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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very nice and comfortable rooms (even heated what had not been in some other Lodges in winter time), comfortable bathroom with tube and shower. Fantastic fresh food (they asked, what you would prefer) and very gentle and helpful people (if you need anything organized they will do!). Especially Paul is really a very good cook and nice guy and one...

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JeanetteFriese, Manager at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about Idwala - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the meals our team provided. We hope you had a good trip home and really look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in South Africa! Best regards from the Idwala Team!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is a great place with great service. Friendly people. Very comfortable rooms. Beautiful and quiet area. Perfect for everybody who can afford it. The people are friendly. The food is great. I hosted my parents in this place. They loved it.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review on Idwala - we really appreciate this and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the dinner you hosted for your parents was successful and appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to Idwala when you visit South Africa again. Jeanette Friese

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This place is very welcoming and supportive of all your needs; Paul the cook is amazing and so is the whole kitchen team- mindful of- and attentive to your wishes.. The 3 course menu too much for me and my guests, who all had their own wish lists but that was catered for as if it wash;t any effort. The...

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review Idwala - we really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards from the Idwala Team!

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Fantastic place, they organized everything for me, transport from airport to hotel, and to all my destinations. They perfectly made everything as promised. When they say the food is fresh in the restaurant, it means really fresh, they ask you after breakfast what you would prefer for dinner, then they go and buy it. You just tell the general idea,...

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Idwala - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the dinners you had in our restaurant. For both management and chef this is really rewarding, and we thank you most sincerely for your kind words! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming...

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at Idwala for over three weeks in October 2013, I do have say that this was most likely the best place I have ever stayed, I travel extensively for work and have traveled world wide and in no other place I've stayed was I made to feel so welcomed. The staff at Idwala really...

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your long stay at Idwala and that you were so very satisfied with the meals we served. We really enjoyed having you at Idwala - please do return soon to enjoy more dinners! Best regards from the Idwala Team

Binbrook, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2013

As soon as I looked at Idwala's website, I was drawn in to the magic of this place. It truly is a hidden, lush oasis tucked away within Jo-Burg. The photos are amazing and they do capture the curiosity I felt in anticipation of staying here. A high-end hotel does not come close to rivalling Idwala. The Garden Rooms were...

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Words cannot express how thrilled we were with your wonderful review of Idwala! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were also able to enjoy Johannesburg and all it has to offer to our overseas visitors. Please do return again for another visit so that we can spoil you, prepare even more delicious...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Had a wonderful four nights at the lodge. We were in a garden room which was very comfortable. We loved the peace and quiet. We only ate breakfast there which was excellent. The staff were very helpful. We can definitely recommend this lodge and hopefully will return in the future.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review Idwala! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Idwala soon. Best regards from the Idwala Team.

Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I travelled to South Africa the 6th of October to attend and observe an auction however I ended up buying a huge amount of inventory. Before coming I found the Idwala Guest House on the internet and had booked rooms for a few nights. I hastened to prolong my stay as I knew it would take a long time to...

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you wrote - we are delighted that you felt so comfortable at Idwala and enjoyed your long stay with us. Please do return again - if not for business then just so that we can ensure you have a wonderful holiday and more delicious meals! Best regards from all the Idwala Team.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Spent two weeks here. Very nice welcome from Paul and the team. Exceptional service from Debbie who was always willing to make stay enjoyable. Common area (dining space) is beautiful and sets to tone of the Guest houses. Very traditional settings with thatched roofs and African artwork. Stayed in Olive cottage. Could do with some minor upgrades. Had to ask...

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Idwala, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We are happy to hear that our team delivered good service to you. We are thankful to receive reviews from experienced travellers like you, as we find it essential to listen & learn and to improve areas our guests point out to us. We will take action as you suggested in Olive Cottage. Just a note on the...

Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 13 October 2013

this is may be my 7th or 8th time to stay here. you feel at home, with everything done perfectly. Debbie will arrange all your transportation and logistic requests, Paul, will cook you a dinner, kingklip fillet fish or Lasagna. Do not miss his Cheese Omelette in breakfast. the rooms are magnificient, ... everything is as it should be

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review for us, we greatly appreciate this. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that all your arrangements were taken care of for you and hope that you will return again soon to enjoy more delicious meals in our restaurant! Best regards from the Idwala Team.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

Address: 13 Garrick Road | Johannesburg, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Price Range: $128 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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