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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

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1 Alma Road | (Off Bowling Avenue), Sandton 2052, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fairlawns is a well kept secret, a tranquil jewel , centrally located for access to the Johannesburg business centre. The accommodation is superb, and the staff amazing, giving you a home from home experience....and if you really want something special,the Spa. The Spa is well hidden, and staff really attentive...! We felt truly relaxed after our stay, and well fed... More 

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

We have stayed in the past but only for one night, so this time as part of a longer tour of the best bits of SA we doubled the stay. You can tell a lot about hotels, their management and ethos by the way they deal with things that can and do go wrong. In our case they had forgotten... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your kind comments with regards to our friendly & efficient staff is much appreciated and will be shared with the Fairlawns Team. As a 5 star establishment, we strive for excellence and therefore thrilled to know that we have met and exceeded your expectations. We look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a working dinner, the service was excellent, great attention to detail. It's so peaceful you forget that you are in a surburb in the city. I just wish I had tried out the spa which I hear is wonderful.

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. As a 5 star establishment, we strive for excellence and therefore thrilled to know that we have met your expectations. Your kind comments with regards to our peaceful Hotel and the excellent service you received is most appreciated and will be shared with the Team. We... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Mr. de Jesuz, After visiting your 5* Hotel for a High Tea on Sunday 16th August I would like to point out a few things. I rang reception on the 13th of August to make inquiries regarding a High Tea for Sunday the 16th of August. Unfortunately the lady who answered the phone was not able to answer all... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge your review of the Hotel and facilities. We would like to assure you that this is by no means considered our standard and I will conduct a thorough investigation. The relevant staff will be held accountable for the... More 

Antwerp
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its a fantastic property, large ornate and graceful suites, a beautiful small pool with cabanas, a terrific terrace for drinks and outdoor dining all in a quiet secure oasis. There are small meeting rooms and dinner in the restaurant is very good, not great,

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your kind comments with regards to our fantastic property and gracious suites were much appreciated, and will be shared with my Team. We strive for more in order to remain a unique, exclusive up-market sanctuary for both Corporate and Leisure travelers and value your feedback.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 nights on urban breakaway package. The lure of 'spa' convinced us that this will be a special treat, but alas, the spa was just a visit to the gym and sauna/steamroom. This I get for free at my health club ! Breakfast at R225 was slightly dissapointing, mostly because there was no supervisory/management personell available. What we... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your kind comments with regards to the strawberry's, Sparkling wine and turn-down service that was very enjoyable, is appreciated and will be shared with my Team. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge your comments with regards to the Restaurant service you received during your... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely Boutique Hotel just blew us away. The staff were phenomenal, and the food even better. We stayed in a spacious suite, and I can honestly say that I didn't want to leave. I will recommend this Hotel to all my friends in Cape Town, and will not stay at any other Hotel again in Johannesburg.

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your kind comments with regards to our phenomenal staff and meals is much appreciated and will be shared with the Fairlawns Team. As a 5 star establishment, we strive for excellence and therefore thrilled to know that we have met and exceeded your expectations. We look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight after flying back from 9 days in the Bush before returning to the UK. I didn't want to end by staying in an impersonal airport hotel and I was so glad we chose Fairlawns. Despite arriving slightly dusty and bedraggled after an early morning game drive then short internal flight, the staff greeted us as if... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We sincerely appreciate your remarks about our comfortable suites, your royal welcome and our attentive staff. I will most definitely share your wonderful review with my Team. As a 5 star establishment, we strive to provide only the finest service and pleased to know that we... More 

Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed at the Fairlawns just one night after a safari on the Zambezi Queen River Boat and a visit to Victoria Falls. The Fairlawns is one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels we have ever stayed at (and we have traveled the world). Quiet, personal service. Our room (21) was very large with a comfortable sitting area, large... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your wonderful comment with regards to our Hotel being one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels you have ever stayed at, was most appreciated and will be shared with my Team. As a 5 star establishment, we strive to provide only the finest service and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had a group of 13 people staying for a week for a conference here and it was just fabulous. Staff are amazing and so welcoming and efficient. Food is fabulous although would have liked more variety in the menu as we are there most evenings. Spa facilities are wonderful and a little haven. Each room individually decorated, mine was... More 

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Michael_Kewley1, Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your kind comments with regards to our amazing staff and our wonderful Spa was much appreciated, and I will be sure to share your review with my Team. We strive for more in order to remain a unique, exclusive up-market sanctuary for both Corporate and... More 

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