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131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel

131 Herbert Baker Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Restorante Grissini is a well-hidden up-market gem. The setting over Waterkloof is beautiful and the atmosphere is stress free and relaxing. I will not recommend taking children here (despite having my own, and grandchildren) as this setting lends itself to a quiet romantic dinner out, or a business lunch/dinner making a WHOW impression. It truly is a gem that not... More 

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Michael V, Owner at 131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review , it really means and does so much for all our staff who by way of your review have tried and succeeded in making your experience at 131 Great. Please bring your children we will do our best and make it great . Thank you again Kind regards... More 

Port Alfred, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well done to the owners on creating such a unique experience in the middle of a Capital City. This boutique hotel ticks all of the boxes with state of the art security. I now see why they have played host to world leaders and celebrities alike. I was privileged to have stayed in the very large presidential suite with a... More 

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Bermuda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There are so many reasons to book 131 Herbert Baker, the first being it's proximity to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. It's a short 15 minute drive away, making it a perfect option for those next day connections. Next are the owners, Michael and Sherri Valenti. (This was his family home and she is a former Olympian!) One feels like... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

131 Herbert Baker is an excellent option for the discerning traveler needing excellent accommodation in Pretoria. The property itself is gorgeous and boasts wonderful views, elegantly appointed rooms and super attentive and friendly staff. The restaurant also allows for an excellent menu and wine list allowing for you to dine in house and enjoy the facilities.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We felt like movie stars! A beautiful hotel, attentive staff, great food, wonderful views over Pretoria. Free WiFi and very well designed and decorated rooms. Perfect in every way. Thank you so much for making our stay so special. We hope to stay longer on our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lovely rooms. Great food and wine. Superb staff and lovely views across Pretoria. The room was well equipped. Room service was good value and high quality. The hotel is very quiet, except at rush hours, when there is a little noise from the nearby main road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Truly a boutique hotel. If you want to treat yourself to a 5 star experience this hotel is the way to go. It's very small so the staff are always right there for every need. The restaurant and rooms have a great view of Pretoria. The food is also very good. Loved it very much.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Had no problems . All staff including management allways make an effort . Meals where fantastic, drinks chilled and on time. Internet is super FAST and FREE no extra charges Thats just what they do . Offerd to you given to us no hidden issues. Thanks People of 131

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife’s bridal party arranged for a high tea at this establishment. They called on the day, attempting to cancel. After an inconvenient hassle, they reluctantly “allowed” the high tea to continue. Their excuse was that they had staffing problems. I am of the opinion that it is not the customer’s problem. The food and cake were palatable but the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's a nice hotel, but very small, just a couple of rooms, a very small pool, no spa, no gym. We considered it like a bed and breakfast. The bellboys were the waiters, and we never got to see any other staff or manager. Food was very good. Great big rooms and bathrooms. Price paid was high for what we... More 

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