We spent only one night in this house-hotel on the outskirts of Joburg as we were travelling the next day to the Mauritius. The third stop of our honeymoon. We were picked up at the airport upon arrival by their complimentary transfer minibus. The hotel was previously a house lived in by the current owners that transformed it into a very cute 9-room (suites) boutique hotel. We were very warmly welcomed and escorted to our room by the young reception clerk named Eugene. He was also our waiter during our evening meal. A very professional guy with great potential. The room was very new, very clean with all the comforts of a 5-star hotel. We enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by the expert cook, a girl named Chris. Complimentary champagne was offered with our meal, that was delicious. We had an early morning check-out to get to the airport on time, nevertheless breakfast was served at 6.30 am in a very personalized manor. I met the owners and they are a very nice couple that have really created a surprisingly great place to stay. A very homely feeling with a family ambience. A small but very pretty swimming pool was attractively set in the garden area. The furniture and all areas were very orginally ornated and we had a great stay in this hotel. I highly recommend this place to fellow travellers. A true gem !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This exclusive 5 star boutique hotel is located 10 km from the Johannesburg International Airport, O.R. Tambo in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has quick and easy high way access to Johannesburg, the Sandton area as well as Pretoria. A well established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living. The interior "look and feel" boosts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is contemporary, includes all modern day technologies is practical and comfortable. The hotel offers a complimentary meet and greet and a return airport transfer. The on site restaurant, The Blue Hippo, offers a fusion cuisine. All meals are prepared by a top chef with fresh ingredients and served in a fine dining manner. ... more less
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