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“Great hotel, just not sure if it's worth $500/night”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ten Bompas

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Ten Bompas
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Johannesburg
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great hotel, just not sure if it's worth $500/night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Ten Bompas on the way back from a wedding in Mozambique. We typically prefer boutique hotels over large chains and with all of the great reviews and the lure of individually designed rooms it sounded like a superb idea. Overall we were very pleased. The breakfast was no doubt the best I've ever had at a hotel. The service was splendid - in particular, our concierge was phenomenal. In fact, he is such an asset to the hotel that if it were up to me, I'd make him part owner, seriously. My only complaint is that it was c-o-l-d in our room! We visited in the winter time and it honestly seemed colder in our room than it did outside at night. Even with the fireplace going and the heat on maximum it was still too cold to walk around the room without bundling up. I discovered this was due in part to drafts coming from the windows and doors leading to the patio area. Otherwise, it was wonderful. We would certainly recommend the hotel to others but I think if we're paying $500 nightly I expect to be comfortable in the room without having to wear my winter jacket!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We took note of your comments on the draft - this has been fixed by inserting rubbers under the aluminum doors. We can confirm that the hotel rate in 2012 is now less than US400 a night for a full suite and includes full breakfast, complimentary mini bar, laundry and high speed wifi. We hope to see you again! Warmest regards Peter Aucamp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2010

Stayed here for 5 nights with my husband and 2 year old daughter. We all loved Ten bompas. From the moment we checked in, we felt we made the right choice for our hotel in Joburg. Super friendly and attentive staff, nothing was a problem, and all our requests were dealt with efficiently and with a huge smile. The restaurant was the best food we had in all our trip in SA. The suites are large, confortable and very secluded, all you hear is the sound of birds, and had a small outdoor area to relax in. The bathroom has steam room (v. cool) shower and a separate bath. The laundry is free (yes!) and was done at super high speed. The minibar is also free with all you may need to make your room time more enjoyable. The 5 pm treat (changed everyday) was also a lovely surprise.
The garden is an oasis, and was perfect for us to have lunch while our toddler run around!
This was by far my favourite hotel in SA.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, October 11, 2010
Thank you so much for taking time to post a review on our hotel and your recent stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Ten Bompas and appreciate that you identified those aspects of the hotel which you liked. We have passed on your kind comments to our team.We hope that we will have another opportunity of welcoming you to Ten Bompas sometime in the future. Peter Aucamp, Ten Bompas Hotel.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2009

Gracious and elegant, we really enjoyed all aspects of this experience. The welcoming champagne, the fireplace in our room, the private balcony, the beautifully appointed bedroom and bathroom. The service is excellent. A delightful experience

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Ten Bompas! Warmest regards Peter Aucamp
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2009

We stayed here for three nights as a part of a tour in South Africa. The place is really a hidden pearl in terms of architecture, general ambiance and food. The rooms are spacious - ours was suite style and I think this is the standard - and make you feel really relaxed. A built in steam room in the bathroom. Minibar was free when we stayed there - very generous. My only wish would have been for the staff to be a bit more assertive and show a bit of attitude that would make you feel more at home. The service was very reserved and too servile. Hopefully this has changed since I was there. Overall, I cannot recommend the place enough.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear Eple - thank you for your kind comments. The hotel has come into its own and many of our staff have now been with us for almost 10 years.We have recently planted vegetable gardens - and these are being supervised by our chefs. We hope you will come and try out our new look and feel restaurant! Warmest regards, Peter Aucamp
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San Francisco, Calif
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2009

I've stayed in some incredible hotels around the world and Ten Bompas is one of the most unusual because of the ten "suites" concept. But it's also one of the greatest hotels I've ever visited anywhere -- stayed there twice, on my way in and out of Joburg, rather than with family in the area. The suites are extraordinary - used three different suites (including one during the daytime because I had an evening flight out) and each was very unique and special in its own way. From the street you cant tell there is a hotel on the other side of the building, and the grounds though small are very quiet and peaceful. A truly incredible place to stay. Staff were also very friendly and helpful. Ate many of my meals in Sides, their restaurant, and invited my family and friends over as often as I could. You cannot go wrong staying here!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear AbeLincoln - thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on this site. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our small hotel. We appreciate your comments and hope that we will have the opportunity of hosting you again. Warmest regards Peter Aucamp and the rest of the Ten Bompas Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2008

An Amazing hotel! We stayed for two nights (Christmas Eve and Christmas day). Beautiful rooms and very nice bathroom, complimentary bar available in your room which was always re-stocked. Whenever we returned to our room treats were left (champagne, chocolate, cookies etc).
We had our Christmas dinner at the restaurant - it was lovely and Dave the Scottish manager showed us around the wine cellar and helped us select our wine (which was fantastic).
The real highlight was the friendly and appreciative staff always on hand and so polite to us.
I would recommend Ten Bompas to anyone going to Jo'burg, we will certainly return!

  • Liked — The staff (attention to detail) and the amazing rooms
  • Disliked — Cant think of anything!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Thanks for your visit to our hotel. Wonderful that you sampled our restaurant and cellar and that Dave and his team contributed to the enjoyment of your stay. We hope to see you again! Peter Aucamp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2006

I stayed at Ten Bompas a few years ago and still remember it vividly. It is an amazing oasis in the middle of the city, very chic and elegant, but not snooty. And the bathrooms and fireplaces are to die for. Stay here and you won't be disappointed. Unfortunately, the price has almost tripled in the past three years, but the Rand has appreciated quite a bit since my last visit to South Africa.

  • Stayed June 2003, traveled on business
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wombat1, Owner at Ten Bompas, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Wonderful to have you back at Ten Bompas. We have retained our rate for the last two years to keep them at affordable levels. We hope to see you again! Peter Aucamp
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Property: Ten Bompas
Address: 10 Bompas Road | Dunkeld West, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#15 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#17 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ten Bompas 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary boutique hotel with Ten large suites located in peaceful garden setting close to the business and commercial areas of Rosebank, Hyde Park and Sandton. Also home to Winehouse popular al fresco restaurant serving French cuisine. ... more   less 
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