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Hands On Retreat

Agoda.comUS$68*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were a group of friends from New Zealand who had just escaped a potential hi-jacking, so we were quite shattered when we arrived at Hands on Retreat. Karen met us and quickly got us settled in our lovely rooms leading onto a large verandah. Having driven from Kruger National Park, we were quite tired therefore happy to just chill...

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Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and were recently treated to a two night stay at "Hands on Retreat". We were impressed with the retreat facilities and the care taken to ensure that every small detail was attended to during our stay. The accommodation was clean and comfortable from the underfloor heating for those chilly winter evenings to the fluffy gowns and complimentary slippers.If...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hands-on-Retreat is in the middle of Sandton, yet you feel a million miles away from the City, setting the tone and vibe for a relaxing day or in my case, a relaxing overnight stay in the beautiful gardens and en suite room and bathroom that was so beautifully prepared for my husband and I. A beautifully laden basket of delicious...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I'm happy to report that from my first telephone call to enquire about availability, to our last greetings, the staff at Hands On treated us like royalty! Their "Precious" booked us in, showed us around and made sure we were happy all the time. Its obvious that he takes great pride in is work, and so does Refilwe, whose massage...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hands On Retreat for a much needed break. Even though the guesthouse is situated in Johannesburg, it is so peaceful and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. We felt like we were somewhere far away from hectic city life- but we didn't have to drive far! Aida, the host, was very welcoming and made sure...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 3 November 2016

The staff, the venue, the incredible massages and mani/pedicures were out of this world. As a first time professional massage receiver I believe a new trend has just been set now on our vacations. thank you for a great weekend all round

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we are looking forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was during the working day just as November started that my girlfriend whatsapped me to say that she had been badly bitten by insects over night. To our horror we found that we had a bug problem and that we needed to fumigate the house over night. We contacted Hands On to ask if they by any miracle would...

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

Wow, we are absolutely delighted and pleased that we have met all your expectations, and happy that we could accommodate you on such short notice. Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A beautiful and relaxed venue, very friendly staff! we had a hot stone massage.... amazing! and a delicious picnic basket, we really felt special and taken care of. tank you Hands on Retreat! Charleen & Daniel

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Thank you so much for the review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My daughters and I had a bit of alone time. We were received with kindness and welcome note at the door. The rooms are beautiful with all one could need. The beauty and peaceful surroundings and birdlife made us feel relaxed right from the start. All of the staff were friendly, the massages were straight from heaven, and the breakfast...

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

Thank you for all the kind complements. We will definitely share your thoughts with the rest of the staff as well as the owner. We look forward to your next visit us.

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying here four nights as our retreat for our JoBurg league. After 20 hours on a plane it was the perfect way to recover and then use as our base for sightseeing. The entire team there were fantastic and nothing was ever any trouble for them. The rooms were very comfortable with big bath tubs,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us and sharing this on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that your time with us was so relaxed. We will definitely share your thoughts with the rest of the staff. Looking forward to your next visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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

Address: 4 Argyle Avenue, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $96 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hands On Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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