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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Such an interesting venue. Had a wonderful stay with very friendly staff clean room and a beautiful garden. Will defiantly go back. So many nooks to relax in. Pool area was great. Thinking of having my wedding in the area called Pathenon.

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Lady Stefania, It was an honor having you stay with us, as mentioned during your stay, we are all very excited to host your wedding here at our Parthenon. Thank you again, Looking forward to having you stay with us again.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed at the hotel on my wedding night and had no hot water for bathing when getting ready for my wedding ceremony, My flower girls and I had freezing cold baths on a day when we should have felt pampered. I went to my wedding with dirty hair as I couldn't bring myself to use cold water. The man...

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Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I would have liked to have a heater or an electronic blanket because my room was very cold but I totally lovw the space and themes of the individual room's. I would like to visit again on business on my next trip

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

it would be wonderful to have you stay with us again, i shall personally make sure that you have all the heating or cooling requirements sorted from your arrival till your departure. we hope to see you sooner rather than later

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a charming and absolutely wonderful retreat in the heart of Johannesburg. It is so full of fascinating character, so different from most hotels. It is really a comfortable retreat away from all the rush of town. The manager Luke Bray was really so amazing and just made our stay so welcomed. While the various corridors, public rooms and...

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it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us, we can only hope that you will be able to stay a little longer.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

absolutely amazing ... the decor and vibe gives a sense of something out of the movie the grand budapest hotel ...with each area being completely different filled with decor of all sorts...the bar area is perfect for a drink and even boasts a blackjack table with an extremely professional dealer but yet very entertaining (dimitri) ... the staff are extremely...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

it is always a pleasure having you stay with us. i am sure from your previous visit, it is rather apparent that a lot has changed, all for the better of course. really looking forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stayed at the Villa Simmon for 1 night in June 2016. The Dinner Menu was very disappointing with very limited choice (we suspected the meals were frozen). We were the only people in the restaurant and there was zero atmosphere. Wine choices very limited too. After dinner we planned to go to the room to watch all the highlights...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Walker, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We do hope you enjoyed your trip to Johannesburg for the rugby. We apologize for the misunderstanding – we are not a restaurant, but rather a boutique hotel that serves a limited menu of freshly prepared meals for the convenience of our guests. I am sorry that...

Malta
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was my second trip to the villa – this time for 3 unforgettable nights. The hotel reminds me of a superb (and often surreal) museum, with wonderful memorabilia and collectors items everywhere you look. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the Presidential suite – it was nothing short of luxurious: massive suite, with separate Jacuzzi room, huge...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

as always it is an absolute pleasure having you two stay with us. I am glad to hear our grandest suite was to your liking, Lets just hope we see you sooner, rather than later the next time you are in Johannesburg.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Yeah it feel like paradise while you stay at villa simonne, friendly people and relaxed themes and rooms. Awesome collection of antiques and sculptures. Highly recommended, right location and close by business center and ellis park

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

thank you for the kind words, lets hope you can stay a little longer the next time you are in Johannesburg again.

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2016

From the moment you enter through the imposing gates, you are transported to a different era and you forget that you are in Johannesburg! Everything about Villa Simonne is different from anything that you have ever experienced. The people are friendly and eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We were treated like royalty from the moment we...

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it was an honest pleasure having you with us, lets hope we see you again sooner, rather than later :)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Great value for money, wonderful staff and interesting decor. Upgraded to a larger suite on arrival, accommodation clean and neat. Complimentary decanter of sweet wine much appreciated. Quirky decor definitely not the run of the mill hotel. Make a welcome change from the typical "cut and paste" hotels that have unfortunately become ubiquitous.

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Hi Graeme, The decanter will always be full on your arrival. hope to see you return soon :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Simonne

Address: 16 West Street | Lower Houghton, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €93 - €185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Simonne 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Because the hotel is very strategically placed, one has a choice with regard to room choice. The rooms are fantastic.”
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