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Idwala Boutique Guest House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Garrick Road, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Idwala for 10 days and were very impressed by the facilities, the staff and the management. Our room was in the main guest house and was spacious, comfortable, and had excellent ensuite facilities including a lovely long bath. Chef Paul prepared very good meals and was flexible and helpful at all times. Special thanks... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Chris, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Idwala - we certainly enjoyed having you as guests and hope that you will be back again soon! If our guests are satisfied then we have achieved what we set out to do at Idwala. It was a real pleasure getting to know you! More

Pune, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at the guest house for 2 weeks this July - in peak winter but the warmth of the Idwala team and their excellent service bowled me over. Paul, especially, the chief cook is a real genius in the kitchen- every dish that he served was a work of art - even his omelettes. You tell them what... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review Idwala. We really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased that you enjoyed your two week stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Idwala some time in the future. Best regards from the Idwala Team! More

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and comfortable rooms (even heated what had not been in some other Lodges in winter time), comfortable bathroom with tube and shower. Fantastic fresh food (they asked, what you would prefer) and very gentle and helpful people (if you need anything organized they will do!). Especially Paul is really a very good cook and nice guy and one... More

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JeanetteFriese, Manager at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Idwala - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the meals our team provided. We hope you had a good trip home and really look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in South Africa! Best regards from the Idwala Team! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great place with great service. Friendly people. Very comfortable rooms. Beautiful and quiet area. Perfect for everybody who can afford it. The people are friendly. The food is great. I hosted my parents in this place. They loved it.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review on Idwala - we really appreciate this and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the dinner you hosted for your parents was successful and appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to Idwala when you visit South Africa again. Jeanette Friese More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is very welcoming and supportive of all your needs; Paul the cook is amazing and so is the whole kitchen team- mindful of- and attentive to your wishes.. The 3 course menu too much for me and my guests, who all had their own wish lists but that was catered for as if it wash;t any effort. The... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review Idwala - we really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards from the Idwala Team! More

Prague, Czech Republic
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Fantastic place, they organized everything for me, transport from airport to hotel, and to all my destinations. They perfectly made everything as promised. When they say the food is fresh in the restaurant, it means really fresh, they ask you after breakfast what you would prefer for dinner, then they go and buy it. You just tell the general idea,... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Idwala - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the dinners you had in our restaurant. For both management and chef this is really rewarding, and we thank you most sincerely for your kind words! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming... More

Burlington, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at Idwala for over three weeks in October 2013, I do have say that this was most likely the best place I have ever stayed, I travel extensively for work and have traveled world wide and in no other place I've stayed was I made to feel so welcomed. The staff at Idwala really... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your long stay at Idwala and that you were so very satisfied with the meals we served. We really enjoyed having you at Idwala - please do return soon to enjoy more dinners! Best regards from the Idwala Team More

Binbrook, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

As soon as I looked at Idwala's website, I was drawn in to the magic of this place. It truly is a hidden, lush oasis tucked away within Jo-Burg. The photos are amazing and they do capture the curiosity I felt in anticipation of staying here. A high-end hotel does not come close to rivalling Idwala. The Garden Rooms were... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Words cannot express how thrilled we were with your wonderful review of Idwala! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were also able to enjoy Johannesburg and all it has to offer to our overseas visitors. Please do return again for another visit so that we can spoil you, prepare even more delicious... More

Harare, Zimbabwe
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Had a wonderful four nights at the lodge. We were in a garden room which was very comfortable. We loved the peace and quiet. We only ate breakfast there which was excellent. The staff were very helpful. We can definitely recommend this lodge and hopefully will return in the future.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review Idwala! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Idwala soon. Best regards from the Idwala Team. More

Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I travelled to South Africa the 6th of October to attend and observe an auction however I ended up buying a huge amount of inventory. Before coming I found the Idwala Guest House on the internet and had booked rooms for a few nights. I hastened to prolong my stay as I knew it would take a long time to... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you wrote - we are delighted that you felt so comfortable at Idwala and enjoyed your long stay with us. Please do return again - if not for business then just so that we can ensure you have a wonderful holiday and more delicious meals! Best regards from all the Idwala Team. More

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Address: 13 Garrick Road, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Guest House 5*
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Bush Lodge Feeling in Johannesburg’s Premier Guest House! Enjoy an African 5 Star Experience in the middle of Johannesburg with perfect access to business areas and tourist attractions. For both tourist and executive alike, Idwala offers tranquil surroundings where you can immerse yourself in luxury while at the same time carry out your business efficiently. Room Service, Laundry, Credit Cards, secure parking, conferences, wireless ADSL, transfers/tours, booking services, Restaurant on the premises. ... more   less 
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