In advance of the 2010 World Cup, we were searching out places to stay, fearing that the good ones might already have been taken, but lucky for us we stumbled onto the Auberge le Fleur. Leonie and Willie could not possibly have been more welcoming, and while we were mostly the self-sufficient sort, we saw them arrange transportation, provide transportation (as in, drive people out to places themselves), do laundry, go shopping and any number of other kind accommodations (stuff i'd never have thought to trouble them with, of course!). On a day when we were up early to drive to Durban, they even made us sandwiches!
Beyond that, they were splendid people to get to know, and were enthusiastic about recommending great things to do in their city and country. The location is a short drive from downtown Johannesburg, as well as the northern suburbs with all the good restaurants. It was also very convenient to the various stadiums. The house itself is like a secluded oasis inside an otherwise nondescript neighborhood, with pleasant gardens and flowers even in the middle of their winter. The breakfasts are delicious and filling, too--my mom would be thrilled at how unusually healthy i ate.
Who knows when i will be back in Johannesburg, but if i am, there's no question as to where i'd prefer to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stately family home was built in 1920, with soaring molded ceilings, original wooden floors and large spacious rooms. At Le Fleur we pride ourselves in personal service, ensuring attention to detail. We offer the discerning guest a tranquil and comfortable stay in one of our rooms. Each room has an ambiance of its own conveying a different feel in both furnishing and color. ... more less
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