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13 5th Street Houghton, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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#56 of 407 in Johannesburg
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
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Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
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Wine / champagne
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Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Coffee / tea maker
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Bottled water
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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101Melinda wrote a review Jun 2021
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent place to relax while being at a hide-away in Johannesburg. Friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. Get away from busy city life while only a 5 min drive from Joburg city centre. A wonderful relaxed afternoon in the lounge with a book. And an evening strolling among the tall trees and romantic corners of the awesome garden. This venue in Jozi is a must visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 09 Jun 2021
What a charming much appreciated report. In times like these, the time you have taken to write and comment is great motivation for all of us! Thank you.
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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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k8sky wrote a review Mar 2020
Loveland, Colorado23 contributions
The staff was very kind and accommodating. They went above and beyond in their helpfulness. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms very nice. There's a shopping mall within about a 5 minute walk. Dinner and breakfast were very tasty. Would definitely go back and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Steve P wrote a review Mar 2020
Redcliffe, Australia1209 contributions374 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
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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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Maria C wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions14 helpful votes
Very beautiful venue, old Victorian mansion, now guesthouse with a little theatre. Sadly Christmas lunch was not up to par but we have been invited back at no cost to apologize for the disappointment. I appreciate the gesture as this is the way to keep guests coming back. I have attended a theatre production and it was indeed lovely. I have not stayed as a guest in their rooms so am unable to comment on that.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from foxwood13, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you for your kind response to our invitation back. It is heart warming.The impact of the constant power outages prompted our dear colleague Theresa to serve Methode Cap Classique as palliative to frayed nerves. When I spoke to you as you were leaving the bond of sympathy was almost tangible. I sadly realized you could not attend the repeat Christmas on the 26th as I looked out for you! Possibly I missed you? Warm regards and thank you for your thanks.
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gladders2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
My wife and I has a really nice stay for 5 days at Foxwood. We enjoyed the very relaxed atmosphere, kind hospitality and super service. What more do you want? I recommend Foxwood without any reservation.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from foxwood13, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you. You have no idea how much your kind words mean to all of us. It is the most inspiring encouragement all of us can receive - your recognition of our service to give our visitors the best we can. A wonderful 2020 to you!
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maureencoetzee wrote a review Dec 2019
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This is the most wonderful, secluded, B&B in Johannesburg. The old house, forest-like gardens and swans and ducks on the pond, takes one back to a different era - one without hooting taxis and incessant city noise. But for those on a working visit or looking for entertainment, it's just a few minutes from Rosebank and the Johannesburg CBD. The staff are very friendly and really put themselves out to help with anything and everything. My absolute favourite place to stay in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Pieter de Vos, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Dear Maureen It is indeed my good fortune that I did not notice your wonderful review when it was submitted in December - as it is as welcome as a spring morning to see it for the first time now, during lockdown in Johannesburg! Thank you. I shall send it to all staff wherever they may found themselves now. Kind regards.
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db2ernst wrote a review Nov 2019
Vaerloese, Denmark52 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed at Foxwood 2 times at end the end of October and start of November and was very impressed by this wonderful place, the service and the friendly people at this hotel. Very recomendable! Thank you for the upgrade :-)
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from foxwood13, Owner at Foxwood House
Responded 08 Nov 2019
Thank you for your kind words. We were impressed with your courtesy. You do not have to thank us for the upgrade - it is the natural thing to do when you have a room open to make your guest's stay more comfortable.
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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 2019
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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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hentiesmit7 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Best service, Best food, Best company, Best comfort, Best value for money!! Always very relaxing atmosphere, the leafy roof, the garden and architecture gives you a sence of the past victorian era. Current owners does a perfect job in preserving a very special part of South African history with this jewel
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thank you. We try our best and really appreciate this message from you.
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US$110 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Foxwood House
Which popular attractions are close to Foxwood House?
Nearby attractions include South African National Museum of Military History (1.1 km), Jeremy Stephen Antiques (0.6 km), and The Art Farm Craft Yard (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Foxwood House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Foxwood House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Foxwood House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Foxwood House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Foxwood House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Del Forno (Killarney), Xai-Xai Lounge, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Foxwood House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Foxwood House have airport transportation?
Yes, Foxwood House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Foxwood House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Foxwood House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Foxwood House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.1 km), Johannesburg Fort (3.0 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (1.7 km).