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“Brilliant in ALL respects” 5 of 5 stars
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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   90 Pretoria Ave | Atholl, Sandton 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Brilliant in ALL respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I initially booked here for 2 nights as my usual hotel the Melrose Arch could not accommodate me for for my full ten day regular visit to Johannesburg.I ended up staying for the complete 10 days at AtholPlace.

The location is excellent.The standout features are EVERYTHING else.

The grounds are beautiful,the service is very personal and again excellent and the rooms and decor/bedding furniture etc are all wonderful.The colours are warm and everything is great quality.

I would absolutely recommend this hotel to any discerning traveller who expects great service with equally good accommodation.

I will certainly return.

Thank you to ALL the wonderful staff at Atholplace.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
We are thrilled to read your very enthusiastic review of AtholPlace Boutique Hotel and we are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Of course we very much look forward to welcoming you again for your next visit to Johannesburg! On behalf of the whole team here, thank you so much! Warm regards, Rinse
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Rating summary
  • 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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Basingstoke, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed here for a few days on a business trip to Johannesburg in May. What a lovely place. All the staff are amazing and nothing is too much for them to organise and help with. The rooms are first-rate, the food excellent and well priced and all-in-all a lovely homely feeling to the place.

It is also within walking distance of the shopping centre and a small park, which is good for exercise.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice review of AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with the services of our team. We sincerely hope you will choose AtholPlace Boutique Hotel again for your next visit to Johannesburg. Untill then, warm regards from the entire team! Rinse
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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Although AtholPlace was already a great property,I am convinced that Morukuru family will bring it close to perfection. Already at this stage it ihas acquired the well deserved Relais & Châteaux status. Situated a 10-minute drive to Sandton it is conveniently situated for Leisure and business guests. The rooms are massive and are stylish decorated in neutral colours and African Heritage collectables. If you are not familiar with the region I would recommend to arrange a tranfer to bring you to AtholPlace. Great Atmosphere, great food!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you Kristien for your very positive feedback about AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience and the style of the hotel and we definitely hope to see you back! Warm regards on behalf of the whole team, Rinse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff at this hotel were polite and efficient. They weren't exceptionally warm or welcoming, but they performed their jobs well. The food was very good in the restaurant. The rooms were large and inviting. They could have been vacuumed more adequately, but that is my only complaint in terms of cleanliness. We asked the manager to book us a reservation at a specific restaurant and unfortunately, the restaurant was unavailable. The manager selected a new restaurant for us and his recommendation was excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after your stay at AtholPlace Boutique Hotel, we really appreciate this. Your comment about the room is duly noted. We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Johannesburg and we also hope to be able to welcome you again for your next visit to our city. Warmest regards on behalf of the whole team, Rinse.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I just spent 5 days in Atholplace Boutique hotel on a business trip in Joburg and it was an amazing experience. The hotel and the rooms are lovely and luxurious (the room was bigger than my appartment back home!) but the true gems are the staff. Heidi, Andrew, Enoch, Erwin and all the others go out of their ways to make you feel at home and comfortable. It's like a little oasis amidst the buzz of Johannesburg!

Room Tip: Room 4 and 5 are the largest rooms and extremely beautiful!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind and very positive words about your stay in AtholPlace! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it was not just the big room that impressed you, but also the service and attention from our wonderful team. We are looking forward to seeing you again when you next visit Johannesburg! On behalf of the entire team, warmest regards, Rinse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A big thank you to the team at Athol Place for making our stay a great one. I'd recommend anyone with high standards and a need for peace in the middle of a crazy city go there. Loved it all! Thank you

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
On behalf of the whole team at AtholPlace Boutique Hotel I would like to thank you for your enthusiastic feedback after your stay at AtholPlace. We hope to see you again next time! Kindest regards, Rinse
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

AtholPlace is a quiet oasis yet with all the shopping of Sandton nearby. The property is in a nice area with very friendly staff. The chef makes a 3-course dinner that is quite tasty and the morning breakfast is bountiful. Tateful, eclectic design style.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
We really appreciate your nice feedback and review about AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. The whole team works hard to offer our guest the best possible experience and it is always good to read positive comments such as yours. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, Rinse
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Additional Information about AtholPlace Hotel & Villa

Address: 90 Pretoria Ave | Atholl, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — AtholPlace Hotel & Villa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is a small luxury boutique hotel located in the cosmopolitan northern suburb of Atholl in Johannesburg, a few minutes from the busy centre of Sandton. Contemporary-classic glamour and understated elegance meet at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, from our comfortably furnished library with built-in fireplace to the heated swimming pools in our beautiful garden. AtholPlace Hotel offers five superior suites and four deluxe suites. All nine suites have been individually designed, providing a sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity. The large suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, are extremely spacious, ranging from 45-55 square metres. The Deluxe Suites offer interleading doors, making them ideal for families travelling with children. Each suite includes: * En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and double vanity. * Underfloor heating in all bathrooms. * Air conditioning; 42-inch LCD flat-screen television set with DSTV. * Complimentary wireless ADSL internet, telephone and docking station. * Electronic safe that can house a laptop. * Writing desk and lounge chairs and sofa. * Minibar fridge. * Luggage rack, hairdryer, and luxurious linen bathrobes and slippers. * 24-Hour security. Guests have a choice of twin beds (in two of the superior suites and two of the deluxe suites) or extra-length king-size beds. One of our style signatures is our beds made up in crisp white percale Frette bed linen imported from Italy. Luxurious duck-down duvets and soft, silky cushions contribute to the experience of absolute comfort and luxury. Each suite has large doors opening out onto a private balcony. For the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity book the 4-bedroom AtholPlace Villa, with private garden and a heated pool. This villa is ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together (max. 6 Adults plus 2 children). AtholPlace Villa comes with its own staff, including your own private chef and butler, who will prepare all your meals and drinks, which are included at AtholPlace Villa. All meals are expertly prepared by our in-house chef. Scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches and delicious dinners are served in the elegant AtholPlace Restaurant with its adjoining lounge. In addition, guests have the option of dining outside on the covered terrace or under the trees in the tranquil seclusion of our landscaped garden. Room service is also available at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. Every evening guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks and canapes, served in the library or lounge. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is committed to ensuring the comfort of each guest visiting our hotel, providing you with refreshingly personal service and attention to detail. We offer you an unforgettable leisure experience in Johannesburg's cosmopolitan heart. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is situated only 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Within close proximity to AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is Sandton Central, which offers world-class shopping and an abundance of restaurants with something to suit everyone's needs. The Sandton Station of the Gautrain Metro is less than a kilometre from the hotel, and has a direct link to and from OR Tambo International Airport. Airport transfers are also available directly from AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. ... more   less 
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