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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

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13 Garrick Road | Johannesburg, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights here on vacation. The staff was amazing, from the time we arrived until checkout. The food was top notch. I recommend the springbok. The room was just as pleasant ( especially the heated floor in the bathroom). We will definitely be staying here again on our return trip.

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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cozy lodge and friendly accommodating staff. It was a little hard to find the lodge but my stay overally was very enjoyable. I loved the bathroom!! It is really spacious and done up well. I would definitely return to Idwala Lodge if I am in the area.

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

Thank you for reviewing Idwala Boutique Hotel - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Been to Idwala a few times now for dinner. They recently got a new chef who comes from one of Johannesburgs top restaurants. The restaurant is not always open, so call ahead and book. Limited menu, but the quality and presentation if outstanding. New takes on samp and beans and similar creations are really great. Good selection of wines, friendly... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive comments about Idwala - we are delighted that you enjoyed dinner so much and hope that you will continue to use our restaurant. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After a hectic day working in JHB, I arrived at Idwala for my school reunion where I was staying the night. I was greeted with smiley staff and my room was a haven from the traffic and noise. The underfloor heating was a treat, the room and bathroom were large and homely and after half an hour, I was ready... More 

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

How wonderful to have such an appreciative guest - this is what makes it all worthwhile! Thank you for all your kind words - we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and our chef was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner so much. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards... More 

Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent location hidden gem in Johannesburgh. Beautiful rooms, thatch roof quirky looks. Spacious bathrooms. The chef came to talk to us and recommend meals. Great treat from our hosts. We came here for a wedding and were delighted with everything.

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Thank marmil52
JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your appreciation - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Idwala and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best regards from the Idwala Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Idwala in February after two very long and tiring flights from Ottawa to Johannesburg. We arrived at 22.30 and having someone friendly meeting us at the airport was so welcome. We were shown to our 'cottage' where a lovely fruit basket and sandwiches were waiting our late arrival. I can only describe the comfort... More 

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

We are so glad that you had such a wonderful sleep after your long trip and that you enjoyed your brief stay at Idwala! Please do make it a longer stay the next time - our staff will once again enjoy looking after you and will make sure that your visit to South Africa is a very special time! Thank... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Since the 2010 world cup in South Africa, we have used this accommodation and every time guests only had compliments of the service and facility. The facility atmosphere is one of being in the bush with the amount of trees and leafy garden that is well maintained. The rooms are clean, luxurious and comfortable. The lounge and dining area are... More 

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

Thank you for your loyalty in always returning to Idwala over the years, we are thrilled to have such wonderfully satisfied guests, as this of course is exactly what we strive to achieve! We will certainly do everything we can to ensure that you continue coming to our "Bush Lodge" in the heart of Johannesburg! Best regards from the Idwala... More 

Victoria
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed here because our friends knew the owners (and had stayed here before) and suggested we stay when in Johannesburg. So we did - with our friends - with whom we were travelling for 3 weeks in South Africa. We loved this boutique hotel. Jeanette, her husband and staff were wonderful. It is in the suburbs - but that... More 

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

Dear Barbara & Jim, We are delighted that you were so pleased with your decision to stay at our Boutique Hotel and to know that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Our Chef was also really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts so much! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised with our stay at Idwala. The staff is so friendly and the place has a wonderful cosy atmosphere. There is a lot of attention to detail, like fruit bowls in the rooms... We had a fabulous breakfast. We would definitely come again!

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Idwala and found our team to be friendly and helpful! Thank you for your great review and please do come back soon to enjoy another breakfast! Best regards from the Idwala Team More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Staying at Idwala is always such a pleasure. I have been fortunate enough not only to accompany my husband for business on several occasions but we have also had the chance to make this our base while visiting friends and family in Johannesburg. It’s very easy to slip into a relaxed mode almost as soon as you arrive. The friendly... More 

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

We are so happy that you continue to enjoy visiting Idwala and would like to thank you very much for your appreciation and for the lovely comments you made! We look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you visit South Africa. More 

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