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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #1 of 73 Sandton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect for us!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had a great one night stay in Claire's and can not fault it one bit! It was good value for money, comfortable, clean, welcoming and with a wonderful home-cooked healthy breakfast. Not only did Zodwa personally welcome us from our car, but she babysat for our two young kids while we enjoyed a meal at a nearby restaurant. My youngest, 4 year old, said her scrambled egg was the best in the whole world! Thank you Zodwa and thank you Claire. We shall most certainly be back for our next night out in the 'big smoke'!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank roisin_corr
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you and your delightful daughters staying at Claires. Thank you for valueing our services and amenities.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Friendly staff and homely food make for a great stay! If you are staying for long periods be sure to clarify the costs to do laundry and use the facilities as they can be very costly. Otherwise, a lovely experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jocelyn B
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We enjoyed your friendly presence for the month you stayed at Claires and appreciate your kind words. At Claires we are aware guests need to know all tariffs including those for laundry before they commit to a service; these are prominently displayed in the guest file in each of our rooms and in the lounge. And there is always a senior staff member available either in the guest house or reachable via our internal phone system to clarify the tariffs and offer alternatives.
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Florence
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130 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Located in a nice,safe and boring area of Johannesbourg.The rooms are clean and probably need a renovation and insonorization.The breakfast offer the best food to sadisfy every kind of people.The owner is a very kind person.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andreto25
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
I am sorry that you were not entirely happy with your one night stay. Thank you for the nice comments about our food and myself.
All our rooms were renovated a couple of years ago and it is most unusual for sound to be an issue. Although we are situated in a quiet suburb close to Sandton City there are many up beat activities nearby to which we would have been happy to direct you.
At Claires we always encourage every guest to communicate their needs, preferences and concerns to us both before their arrival and during their stay. We will do all we can to help you have the best of stays. Our aim is to have every guest leave Claires wanting to return.
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have lived in joburg for 14 years (since 2009 I live in the Netherlands) and know this place rather well. In the last 4 years I used to stay for my frequent business trip in various hotel in Sandton until I found this gem. it is really a home-away-from-home in a residental house close to Sandton City. Ideal for the business traveller as well as a base for tourists coming to Joburg. The facilties are close to a 5 Star estabilshment - and so is the staff, espcially Zodwa who never gets tried of smiling and being helpful. The owner Claire runs this estabilsihment with such a passion that everybody will have to come back.
In short (seeing that i am writing a book here): if you are going to joburg: BOOK THIS PLACE.

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Thank Karin-Oliver
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Your obvious pleasure in your stay is encouraging for all of us at Claires. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I enjoyed learning about the 'new' wine from you and look forward to extending the conversation on your next visit.
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed at Claire's for about 5 days towads the end of December. There were various people in our party arriving and departing from South Africa at various times. The staff at Claire's were able to coordinate everything from the rooms, the airport transfers and offer guidance about where to shop, sight-see etc. The welcome is a highlight and Zodwa new everyone in our group by name within minutes of arriving and there were 7 of us at one point during our stay. Breakfasts were always a highlight, the views of the garden and the birds were fantastic. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and well maintained. Staff always on hand to help with little things like internation power adapters for devices that dont work with the South African socket outlets. Zodwa and the team were very very good. Everything was done to a high standard, balancing the need to avoid being intrusive with the need to be available to offer support, help advice and some local knowledge. Even the gardner was very sensitive and strategic in how he used the lawn mower and hose - avoiding making noise or disturbing us while we relaxed and keeping a smile on his face all the while. We also used the taxi/shuttle service booked from Claires. The pick-up/drop-off services were prompt and professional with the drivers immaculately dressed, always taking time to explain routes and give information on the local areas and the cars always clean, air conditioned and luxurious. The proximity to Sandton City and Nelson Mandel Square was a bonus.

Room Tip: Just contact Claire's before departing and specify size and facilities you require - they will b...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Haggai M
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your extensive review. Zodwa was delighted.
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent two nights at Claire's in January and would highly reccomend it to anyone looking to stay in the Sandton area. The service was excellent, the breakfasts were great, it's close to Sandton City (you will still need to drive or take a taxi) and the rooms are very comfortable. We did a tour of Soweto one morning and the taxi driver (Nelson) that the manager, Zodwa, organised for us was superb. Getting to Soweto only took about 25 minutes and it is about 20-25 minutes to the airport from Claire's.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Damarg
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Claires
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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190 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were picked up in the airport by Nelson, and our journey started immediately. Nelson explaned all about Jo'burg - showed us Alexandra ( BIG BIG township along the way) - so we forgot how tired we were after a long flight. When we arrived at lovely Sandton - we were met by always smiling Zodwa - who showed us our room and gave us some tips for the area. She really takes care of you - from breakfast in the morning - untill your back home safe in the evening.
The breakfast menucard overwhelming - i'm glad we stayed4 nights - so we could try different each day. Fresh fruit - juice and good strong coffee.
And then - "what are you up to today"? - with a lot of tips for the day, and taken care - should the driver take you - don't walk that far .....
The rooms are big - the bed are long - ( a huge problem anywhere else in the world for me ( 192cm tall) - and a wonderful bathroom with lots of hot water and space.
The pool is great - cool and big enough for a swim.
The garden iks lovely with a lot of birds -and at breakfast you can watch them from the breakfast room.
Sandton is safe area -and you can walk to some nice restaurants 10 min up the way. Or you can walk to Sandton center - that is about 30 min along the way with the big houses and wonderful trees.
In Sandton center there are more restaurants and a big shopping mall and the station with the Gautrain which takes you to Pretoria or downtown Park Station -Jo'burg.
"Claires" is wonderfull - and a perfect place to stay during your stay in Jo'burg.
Zodwa is the perfect host - and takes care of you.
P.s. the wifi works perfect.

Room Tip: We stayed at the groundfloor - you could jump in the pool from our room. The upstairs room are more...
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  • Stayed November 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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Thank stoffer
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
So much praise will definitely go to our heads. Thank you from all of us.
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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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