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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   13 5th Street | Houghton, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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Ranked #84 of 235 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
DexMoore Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stayed at the Foxwood on business. Staff were friendly, however the room on the first night was a bit jaded. Outside shower, freezing temperatures in Joburg so bath it was. Breakfast was fine, the grounds I'm sure are wonderful during the summer, pools and ponds with swans. Lots of peacocks parading around too. I mentioned my dissatisfaction with not having... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Foxwood house is very conveniently situated for access to Sandton, the city and Rosebank. Large choice of restaurants close by or you can eat in. Service very welcoming and friendly, with lots of enthusiasm and helpfulness. The suites are comfortable and depending on the one you choose, garden views. Rather quaint garden with very large old trees, peacocks, swans and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

in Johannesburg there is a lot of new money, flashy spots with modern decor and ambiance to match. then there is Foxwood House...The stately house from the Art Nouveau period is surrounded by huge gardens filled with peacocks, ducks and birds. The interior if filled with antiques and collectables and has a wonderful ambiance. The rooms are well equipped with... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I spent 2 days in Johannesburg and my first experience at Foxwood House was wow. tranquility like it is supposed to look in Cape Town but doesn't. I have since been up and down to Johannesburg all of 5 times and that is the only place i will stay at. The rooms are great fitted with Aircon, LCD Tv, full... More

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Hallevik, Sweden
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24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have stayed in this place so many times now and I will come back soon again. The staff are wonderful and very helpful. Just ask them and they fix it immediately. The food is excellent, no matter if it is breakfast. dinner or lunch. The rooms are spacious and very nice decorated. After a hectic day it's nice to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was quite surprised at a particularly vitriolic review regarding Foxwood House pertaining to the Christmas lunch (2012). As we are all aware when travelling, no venue can ever be 'all things to all people'. It all depends on what you are looking for and one would do well to carefully choose the environment you require. Yes, the food was... More

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Mike F, I am truly grateful for such a beautifully written review, in terms of style and content. All my staff would like me to thank you - and so do I - for the time and effort you have taken to write and post your review. We are doing our best, mostly to a highly sophisticated clientele who appreciate... More

Lanseria, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We chose Foxwood House for Christmas Lunch but were very disappointed with the food. We arrived at 13h00 and were seated under the trees in the garden which was pleasant as it was a hot day. The set menu was priced at R400 per person however the selection of food did not live up to such a premium. The starter... More

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

We are astounded by the response. All our guests at the meal were exceptionally happy and satisfied with the value for money they received, and we have had guests attending the Xmas lunch sending us photos of their groups and thanking us for the wonderful afternoon. I approached this specific group - a beautiful young mother, young man, baby and... More

Neuchatel, Switzerland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
53 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I travel extensively to Johannesburg on business and being so tired of the usual Sandton hotels was keen to try this guest house recommended by work colleagues. I was impressed with ability to check in early on day of arrival for 3 night stay. There was however little evidence of actual staff at reception when I checked in; reception is... More

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Dear Grant All comments are greatly appreciated. Dominique is delighted - though his colleagues feel their roles have possibly not been recognized - Loveness and Clinton, our two chefs, Dominique's colleague Sam, the cleaning staff Thandi, Cynthia and Mavis etc etc! Dominique is surprised that you haven't told him about the peacocks during your stay - which is a pity... More

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

How nice that one can stay in a place that feels like home. From the moment you enter Foxwood you feel as if you have arrived home. The staff is friendly and very accommodating and the rooms are stunning and large so are the bathrooms. It's an historical home, and everything is done so tastefully. The service was excellent and... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I was sceptical to staying at a guesthouse at first, but my scepticism was put to shame. As someone who spends more than 150 nights in hotels each year, I must say I absolutely loved my 5 day stay at the Foxwood House. Dominique - the duties manager - was an excellent host and ensure that I felt very much... More

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Address: 13 5th Street | Houghton, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Class:3 star — Foxwood House 3*
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