We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Afternoon Tea at Saxon Hotel would make Marie Antoinette green with envy!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea at Saxon Hotel would make Marie Antoinette green with envy!”
Reviewed 5 January 2017

While almost every coffee shop offers you a quick pedestrian adrenaline fix, Saxon Boutique Hotel offers you a luxurious alternative that includes a leisurely afternoon tea served with bespoke savoury and sweet canapes that will remind of you a world when timeless elegance was the order of the day.

If you're looking to treat the ladies to lunch, or woo a romantic partner, or enjoy a lazy day of leisurely nibbles, Saxon Boutique Hotel has a table waiting for you in the Piano Lounge. Just because it is Afternoon Tea doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a bottle of bubbles or two either.

The ritual of tea is celebrated across the world, but regardless if you want a plain cuppa or something more exotic, the Saxon offers a wide selection of local and imported tea. Your host will explain the origins of their teas and also how best to brew them. Not being a big tea drinker, I celebrated the ritual with a spot of champagne.

The Saxon serves a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea; complete with cucumber sandwiches, liver pate, salmon canapes, and savoury quiches that will have even the Queen of England quiver with anticipation, or a South African High Tea that includes samoosas, pastries, and even bunny chows. The tiered platters are sufficient to share between two to four people, depending upon your appetite, but don't forget to save room for dessert.

Our selection of desserts included chocolate ganache, raspberry cheesecake, and lemon meringue. Plus, what would an Afternoon Tea be without scones and cream?

Centrally located in Saxonwold, the Saxon Boutique Hotel is an ideal afternoon getaway, or an overnight staycation.

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank ChamberlainBell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear Edward,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of the Saxon Afternoon Tea!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
George Cohen
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

607 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    518
    44
    21
    10
    14
See reviews for
114
265
26
80
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (122)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Richard S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Frankgeo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 0livejuice
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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
Helpful?
Thank justingI1664UA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandton
2.0 km away
Michelangelo Hotel
Michelangelo Hotel
#4 of 48 in Sandton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 908 reviews
6.3 km away
The Residence Boutique Hotel
The Residence Boutique Hotel
#1 of 68 in Johannesburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles 710 reviews
2.8 km away
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.5 km away
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg
3.8 km away
54 on Bath
54 on Bath
#4 of 68 in Johannesburg
4.5 of 5 bubbles 570 reviews
1.7 km away
Sandton Sun
Sandton Sun
#3 of 48 in Sandton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 826 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Property: Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Address: 36 Saxon Road | 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#1 Business Hotel in Sandton
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
Price range (per night): R6 046 - R21 083
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. The art within the home 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. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Hotelopia and HotelQuickly so you can book your Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Saxon Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
Hotel Saxon Boutique

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing