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Thatchfoord Lodge
Ranked #8 of 81 Sandton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Amazing environment, calm and safe. Perfect service. Joyce and Pearl will be always at your disposal but they will never disturb you. Don't have a fitness center but you can swim and walk by the wonderful river next to the lodge.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Giovanni M
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed in the lodge for 17 days, upon arrival i was greeted warmly by Joyce (The owner) and checked in to my room (Noka) which took less then 5 mins!

The room is spacious with a majestic view to wake up to every morning (Garden and the River) how can you not feel rejuvenated when you wake up to the amazing sounds of nature and the river!, bathroom was also spacious and clean.

Food is excellent and service is from the heart (Never hesitate to ask Joyce or Pearl for anything - They will do almost anything to make sure that you are spending a memorable time)

Approximately 15-20 mins within walking distance, there are two shopping complexes which can be easily reached. The location of the lodge was quite good too (All the attractions in Sandton are about 10-15 mins drive)

I wish I was there during summertime as I didnt get a chance to enjoy the pool!

The only thing to watch out for is the during inter, rooms can get cold, so make sure to switch on your heaters 2 hours before you go to sleep.

Recommended for a warm and friendly stay away from the noise and rush of hotels!

Cheers

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Mohamed A
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Good morning from a very cold Johannesburg,
We loved having you, we miss the chats and the intresting tit bits about Egypt.
Hope all your dreams come true. May you have a awesome day

Warmest Regards
Thatchfoord Lodge

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great stay over 2 weeks in July on business, small and friendly, food very good. Joyce and Pearl will look after you, and provided transport or local driver if not available. Lodge is in residential area and you can go from gate to a nice walk by the river. There is restaurants and shopping a short walk away. Thanks Joyce and Pearl...

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Graham P
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Good morning,

We loved having you. Hope you and your family had
a wonderful holiday

Warmest Regards to all

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stayed here for one night before a conference at the Country Club Woodmead. It was 5 minutes by car from there. My room was huge, had a decent en suite bathroom, large tub as well. A very homely place. TV channels not great, but that did not bother me. There was secure parking undercover as well. There was a large very clean pool, but Jhb in July is not conducive to swimming!

Downside - the soap was cheap and the shampoo non-existent.

The breakfast was hearty and the owner was very friendly, I would stay here again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Good morning,

We loved having you, thank you for your imput we have changed our soap.
Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

There is something special about this place. From the smiling faces of Pearl and Joyce, the lovely setting by the river and the safe gated environment which encourages you to take evening walks just before dinner! I have just completed three weeks there and enjoyed every day. This must be a much better alternative to featureless hotels and would recommend a stay to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank John J
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Good morning from a very cold Johannesburg,

Thank you for your review it is appreciated, We really strive to make everyone's stay
memorable.

Warmest Regards

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

My Wife and I spent three nights in the exquisite Thatchfoord Lodge in Sandton. We had travelled from Cape Town via the Garden Route for 10 days, and having pre booked the Lodge for the final three days of our trip to South Africa we were rewarded with everything that the Lodge promised on the website. The perfect location has an abundance of shopping centres and restaurants in close proximity. Joyce and Pearl run a five star ship and they are extremely helpful and full of handy advice for all occupants of the Lodge. A perfect location to end a wonderful holiday and only 20 minutes from the Airport for the final leg home. We are planning another trip to South Africa in the next 6 months and we will definitely book the Thatchfoord Lodge for the start and end of our next trip.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norma32746, Manager at Thatchfoord Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Good morning from Johannesburg,

Thank you, we loved having you. We really strive to make veryone's stay
memorable.

Warmest Regards

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband, Ugo and I started the exciting journey of marriage at this intimate place. We got there late on 29th June and left on Monday 1st July. What a pleasure. it is a quaint haven and we were awakened to the scent of freshly made breakfast and good coffee! Pearl and Joyce are such lovely hosts. We will certainly be back by God's grace on our anniversary!
Thank you and God bless you all!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NamakauI
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Additional Information about Thatchfoord Lodge

Address: 53 Crassula Avenue | Morningside Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Sandton
Price Range: $78 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thatchfoord Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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