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Idwala Boutique Guest House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Garrick Road, Darrenwood 2194, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
tmaria v The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is very welcoming and supportive of all your needs; Paul the cook is amazing and so is the whole kitchen team- mindful of- and attentive to your wishes.. The 3 course menu too much for me and my guests, who all had their own wish lists but that was catered for as if it wash;t any effort. The... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Fantastic place, they organized everything for me, transport from airport to hotel, and to all my destinations. They perfectly made everything as promised. When they say the food is fresh in the restaurant, it means really fresh, they ask you after breakfast what you would prefer for dinner, then they go and buy it. You just tell the general idea,... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at Idwala for over three weeks in October 2013, I do have say that this was most likely the best place I have ever stayed, I travel extensively for work and have traveled world wide and in no other place I've stayed was I made to feel so welcomed. The staff at Idwala really... More

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Binbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

As soon as I looked at Idwala's website, I was drawn in to the magic of this place. It truly is a hidden, lush oasis tucked away within Jo-Burg. The photos are amazing and they do capture the curiosity I felt in anticipation of staying here. A high-end hotel does not come close to rivalling Idwala. The Garden Rooms were... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Had a wonderful four nights at the lodge. We were in a garden room which was very comfortable. We loved the peace and quiet. We only ate breakfast there which was excellent. The staff were very helpful. We can definitely recommend this lodge and hopefully will return in the future.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I travelled to South Africa the 6th of October to attend and observe an auction however I ended up buying a huge amount of inventory. Before coming I found the Idwala Guest House on the internet and had booked rooms for a few nights. I hastened to prolong my stay as I knew it would take a long time to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spent two weeks here. Very nice welcome from Paul and the team. Exceptional service from Debbie who was always willing to make stay enjoyable. Common area (dining space) is beautiful and sets to tone of the Guest houses. Very traditional settings with thatched roofs and African artwork. Stayed in Olive cottage. Could do with some minor upgrades. Had to ask... More

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Idwala, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We are happy to hear that our team delivered good service to you. We are thankful to receive reviews from experienced travellers like you, as we find it essential to listen & learn and to improve areas our guests point out to us. We will take action as you suggested in Olive Cottage. Just a note on the... More

Alexandria, Egypt
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

this is may be my 7th or 8th time to stay here. you feel at home, with everything done perfectly. Debbie will arrange all your transportation and logistic requests, Paul, will cook you a dinner, kingklip fillet fish or Lasagna. Do not miss his Cheese Omelette in breakfast. the rooms are magnificient, ... everything is as it should be

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West Olive, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If there every was a place more accommodating to its guest I do not know if it could beat Idwala. They have a five star chef to prepare your meals fresh on request. The 100 year old remodeled farm home ( 3 rooms ) is comfortable and common areas are clean and enjoyable. We stayed two nights in the main... More

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Johannesburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Jeanette, I feel like I know you personally even though we did not meet because you we're not feeling well. I at the last moment made an impromptu decision to stay two nights at Idwala Guest House, which you promptly assisted and gave value for money. In spite of our hesitation to stay, we are glad you implored us to... More

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Also Known As:
Idwala Boutique Guest House Darrenwood, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Address: 13 Garrick Road, Darrenwood 2194, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Darrenwood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Darrenwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Guest House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bush Lodge Feeling in Johannesburg’s Premier Guest House! Enjoy an African 5 Star Experience in the middle of Johannesburg with perfect access to business areas and tourist attractions. For both tourist and executive alike, Idwala offers tranquil surroundings where you can immerse yourself in luxury while at the same time carry out your business efficiently. Room Service, Laundry, Credit Cards, secure parking, conferences, wireless ADSL, transfers/tours, booking services, Restaurant on the premises. ... more   less 
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