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Hands On Retreat Craighall

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4 Argyle Avenue, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly staff, very small and private , definitely leave feeling relaxed .!!! Great place to go if you are looking for a quick getaway....Great value for money..... we will definitely be going back to hands on retreat

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat CraighallResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive feed back on our establishment. We can not wait for your return, looking forward to it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome and amazing place. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding annivesary at this beautiful, peaceful, tranquil and serene place. The garden is stunning. We really had a great time. We were recharged, revived, revitalized, renewed, rejuvenated, refreshed, relaxed, totally rested and most...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ggithembe
Response from HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat CraighallResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review. We humbled by your comments and will surely share this with the staff. We wish the two of you, nothing but happy moments. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a weekend to celebrate a 50th Matric Reunion for 9 ladies, who flew in from all over the world and some hadnt seen each other for most of those 50 years. Hands-On were so very helpful and enthusiastic right from the time of...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Terri G
Response from HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat CraighallResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive feed back on our establishment and our staff. We can not wait for your return, looking forward to it.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

It's nothing like what you see on the internet,yes the staff is friendly but the place is not clean, there's no Jacuzzi they provide you with old sleepers i suggest you bring your own should you decide to visit the place i wouldn't recommend it...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat CraighallResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we accept criticism openly as we are committed to customer service. However if you could be more specific on what was actually not clean about the place we would be able to look into the matter and be able to...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

We really had a great time. The accommodation was great and the massages were amazing we were treated really well. The staff is friendly and the food is good. Thank you all for making our anniversary special.

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Date of stay: October 2018
Thank petrinamichalakis
Response from HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat CraighallResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, and what a great one it is! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Description
GREAT LOCATION and BEST VALUE for money! Hands On Retreat is a 4-Star, boutique retreat and sleep spa in Craighall, Johannesburg. Here we focus on "us time" and offer special packages that combine accommodation More with spa treatments. Couples have the opportunity to break away for a night or weekend. In our contemporary rushed lives, it is all the more important to make time for each other. Our most popular package is the Couples Sleepover with a hot stone massage for couples, combined with a romantic picnic. Or you could check in for a Full Day Couples Spa treatment and spend the night! We are close to the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station, a hop away from the Hyde Park Shopping Center. The setting is a park-like garden with tall trees, its own brook flowing through it and abundant bird life. The accommodation is ideal for business or leisure travelers, with numerous treatment packages for individuals or couples. RATES DROP FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY STAYS Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Golf course
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
6
Price range
$66 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
6
Price range
$66 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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"any of the rooms "
DeonC66
May 21, 2018
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"Ask for room 5. It is always our favourite and has a double shower"
anitaskors
Jan 8, 2018
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"They had me at the welcome champagne!!!!!"
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Dec 16, 2017
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"Was clean and nice and comfortable"
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Oct 30, 2017
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