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

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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
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
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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 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

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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#1 Business Hotel in Sandton
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sandton
#1 Spa Hotel in Sandton
Price Range: R6 651 - R15 027 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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