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Monarch Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   167 Oxfrord Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 72 hotels in Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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East London, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Monarch - with its beautiful architecture and stunning interiors - was an absolute pleasure! the staff extremely attentive and the whole feel of the hotel exudes luxury, style and extreme attention to detail. the extra effort that was made - so truely appreciated and made us all feel special & spoiled. Bravo!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Monarch Hotel on business and had a wonderful experience. After booking the hotel online dut to the strength of the previous reviews, I contacted the reception and booked a driver to collect us from the airport. Confirmation of collection was received very quickly and the driver met us at arrivals with a sign... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel is well worth considering if you are visiting Johannesburg. This refurbished post office is a fantastic building and the staff are extremely attentive and committed to guests' comfort. It is well located and their restaurant is well worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this hotel as we had one night and afternoon to shop before hopping on our flight back to Australia and the Rosebank shopping mall is right next door. Beautiful old building, furnished graciously, our room was more of a suite with separate lounge area, sumptuous bathroom with enormous bath, beautiful bath/gel products and a huge comfortable bed. Complimentary... More

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Chinchilla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had arranged a pick up from the airport, we were very impressed with the professional service of the driver. Johannesburg can be quite daunting but we felt safe and secure in the vehicle and on arrival to the Monarch we were met by more friendly faces. The hotel is quaint and inviting its small being a boutique hotel but... More

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

Hi Sharon We are delighted to hear your positive feedback. The monarch staff is very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we could help make your trip to Johannesburg a memorable one. Safe future travels The Monarch Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I drove past this place several times since it opened. We decided to go there for a relaxing, intimate weekend. The service, food and staff understand hospitality and deliver it elegantly. The food was above our expectation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Experienced a Royal Suite. This is like a small appartment with dinning section and lounge. The bathroom is very big with Shower and bath. The location is very convenient very close to the rosebank shopping mall (walking distace) with retaurant and cinémas. The restaurant is also very good at the hotel. Definitely one of the best for the value.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Service is excellent as is the breakfast. Location is also good, metro is next door. Definitely value for money even though the place is extremely gentrified and we did somehow not feel that this was "our" place. The hotel has access to reliable drivers and tour operations. Booked a USD 200 tour for one day which was definitely worth it.... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Small boutique hotel with outstanding service. Jan, the GM, runs an excellent hotel & he, along with his staff go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Nothing is too much trouble. It is our 3rd stay at the Monarch & we would highly recommend it for anyone coming to Johannessburg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very nice hotel, locations is great - very close to lots of restaurants and shopping. Parking is well protected. Hotel was very clean and service was excellent. Breakfast was great with cold buffet and warm to order options (they even included chocolate easter eggs as it was easter monday!)

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Dear EmilyC234 Thank you for your wonderful review and images on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that we have exceeded your expectations and we hope to welcome you back to The Monarch time and again. I will pass your comments onto my team; they will be delighted to hear your feedback. For your next stay please do not... More

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Address: 167 Oxfrord 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*
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Once the 'iconic' 1930 Saxonwold Post Office, the Monarch Hotel, located in Rosebank, a prestigious suburb of Johannesburg, is a sophisticated, lavishly styled hotel, reflecting an affluent ambience of old world elegance. The refined period-like interiors are enriched with classical and contemporary furnishings complimented by an extensive art collection of established and emerging South African artists. A prominent heritage landmark on Oxford Road, the Monarch is a glamorous yet eclectic setting of wrought-iron entrances, rich fabrics, muted marble, brass banisters, paneled walls and ceilings perfectly balanced by bespoke contemporary finishes, providing the ultimate discreet 'urban' sanctuary for business travelers and tourists alike. Monarch prides itself on the rich cultural history of Johannesburg and welcomes its guests in modern style and traditional charm and provides a refuge from the bustling surrounds ... more   less 
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