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Review of Sandalwood Guest House

Sandalwood Guest House
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Sandalwood Guest House
Ranked #1 of 6 Springs B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Sandalwood Guest House is amazing! Maxine runs the place, and what a great job she does! Always helpful, always accommodating and makes very tasty dinners. I would go so far as to say - I will change dates on a business trip to find a room at Sandalwood, if my original dates are full. Breakfast options are fantastic as well! Very much a home away from home.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole1209
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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122 reviews
81 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was a first visit for me, but a return visit for my partner. To say I was skeptical of finding decent accommodation in Springs is an understatement. But I am quite prepared to cop a huge piece of humble pie. This place is simply brilliant and Maxine is simply a fabulous host. I am not as a rule one who likes guest houses or B&Bs, preferring instead hotels/motels. However I am pleased to say that Sandalwood has well and truly changed that view. The rooms are all fabulous, meals great and general ambience superb and host Maxine is indeed a treasure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Murray A
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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you are on business visiting the Springs area and you want to feel like you are at home then stay at the lovely Sandlewood Guest house We were on business for a week and then went back for two weeks and on each occasion we were well looked after by Maxine. She is passionate about giving you the best home from home experience by the way she looks after you, asks what you like to eat then delivering a great spread each morning and evening. It is also good value for money compared to corporate hotels of same standard.

This guest house is a beautiful home with a nice garden to enjoy while having breakfast or dinner and it provides privacy and security. My room on each stay was upstairs, spacious and well equipped although needed a touch up. Good laundry service and accommodating in making travel arrangements to and from the airport.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Woodstag
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Sandlewood guest is a great place to stay is Springs. The rooms and facilities are comfortable and well equipped. The food was great. Maxine and Maggie were very friendly and welcoming and my stay a great experience. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Samantha P
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Greytown, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Maxine is very accommodating and the food is great.
The rooms are always clean, tidy and comfortable. Maxine lives on site, which makes her ever available.
You can't do business in Springs and NOT stay at Sandalwood!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Diakonos
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Thank you to Maxine , Maggie and staff for a warm welcome and an extremely comfortable stay at the lovely Sandlewood Guest house . I never expected to find accommodation of this standard in Springs - a beautiful home providing privacy,comfort and security . The rooms are well equipped and the decor inviting. Home cooked meals were delicious and presented beautifully .
Maxine was a wonderful host and I look forward to my next visit .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lac232
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Colorado
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

I don't prefer guest houses. No real privacy and difficult and in efficient. This one is different. Corporate focus makes it everything a business traveler would want without all the downsides typical of most guest houses.

Maxine is the perfect host with the right touch of care and respect. Beautiful property well suited for long stays. Swimming pool.

You cannot go wrong here.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheepdog7
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Additional Information about Sandalwood Guest House

Property: Sandalwood Guest House
Address: 6 Court Avenue | Selection Park, Springs 1559, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10

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