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“A little Johannesburg gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of AtholPlace Hotel & Villa

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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, England
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A little Johannesburg gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed here for a few days on a business trip to Johannesburg in May. What a lovely place. All the staff are amazing and nothing is too much for them to organise and help with. The rooms are first-rate, the food excellent and well priced and all-in-all a lovely homely feeling to the place.

It is also within walking distance of the shopping centre and a small park, which is good for exercise.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice review of AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with the services of our team. We sincerely hope you will choose AtholPlace Boutique Hotel again for your next visit to Johannesburg. Untill then, warm regards from the entire team! Rinse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Although AtholPlace was already a great property,I am convinced that Morukuru family will bring it close to perfection. Already at this stage it ihas acquired the well deserved Relais & Châteaux status. Situated a 10-minute drive to Sandton it is conveniently situated for Leisure and business guests. The rooms are massive and are stylish decorated in neutral colours and African Heritage collectables. If you are not familiar with the region I would recommend to arrange a tranfer to bring you to AtholPlace. Great Atmosphere, great food!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you Kristien for your very positive feedback about AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience and the style of the hotel and we definitely hope to see you back! Warm regards on behalf of the whole team, Rinse
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff at this hotel were polite and efficient. They weren't exceptionally warm or welcoming, but they performed their jobs well. The food was very good in the restaurant. The rooms were large and inviting. They could have been vacuumed more adequately, but that is my only complaint in terms of cleanliness. We asked the manager to book us a reservation at a specific restaurant and unfortunately, the restaurant was unavailable. The manager selected a new restaurant for us and his recommendation was excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback after your stay at AtholPlace Boutique Hotel, we really appreciate this. Your comment about the room is duly noted. We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Johannesburg and we also hope to be able to welcome you again for your next visit to our city. Warmest regards on behalf of the whole team, Rinse.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

I just spent 5 days in Atholplace Boutique hotel on a business trip in Joburg and it was an amazing experience. The hotel and the rooms are lovely and luxurious (the room was bigger than my appartment back home!) but the true gems are the staff. Heidi, Andrew, Enoch, Erwin and all the others go out of their ways to make you feel at home and comfortable. It's like a little oasis amidst the buzz of Johannesburg!

Room Tip: Room 4 and 5 are the largest rooms and extremely beautiful!
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jacqueline1978
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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind and very positive words about your stay in AtholPlace! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that it was not just the big room that impressed you, but also the service and attention from our wonderful team. We are looking forward to seeing you again when you next visit Johannesburg! On behalf of the entire team, warmest regards, Rinse
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Jhb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

A big thank you to the team at Athol Place for making our stay a great one. I'd recommend anyone with high standards and a need for peace in the middle of a crazy city go there. Loved it all! Thank you

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
On behalf of the whole team at AtholPlace Boutique Hotel I would like to thank you for your enthusiastic feedback after your stay at AtholPlace. We hope to see you again next time! Kindest regards, Rinse
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

AtholPlace is a quiet oasis yet with all the shopping of Sandton nearby. The property is in a nice area with very friendly staff. The chef makes a 3-course dinner that is quite tasty and the morning breakfast is bountiful. Tateful, eclectic design style.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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 Ian J
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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
We really appreciate your nice feedback and review about AtholPlace Boutique Hotel. The whole team works hard to offer our guest the best possible experience and it is always good to read positive comments such as yours. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, Rinse
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Woking
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

The best place to relax. Andrew, Heidi, Cynthia and all their staff looked after us fantastically, nothing was too much. The food is impeccable, for such a small place, their chef is definitely to be recommended, best breakfast I ever had, breads and pastries are made in site. The decor throughout the hotel is superb, really felt welcome, certainly a place to come back too.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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RinseW, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our service, attention and the food and we hope we may have the pleasure of seeing you again during a next visit to Johannesburg! Kindest regards, Rinse
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Property: AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
Address: 90 Pretoria Avenue | Atholl, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — AtholPlace Hotel & Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is a small luxury boutique hotel located in the cosmopolitan northern suburb of Atholl in Johannesburg. Contemporary-classic glamour and understated elegance meet at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, from our comfortably furnished library with built-in fireplace to the heated swimming pool in our beautiful garden. AtholPlace Hotel offers five superior suites and four deluxe suites. All nine suites have been individually designed, providing a sanctuary of comfort and tranquillity. The large suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, are extremely spacious, ranging from 45-55 square metres. The Deluxe Suites offer interleading doors to the Deluxe Suite next door, making them ideal for families travelling with children. Each suite includes: * En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and double vanity. * Underfloor heating in all bathrooms. * Air conditioning; 42-inch LCD flat-screen television set with DSTV. * complimentary wireless ADSL internet and telephone. * Electronic safe that can house a laptop. * Writing desk and lounge chairs and sofa. * Minibar fridge. * Luggage rack, hairdryer, and luxurious linen bathrobes and slippers. * 24-hour security. Guests have a choice of twin beds (in two of the superior suites and two of the deluxe suites) or extra-length king-size beds. One of our style signatures is our beds made up in crisp white percale Frette bed linen imported from Italy. Luxurious duck-down duvets and soft, silky cushions contribute to the experience of absolute comfort and luxury. Each suite has large doors opening out onto a private balcony. For the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity book the 4-bedroom AtholPlace Villa, with private garden and a heated pool. This villa is ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together (max. 6 adults plus 2 children). AtholPlace Villa comes with its own staff, including your own private chef and butler, who will prepare all your meals and drinks, which are included at AtholPlace Villa. All meals are expertly prepared by our in-house chef. Scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches and delicious dinners are served in the elegant AtholPlace Restaurant with its adjoining lounge. In addition, guests have the option of dining outside on the covered terrace or under the trees in the tranquil seclusion of our landscaped garden. Room service is also available at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is committed to ensuring the comfort of each guest visiting our hotel, providing you with refreshingly personal service and attention to detail. We offer you an unforgettable leisure experience in Johannesburg's cosmopolitan heart. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is situated only 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Within close proximity to AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is Sandton Central, which offers world-class shopping and an abundance of restaurants with something to suit everyone's needs. The Sandton Station of the Gautrain Metro is less than a kilometre from the hotel, and has a direct link to and from OR Tambo International Airport. Airport transfers are also available directly from AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. Smoking inside is not permitted and no pets are allowed. ... more   less 
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