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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #2 of 77 Sandton B&B and Inns
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portugal
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26 reviews
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“perfect - as always”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Claires is superb.Looking back at earlier reviews it is hard to find anything new to add, We have stayed there several times on overnight stops on our way to and from Maputo. After a long flight from Europe Claires is just what you need. To our shame we have never spent any time in Joburg. Each time we think we should, but then we look at the lovely pool and garden and the comfortable rooms and outside areas and decide to stay put and have a cup of tea and watch the birds. Claire organises our pick ups from the airport, packed lunches and a wonderful dinner. As long as we visit Joburg we won't be going anywhere else. Thanks again Claire it is a pleasure to know you and your staff. Only sorry it will be severfal months before we are back. Toni

Room Tip: They are all good
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
What can I say? Can I wait for that long for the friendly clink of glasses at the pool side? Wishing you the best of seasons. Cheers.
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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Makes you feel all the attention is on you alone. Specious rooms with all required (seemingly refurbished given the outside structure looks older) amenities, good internet. The silence around the place makes it perfect for relaxing away from the busy Sandton neighborhood. I would not exchange this for any big-name hotel in Sandton even for the same amount of money!!
Today is my last day here but I will certainly come back and will highly recommend to any one

Richard G

Room Tip: upper floor is better
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Well you certainly know to charm us ladies. Thank you for your prompt and warm review.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I chose Claires because of its TripAdvisor ratings and value.

The ratings are correct! Top class hotel style rooms but way better atmosphere, and those 'oh so important' little personal touches......very friendly and warm, helpful people.

It's a quiet spot, you can just relax at Claires. OK. Acid test time......when I go back to Jo'burg will I stay there again? Definitely, it's a no-brainer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank ROB_H_HH
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Thank you for your endorsement of Claires. We look forward to your swift and frequent return.
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I was in SA during the recent African Cup of Nations Soccer (Feb 2013), so couldn't extend my stay at a top Sandton Hotel, & relocatred to Claire's for 3 nights.
This place is way better than most hotels. the room I had was very spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The room had a nice selection of "proper" tea & coffee with fresh milk & the Little things like snacks & fully stocked mini bar and bathroom supplies, made my stay very special.
The small staff are very attentive without being instrusive - nothing was too much trouble.
I only ate breakfast there and it was scrumptious, made to order in a jiffy.
If you are looking for a quiet place to retreat to after a busy working day in Jo'burg, Claires is the best.
The rates are significantly less that the 4 & 5 star hotels, and in my view, the place is better.

Room Tip: Give Claire a call.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Herbie S
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review Claires. And are so glad that the hotel was full so that we had a chance to get to know you.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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
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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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
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
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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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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
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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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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 #2 of 77 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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