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... for the leftover wine (wine that he bought), to take to his room to share with a few friends. This request did not go well,...
... the neighbourhood along our journey. Foxwood house and our room were just splendid. We stayed in the Pearl Oats Suite,...
The setting, and the room - superb! Lighting in room and bathroom far too weak. The internet - pathetic, which is not...

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533teresa wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Management caused an unnecessary argument with the bride and groom. It was very unpleasant, an we were only 24 people at the wedding. The groom asked for the leftover wine (wine that he bought), to take to his room to share with a few friends. This request did not go well, the manager went off in such a rude way, her behaviour shocked us! For the rest 10/10
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Steve P wrote a review Mar 2020
Redcliffe, Australia1189 contributions362 helpful votes
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This is an oasis in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Prepare to relax and feel as if you are in a hotel that time left behind, a feeling of (if you like) being cast off from society in the peace and quiet of this large house (or small hotel) until you leave through the gates. Even the neighbourhood has a serenity and friendliness, tranquillity and peace.

I cannot overstate what a contrast this is to the hustle, bustle and frenetic city centre of Johannesburg only a few miles to the south. Foxwood House is situated in a leafy area of the city, with a shopping mall only minutes walk away, where you can eat or buy all manner of goods. The area is very safe and every day we walked the mile or two to Rosebank and the northern stop of the Hop On, Hop Off Bus. Every morning and afternoon we were greeted by the gardeners and security guards that worked in the neighbourhood along our journey.

Foxwood house and our room were just splendid. We stayed in the Pearl Oats Suite, which had a lovely, large balcony where we sat every afternoon. The room had a fridge, a cable television, a good size wardrobe, good wifi and tea & coffee making facilities. The bathroom was large and the water always hot.

The breakfast was cooked to order, tasty and plentiful. The staff were so very friendly and the grounds and house like something from a fairytale. Old, quaint, interesting, meandering, peaceful, beautiful, cool, picturesque and relaxing are words that come to mind.

We were alone when we wanted to be and the staff or owners were there when we needed them. When we left for the airport after spending four nights, we wondered if it would be possible to find anywhere like Foxwood House again. I doubt it. Try it and be prepared to let the place envelop you.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: I am sure all of the rooms would have their own quaintness.
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Response from Pieter de Vos, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Thank you. In a time like this, your report touches us all deeply. The warmth and kindness of your words will carry us through a period of lockdown that challenges morale and the spirit of the staff and owners. The trouble you have taken to write such a detailed account of Foxwood House and your stay with us is noted with gratitude and humility! Best wishes and rich blessings in a time of international stress - wherever you are now. May the road always rise to meet your feet!
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O6852QGinfo wrote a review Oct 2019
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The setting, and the room - superb! Lighting in room and bathroom far too weak. The internet - pathetic, which is not good enough for a businessman. Had to ask for toilet paper all the time. Breakfast lacking personal touch - ran out of fruit, no bowls, no spoons, sloppy service, etc, very amateurish.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from foxwood13, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 31 Oct 2019
I sincerely regret your experience of service as we pride ourselves on our informal friendly service and personal attention to our guests' needs. I have called the staff in to discuss your TripAdvisor report to sensitise them to the kind of problems you encountered. Vuyelwa, who is dedicated to the Mary Oates suite, especially wishes to apologize about the the toilet paper, and Mavis and Tony Ndlovu who look after our guests for breakfast, have been made aware of the problems you experienced. I am surprised that there were no spoons, and whilst informal, there is no reason that they should come across as amateurish. Thank you for your comments. The Internet service has been 'varied' to say the least following power outages. But our Fibre Line capacity has to be exceptionally high as we are producers of TV programmes, and broadcast programmes are uploaded from here, and sometimes downloaded when they are returned, within a matter of an hour or two. Your suite the Mary Oates - even though at the furthest point in our gardens - should have easy and regular access and is the suite of choice for one of our renowned national Internet executives. We are having the problem looked into tomorrow. As owner, I live on the property and personally manage the property. I would have loved to have fixed your problems for you during your stay, and I do regret that you had to experience these problems whilst help was 'at hand'!
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Luc Victor wrote a review Aug 2019
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I have to admit one of the curiosities about Foxwood house is the tale of hauntings and ghosts - but there is none of that here. This is not your archetypal dilapidated ghost house, but instead this is a rustically romantic and bucolic getaway from the noisy and hectic city. It is in a way a quiet and relaxing escape that also has a very deep history from an interesting past that somehow intersects with the modern milieu.

The staff and service is very good. I love the way Foxwood has maintained its quaint theme - maintaining its antique furniture but not leaving out modern amenities. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, the furniture is well appointed and apportioned, and the bathrooms are functional and great. The gardens are mesmerizing if you are all for a fairy tale like country appeal - complete with swans, peacocks, ducks and migratory birds. It is also a stone's throw from the city center, large shopping malls and service stations. And although it has no gym, there is enough room for you to run around - all you need is a good pair of running shoes and imagination as you weave through the gravel and cobbled footpaths of the property.

I enjoyed my sojourn here at Foxwood. I know that I would be happy to come back.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from foxwood13, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 21 Aug 2019
"Thank you" seems such a hackneyed response to an exceptional review. Your kindness and effort have an impact that reaches beyond merely a review. It lifts every team member's spirit and it is our greatest reward. So what else can I say but a heartfelt: "Thank you" from all of us.
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Kelebogile K wrote a review Jun 2018
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
A very serene place...peaceful and very relaxed, fast internet and very cosy bedrooms. Beautiful landscapes. A very good customer service, i had my dinner and breakfast there and they were superb. The staff is very friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Pieter d, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 15 Jun 2018
Thank you for your feedback. The Foxwood staff members are so pleased. Fikile is in charge of the property and gardens. He is delighted about the remark about the garden landscapes. He is highly creative, blessed with a keen artistic eye and the drive to do something with it! His role goes much further than maintenance and supervision. The chefs are both so happy you enjoyed their food and both wish to thank you for the compliment.
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