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The Oasis Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rivonia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 30, 2013

though you aren't in the middle of a desert, this place certainly is an oasis in a city that isn't always the most hospitable. i will start with the food... the breakfast spread was regal and they successfully address one of my few peeves about b&b's, namely, no food available during off hours. the toasted sandwiches were a godsend! pool is also lovely, and overall service was just fantastic. everyone does a fabulous job and makes one feel at home. highest recommendation!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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JohannesburgBeazley, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

"Regal" I like that! Thank you for the compliment. Breakfast fit for a king! A right royal treat! . We try hard to please in both the "bed" and "breakfast" department. Since your visit, we have had the swimming pool re-surfaced and although far too cold to swim now, it still looks rather inviting. Look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Anita

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The positive feedback we saw for Oasis Luxury Guesthouse on tripadvisor was significant in our decision to stay at Anita, Grayham, and Alex’s wonderful guesthouse, and it seems fitting to continue the accolades based on our own experience. Even before we left for Johannesburg, Oasis was very helpful: providing information about the rooms, securing a crib for our 5-month old, and arranging transport to and from the airport.

And upon arriving at Oasis we truly slipped into vacation mode and felt pampered with all the luxuries the guesthouse has to offer. The lovely property features a well-manicured garden and grounds with a refreshing pool and accompanying water features. Our room was well-appointed, clean, and very comfortable. Also, there were excellent meal options, including an expansive breakfast buffet with cereals, fruits, baked goods, yogurts, and eggs prepared to order. The dinners were equally well prepared and delicious.

While it would have been easy to luxuriate all day in the Oasis’s wonderful accommodations, with Anita’s help in arranging tours and local transportation, we found it very easy to get out and see the sites, including the Liliesleaf Museum, which is only a short walk from the Oasis.

All in all, for an incredible value, we found the Oasis Luxury Guesthouse to be comfortable, luxurious, clean, well-staffed, safe, and a truly relaxing way to stay in Johannesburg. We highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Johannesburg.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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JohannesburgBeazley, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Oasis. We certainly enjoyed having you here and thank you for sharing your little Harry with us - what a treat to have this bundle of joy here. Hopefully your visit here and to Mozambique will tempt you to come back to Africa. Fond regards, Anita

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

One of the most amazing B&Bs I've ever stayed at. The owners are absolutely amazing with personal attention to detail, helping you all the way from booking to check out. They were attentive and friendly. The rooms were excellent and surrounding gardens great for relaxing and having a drink. Self-service toasted sandwiches 24-7 were a nice touch along with the very well stocked honesty bar. You could easily enjoy your entire holiday here at the guest house. Graham (owner) even shared a bottle a wine with us in the sunshine on the front porch. If you're looking for a good place to stay in this vicinity, then this is definitely the place to choose.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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xrhodie, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments and for sharing the wine! It must have been interesting visiting all the childhood memories.. and creating new ones! Hope to see you all again sometime in the future and wish your mum all the best with her guest house in France. Kind regards Anita

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed at Oasis from Jan until Mar as a business traveler and it was like my second home. The owners (Graham and Anita) welcomed me on my first day and tried to make my stay as comfortable as possible. My room was nice furnished and very clean, the staff was friendly and helpful and I enjoyed every day.

Therefore I can honestly recommened Oasis to everyone who wanna spend a great time in Johannesburg.

Thank you again Graham and Anita. It was a pleasure to stay at your Guest House.

Best regards from Germany,
Tobias

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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xrhodie, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear Tobias. Thank you for choosing The Oasis as your temporary home - we enjoyed having you here and look forward to your return. Fond regards, Anita

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Johannesburg can be an intimidating city. The high fences, the razor wire, the security checkpoints. All of that can easily be forgotten at Oasis, with its gardens, pool, luxurious rooms and outdoor entertainment area. The meals are excellent - and we were pleasantly surprised when the young waiter thanked us for the compliments about the food, to find that someone so young can cook so well (we had no idea he also prepared the meals). Graham (not the correct spelling) and Anita were very helpful with suggestions for things to do and places to go, and for organising taxis. The staff were wonderful, although sometimes you might get an alternative impression from the owners, which would be unfair.

You can get the feeling that Oasis is more geared to the business traveller, but certainly we (who were there on holidays) did not feel out of place or an inconvenience. There's not much immediately nearby (other than the excellent Lilliesleaf Museum, where the ANC leadership was caught during the apartheid era), so any meals out will have to factor in a taxi trip or hire car, but that seems to be the nature of Johannesburg.

There's also a fair DVD library and pillow library, and at about 5-6 pm you can usually find someone at the honesty bar for a drink and peanuts.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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xrhodie, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We put up all the Tripadvisor comments on the staff notice board and they are always delighted when their efforts are praised. I am also pleased that you mentioned Liliesleaf. As an outing, it close enough to walk and the modern take on a "museum" is quite refreshing! Kind regards, Anita

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Reviewed March 19, 2013


Stayed for a very brief two day visit on business in room 7. Staff could not have been more helpful with Graham ensuring that you understood everything in the well equipped room. The standard is very high with lots of little touches that show thought has been put into this lovely guest house.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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xrhodie, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review - hopefully you have had a breather from your extensive travels and that you have enjoyed a bit of down-time. Although quite detailed, the "rooming" of the guests helps them to experience the full extent of what The Oasis offers. Looking forward to your return, kind regards, Anita

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Home from home Anita and Graham will see to it you are looked after in their luxurious home which caters to your every need. The breakfast offers whatever you can imagine and their dinners are simply deliciously cooked home meals which I prefer to resturant food. The rooms are excusiately decorated as is the rest of the house. Beautifully gardens and pool to cool off in.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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xrhodie, Owner at The Oasis Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

We love the fact that you keep returning. We delight in making your stay comfortable and relaxing and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the new A-la-carte menu. See you soon - fond regards, Anita

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Additional Information about The Oasis Boutique Hotel

Address: 29 Homestead Road | between 11th and 12th Avenue, Rivonia 2128, South Africa (Formerly The Oasis Guest House)
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Rivonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rivonia
Price Range: $103 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oasis Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The little luxuries make you feel special...silver service, crystal glassware, Persian carpets, an original South Afican art collection, pillow topped mattresses and 300 thread count linen. The attention to detail catches your eye...the breakfasts, the filter coffee, the welcome drink. The added extras make it value for money...free wireless internet, iPod docking station, DVD player and it's the superb service and warm hospitality that will keep you coming back. ... more   less 
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