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“Oasis in the city” 5 of 5 stars
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Clico Boutique Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27 Sturdee Avenue, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
JHB
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Oasis in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This boutique hotel is an oasis of calm in the city. I attended one of the private events recently and the food was innovative and absolutely delicious with friendly and attentive staff. I've also had a number of business meetings here and it's the perfect place for a quiet meeting or a conference in the separate conference room surrounded by the beautiful garden. Highly recommended as an alternative to the somewhat expected chain hotels.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic below the radar dinner and small events venue.The staff are warm and friendly, the setting is warm, intimate and classy, the food is beautifully prepared and presented, service is unobtrusive and faultless. Only realised last night that casual visitors could eat there.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Lesley,
Thank you for describing Clico so beautifully and capturing all our strong points in your review.
Please don't keep us waiting too long until you return to us - it was a pleasure having you stay at our establishment!
Warmest regards,
Sabine Seeger
General Manager
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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Clico's is excellent. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The grounds are small but very private - and the rooms very comfortable indeed. The Chef - Raymond Kokota is a rare find. He is an extremely passionate cook - the proof is in his food. I ate there 3 nights in a row - it's pricey - but well worth it. The wine pairing is additionally well considered. This will be my go to place in Johannesburg.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear valued Guest,
May we express our appreciation for your kind words about Clico and our cuisine. The chef draws such motivation from feedback such as yours and we all hope that you will be back again soon so that we can spoil you with more culinary delights!
Warmest regards,
Sabine Seeger
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Clico Boutique Hotel was just perfect. The service was professional and friendly, my room was impeccable, the food was fantastic. I have stayed at many boutique hotels around the world due to my profession, and Clico, I would have to say, is at the top of my list. I was hesitant to try something new after my flight in from Australia, but friends had highly recommended it and they were spot on. I can't add anything else - apart from saying it is worth its 5 stars!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Jessica,
We appreciate the kind comments you have made and are always delighted to hear from well travelled guests, that Clico can be compared to other wonderful international establishments. We hope to welcome you back again soon!!
Warmest regards,
Sabine Seeger
General Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

At the weekends Clico transforms from a classy boutique hotel into an intimate sophisticated venue for wining and dining. We have enjoyed a variety of functions over the years, but felt the recent lunchtime garden party worth a special mention. Greeted on arrival by friendly and courteous staff with a glass of V Clicquot (what else - "Clico"!) and guided through to the secluded garden basking in gentle winter sunshine. Thereafter a steady flow of delicious creative canapés served to all corners of the property by attentive staff. For the main course (mine a perfectly prepared fillet) we sat at a specially prepared table on the outdoor patio and topped off with decadent deserts and coffee. Absolute bliss!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear valued Guest,
A garden party at Clico (with Clicquot) is always something special! We are so glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food so much. Please come and visit us again soon!
Kindest regards,
Sabine Seeger
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The room was warm, amenities deluxe.
The 5-course fine dining meal for 6 with wine pairing proved a triumph and our German guests agreed this was one of the best dining experiences they've had in the world. The service was unobtrusive, efficient and friendly. The ambience is chic and warm.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear valued guest,
It is wonderful to read about your pleasant experience in our restaurant! Chef is delighted that you so thoroughly enjoyed his 5 course menu and the wine pairing. Come back again soon so that we can spoil you with more good service and culinary delights!
Warm regards,
Sabine Seeger
General Manager
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

What a magnificent establsihment - excellent comfort, supurb service and delicious meals. Situated centrally in close proximity to the Gautrain station, business and shopping areas of Johannesburg. I statyed for business and would definitely stay there again. would recommend for either business or if just visiting as a tourist

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sabine S S S, General Manager at Clico Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear valued guest,
The team at Clico is always uplifted by such a kind review from guests. Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, be it for business or pleasure!
Warmest regards,
Sabine Seeger
General Manager
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Additional Information about Clico Boutique Hotel

Address: 27 Sturdee Avenue, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Clico Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2006, Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg – South Africa. Centrally located to the “Joburg” city centre, high end business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and metres away from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico’s location is convenience at your fingertips. Just 900 metres away from the Rosebank Gautrain station, the OR Tambo International airport is now only 20 “stress free” minutes away. Clico was established by Jeanette Schwegman, who wanted to cater for the travel-weary and discerning guest looking for that intimate experience by paying attention to all the important details. ... more   less 
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