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Monarch Hotel

5.0 of 5 167 Oxford Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we knew we had picked the right place. They allowed us to check in early so we could freshen up after a long flight. The hotel itself is beautiful: think charm, character, period features. If you love colonial historical buildings you will love this place! The staff went out of their way to treat us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a 50 day safari holiday this was the place we choose to end our time before returning home. The moment you are met at the front door, you know something special is waiting for you. This is a boutique hotel that has 12 rooms. This may not sound too special but when you are showed to your suite, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 3rd stay at the Monarch and it never seems to disappoint us.The rooms are exquisite with unsurpassed luxury. Location is extremely convenient for every need. Service is genuinely excellent with smiling faces all round.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monarch Hotel is in a historic building in a great location easily accessible to the Gautrain from the airport and steps away from shopping malls and a wide array of restaurants. The service is super and the suites are spacious and cozy. Be sure to take advantage of the hotel's delicious restaurant. Old world charm in the middle of... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the hotel after having researched where it would be best to stay for one night in Jo'Burg before flying home to the UK. I read the reviews for this hotel and booked it. It did not disappoint. It was so easy to get to via the Gautrain - easy to purchase a return ticket, lots of security on... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel, atmosphere, attentive staff and fantastic ambiance couldn't have been better. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary during our stay and enjoyed a fantastic champagne breakfast in our suite that morning. We were arriving from Abu Dhabi and departing for Mauritius after a 3 day stay in Johannesburg and our airport transfers were seamless and added to the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed in the Monarch for too short of a trip but will be back. The staff, restaurant and the ROOM was perfect. Beautifully restored and luxury at it's best. Close to great restaurants in the Firs 2 blocks away, recommended by concierge Bronwyn. Thanks for a great experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We were looking forward to the quite special dinner at this unique hotel . We were not disappointed with the quite objective , as we were the only guests that had dinner this Tuesday night. The food was at best OK , and the menu choice very limited. The service was consistent and of good quality. Unfortunately , due to... More 

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Etienne E, Director of Sales at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi The Monarch strives to create an intimate setting coupled with privacy for all our guests. We would love an opportunity to change your mind, and would like to invite you to come and experience our Sunday lunch at your convenience. We at Monarch really try and listen to all our guests and take criticism like yours as constructive. Please... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Arriving at the monarch after a long 15 hour flight from Sydney was amazing The greetings from all the staff will warm and free and welcoming. We asked for two gin and tonics to freshen up whilst we had a shower. Arriving with the gin and tonics, the butler had had the foresight to bring along a menu wine list... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Monarch in Rosebank for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The suites are superb and very stylish to match the Hotel. The secluded Garden and the Patio make dining for Breakfast ideal. The Business Centre is excellent and well set up.The location and 2min walk to the Gautrain Station make it easy to access from... More 

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Address: 167 Oxford Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Monarch Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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