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“Peace minutes from the financial district” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Claires of Sandton

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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #1 of 73 Sandton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Peace minutes from the financial district”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Claires is comfortable and friendly, full of interesting artefacts too around the pool and in the eating area. Her people are very helpful, led by the charming Zimbabwean lady. A particular pleasure was the chance to have a swim after getting off an overnight flight. The bedrooms are spotless and the breakfasts substantial. This was my second visit to Claires and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank gregory k
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Dear Gregory,

Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to see you again.
I wish you all the success with your new business collaboration and I hope to see you and your colleagues here more often!
Here at Claires of Sandton we pride ourselves on our delicious and varied breakfasts, as well as our 5 star customer service.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Claire
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

I had a one night stay on my way to the tennis in Australia. I arrived very early in the morning and I was immediately allowed into my room. The team were so accommodating as I decided to dine in the location in the evening. Rooms were lovely and quiet and clean. Very recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracie0909
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We have just returned from a 10 day business trip where we were so well looked after. I overheard Claire (proprietor) use the expression 'Everything works' and that really sums it up...
Extraordinary value (esp. when compared to hotels)
Excellent breakfast, well stocked honesty bars
wi-fi works well
super clean
exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff
very helpful and accomodating with extras like scanning/ printing/ faxing.

Clientelle were a mixture of business and leisure travellers during our stay. They also take Amex cards.

Now trying to swing some more work in Joburg when we will defintiely be returning to Claires!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank james r
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, February 8, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time, in your busy schedule, to write this glowing review We shall certainly look forward to your next visit. I will search out another great local restaurant for you and Keith.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Having grown up in Johannesburg, I'd never had occasion to look for accommodation there before; having been underwhelmed by the look of the high-rise hotels (and overwhelmed by the prices) we were lucky to find this gem of a place, down a quiet residential avenue just a mile or so from Sandton City.

From the moment we were welcomed by Zodwa, the housekeeper, we were superbly looked after. Our room was spacious, spotless, attractively furnished and well-equipped with a fridge, kettle, complementary milk, tea, biscuits and so on. Like all eight rooms, it was situated just steps from the swimming-pool.

Unlike many B&Bs, the house has plenty of space to relax, including an open plan living/dining area, and a large covered patio scattered with comfy sofas. It's all so comfortable, quiet and relaxing that we had to tear ourselves away for the main event of our trip - a high school reunion.

Breakfast is everything you could wish for - from cereal to fresh fruit to a South African take on a Full English - all beautifully cooked and presented. The dining table faces a window which overlooks the back garden, where an astonishing variety of birds enact a daily pantomime around the birdbath.

Claire proved an engaging and informative host, and really made our day by allowing us to keep our room until 5pm on our final day. Much appreciated; I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

this is the perfect bed and breakfast. every body was very friendly and helpful. we had to return our rental vehicle by 4 PM; normal check out is 11 AM. we were able to lounge around the pool until it was time to drop off the car. we recieved excellant information on shopping and dining. the breakfasts were amazing. For us; the beds were a bit too firm but that's our opinion.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Keith K
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

Claire's is a gem of a guesthouse. It's a small place, with a beautiful courtyard & pool, super comfy rooms, a generous breakfast spread, and caring staff! I arrived sick to my stomach and couldn't have been looked after better! Not only that, but Zodwa, the housekeeper extraordinaire, hooked us up with a great driver/tour guide, who showed us a side of Joburg we'd never have been able to see otherwise. I miss the place already! Thanks again Claire & Zodwa!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rose d
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Claires is always a welcoming oasis in the busy Johannesburg chaos...the rooms are excellent and the breakfast and service from Claire and her staff is to be highly recommended. We are proud to say we stay here nearly every two weeks on business and look forward to more stays soon!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chad B
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Property: Claires of Sandton
Address: 42 8th Street | Parkmore, Sandton 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Claires of Sandton 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Claires is a welcoming, secure oasis, minutes from Sandton City offering easy comfort, personalised service and excellent food. Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms have quality amenities and separate entrances into an enticing garden and pool.Enjoy breakfast on the charming, shady verandah. Within easy reach of major attractions in Sandton and environs. ... more   less 
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