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“An oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Claires of Sandton

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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #1 of 72 Sandton B&B and Inns
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Canberra, Australia
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“An oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Had read the reviews and they don't lie. Lovely surrounds - eating the excellent top quality breakfast whilst watching the birds outside was a great experience.

Service was friendly but excellent. The room was spacious, well appointed and very comfortable, as was the bathroom. Would always stay if we returned to Johannesburg.

Room Tip: We stayed in an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you and we would love to have you stay with us again. With Spring in the air, the birds & flowers are beautiful and a treat to watch.
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Reading all the reviews on Claires had us a bit suspicious at first--could any place actually deserve these ebullient comments? Having decided to take the plunge after poring over 30+ hotels/inns/B&Bs in the area, we were happy to find that all was consistent at Claires with what others had written.

We were hoping for a quiet and relaxing few days in Joburg, and our stay at Claires was exactly that. We liked that it was removed from the hustle and bustle of the city center, and for the gentleman from Iowa who was complaining about the location: perhaps next time you should do your research on Google maps before picking a place (also, in case nobody told you, here in South Africa you should be thankful for those high walls and electric wires--they keep you safe).

For the rest of us, why choose a hotel when you're going to get all the same amenities at a more picturesque place with friendly staff that comes with free wi-fi and a scrumptious complimentary breakfast? Also, the staff graciously upgraded us to the biggest room at no extra charge simply because it was available; in my book, that should be filed under "best practices in B&B management."

Tip: Claires is more of an ideal accommodation for those bringing their own cars. While it sounds easy enough to arrange for cab services, I can see the location being a bit of an inconvenience for those who like to be out and about. Parking is available and complimentary.

All in all, we are definitely going back when we visit Joburg again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
We so appreciate your high praise and are glad that you loved your upgrade. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my crash course in the "truth behind" Greys Anatomy and have asked my local video store to order in Scrubs.
We look forward to seeing you two soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We booked Claire´s based on the TA reviews and they proved to be right once again.
What a lovely place!!
In a beautiful area of town, quiet, well kept and with a very friendly staff!
Zodwa (Z!!!) and Chantal are super nice and really went beyond to make our stay wonderful. Suggestions, reservations, taxi arrangements, they took care of everything.
The breakfast was delicious, huge and prepared with love.
The bathrooms have heated floors which were really appreciated during our winter stay.
There´s a cafe with great food (though kind of expensive), ATM and small grocery store a 5 min walk from the guesthouse (though they advised us not to walk on the streets after dark).
Our room was very spacious with all the nice touches you could ask for, and the bed was oh so comfy!
We forgot a jacket on the tour van and they went to all the trouble to recover it and ship it back to us. Thank you very much, Chantal!
We had a great experience and really recommend Claire´s of Sandton!

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs are bigger. Ours had carpet (great for winter), while the ones we saw downstairs...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
What a wonderful family and we loved meeting all of you. We hope your mother had a great birthday and that the rest of your trip was filled with beautiful memories. We will see you in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We were given a great welcome and the staff accommodated all our needs promptly and efficiently. A very friendly atmosphere, comfortable rooms, quiet garden with lots of bird life, and super breakfasts. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
It was a true honour for us and thank you for the high praise and we look forward to seeing you again. I trust all went well with the leg op?
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

My boyfriend and I spend two nights at Claires of Sandton and it was truly a fantastic stay. From the very first contact we felt a warm service and attention, which came to characterize the whole stay. The property is lovely with a wonderful homely atmosphere, breakfast was perfect and at all time the staff was attentive and very helpful. We will gladly come again some day.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Katia G
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Hi Katia, thank you for taking the time to write this review for Claires. You two are such a lovely couple and we were delighted to be part of your "2 month" reunion.
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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We were privileged to spend a weekend at Claires of Sandton a few weeks ago. What an amazing experience!!

Thank you for the best weekend ever! Your absolute attention to detail and service was a warm welcome and so much appreciated. We enjoyed the feeling of being away from home, almost as if in a foreign country far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Friendly and hospitable staff made it difficult to pack our bags and say goodbye when the journey had ended.

Just thinking about the breakfast makes me hungry all over again. An assortment fit for a King, and everything in between. It catered to every whimsical taste requirement and we were left with a warm and fuzzy, and extremely satisfied tummy!

Thank you once again for giving us such an amazing weekend. We enjoyed it and would go back any day of the year for another visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
You two will have to return in Summer for a swim and breakfast at the pool. You are welcome back ANYTIME.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

I have been to various b&b in South Africa! This one definitely deserves the 4stars! Lovely property, the rooms are decorated beautifully and tastefully with everything you need! Great staff, owner, super breakfast and perfect location. I place I will gladly go back to!

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Thank you both for your generous compliments. From the moment you arrived, you were both so friendly and now that we have met, we hope to see you more often. Looking forward to the Kleiner Keiler.
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Property: Claires of Sandton
Address: 42 8th Street | Parkmore, Sandton 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Claires of Sandton 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Claires is a welcoming, secure oasis, minutes from Sandton City offering easy comfort, personalised service and excellent food. Spacious, tastefully decorated rooms have quality amenities and separate entrances into an enticing garden and pool.Enjoy breakfast on the charming, shady verandah. Within easy reach of major attractions in Sandton and environs. ... more   less 
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