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Hands On Retreat Craighall

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4 Argyle Avenue CRAIGHALL | Type Randburg in Gps, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Ranked #29 of 261 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely amazing retreat...did not even feel like we were in the city, and the most amazing full body massage. I would highly recommend Hands On to anyone needing to be in the city, but wants the tranquility of the lush gardens.

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Thank you so much for the review you have put on Tripadvisor after your recent stay at Hands on retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to stay. Warm and friendly staff, beautiful setting, lovely food.....and an all round magical experience!!! Couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Cant wait for my next visit. Would recommend Hands on Retreat to all my family and friends.

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Thank you so much for the review you have put on Tripadvisor after your recent stay at Hands on retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first came to this spa using a daddy's deal voucher and we were so impressed that we visited the spa a few more times after and still counting. We go for spa treatments quite often and this spa is by far the best. The service is great, the staff is friendly and the environment is peaceful and relaxing and... More 

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Thank you so much for the review you have put on Tripadvisor after your recent stay at Hands on retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a great time away. Immaculate luxurious rooms, friendly staff, amazing spa treatments, gorgeous gardens and tranquility, and delicious breakfasts with unforgettable homemade goodies in a picnic basket in the garden.

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Thank you so much for the review you have put on Tripadvisor after your recent stay at Hands on retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We recently spent a night at the guesthouse and enjoyed the serene atmosphere, a lovely jacuzzi and some wonderful massages. The entire 'aura' of the place is simply love and light. I an see that the owner is an 'awakened' person. Namaste.

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Thank you so much for the review you have put on Tripadvisor after your recent stay at Hands on retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and decided to treat ourselves to a night out at Hands on Retreat and a massage. The accommodation is first class and comfortable with everything you need and some. The treatment was also very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Overall a great night out and we will definitely... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I treated my girlfreind to a belated Valentines' weekend away and it was perfect. The environment was peaceful, the food was good, the massages relaxing and above all, the staff welcoming and friendly

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We really loved our stay at the Hands on retreat, My husband still cant stop talking about happy he is! Awesome staff, Pampering ladies (Tsepo and Monica), superb and quiet environment. We will definitely come again to refresh, relax and unwind from our busy schedules. we will not even think twice to recommend you guys to anyone. God bless you... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited for a 3 hour couples treatment - and what a treat it was! Started off with a seated neck massage followed by a sleep-inducing foot massage and hand massage on the deck overlooking the brook. Birdsong, trees, soft music playing, the breeze keeping it cool. Really magical (and I did fall asleep during the foot massage, it was... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to share your feedback on Tripadvisor, we can not wait for your return to offer some more spoils. See you soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was so nice, peaceful and quiet. Had a lovely time. Nothing better than to spend quality time with one of your best friends. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely recommend Hands on Retreat to friends and family. Thank you so much.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see... More 

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