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Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel

16 West Street Lower Houghton, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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#26 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
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16 Themed Suites - From Marrakesh to Moulin Rouge... Villa Simonne offers exemplary accommodation in the heart of Houghton, as well as an exquisite venue for events and conferences. Borrowing design cues from bygone eras and inspired by the most enchanting cities of the world, the Art Deco boutique hotel conjures up vintage images of Casablanca, and comes to life like the pages of a Hemingway novel. Combining an exclusive location with breath taking scenery, Villa Simonne is a unique experience, and one you are not likely to read about in a travel guide. Accommodation Each suite is designed for comfort, and is uniquely styled with custom-made furniture and art deco pieces, to stimulate the imagination and enhance your stay. Guests have a choice of: Standard suites Deluxe suites 2-bedroom apartments Presidential suite – study, bedroom, walk in closet, steam room, Jacuzzi Wellness Villa Simonne incorporates a health track for those looking to recover and rejuvenate, or simply wanting to look and feel their best. All treatments are done in the comfort of the estate by our integrative network of health care professionals: dietician, specialist therapists and clinical psychologist. Our wellness menu ranges from beauty treatments, to holistic heath care and therapies. Massage Fresh juices Beauty Treatments – nails, facials, hair, waxing Botox and Fillers Ayurveda oil treatments Yoga classes Sauna Jacuzzi Psychotherapy – hypnotherapy and other modalities Entertainment and Events Villa Simonne’s event area is dramatically themed according to ancient cities and bygone eras, and may be hired out as the perfect backdrop for outstanding and memorable events – weddings, dinner parties, high teas, corporate and team-building events, casino evenings, as well as exclusive private parties. Conferencing The estate is complete with both indoor and outdoor conference areas, while the entertainment and breakaway areas create a comfortable destination where corporate guests can enjoy business meetings throughout the day, and a sophisticated social atmosphere in the evening.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Banquet room
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Cathy wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa29 contributions
My rating is based on the food and venue only because the hotel was fully booked. In my opion that was the main problem. Too many people and too little staff. We attended a function at the Hotel. The function was held under a small marqee tent in the garden close to the Piano Lounge. It rained and the floors leading to the outside restrooms were very slippery. The restrooms inside the bar and outside were extremely dirty. The staff was very nervous and not very friendly. We never saw the event coordinator. The meal consisted of finger foods. We did not receive any hand wipes to clean our hands before the meal. We had no plates,cutlery or serviettes on the table. At one stage I had to put my food on the table.The food was very dissapointing. The menu was monotonous and lacked intereset, variety and colour. The rules of menu planning did not exist. Repeats of ingredients were through out the whole menu. The same with the dessert, no plates or serviettes.The event coordinator needs to convince clients for better menu choices. The wine glasses were all different in style and sizes. Cleaning staff should be appointed to clean floors and restrooms during the function. The open swimming pool is a serious risk if children attend a function. The finger food menu and small tent option is not suitable for formal functions and weddings.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from VillaSimonne, General Manager at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Dear Cathy Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Simonne. We acknowledge and value your feedback. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to you on the night as well as any discomfort you may have experienced on the night. In order to investigate your concerns we would like to find out the date that you attended this event? This will allows us the opportunity to go back and do a proper in depth investigation of your concerns. Once again we acknowledge your feedback and await your response Kind Regards Natasha Jelal General Manager
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Anthony C wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom154 contributions57 helpful votes
Hotel is an absolute dream! All the rooms are individually styled, we stayed in the Great Gatsby and it was wonderful. Staff are very friendly, and all the facilities are well maintained. Hotel even has giant tortoises on site!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Neco D wrote a review Dec 2019
44 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights with my wife and son. Rooms are very nice and cozy. Ambiance and sorrounding garden is very beautiful and relaxing. Also has a small pool dor relaxing. And the staff are all very friendly and accomodating. I really am recommending this place to everyone planning to visit Johannesburg. To Villa Simmonne staff, thank you very much for being a part of our very pleasant and enjoyable visit in this beautiful city.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Jim J wrote a review Dec 2019
Ingleburn, Australia165 contributions32 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights. Because of wife’s disability given a garden bungalow. Hotel itself does not have a lift. Bungalow was good but does need some serious attention to modernise it and do basic maintenance. Suited us for the two nights but you would be hard pressed to stay in it for any length of time. Hotel grounds are very good and lots of places where you can sit and commune with nature, read a book or just socialise. Security is very good and there is a controlled entry to the hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem for them. The hotel is full of memorabilia and you need to browse through the various items. For those of us who are slightly more mature it will bring back many memories. Breakfast was standard hotel fare but good and adequate. We ate dinner one night and enjoyed it. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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tanyaleeminnaar wrote a review Nov 2019
Ermelo, South Africa3 contributions
Room is very comfortable, its like home from home, the food is outstanding very delicious and of great quality. Service excellent, I will definitely come and visit again. Thanks guys your tops!!!! You deserve 5 stars
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
US$76 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Wilds (0.5 km), Jeremy Stephen Antiques (0.8 km), and The Art Farm Craft Yard (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Del Forno Killarney, Xai-Xai Lounge, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (2.9 km), Johannesburg Fort (2.7 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.0 km).