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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I chose the Monarch as a result of reading all the glowing Trip Advisor recommendations, and I was not disappointed. The hotel was without question one of the nicest places I've ever stayed at, in terms of tasteful luxury, peacefulness, caring staff, elegant decor and just generally somewhere in which I felt comfortable and at home. The breakfast they served...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review of the Monarch. Our aim is to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible and I am delighted that everything measured up to your expectations. We are very grateful for your kind words and hope that you will join us again soon. Sincerely Jan van...

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful traditional hotel in safe location. Very comfortable room and lovely bathroom. Rooms were quiet. Lovely little courtyard where you can have a drink or a snack. The Monarch exudes an air of peace and tranquility and it is hard to believe that when you step outside, you are only 2 minutes walk from top notch restaurants and shops. Every...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. Your compliments on staff are very kind and greatly appreciated! I will be sure to pass these on to the team. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is quite something a restored post Office building now a five star establishment in the heart of Rosebank in Johannesburg elegantly appointed suites decorated with amazing art pieces the previous owners Was responsible for it and the result is awesome! There arte plenty of facilities lounges a business room and the staff is helpful and friendly and the hotel...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We take great pride in our building and artworks, and we appreciate your commentary on both. Thank you, too, for the lovely compliments on service and food. These will be passed on to our team. We...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Hotel arranged collection from airport and a day trip to all the main museums etc, which was very good. We felt safe in the hotel and immediate area. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent. The room was large and tastefully decorated.

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to enjoy the local museums. Thank you for the lovely compliments - I will be sure to pass these on to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Two words: totally awesome! We stayed there for 2 nights, on our transatlantic flight from the US. Staff, service, furniture, location, everything was perfect! totally recommended to stay at Rosebank area if tourists, as malls, shops, restaurants are around the corner. 100% recommended.

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. We really appreciate the enthusiasm of your recommendation and we hope to have you visit us again soon! Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Check in and check out were done without a hitch. The suite was tastfully furnished and very clean. The hotel provided transportation during my stay and both drivers were very helpful and polite. All staff were exceptionally polite and helpful. Location worked very well for me. The hotel was a walking distance to my meetings and near the Rosebank Malls.

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review of the Monarch. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that the location worked very well for your needs. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

Johannesburg
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We recently had a brief overnight stop in Johannesburg and chose the Monarch Hotel from previous reviews. It proved to be a good choice. The driver the hotel provided to collect us from the airport was excellent and all the staff at the hotel were helpful and friendly. Our room was on the ground floor and rather dark and gloomy...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on the Monarch. I am very pleased that we were able to deliver on your expectations. Your compliments and feedback are greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you back to the Monarch soon! Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

Johannesburg
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very nice hotel with great service and friendly staff. Conveniently located at the Rosebank mall and a few steps away from the Gautrain station. Easy access to shopping, restaurants and to the airport.

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This Hotel was amazing. It was 5 star luxury all the way. Our suite (which was the cheapest type available at the hotel) was extremely spacious and had a separate sitting room. All the furnishings were very luxurious and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was amazing with a wide variety in the continental buffet and delicious offerings in...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us - and the convenience of our location! The Mall is great and many of our guests enjoy the shopping. Thank you very much for your kind words and compliments. We hope to welcome you back again...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I along with our adult children and their spouses, 8 in total, stayed at the Monarch on two separate occasions while traveling in South Africa on vacation from the USA. We are all frequent travelers and everyone agreed that the Monarch provided one of the best experiences ever. The rooms are spacious and over-the-top luxurious, the service...

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Jan v, General Manager at Monarch Hotel, responded to this review

Once again, we thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Monarch. We are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely Jan van As General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A sophisticated boutique experience for even the most discerning visitor, Johannesburg's Hotel Monarch combines first-world amenities with old world grandeur, creating a welcoming space for business travellers and tourists alike. From the chandeliered lounges to the manicured garden, the hotel features an eclectic mix of antique furniture and luxurious fabrics, off-set by an extensive collection of modern art pieces by new and emerging South African artists. Originally the 1930 Saxonwold Post Office on Oxford Road, the building is admired for its stunning architecture as well as its rich cultural history. Every exquisite suite is air-conditioned and includes its own private lounge and luxury bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, satellite television and DVD players are standard inclusions, with some suites featuring their own kitchenette. A sumptuous breakfast is served in the highly regarded hotel restaurant, where guests are also spoilt for choice with extensive lunch and dinner menus featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Additionally, room service and packed lunches are available. A team of highly capable and knowledgeable staff is available 24 hours to assist with travel, tourism and an undertaking to ensure that every stay surpasses their guests' valued expectations. For the shopping enthusiast, Hotel Monarch is half a mile from Rosebank Mall. Killarney Golf Club is a 4-minute drive away and central Johannesburg is 6 miles from the property. Free, secure parking is available on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monarch Hotel

Address: 167 Oxford Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €152 - €314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Monarch Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
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“We have stayed in 4 different rooms and found all to be exceptional. The suites with an extra living room are quite large.”
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“We stayed in rooms facing the courtyard, and they were quiet”
 of 5 bubbles och20, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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