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Villa Simonne

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16 West Street Lower Houghton, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights and its a classic boutique hotel. The rooms are of different themes and very well maintained. Food is really good and the staff is very friendly. Its totally a different experience and I simply loved it

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Villa Simonne again, and had a really warm reception there. There have been a few changes, but generally the place has a kind of old-world, off the wall charm. It's warmly familiar, unexpectedly strange, visually festive, surprisingly luxurious and humorously down to earth - and I could't help thinking of the Royal Tennenbaums or The Grand Budapest Hotel... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Simonne never fail to impress with their consistent service. Everytime I travel to JHB for business, I always make them my first choice to stay at. The management and service staff are always helpful and welcoming. I can highly recommend for anyone wanting to stay to in JHB.

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Randburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel gets 1 star, and only 1 star and that goes to Luke the front desk man. He was really attentive and friendly. The hotel gets lots of ratings saying you either love it or you hate it. I must say at the price and did not stay for my full booking. And definitely fall into the I hate... More 

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Dimitri K, General Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Dear Zhenn Z, Thank you for taking the time to write this review – We always welcome constructive feedback, and are eager to hear about our guests experiences at the Villa. We are sorry to hear that you found your bathroom too small, and we appreciate your suggestion of converting it into a shower only facility – we will certainly... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our first visit to the venue to our last goodbye 2 months later, we were given personal attention beyond our expectations. nothing was too much effort for the staff at Villa Simonne in ensuring that the evening went off without a hitch. A huge thanks to all the staff for your efforts.

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Del Rio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without my GPS, I would have not found this hotel. It is on a busy two way residential street, with the name on the gate of the well manicured grounds. Staff and owners were very pleasant and accommodating. Included breakfast was top notch.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

How amazing to find a bright gem on your doorstep? Was a guest at a birthday party. Magnificent find. Each room has a different theme, all fitted out beautifully. A bar that oozes character and serve an old fashioned or modern cocktail to delight. Well priced and certainly better than any branded hotel I have ever stayed at. Close to... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very special, perhaps even unique hotel. Probably you either love it or hate it. You love it because it is full of art, quasi-art and kitsch. You can easily get lost in the endless collection of rooms, corridors, chairs and in the garden. Each space in the hotel has something special to offer, everywhere around you you... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although I only stayed in Villa Simonne for 2 nights, this place gave me a wonderful memory of my trip in South Africa. The staffs are so friendly it makes you feel like home. I will definitely come back for a longer stay.

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Villa Simonne is a place of great beauty, filled with nature,peace and romance .I was here last week for 6 days on business .It is so much different as any other hotel I've stayed .So unique the design of all the rooms , so cozy at the same time ,very beautiful garden and surroundings .The staff are really very friendly,polite... More 

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