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“Girls Night pampering”

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Hands On Retreat Craighall
Ranked #3 of 295 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, Gauteng
2 reviews
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“Girls Night pampering”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

All the staff of the guest house as well as the spa were unbelievably friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good time - Karin, Lance, Joyce and Alec you guys are stars an we will most definitely return the food was out of this world. We were allowed to bring our own wine/drinks and we could just sit back relax in the beautiful gardens while being pampered. I would recommend hands on to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We are extremely delighted that you girls had a great time, I will definitely let the rest of the staff know that you were well looked after. You are welcome any time.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We had a amazing xperience and our engagement was made so special with the help of Karen and her team at Hands on Retreat....night of my life that I will never forget and we will certainly return there!!!!!!
The staff are all so friendly and we had outstanding service and the amazing dinner we had was mind blowing!!!!!
A definete must do for couples of all ages!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We were so delighted and extremely excited to have been part of the planning of your special night, we can not wait to have you back again, maybe for the honeymoon, wink, wink.
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Potchefstroom
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Personal, friendly service right from the moment we have arrived. Our room was warm and welcoming with underfloor heating. Dinner was ready when we arrived on Friday night. All the food was excellent. Each course was planned and prepared by an experienced chef. The dining room was warm and cozy with a fireplace.The massages were done professionally and really helped us to relax. The garden was quiet and peaceful. The most outstanding was the friendly and helpful staff and management. Thank you for making our anniversary unforgetable. The romantic bath with candlelight will always be remembered....

Room Tip: We had one of the rooms next to the parking area of the guesthouse.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a warm and welcoming review. We are delighted that we could be part of your 25th wedding anniversary and making it memorable.
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We took the half day treat as the finishing touch for our two weeks holiday and it was just as relaxing as we expected. Just need to make sure that other guests respect the quietness and peace.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for your review, I will definitely pass on all your suggestions to our spa manager.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Wow, this truly lives up to the name, I had booked my wife and myself in over the last weekend, and well it was simply awe inspiring and relaxing!
Karin the manager was always at a persons beak and call, and always looking to make the stay as comfortable as possible.
Hands on Retreat Spa is a dream in the middle of the city! I will recommend them any day.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Truly amazing guesthouse! Everything was perfect from the personalized service, to friendly staff, to deep and amazing spa treatments! Thanks Karin and her team for the perfect retreat!

  • Stayed June 2012
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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We so appreciate the complete vote of appreciation you experienced at our establishment, and will continue to give our very best. Thank you for your positive feed back.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

My sister-in-law went here just after Christmas, stunning location, very relaxing, hope for another visit on my next trip to SA (hint hint)
A great place to go to chill and relax. Excellent head, foot and hand massage. Neck massage was a little severe though

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Property: Hands On Retreat Craighall
Address: 4 Argyle Avenue, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 295 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hands On Retreat Craighall 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 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 
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