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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Garrick Road, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Port Edward, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeanette & her team deliver 5 star discreet, personal & friendly service which immediately puts you at ease in this hidden gem. Fitted with every luxury & necessity, this is a safe haven where guests can relax in comfort. Dinner is served according to your preference so there's no need to venture any further unless you want to experience some... More

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your four day stay with us! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review - it is so important for us to know that our guests are satisfied with everything at Idwala and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again when you are... More

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaits us in the room! Underfloor heating and heated towel rails, a real treat! The spacious and very comfortable room was just what we needed after a bad experience at another guest house. Thanks chef Paul, for a great dinner!

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review for Idwala - we are delighted that you appreciated and enjoyed our underfloor heating and warm, comfortable room - especially after your previous unhappy experience elsewhere! I will let our chef know that you also enjoyed the dinner he prepared for you. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent, spacious en suite room was appointed to us. Attention to detail is of a high standard! Our 2 night stay was a real pleasure. We experienced very well trained staff. We really recommend having dinner prepared by chef Paul! An absolute treat!

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Idwala, thank you for your review and especially for your compliments regarding our well trained staff and the quality of our meals - this is so important to us! We look forward to your next visit. Best wishes from the Idwala Team. More

brisbane
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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 August 3, 2014

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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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 July 30, 2014

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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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
Top Contributor
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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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 Hotel Johannesburg, 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

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Address: 13 Garrick Road, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg 5*
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