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“What a serious gem this small boutique hotel is just outside Johannesburg”

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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Randburg
Peachtree City, Georgia
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“What a serious gem this small boutique hotel is just outside Johannesburg”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

I am an agent from the United States and stayed in Idwala Guest House last September 2010. Since that time I use it always when my clients travel to Johannesburg, South Africa. It is thatched bungalows, very upscale the people and the service are outstanding, and most often use it for one night stays, when my clients come back they all say they wish they had a longer stay at Idwala, because of the food, and incredible service they alway receive while at Idwala.

Room Tip: The rooms are awesome, really nice and beautifully appointed.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

From arrival through departure, we felt welcome and pampered. The property is beautiful with elegant, well appointed rooms and lush gardens. The food is lovely. We had an especially well prepared dinner which was planned specially for us. Jeanette is lovely and the staff is well trained and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

Idwala is exceptional, it's far beyond that which is the ordinary and usual. The live in greenery is reminiscent of a Tahitian hideaway. The lodging, staff , service and food is five star. Idwala made us feel that it's nothing that we would ask that would not be serious and graciously be received.

The meals were uniquely and deliciously prepared with an American familiarity.

My wife and I were extremely pleased with the atmosphere of professionalism.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

“4 nights at Idwala was really a lovely end to our time in S.A. Your hospitality and that of all your staff was truly overwhelming – your lodge and staff encompass everything that is magical about Africa! Siyabonga Kakhulu” We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

We spent 4 nights total. It is totally worth the trip back and forth from the airport - about 40 minutes ow. Using their contract drivers is the easiest. A great place to stay before and after a safari. We stored our bags while we were gone and then their driver brought them to the airport before our return flight. Rooms are spacious with nice amenities. We stayed in the main house which has 4 rooms which is a rondaval in shape. Beautiful gardens, great food. We could walk to the large shopping mall nearby, but otherwise in a quiet neighborhood. Not easily near other dining opportunities except the mall, but we were tired and just wanted to "stay home". Free wi-fi was greatly appreciated. It is just a little gem and Jeanette, the owner, and her staff are very very kind and helpful!!! Loved it!!!

  • Stayed November 2010
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Nuremberg
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Idwala guest house is the best place to stay in Joburg, for leisure and business. When you come back from a long business day you can enjoy a sundowner in the beautiful garden listen to the birds and afterwards you get pampered with the best dinner ever before you fall asleep in the most comfortable bed.

So even if you are far away from home and need to work a lot, you don't feel at all like being in an anonymous hotel but in a place where everybody is so friendly and you always get a smile and any help that you might require.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Miami Beach
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2010

The thing that like the most of Idwala Guest House, beside the excelentet facilities, is the warmest of the people that work here. Although I'am more than 10,000 miles away from home en Miami Beach, I feel here like I was at a family place.
I love you.
Luis F. Sanchez

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

Property: Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
Address: 13 Garrick Road | Johannesburg, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Randburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bush Lodge Feeling in one of Johannesburg's finest Boutique Hotel! Enjoy an African 5 Star Experience in the middle of Johannesburg with perfect access to business areas and tourist attractions. For both tourist and executive alike, Idwala offers tranquil surroundings where you can immerse yourself in luxury while at the same time carry out your business efficiently. Room Service, Laundry, Credit Cards, secure parking, conferences, wireless ADSL, transfers/tours, booking services, Restaurant on the premises. ... more   less 
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