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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #2 of 79 Sandton B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My extended family and I took over Claire's for 4 nights as had flown over for our brothers wedding and from early engagement on email upto the moment we checked out, Chantal, Zodwa and the team went out of their way to ensure our every need (and boy were we needy!) was catered for. Our children had great fun by the pools all day, the breakfasts were OUSTANDING and after long days of socialising, we all slept in fabulously comfortable beds and rooms. It was a perfect time and we will definitely return - if Chantal can bear it!
PS - blackout curtains in the bedrooms are also such a plus.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Louise F
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Not only can we bear it...we insist on you returning for a visit. We loved meeting all of you and hope that there is a family reunion for the 1st wedding anniversary (or stork party).

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I arrived at Claire's after a long flight from Canada and was met by the most friendly and hospitable team ever. After lots of courteous and helpful correspondence in booking the accommodation for 5 rooms my expectations were high but the overall experience at Claire's far exceeded those expectations.
The team of Chantal and Zodwa was amazing. The service attentive, the food outstanding and the accommodation more than I could have wanted.
I traveled with 5 colleagues all from Canada and we all had the same experience and all will certainly stay at Claire's as soon as we get the opportunity to go back to South Africa.
The guest house is warm and friendly, the staff helpful at all levels and it was truly a home from home but better. The property is beautiful and listening the birds and watching them while eating a sumptuous breakfast was a great way to start the day - of course after a swim in the immaculately clean pool.
Thanks Chantal and Zodwa for making this an unforgettable experience.

Room Tip: The rooms are all good but the corner room on the upper level is a little larger and beautiful
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank RON F
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

We loved meeting all of you and from the initial enquiry to the tearful farewell, Ron you were fantastic. Thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement, we miss all of you and, that you view Claires as a "home away from home", means so much to us.
Zodwa and I often chat about you and the girls and we hope to see you all soon.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed at Claires for about 2 weeks with a group of fellow travellers. The place was spotless clean, anything i needed they had, the gardens are dreamy, the food is to die for and the staff is the most friendly, welcoming, sweet and polite staff I have ever encounter. I felt like I was visiting family. Thanks for your delicious breakfasts Zodwa, my mornings are certainly not the same without you! I will be back !!!
ps: heated tile floors made it for a beautiful morning shower!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Maria G
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

What an encouraging review, thank you! We loved the lively atmosphere that you and the group created, especially at the braai! We would love to see you again, perhaps a summer visit so you can enjoy a swim in the pool.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed at Claires on Sandton for a couple nights after a long flight and loved it! The team is friendly and they go an extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms and was very comfortable. I would highly recommend it..

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MercyWambui
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, thank you. Restful, Friendly & Welcoming, what a wonderful compliment from such a wonderful guest.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

After arriving on an (very!) early flight from Cape Town, we were warmly welcomed at this delightful guesthouse. The hosts were inviting and offered to hold onto our luggage for us until our rooms were ready for inhabiting.
The garden with surrounding birdlife and gorgeous blue swimming pool were a welcomed site and made our stay that much more delightful.
The rooms were adequately furnished with two single beds side-by-side, although Queen sized beds are available upon request. The bathroom housed a spacious bath and separate shower with a large vanity mirror and basin.
Breakfasts in the morning were hearty and neatly laid out at a cosy breakfast table with a long menu of all your favourite breakfast treats.
The Johannesburg weather (warm and humid) attracted it's fair share of mosquitos, and the Claires' team went the extra mile to prevent any discomfort by supplying cans of mosquito repellent that made our sleep more peaceful.
All-in-all a lovely friendly team who went out of their way to ensure my whole family's comfort. A pleasure!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Laura W
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Thank you for your kind words; our team will always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are comfortable and breakfasts are a favourite with our guests, the menu variety seems to "tick all the boxes"

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We arrived at this delightful guest house after a 15Hr direct flight from New York, to a warm welcome and immediately enjoyed the friendly do anything for you atmosphere by the staff and management team. We spent 5-days staying at this luxury guest house, just 8-mins away from down town Sandton shopping mall and only 30 mins from the airport, so convenient. We often stay at some of the best international brand hotels, but we just wanted a change in pace. This was a real delight to be pampered with a private, quiet bedroom and on suite. Just outside our room is the adjacent garden, with outside seating around patio and pool area in this very tranquil guest house setting. This was our first stay at Claires and we felt right at home, will be back for more soon. Business or pleasure, Claires will offer you great hospitality and luxury accommodation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

After such a long flight, a bit of tranquillity and pampering are important. We are delighted that you enjoyed the private, quiet room and the pool area; we look forward to your return to Claires.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stay in many hotels and consequently tend to play it very safe by staying in the sterile faceless corporate brands, where at least you can always be sure (ish) what you are going to get.
Consequently staying at Claires was a bit of departure from normal and at the time seemed a bit of a risk. We needn't have worried, we had a fantastic couple of days.
The area was safe, the setting beautiful, a tranquil guesthouse, with a lovely friendly team, including Zodwa, who makes one of the best and freshest breakfasts ever. Our room was secure, cosy and yet still very modern. Outside there are beautiful gardens, a clean swimming pool and some wonderful local wildlife. We would certainly recommend Claires to everyone and suggest people not be put off by the guest house tag - our accommodation matched any chain hotel and the service was much more friendly and a lot better.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you for taking the plunge into Guesthouse Accommodation and for noticing our efforts in ensuring that our guests have a fantastic experience.
I have passed on your compliments to Zodwa; she prides herself in making the freshest, tastiest individual breakfasts.

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Address: 42 8th Street | Parkmore, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Sandton
Price Range: $77 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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