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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

5.0 of 5 13 Garrick Road, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chef Paul and Jeanette run a secret world in the heart of Randburg free from stress and deadlines. The breakfast included in the rate was amazing and I have never had such delicious mushrooms in my life. The rooms are luxurious and spacious and the bed amazing. After the spa treatment in our rooms we had completely forgotten that Monday... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay at the Idwala Boutique Hotel. Really well decorated and serviced, they had thought of everything. Our flight into Joburg was delayed a bit, so we arrived quite late into the evening. We were immediately greeted by the very friendly guard, who showed us to our rooms. Because we were late, the staff had prepared some sandwiches for us... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small nice hotel has just a few rooms, partly in separate "africa style" ensuite outside guestrooms, all stand alone... or a few inside rooms, which are spacious as well and all have a good desk and bathroom (heated); I take a room when alone, which is fine.. Paul and the staff will prepare every meal that you wish for-... More

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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 September 7, 2014

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 September 3, 2014

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 September 3, 2014

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

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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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
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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 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

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Additional Information about Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

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*
Number of rooms: 11
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