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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

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36 Saxon Road | Sandhurst, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stood two nights at the Saxon - 1 nIght at the beginning and 1 night at the end of our S-Africa trip - and although we stood in outstanding hotels during our trip, the Saxon was the highlight. Rooms, service, facilities (especially the huge pool in front of the hotel) and employees are outstanding. On our last evening we... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were travelling on an African Safari with Micato that had taken us to South Africa and Zambia, with a stopover in Johannesburg en-route to Kenya and Tanzania. It is par for the course that Micato Safaris would only place their guests in premier lodgings, and the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa was clearly in that category. In fact, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel to stay for attention to detail..they are used to spoiled, indulgent guests and know how to handle them perfectly..Two small gripes...I have been staying there for some years now and never get the loyalty factor that I feel a repeat customer should get and please do something about the very dark screens on the televisions..so hard to... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for your review, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. Thank you also for your feedback on our television systems, we will most definitely look into this and see how it can best be rectified. If I could ask you to contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za to allow us... More 

Mill Valley, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to South Africa for our first 2 nights we stayed at the incredible Saxon Hotel in Sandton, SA near Johnannsburg. From our warm welcome at the front desk everything was beyond perfection. Our room was beautiful, roomy with every type of annuity we might need or even think about. The grounds were amazing along with the artwork... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl L, Thank you for your wonderful review, my team and I pride ourselves in offering world class service and ensuring that each guest enjoys their time spent with us. I am delighted to read that you experienced this during your visit. I will most certainly share your wonderful comments with my team. Please do let me know on... More 

Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa We stayed at the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg for three nights following our safari in Botswana. It was a fabulous experience. We have stayed at many five star hotels ---- but this is something else! This wonderful retreat is so beautifully decorated and decked with gorgeous artefacts and a photo gallery of prominent guests... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear tutankarma, Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments and for celebrating such a special occasion with us. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. We hope to welcome you back again very... More 

JHB
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service at this establishment is unparalleled , from the minute you hit the gate right up to the spa. The staff is clued up , very friendly and knowledgeable. We had an amazing spa treatment for my wife's birthday , the facilities are world class and the atmosphere tranquil. By far one of the best spa's in the country... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear 462Tim462, Thank you for your lovely review of our Spa, I will most definitely pass your wonderful comments on to the team. Thank you also for making us part of such a special celebration for your wife. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Spa and that you experienced the luxury and service that... More 

Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a safari in Sabi Sands, we had one night in JoBurg before heading home. The Saxon blew us away with an amazing upgrade and service that was second to none. The grounds are beautiful; the hotel is amazing. And we were speechless after being upgraded to the Mandela Presidential Suite. The room was so big we thought we might... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear mkamman, Thank you for your lovely review, my team and I are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you had a lovely stay in the Nelson Mandela Presidential Suite as well as experiencing our award winning service and hospitality. We hope to welcome you back to your home away from home in Africa... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about the hotel was first class Beautiful rooms, outstanding service and first class dining - highly recommend for anyone coming to SA. The villa rooms were outstanding, outside dining was relaxing and special

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Larryz44, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in one of our Villa rooms. My Team and I take great pleasure in reading such positive reviews and great pride in sharing our award winning hospitality with you. We hope to welcome you back to your home in Africa soon, please do let us know when you... More 

Denver, CO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent only one night in Joburg on our way to the bush. I had planned to spend every hour exploring the city, but I was so seduced by the calming beauty of this former estate that I never left the pool/bar. It is superb!

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GeorgeCohen, Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear LeMunro, Thank you for your lovely review, my team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back soon and show you what else beautiful Johannesburg has to offer. Please do let us know when you will join us again by sending an email to managingdirector@saxon.co.za so that we can make... More 

Houston, Texas
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323 reviews 323 reviews
72 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We only stayed here one night upon arrival in S Africa and before leaving on safari. A magnificent property with tremendous service. Truly an urban retreat. If you are going to be in the JoBerg area - this is the place.

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JoeHouston52, My team and I are delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us recently and cannot even begin to thank you for writing such a positive review for future travellers. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. Please do let us... More 

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