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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

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36 Saxon Road Sandhurst, Sandton 2196 South Africa
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#3 of 85 hotels in Sandton
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honoured guests including World Leaders, Celebrities and guest alike. The art within the hotel portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalised, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is Johannesburg's most luxurious hotel and one of the worlds top award winning hotels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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steverinok wrote a review Aug 2022
18 contributions4 helpful votes
I am not sure where to start. The service was top notch. They had sat add everywhere who well trained and passionate about providing great service. The room was beautiful with everything we might want or need. All the small details were attended to. Comfortable bed, large rain shower, too quality bathing supplies, lots of bottled water and a bottle of champagne to greet us. We had dinner and breakfast— both fantastic. We travel a lot and stay at luxury hotels. Definitely in our top 5.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SueKot wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom430 contributions282 helpful votes
The outstanding feature out of a range of superlative aspects of this hotel relates to the staff. From the moment of arrival to that of departure everyone welcomes one with a beaming smile. Nothing is really too much for them to achieve for a guest. I am unable to mention them all by name but feel that each and every one merits a special acknowledgement and praise. As to the hotel our room was spacious and very comfortable. We looked out onto a koi pond with a patio carefully disguised with greenery. All aspects of the room were special. The decoration was muted but the accessories added vibrancy. There was a dining area adjacent to a sitting one. The bed was enormous and directly behind was a large bathroom containing the bath itself and two basins separated by the dressing area. The showers was separate and had one of the best showers (hot and powerful) that we had ever experienced. There may have been no coffee or tea making facilities but this did not matter as a simple call to the butler resulted in coffee appearing rapidly complete with cold or hot milk. The hotel is renown for its art work which lines each corridor whether hung on the wall or standing. There is one wall festooned solely with baskets from across the country. Breakfast is served with great care. The choice is wide and one may ask for other options. Quality is high There are two restaurants including one which is open air. If chilly then heaters are placed next to one. There is also a bar with a knowledgable bar keeper and a small terrace reserved only for hotel gusts. Swimming pools offer both heated and non water. The spa is excellent offering all the services required. My facial was superb conducted by a very proficient lady. We did not want to leave. Location is in Sandton with an ambience of peace. The gardens provide a good place to stroll.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joisey46 wrote a review Aug 2022
69 contributions82 helpful votes
From the minute you pass through the gate onto the Saxon property, you are transformed from Johannesburg to your own private island. We have stayed at many beautiful hotels in the past, but the Saxon is truly at the very top of our list. Our room was so spacious and well appointed, and we were told we had one of the smaller suites. We stayed before we left on safari and again after safari prior to our flights back home. Each time, a chilled bottle of champange was waiting for us in our suite. It's worth a visit to the Saxon just to view the incredible artwork. The food in the dining room was delicious and they accomodated our schedule. When we first arrived, it was very late morning, between breakfast and lunch, but they seated us right away and we were able to choose from the menu. Each and every employee at the Saxon was incredible, any concern we had was attended to immediately. I only wished I remembered everyone's name. By the time we left, we considered the concierge, Masood, a friend. He arranged 2 tours for us with our guide Leonard who was so accomodating and knowledgeable, we throughly enjoyed both tours. Another name that comes to mind is Onisius, who was our waiter the day we departed, although all the dining room staff was great. On our second stay, we had a small private patio surrounded by beautiful greenery next to the koi pond. Everything about the Saxon is incredible!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Nancy S wrote a review Aug 2022
Boston, Massachusetts321 contributions171 helpful votes
Unfortunately, we spent only one night here. We would love to come back. The hotel, grounds and room were gorgeous, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We came in late on an intercontinental flight. They had snacks and drinks waiting for us, so much that we did not order dinner! We loved the koi pond!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sirmansm wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York87 contributions109 helpful votes
I think this is the best hotel in Johannesburg. I would say the Saxon far superior than the four seasons west cliff as the service and attention to detail by staff is top of the line? The restaurant is amazing. I would personally like to thank Sabelo Ngubeni for his amazing service during my visit to SA.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Farenzy wrote a review Jul 2022
