by the talented Magda van der Vloed...as you walk in you are transported into a world of decadence and luxury...the hosts are second to none, they make you feel... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have stayed in a few places when visiting Johannesburg over the past few years and Festina Lente has topped them all! What a wonderful find. Lovely peaceful and spacious room with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Enrico is an awesome host and made us feel at home straight away! The breakfast was absolutely delicious... wish we... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I first stayed here in August 2012 with my husband - it was a combined business and leisure trip and we had everything we needed. The decor is so classic and the room we stayed in was so comfortable and the touches were very homely and well considered from the books next to beds, to the glass of bubbles on... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I promised I would return only stay at Festina Lente in Joburg from now on and that's what I did on my last trip. I had a late day at work and yet Henrico was more than happy to wait up until 23:30 to let me in and bring me a glass of dry bubbles: an excellent end to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

My favorite B&B in Jhb. Lovely room, helpful host and very conveniently located near Sandton City. Will stay there again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I like to try new establishments when I travel for work. I tried Festina based on their photographs. Firstly, the photos are a good representation of the rooms but actually don't do the rooms justice. The owners have made an effort to root the decor in a 19th century French theme: incorporating plush furniture, raised relief panelling, sultry red velvet... More

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Address: 41 Balmoral Avenue | Hurlingham, 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg

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