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Claires of Sandton
Ranked #2 of 75 Sandton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Dreamy, safe, comfy, friendly, impeccable, PERFECT!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I stayed at Claires for about 2 weeks with a group of fellow travellers. The place was spotless clean, anything i needed they had, the gardens are dreamy, the food is to die for and the staff is the most friendly, welcoming, sweet and polite staff I have ever encounter. I felt like I was visiting family. Thanks for your delicious breakfasts Zodwa, my mornings are certainly not the same without you! I will be back !!!
ps: heated tile floors made it for a beautiful morning shower!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
What an encouraging review, thank you! We loved the lively atmosphere that you and the group created, especially at the braai! We would love to see you again, perhaps a summer visit so you can enjoy a swim in the pool.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I stayed at Claires on Sandton for a couple nights after a long flight and loved it! The team is friendly and they go an extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. I stayed in one of the upstairs rooms and was very comfortable. I would highly recommend it..

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, thank you. Restful, Friendly & Welcoming, what a wonderful compliment from such a wonderful guest.
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

After arriving on an (very!) early flight from Cape Town, we were warmly welcomed at this delightful guesthouse. The hosts were inviting and offered to hold onto our luggage for us until our rooms were ready for inhabiting.
The garden with surrounding birdlife and gorgeous blue swimming pool were a welcomed site and made our stay that much more delightful.
The rooms were adequately furnished with two single beds side-by-side, although Queen sized beds are available upon request. The bathroom housed a spacious bath and separate shower with a large vanity mirror and basin.
Breakfasts in the morning were hearty and neatly laid out at a cosy breakfast table with a long menu of all your favourite breakfast treats.
The Johannesburg weather (warm and humid) attracted it's fair share of mosquitos, and the Claires' team went the extra mile to prevent any discomfort by supplying cans of mosquito repellent that made our sleep more peaceful.
All-in-all a lovely friendly team who went out of their way to ensure my whole family's comfort. A pleasure!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Thank you for your kind words; our team will always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are comfortable and breakfasts are a favourite with our guests, the menu variety seems to "tick all the boxes"
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We arrived at this delightful guest house after a 15Hr direct flight from New York, to a warm welcome and immediately enjoyed the friendly do anything for you atmosphere by the staff and management team. We spent 5-days staying at this luxury guest house, just 8-mins away from down town Sandton shopping mall and only 30 mins from the airport, so convenient. We often stay at some of the best international brand hotels, but we just wanted a change in pace. This was a real delight to be pampered with a private, quiet bedroom and on suite. Just outside our room is the adjacent garden, with outside seating around patio and pool area in this very tranquil guest house setting. This was our first stay at Claires and we felt right at home, will be back for more soon. Business or pleasure, Claires will offer you great hospitality and luxury accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
After such a long flight, a bit of tranquillity and pampering are important. We are delighted that you enjoyed the private, quiet room and the pool area; we look forward to your return to Claires.
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We stay in many hotels and consequently tend to play it very safe by staying in the sterile faceless corporate brands, where at least you can always be sure (ish) what you are going to get.
Consequently staying at Claires was a bit of departure from normal and at the time seemed a bit of a risk. We needn't have worried, we had a fantastic couple of days.
The area was safe, the setting beautiful, a tranquil guesthouse, with a lovely friendly team, including Zodwa, who makes one of the best and freshest breakfasts ever. Our room was secure, cosy and yet still very modern. Outside there are beautiful gardens, a clean swimming pool and some wonderful local wildlife. We would certainly recommend Claires to everyone and suggest people not be put off by the guest house tag - our accommodation matched any chain hotel and the service was much more friendly and a lot better.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thank you for taking the plunge into Guesthouse Accommodation and for noticing our efforts in ensuring that our guests have a fantastic experience.
I have passed on your compliments to Zodwa; she prides herself in making the freshest, tastiest individual breakfasts.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Since 2010 I have stayed at Claires each time I have come to Johannesburg on business - so every month. Comfortable rooms and a very accommodating team - I always enjoy staying here. Breakfasts are delicious. The team goes the extra mile - even delivering my laptop power cable to me when i needed it for a presentation!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
That you consider us “your home in Johannesburg” means so much to us, we always look forward to your arrival and to our morning chat over a good cup of coffee at breakfast.
Thank you for your review and a special thank you for your continued support.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

What a choice we have made! Based on favourable guest reviews we picked up Claires and hit the jackpot. Claires offers you much more than good bed and breakfast. The house is nice and well located, the garden is beutifully taken care of. Claires staff treat you with a warm welcome, a friendly good morning every day, useful tips for your stay in town. They provide reliable partners for your safe transportation in the city or outside it. Claire, Chantal, Zodwa etc - are like old friends and even give you hugs on departure, just for you to wish come back as soon as possible.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Claire B, Owner at Claires of Sandton, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for your compliments and for taking the time to write a review for us. We so enjoyed sharing your memorable occasion with you and we would love for you to return to Claires. I have to mention that the chocolate cake was delicious!
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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 #2 of 75 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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