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Hands On Retreat Craighall

4 Argyle Avenue | Type Randburg in Gps, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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  • Nelson Mandela Square
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  • Free Wifi
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Reviewed 23 February 2015
Amazing find in the middle of the city
We visited for a 3 hour couples treatment - and what a treat it... more
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Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We visited for a 3 hour couples treatment - and what a treat it was! Started off with a seated neck massage followed by a sleep-inducing foot massage and hand massage on the deck overlooking the brook. Birdsong, trees, soft music playing, the breeze keeping it cool. Really magical (and I did fall asleep during the foot massage, it was...

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to share your feedback on Tripadvisor, we can not wait for your return to offer some more spoils. See you soon.

Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

It was so nice, peaceful and quiet. Had a lovely time. Nothing better than to spend quality time with one of your best friends. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely recommend Hands on Retreat to friends and family. Thank you so much.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Really enjoyed our Valentine's Day spend at Hands on Retreat. Wonderful package included a pic-nic basket, full body massages, and one nights accommodation. We enjoyed the 4 course Valentines Dinner too. Lovely personal touches, Yummy food and very relaxing treatments. Fantastic getaway for couples! Neat, comfy room, staff were friendly and a very pleasant experience all in all.

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat Craighall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were blessed to visit hands on retreat for a whole weekend. What a gem, from lovely staff (Aida is amazing) to the most amazing menu and everything inbetween. A beautiful landscape property with little seating areas where you can hear the little river flowing just sets the scene for peace and serenity. The rooms are wonderfully furnished with an...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

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Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We went to Hands on retreat for my boyfriend's birthday! It was exquisite, a hide out in busy Johannesburg. . He loved it, the serenity, the vintage feel in the room the atmosphere was just so relaxing.. The staff their is awesome and their treatments were great.. The couples picnic was our highlight, we totally enjoyed it!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2015

So there comes a time when you just want to chill with a friend and have a peaceful breakfast without the rest of your family or other people's delightful exuberant children tearing around (there is a time and season for everything). We were seated in the delightful garden and enjoyed the bird life and plants as well as a fabulous...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 December 2014

My partner and I were lucky enough to find this gem of a place and loved our stay. The couples massage was amazing. The room was just perfect and although close enough to the kitchen am happy to say that I did not hear the staff and were able to sleep in. It was a hot day and were lucky...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This venue has a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere. The staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome. The facility also has a mobile massage service; and as such performs the same type of service at the venue; which is not the best massages. The accommodation is good, and is nice setup for couples. I won't visit again; however, I can...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate the feed back, we can only but improve from our hiccups and always promise to give the best possible customer service.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

In the midst of city life lies a day spa that will relax you with the tranquil surroundings of a small stream and surrounded by nature to put you in the mood whilst being pampered with many options to choose for your every need. I was invited for a treat for my birthday to be spoilt with a sweet treat...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We arrived on Friday evening, and considering the location, we were not expecting such a beautifully tranquil environment! The Garden alone is spectacular, with the rain foresty look and feel (I definitely advise visiting on a overcast stormy eve). The Staff (please forgive me spelling) are amazing, We were warmly greeted by Kosi and Nokutula, who I assume is the...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. From all of us here at Hands on Retreat we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best and hope to see...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GREAT LOCATION and BEST VALUE for money! We are centrally situated in the upmarket "Parks" area of Northern Johannesburg and give easy access to our surrounding suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Randburg whether by car or public transport. 10 Minutes drives from the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station and the use of UBer taxi services are advised (use code martinal if first time user to get R90 off your 1st ride).Transport can be arranged from OR Tambo, however quickest way is to use the GAUTRAIN. 6 Double on- suite rooms with private garden access, with small kitchenette ideal for LONG STAYS for the deserning business or leasure traveller. SECURE OFF STREET PARKING with own remote control. All rooms have a seperate bath and shower. 1 WHEEL CHAIR friendly room and all beds are queen size. FREE High speed internet and our ON-SITE COFFEE SHOP makes our venue ideal for breakfast and lunch meetings. WALKING distance to Hacklebrook Conference and 10 minutes drive to SANDTON Convention Center. DINNER trays by arrangements On- Site HAIRDRESSER and SPA. 5 Minutes walk to VALLEY SHOPPING Centre: Woolworths, Clicks, Bottle Store, Vodacom, Butcher, Coffee shops and Laundromat 5 mintues walk from Pick , Pay and Planett Fitness 5 minutes to KFC and Mc Dondalds take aways Delicious breakfasts are served from 7h00 to 10h00 to order on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant of trees and bird life. You also have enough space in front of your room to enjoy our wonderful Johannesburg afternoons sipping sundowners ordered from our coffee shop Cold days are warmed by a roaring log fire in our dining room. RATES DROP FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY STAYS ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hands On Retreat Craighall

Address: 4 Argyle Avenue | Type Randburg in Gps, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $87 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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