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“Ivy Sicina” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Lugano Guesthouse

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Villa Lugano Guesthouse
Ranked #26 of 293 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
1 review
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“Ivy Sicina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had a fantastic weekend!!! Absolutely phenomenal service and staff!
One thing though, it would be lovely to have a little privacy when one is in the bathroom other than that, wow what a beautiful property you have!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ivy S
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hi Ivy,

Thank you for the lovely review. I also enjoyed driving the Porsche, although for only 1 Meter.

We are looking at getting custom made doors made for the Twin rooms bathrooms as it would be preferable. Hopefully next time you stay with us we would have them up,

It was lovely having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon,

Kind Regards
Kingsley
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

From my very first visit I was made to feel very welcome and at home. The team are always willing to assist and accommodate special requirements. I travel regularly and found their facilities to be superb in all areas. I stay here as often as I can. Well recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donavan A
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Donavan,

Thank you for those kind words in your review. Its always a pleasure having you stay at our guesthouse, and you are most certainly welcome back again anytime. I will have to make you a proper Durban curry on your next visit.

Keep well

Kingsley
Manager
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had a very warm welcome and was made to feel very at ease. I had a pleasant stay. The location as well as the cleanliness of the rooms, will ensure that I will be back again when I am in JHB.
Thank you

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah R
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Sarah

It was lovely to meet you and have you stay at our Guesthouse again.

Its always a pleasure seeing repeat guests at our establishment. Although next time you should visit us for a holiday.

Kind regards
Kingsley
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We loved every moment of our stay at Villa Lugano Guesthouse. From the moment we made our booking they were in contact with us. They made us feel like we were visiting old friends who are excited about our stay. The service is phenomenal. We loved our room and breakfast was scrumptious. I would definitely stay there every time I am in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicky O
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Nicci

What a lovely review you gave us. Thank you. It was only a pleasure to have you guys staying with us at the guesthouse. And we look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.

Perhaps an extended vacation?

Kind regards
Kingsley
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Extremely friendly staff members, manager Kingsley will always go out of his way to make sure you have a great stay. Rooms are also very clean and cosy! Close to gold reef city and FNB stadium. Had an amazing stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steven H
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hi Steven

Thanks for the great review!! It was fantastic having you guys here for the Justin Bieber concert.
Perhaps next time I will join you for a concert.

We hope to see you all again in the near future.

Take care
Kingsley
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London Uk
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed on a few different dates during April over a two week period - the only criticism we have is on the last day of our stay there were no glasses in the room for water or coffee making facilities, other than that we did enjoy our stay

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deon E
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VillaLugano, Manager at Villa Lugano Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for the review.

Unfortunately I was still very new at Villa Lugano and therefore was still finding my feet here.

Rest assured i have "ironed out the kinks" and the small yet important things like the glasses have been avoided.

Sorry about the lack of glasses on your last day.

we would love to have you stay with us again so that you have a greater experience then before.

Kind regards
Kingsley
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Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The guesthouse had a lovely 'home feel' and the staff were very kind and attentive. Good value, and definitely somewhere I will be staying again when I pass through Johannesburg! Thank you for such a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Lugano Guesthouse
Address: 100 Broad Street | Mulbarton X2, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 293 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Lugano Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Lugano is an exclusive multi award winning Mediterranean styled luxury 4 STAR guest house ideally situated in the heart of friendly Mulbarton in the South of South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg. It is within close proximity to the Soccer City Stadium where most of the big concerts and shows take place. The OR Tambo Int. Airport is conveniently situated 20 minutes away. Villa Lugano is also suitably accessible to Sandton City, Johannesburg and surrounding areas. Close to shopping centres, schools, restaurants, golf courses, Nasrec Exhibition Centre, Apartheid Museum, casinos, theme parks etc. We can arrange the following tours for our guests please enquire with our front desk, Soweto Fair tour, Footsteps of Mandela and Ghandi, Cradle of humankind, Lion and Rhino Park, Plumari Game reserve, De Wildt Cheetah Farm, Elephant Sanctuary and many more. Our guest house consists of comfortable, tastefully furnished bedrooms ranging from single to deluxe twin/double rooms with adjoined spacious en suit bathrooms. En-suite bathrooms come equipped with hairdryer / electric shave facility. Villa Lugano is located in a large and attractive emerging garden which adds ambience to a pleasant and memorable stay. Secure off street parking is provided by means of double automated garages and lots of entertainment areas, interior and exterior (with water features etc.) create a relaxing atmosphere. Scrumptious breakfasts are available either in the dining area or weather permitting on the adjoining patio. Home cooked dinners are available on request by prior arrangement should guests wish not to venture out in the evening. All rooms are equipped with TV sets that provide DSTV with a hotel bouquet. Free Wi Fi is provided and each room is equipped with an adequate table should guests wish to work after hours. Visitors to Villa Lugano can enjoy the beautiful natural countryside on numerous hiking trails or mountain biking trails 5min away and maybe play a round of golf at one of the nearby golf courses or visit one of the nearby museums, or go spend time at one of the surrounding casinos or enjoy the theatre or cinemas. We have numerous top quality restaurants on our doorstep or just relax with a sundowner at the Villa Lugano pool. - Int. Airport (20 min) - Bush Lodges (40 min drive) - Braai facilities - communal - Car hire (less than 10 km) - Casino (less than 15 km) - Exercise facility (10 km) - Golf Country Club (less than 4 km) - Internet facilities (Wireless) (24 hour) - Laundry facilities (provided) - Live entertainment (less than 15 km) - Movies / cinema (less than 4 km) - Parking on site (garages) - Italian Restaurant (less than 120m) - EXPO Centre Johannesburg(less than 8 km) - Tea /coffee making facilities - Television in all rooms (DSTV) - In house Cinema/TV - Full room service - Swimming Pool - 24 Hour Security ... more   less 
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