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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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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...

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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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 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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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...

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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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 15 October 2014

I purchased a Groupon voucher to visit this establishment - the pictures on the site looked inviting. We wanted to spend my birthday evening here with a full body massage and picnic included. I went directly to their website, our date was available online but when I tried to book it, it was confirmed that the voucher wasn't available for...

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

As the Guest house manager I was distraught to read your review on my return from holiday. I do apologize profusely for your unpleasant stay with us, as we strive to make each and every guest stay as memorable as possible. It is a pity that you reverted to using a public platform to air your views; you have not...

Reviewed 14 October 2014

Absolutely peaceful surroundings in the middle of a world of hustle and bustle in Gauteng. Amazing, friendly staff offering awesome hospitality. The best beds we have ever slept on. Karen took the time from her crazy business to actually spend a few moments with us. We felt like home (away from home). We will definitely go back there as many...

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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, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2014

friendly and helpful staff. good food. tranquil, relaxed and peaceful environment! really good place to go destress and get away from the hussle of the city! loved it. Rooms are a little pricey though! The bath was a little small as well and a bigger bath could make a difference. Great service though.

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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...

Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Nice comfy rooms, efficient staff, surprisingly quiet. A great couples retreat but not imposing for business. Coffee should be Nespresso or the like. Rooms are not all equal! The staff are friendly and helpful and always available- keep it up!!!

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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...

Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

I would recommend hands on retreat to everyone I know. Karen and her ladies realy went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. The rooms are amazing. The food is healthy and delicious. The massages were just on another level. I will be back very soon. It shows 4 stars, but should be 6 stars if there is...

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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...

Reviewed 28 August 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the rustic and scenic atmosphere one finds at Hands on Retreat! My husband and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary there and it was a true highlight! From the pampering sessions, yummy treats and the spa baths inside the rooms... we truly enjoyed the time spent there. And the cherry on top... you needn't drive for miles...

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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
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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