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“5 Star business stay close to Sandton” 5 of 5 stars
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De Kuilen Country House
26 Glenluce Drive, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #16 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Ballito, South Africa
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“5 Star business stay close to Sandton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at De Kuilen a few times and it has now become my preferred accommodation when on business in Gauteng. lovely to arrive to a bottle of champagne. The area has many restaurants but the best supper was at De Kuilen,top class food and presentation.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We, at De Kuilen were delighted to receive such generous praise and assure you that we will continue to do our best to see that our customers preferences are our guideline to an enjoyable stay - we call it the "De Kuilen Experience"!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We recently booked an overseas business partner into De Kuilen as it was conveniently close to our offices in Fourways.

From the help, advice and friendliness we received from Anne-Marie when making the booking on behalf of our guest through to his absolute amazement at the accomodation, meals, service and surroundings - when he arrived need to be recorded

It is a gem of a place - and hidden away right in the middle of everything!

Highly Recommended

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
We at De kuilen can only hope to match the generosity of your review with a generous attitude towards our clients. Reviews like this are much appreciated by our staff who find them very motivating. Many thanks for the praise, we also enjoyed the stay of your associate who had not been to South Africa before - it was delightful to see everything freshly through her response to all that Johannesburg has to offer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

I had a family reunion at de kuilen cottages and had the experience of a lifetime. I stayed in the Treetop cottage and imagine waking up to birds chirping, a breakfast fit for a king served by ever smiling and courteous waiters and over and above it all, the wonderful hostess Anne-Marie waltzing around making sure everything is tiptop. Keep it up. Will surely return.
Bevin Magama, Wales UK

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
We, at De Kuilen, were charmed and delighted to be thanked for being the venue for a large family re-union - over several days of perfect late Summer Johannesburg weather. We are particularly pleased to see that our main members of staff, who have been trained entirely at De Kuilen, through our in-house training programme, have received such warm recognition. It is an encouragement for us all to "do everything a little better every day."
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

From arrival we were welcomed to a peaceful cottage with a bottle of sparkles. The rooms were warm and welcoming. Breakfast was better then a 5 star hotel! The birds and trees were restful for the soul. Value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
We have been fortunate indeed in the guests we have had! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed having both of you to stay with us and that you were so thoughtful as to write us this charming review!
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Cape Town
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Beautiful gardens, comfortable and private cottages, superb food and excellent service. The fireplaces are a treat in winter. This is a not just a place to stay, it is a wonderful experience. I am a regular visitor and I have only ever been happy here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, June 10, 2011
All of us at De Kuilen thank you for your lovely review of our beautiful De Kuilen Country House. We have also enjoyed your stay and look forward very much to your next when we hope to continue to please and pamper you, our valued guests.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

This place is an enigma, situated safely (in a secure estate) hidden away from the hustle and bustle from Joburg, yet only 10-15 mins to Sandton in peak traffic, why isn't it packed ?.This provides business travellers like me the opportunity to retreat from the commotion of Sandton to retreat in the tranquil surrounds of its four acre gardens and have sumptious breakfasts in one of the most unique breakfast rooms I have ever seen with antique doors recycled from an 100yr old Church.The fireplace itself is an antique but blasts out heat in the wintery Joburg winters that makes you want to sit and have breakfast all day....which the owner will let you do. The couple that run this will give even the best racontuer a run for his money. So if you are prepared to think out of the box give this place and try and I think you will add me to your facebook account as a friend.May 2011 Dr N Patel

Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, May 19, 2011
We, at De Kuilen Country House are most grateful for this kind review. We are particularly appreciative of it being from one half of a couple who have stayed with us frequently, over several years, recently for business trips and ialso for family leisure occasions, when our focus on French country cuisine and traditional local specialities, with a modern interpretation, have been much appreciated. We are also grateful for all our frequent guests, who, over the years have helped us to know that what is required to make a business trip into a pleasant and supportive occasion is an orientation to the needs of the visitor. It is our pleasure to be service orientated when it is so well received!
Anne-Marie & Charles
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Sheffield
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

De Kuilen Country House is a perfect retreat from the jostle of Johannesburg. Being set among beautifully kept gardens tranquillity descends upon you the second you arrive. There are many comfortable areas for you to sit back and relax from the sheltered veranda in the courtyard, the front terrace and the drawing room. The décor and finishing’s throughout the house including the rooms are wonderful, a great deal of care has been taken for each room to have its own unique touches and the house to retain the character of Cape Dutch manor.

Both of the hosts, Anne-Marie and Charles, are a wealth of knowledge from gardening, wine, history and much more. They have a vast book collection to match which covered every topic I could have wished for. I just wish I was a faster reader!

For those who love their food and wine this will definitely not disappoint, Anne-Marie along with the chefs are extremely good cooks and the meals are somehow always the perfect choice of dish and size.

Overall, the ambiance created by the wonderfully completed rooms, the welcoming staff and the hosts make you feel free to roam and very much part of this grand and welcoming home. I would love to be able to come here on a frequent basis and highly recommend it to anyone who plans to visit Johannesburg.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, May 1, 2011
We, at De Kuilen, deeply appreciate the thought that has gone into this review. We enjoyed your stay very much and look forward to your return. It is always a great compliment to all of us when we receive such a positive review from one of our guests and it encourages us to continue to improve our offering to our guests at every opportunity.
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Address: 26 Glenluce Drive, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #16 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
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