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Monarch Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   167 Oxfrord Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Monarch hotel is the perfect destination for the first time visitor to Johannesburg. Mr. Jan, the hotel and staff are welcoming and give you the added assurance that you are safe under their hospitality. "Mosa" received us at the airport and had the perfect smile to welcome us to S. Africa. She also provided us with a one day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In all respects, the Monarch Hotel is an excellent example of what makes a boutique hotel great. Personalized attention; beautiful, large rooms; a great atmosphere that sets it worlds apart from nearby large, institutional hotels. The only (small) shortcomings are forgivable: no electrical outlet in the bathroom and no pool or gym on premises. (Apparently, there is an agreement with... More

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keithinbrazil 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

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Monarch on our wedding night. The staff were extremely accomodating to our every need. I checked in early and got ready for my wedding in the room, I also had bride photos and bridesmaids photos in the hotel grounds. It was all very beautiful, and the staff were so so friendly, helpful and... More

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Dear Shayne9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monarch is just beautiful! We spent one night here during a stopover in Johannesburg and are so glad we did. It wasn't too far from the city center, where we were with our tour guide, and an easy cap to another cute neighborhood where we went for dinner. All of the staff members we interacted with were quite friendly,... More

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Dear KateinNY295 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent staf, excellent management, excellent breakfast. Excellent rooms, excellent service. What more do we have to say! Save environment, which is important in Johannesburg. The bathrooms are beautiful

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Dear JPL1957 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Monarch Hotel. We loved this hotel. It was one of the most pleasant experiences. The location is perfect for travelers, the staff helpful and the rooms are super comfortable and luxurious. Had a splendid time and

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Dear Ed S 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... More

East London, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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Dear Quinton B 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... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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Dear LionHeadMedia 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

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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Dear ChariLee 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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Dear Lolly 61 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... 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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