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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 28, 2016

For the weary traveler looking for a peaceful haven in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, look no further than Festina Lente; several units set amongst indigenous shrubbery, the units are all quirkily decorated in a French bohemian theme. Original works of art and antiques randomly festoon the rooms creating an authentic impression of 19th century France. Modern touches such as...

Thank jeremyhwright78
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Festina Lente is an owner managed b&b. It is a truly wonderful little spot, with luxurious quirky decor, and attention to detail. The rooms are beautifully and individually decorated and everything has been thought about: from bottled water to plug adaptors, to luxurious linen, to tea, coffee, snacks, rusks, white fluffy towels, extra floor mats for the bathroom, spotlessly clean...

Thank Bevie777888
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Gorgeous breakfast in bed and a chilled out place. Hiccup with the gate (repaired within the day) and to be aware that there are big dogs on the property. Otherwise, enjoyed the time, and would recommend the place.

Thank Selena T
Strand, South Africa
Reviewed September 5, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a few days and absolutely loved every second of it! The decor was mind blowing, the room was clean and comfortable. There were also many free extras in the room such as Ferrero Rochers, rusks, milk, and a few little snacks not charged for under room service. The breakfasts were great as well!...

Thank Adele K
Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed June 24, 2016

i've stayed here quite a few times. i actually didnt want to review, because its so small and i'm scared it gets too popular and then i cant get a room anymore. the rooms are all totally different with incredible attention to detail. the breakfast is served in your room and different everyday. amazing creations, fresh juice, fresh fruit. little...

Thank Christian w
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Apt name for an awesome experience! Interior is tasteful and has an old world charm. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. And the breakfast...WOW! Definitely a place to spend time at...let the minutes and hours pass! Festina Lente, for sure!

Thank Lydia l
eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We had booked for just one night and had checked in quite late, but we were still welcomed by a warm smile and bubbly host. Beautifully decorated room, and the breakfast was simply awesome! Would def love to return for a longer stay.

1Thank TarySingh
Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's a great place to start or finish your holiday in South Africa! It's a very good area, very close to good restaurants and shopping malls. The owners and the staff is very friendly and the rooms are very aesthetic. Also the breakfast is very tasty - I love this egg muffins :-) We'll come back!

2Thank menzingerd
Reviewed March 1, 2015

One of the better guesthouses to stay in Jhb, close to William Nichol. Henrico is one of the best hosts I ever had, very helpful, attentive and makes one of the best breakfast inJhb - this gets delivered to your room at the time you want. Nice big room with wifi, TV, and mini kitchen , great place to stay,...

Thank Naude77234
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed January 31, 2015

My stay at Festina Lente was perfect. Henrico is an exceptional host, thoughtful and attentive. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, from having breakfast served (in my room) at a time of my choosing, to having the room cleaned at a time that was convenient for me. The room was stunning, beautiful decorated and...

Thank Elean0rK85
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come stay in style at Festina Lente Guesthouse. At Festina Lente (Latin for "haste slowly") we believe that the things that we like, that intrigue us and give us joy, are those things that are made over time with care and love. Festina Lente, a luxurious guesthouse, is located in the northern suburb of Hurlingham in Sandton, Johannesburg ... only 2 kilometres from the popular Sandton City Shopping Centre and Sandton Gautrain station. The property is easily accessed from William Nicol and Sandton Drive. It has a total of 6 individually beautifully styled units. ... more   less 

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Address: 41 Balmoral Avenue | Hurlingham, 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 6
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“Peacock room is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles Bevie777888, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
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“All rooms are great. You won't be disappointed!”
  • Beautiful decor
 of 5 bubbles LeaneB_13, Dec 2, 2014 | Read review
“Go for the rooms with the fireplaces. They are the best!”
 of 5 bubbles RudolphPieterse, Aug 20, 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are all on their website - have a look at the photos.”
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 of 5 bubbles TVorster, Jan 17, 2014 | Read review
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