Evanston, IL167 contributions22 helpful votes
The reception, the service, the accommodations and the facilities and surroundings were first class. We recommend the Saxon very highly! It was our first time in SA and we were very impressed. The place is super classy. We will go back and stay longer.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ianjrose1 wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom137 contributions121 helpful votes
Great Hotel with great staff and excellent Restaurant. The Spa was fantastic as well. Suites were great but ask for one in the main hotel. Restaurant was superb and all the staff were great. Shower was one of the best i have ever had.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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KristinB843 wrote a review Jun 2022
Richmond, Virginia199 contributions64 helpful votes
We had the privilege of staying at this gorgeous boutique hotel before and after a safari to Zambia and Botswana. The rooms were the most beautiful, spacious and luxurious we've ever visited. A lovely bottle of champagne greeted us upon arrival. The service couldn't have been any better. Their spa is most excellent - I tried the Himalayan Salt ritual. Eating alfresco near the pool with heated lamps was a delicious sensory treat. The Saxon is a little piece of heaven!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from George Cohen, Other at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Responded Jun 22, 2022
Dear KristinB843, Thank you for this wonderful review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Saxon. I hope to welcome you back one day soon. My best regards, George
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WILLIAM J wrote a review Jun 2022
Arkadelphia, Arkansas190 contributions73 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Saxon twice in the last few years. It is absolutely amazing. Located in Sandton in a neighborhood full of gigantic homes and businesses, the Saxon is the class of hotels. Beautiful rooms situated on acres of trees and beautiful flowers, with four restaurants, a cigar room, a monument to Johnny Walker liquor, a friendly staff, and a historic library. To the best of my knowledge, it is not within walking distance of any stores or restaurants but I’m not sure you really need to leave the hotel - it is that good. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from George Cohen, Other at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Responded Jun 19, 2022
Dear William, Thank you for sharing this review of your stay with us at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. We are delighted to receive this feedback and to hear that your stay with us was absolutely amazing. We hope to welcome you back for your third stay with us soon! All the best, George Cohen
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drivinggirl wrote a review Jun 2022
Nj404 contributions172 helpful votes
Cannot recommend a hotel more than the Saxon. After a long flight we were surprised to find that the staff had upgraded our room to a huge suite in honor of our 35th wedding anniversary. We walked into the suite and found champagne, fruit, snacks, fully stocked bar, and a rose petaled bed. The absolutely beautiful multi-room suite had modern decoration in relaxing tones, as was the whole resort, with a sun porch. The Saxon is a true resort and was beautiful (and spotless) from the pools, heated and unheated, and koi pond as well as the terrace and bar areas. The spa offered hotel guests use of the hot tub, steam and sauna- lovely. The staff had their restaurant, Qunu, stay open late for us as we had a delayed flight to Joburg. Qunu was the best meal, food, service and ambience, during our 15 day trip to the region. The hotel arranged for a private half day tour of Joburg that really was tailored to our requests. When our flight back to the US was canceled and we had to stay a night in Joburg at the end of the trip , we called the Saxon and they secured a room, set up a dining reservation at Qunu, and picked us up at the airport. They commiserated with us and upgraded us to a villa room- the outdoor walkway to that part of the area is just magnificent. The staff was so kind and helpful and turned such a disaster into a relaxing additional day of our trip. Thank you Saxon family!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 19, 2022
Dear drivinggirl, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review of your stay with us at Saxon, Hotel, Villas and Spa and also for choosing to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary with us! It is always a pleasure to receive this kind of feedback from a guest - creating this type of special stay is exactly why we do what we do. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! All the best, George Cohen
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PRICE RANGE
$551 - $625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
saxon boutique hotel johannesburg, hotel saxon boutique
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgSandton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt (1.5 miles), Hashtag Escape (4.2 miles), and Liliesleaf (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery, Plaka Restaurant Cresta, and The Grillhouse Rosebank.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Sandton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.