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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Saxon Road | Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 72 hotels in Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been told the Saxon was the best place to stay in Johannesburg and we were not disappointed. Our suite was perfect in every way. We never felt like there were any other people in the hotel but us! We loved our spa experience, and thought the staff friendly and helpful. We had three meals at the hotel, all... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sheila C, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review for future travellers. We are thrilled to hear that you received the very best service during your stay. Our staff love to go out of their way to make your Saxon journey one you will not soon forget and reading your review has reiterated this... More

Seattle
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the positive - this is a beautiful property and the rooms are lovely. The amenities in the bathroom are very good. Also, the service in the restaurant (grill) was good. However, we had very poor service at both the front desk and spa. As to the front desk, the reception upon entry was lukewarm and not very friendly. With... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear GourmetWashington, Thank you for your review and please accept our sincerest apologies for the Saxon not living up to your expectations on the day. This is certainly not the standard we adhere to and we strive for faultless service and to read that you did not receive the true Saxon experience is sad to read. I will investigate this... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You will not find fault with anything... no matter how long how long you stay, or how hard you look, whether on business or pleasure, with your family or on a romantic escape... your every need will be catered for by the warm and friendly staff. The gardens are magnificent, the bedrooms feel as if you are in a private... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear LorraineGalp, We are truly honored to read that during your stay you received the very best experience with us. In a world where luxury has become a crucial requirement to the distinguished traveller, it’s important that luxury hotels maintain a certain mystique that invites their guests to continually return, and to see your suggestions and detailed review brings such... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This a fabulous boutique hotel in Jo'Burg. Excellent and professional service. Wonderful rooms; pity that due to World Cup matches, I only had an hour's sleep. It lived up to its reputation. Very warm reception. I will certainly be back here.

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear SamG, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I hope to welcome you back again very soon to spend some more time with us and on your next visit please do let pr@saxon.co.za know as we would... More

westchester county, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a breathtaking property...the grounds alone are magnificent with a fabulous sculpture garden, infinite pool, The Hotel is a true work of art. Our suite was huge, comfortable, meticulously appointed in a modern African theme. They have thought of everything. Wish we could have stayed longer. First class staff as well. Sorry the restaurant was closed the evening we... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dh24yaya, Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are pleased to hear your stay was memorable. Our highly qualified, experienced team of personal butlers are always on hand to assist you and make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to experience Saxon five hundred during your... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently attended a birthday party in a villa at the Saxon. I really looked forward to the food as they have a very well known award-winning chef. What a disappointment! There were only bite-sized canapés. The food was really inadequate and I left hungry!!! Not what one would expect for an evening function at the Saxon.

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear TravelingLizSA, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We have already spoken with the events organiser in lieu of the event and she is happy with the outcome of her meeting with the team. We are saddened to hear you did not have a pleasant experience, and while we try offer suggestions to our guests when they book events with... More

Atlanta
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

From the minute I entered the grounds I knew my family and I were arriving somewhere special. The gardens and architecture are fabulous. The staff is extremely professional, available to meet any need or want but not intrusive. The rooms are huge and decorated beautifully( see pics). We had a delicious meal in the restaurant and the breakfast buffet was... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tardawg, Your review has truly brightened a chilly Monday morning here at the Saxon Hotel and I was excited to share it with my team. To hear that you had a wonderful stay and that we met every one of your expectations, and more, brings me so much joy. Our employees are dedicated to our guests and this is... More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed overnight to celebrate a birthday. Accommodated in an executive room at the Villas. Exceptional comfort and every possible convenience. The rooms are beautifully decorated and lack for nothing. Arguably, the best room I have had the pleasure of staying in. If you really want to spoil yourself, then this is the place to do it. I will certainly come... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear John G, I am truly delighted to read that you had a wonderful birthday with us and that you received the very best service during your stay. Our staff love to go out of their way to make your Saxon journey one you will not soon forget and I must say that we are truly honored to read that... More

Johannesburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Saxon is one of my favourite business /conference venues. The service is top class, everything I expect from a 5 star venue. The subtle africa theme is tasty and unique. Statemen like Nelson Mandela stayed here

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Heilet, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about your recent experience at the Saxon. At the Saxon we endeavor to create our own standards and every detail is considered, from the quality of the cuisine to the finer points of our warm hospitality. My team's extraordinary attention to detail, seamless planning and implementation... More

Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have dined at the Saxon many times but only stayed here for the first time middle May. From arrival onwards nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are excellent and spacious with brilliant finishes. A standard room at Saxon is as big as suites in other hotels. As it was my birthday we were treated to bubbly, rose petals... More

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Reenwoud, We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful birthday with us and that you received the very best service during your stay. Our staff love to go out of their way to make your Saxon journey one you will not soon forget and reading your review has reiterated this point. Please do let us know when you... More

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Address: 36 Saxon Road | Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa 5*
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Also Known As:
Saxon Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
Hotel Saxon Boutique

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg #3 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg #3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg #4 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
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The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honoured guests. The art within the home portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalised, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. ... more   less 
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