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Hands On Retreat Craighall

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The name of the place couldn't be more accurate. Such a wonderful relaxing environment and excellent service. The massage was out of this world, would recommend for those wanting to unwind and de-stress!

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next stay with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Boyfriend and i went to Hands on Retreat for my Birthday and were treated so well by Portia and Mandy. We had a lovely breakfast and Lunch with 7 Spa Treatments. the room was beautiful warm and welcoming. Overall the stuff were welcoming and Friendly and the treatments amazing.

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next stay with us. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent our 5year anniversary at Hands on Retreat. What a wonderful place! It is literally home away from home. Never thought a place like this existed in the city. We had the couple's massage, picnic and sleepover package. We absolutely loved our room, the massages we very relaxing. The picnic basket was awesome. perfect and relaxing... More 

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next stay with us. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with a friend - the food for the High Tea was lovely and substantial but being in the dining room I had time to inspect and the Roman Blinds need a jolly good cleaning or replacing, the edges that show, were filthy! But other than that we enjoyed our experience

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

We thank you for the constructive input and assure you that the matter will be dealt with. We are delighted that you enjoyed the High Tea, all the baking is freshly home made and appreciate the feed back. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a 3 hr spa treatment( foot, hand and back) and a stay over. The accommodation was clean, the service excellent and the staff are lovely.The treatment rooms were warm and even had electric blankets on the treatment beds.This made a huge difference as it was freezing cold. I would highly recommend 'Hands on Retreat".

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next stay with us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A really cute over night spot in the city We had the couples over night experience which worked out really well Loved the massage, the picnic basket was amazing (and could be supplemented with a good bottle of wine) Winnie and Ida here are so helpful and I can imagine the gardens in summer must be stunning The rooms need... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I booked Hands on Retreat as a surprise for my new Hubby. Hands on Retreat have done an excellent job at marketing. I felt I did not get what I thought I was sold, regarding the accommodation. There is nothing wrong with the room, it is clean and had all basic amenities but it was lacking the 4-star factor that... More 

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your suggestion about a little lounge in front of the fire. We are pleased that you had a lovely pamper day and that you found our pamper package glorious. Our focus is on couples who need "us-time" away from cell phones and people. You made our day with your comment that you felt revitalized,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

As a birthday treat, my husband booked us here for 2 nights inclusive of couples massages. We had such a great stay, with great massages and left feeling soooo relaxed! We also had a picnic-lunch under a gorgeous willow after the first session of morning massages. I can highly recommend this to anyone!

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Fourways, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay. Rooms are spacious and clean. Garden is old fashioned and peaceful. Good is very basic. Consultants very professional and friendly. If you really need great food the lodge is very close to Hydpark shopping centre and I found lovely dinner there Loved my stay

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

By far Craighall's best kept secret... a perfect retreat if you're looking for some relaxing and time away with your loved one... I absolutely love the garden-setting with lots of trees and the sounds of birds overlooking the river while getting your treatments. After our 3-hour spoil we felt truly relaxed and enjoyed the garden with a glass of bubbly.... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GREAT LOCATION and BEST VALUE for money! We are centrally situated in the upmarket "Parks" area of Northern Johannesburg and give easy access to our surrounding suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Randburg whether by car or public transport. 10 Minutes drives from the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station and the use of UBer taxi services are advised (use code martinal if first time user to get R90 off your 1st ride).Transport can be arranged from OR Tambo, however quickest way is to use the GAUTRAIN. 6 Double on- suite rooms with private garden access, with small kitchenette ideal for LONG STAYS for the deserning business or leasure traveller. SECURE OFF STREET PARKING with own remote control. All rooms have a seperate bath and shower. 1 WHEEL CHAIR friendly room and all beds are queen size. FREE High speed internet and our ON-SITE COFFEE SHOP makes our venue ideal for breakfast and lunch meetings. WALKING distance to Hacklebrook Conference and 10 minutes drive to SANDTON Convention Center. DINNER trays by arrangements On- Site HAIRDRESSER and SPA. 5 Minutes walk to VALLEY SHOPPING Centre: Woolworths, Clicks, Bottle Store, Vodacom, Butcher, Coffee shops and Laundromat 5 mintues walk from Pick , Pay and Planett Fitness 5 minutes to KFC and Mc Dondalds take aways Delicious breakfasts are served from 7h00 to 10h00 to order on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant of trees and bird life. You also have enough space in front of your room to enjoy our wonderful Johannesburg afternoons sipping sundowners ordered from our coffee shop Cold days are warmed by a roaring log fire in our dining room. RATES DROP FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY STAYS ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hands On Retreat Craighall

Address: 4 Argyle Avenue CRAIGHALL | Type Randburg in Gps, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $70 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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