I travel extensively to Johannesburg on business and being so tired of the usual Sandton hotels was keen to try this guest house recommended by work colleagues. I was impressed with ability to check in early on day of arrival for 3 night stay. There was however little evidence of actual staff at reception when I checked in; reception is in fact the messy guest house office; Dominique does his best to just about singlehandedly manage the place; check in, dinner, laundry, breakfast. My room, Jessie's Room, was massive comprising a TV snug, small dining area and kitchen and a massive bedroom with doors onto an enclosed paved area and en suite bathroom. The grounds are mostly laid out to garden with many (overgrown and poorly lit at night) paths to get to main house from the outlying bedrooms. I got the impression that perhaps the theatre and conference facilities take precedence at Foxwood but that was before I got to see and hear the wildlife! The ducks 'own' the swimming pool which together with lack of privacy of the pool situation did not make it very inviting at all! Finally, if you want a decent night's sleep do not stay here; the peacocks start their shrieking at 5am in the morning. Breakfast was good and we also enjoyed dinner one night in the 'intimate' dining room which is part of the historic house on the property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Foxwood House is stylish and unpretentious. Antique furniture with Wi-Fi and all the modern conveniences. We offer a warm caring service, respectful of our guests' privacy. Conference venues for small to larger groups; superb traditional cuisine; 9 garden suites, 2 in the old manor house; weekend theatre. In large grounds, surrounded by lush gardens and ancient trees. We have swans, ducks, peacocks and Simon, a loving German Shepherd. Centrally situated, close to the M1 freeway connecting Johannesburg with Pretoria. A few minutes drive from the major business districts of Rosebank and Sandton. ... more less
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