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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little bit of paradise”
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Saxon is everything you could hope for in Johannesburg. We stayed here on a stop over on our honeymoon. Everything was excellent, in fact it was so good we were rather annoyed we only had one night to enjoy it. Next time we are in Johannesburg there is only one place we will be staying.

  • Stayed May 2016, travelled as a couple
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear Richard,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Saxon for your Honeymoon. We hope you visit again soon for a longer stay!

Best regards,
George Cohen
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Two hours of afternoon tea at the Saxon on 31 December - an experience we will not forget. Ever. - The tea selection is outstanding and as a tea lover I could have spent the 2 hours there just drinking tea and enjoying the piano player's interpretation of well-known and timeless music. Delightful.

The food - prepared to perfection and - most importantly - NOT an onslaught on the guests' girth, exquisitely prepared, presented and spaced out over 2 hours. This is called style! Fortunately the Saxon has style in abundance, other hotels may have at times more food but lack style. So...- the choice is for the reader of this review where to spend a fantastic 2 hours next time they go out for a treat.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear Frankgeo,

Thank you for taking the time to review your Afternoon Tea experience at the Saxon.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
George Cohen
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Saxon was by far one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at, and it felt like a very safe environment. Despite being located near a large city, the hotel itself was tranquil. Incredible service as well.

Room Tip: Villas are the best because of how private and spacious they are.
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  • Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear 0livejuice,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Saxon.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
George Cohen
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I booked a couple of treatments at the Saxon for my partner and I. We arrived early, got changed and relaxed for a while in the pool area. We used the ice pool, outdoor pool and salt bath extensively as well as the sauna. It put me in such a great state that I fell asleep during my massage!! Excellent spa that is worth the spoil

Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear justingI1664UA,

Thank you for taking the time to review your Spa experience at the Saxon.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
George Cohen
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308 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful boutique hotel located in the affluent area of Sandton about 15 minutes from the centre of town. Facilities include a heated outdoor pool and a smallish gym as well as a bar, a library/tea room and an indoor formal dining area. The Nelson Mandela suite so named as this was where He stayed after his release is both historic and incredibly serene, spacious and luxurious

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear Figs_Olives,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Saxon.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
George Cohen
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Additional Information about Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Property: Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Address: 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst | Sandhurst, Sandton 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Sandton
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#1 Business Hotel in Sandton
Price range (per night): R6 558 - R13 423
Hotel Class:5 star — Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honoured guests including World Leaders, Celebrities and guest alike. The art within the hotel portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalised, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is Johannesburg's most luxurious hotel and one of the worlds top award winning hotels. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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