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Festina Lente

41 Balmoral Avenue | Hurlingham, 2196, South Africa
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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Bregenz
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's a great place to start or finish your holiday in South Africa! It's a very good area, very close to good restaurants and shopping malls. The owners and the staff is very friendly and the rooms are very aesthetic. Also the breakfast is very tasty - I love this egg muffins :-) We'll come back!

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Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of the better guesthouses to stay in Jhb, close to William Nichol. Henrico is one of the best hosts I ever had, very helpful, attentive and makes one of the best breakfast inJhb - this gets delivered to your room at the time you want. Nice big room with wifi, TV, and mini kitchen , great place to stay,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My stay at Festina Lente was perfect. Henrico is an exceptional host, thoughtful and attentive. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, from having breakfast served (in my room) at a time of my choosing, to having the room cleaned at a time that was convenient for me. The room was stunning, beautiful decorated and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it was such a pleasure to stay at Festina Lente. The units are beautifully decorated with wonderful attention to detail. Henrico is such a great host with a little snack and welcoming drink when you book in. Breakfast is always scrumptious...and different every day...and served on a silver platter in your room. The rooms are so comfortable with a kitchenette,... More 

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Gaborone
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a great stay with Henrico at Festina Lente! He is a warm host who is easy going and let's you do your thing.I messaged him at 2:45am and he still replied immediately :-) The breakfasts were definitely a highlight.They really know how to cook bacon. My room had everything that I could have asked for and the wifi worked... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This guesthouse is amazing! The rooms are wonderfully decorated, I cannot believe how much time and attention has gone into them. Comfortable bed, well-equiped kitchenette, sofa, tv, fruits, chocolate, cookies and tea and coffee-making facilities in the room. Breakfast is small but wonderful and a very welcome change from the scrambled eggs with bacon I'd been eating for two weeks.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Jo'burg
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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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