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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had an awesome time and the massage was AMAZING! 💖🍾 We went for our 1st anniversary, was awesome to get away from the hussle and bustle. The picnic basket was filled with awesome goodies and delicious things to eat. Thanks so much to the awesome team it was truly a relaxing experience. Relaxing, calming environment, just what we needed.

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HandsOn_10, Manager at Hands On Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

So relaxed and spoiled! Just the place to be!💖. Amazing atmosphere and very friendly service from staff. Lovely scenery under beautiful big trees. Would recommend for a quick afternoon and sleep over.

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance & I truly enjoyed our stay- from the friendly staff& eagerly anticipated massages done so well by Francine and Gloria to the yummy food. We enjoyed tucking into the well thought out feast packed in our picnic basket in the tranquil setting of those lovely gardens. The little love letter task was a great touch& made our weekend...

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay , We especially enjoyed the picnic and the relaxing atmosphere we also enjoyed the breakfast and the friendly hospitality ,the gardens were pretty and enjoyed the time with my husband ,will possibly return in the future for our anniversary

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review you have shared on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at Hands on Retreat. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit with us.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly an amazing experience and would love to visit Hands on Retreat again! Thanks to the therapists Sikha and Monica as well as the friendly Front House staff Monica and Aida. We had an amazing time and absolutely loved having picnic in the beautiful garden.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay at Hands on Retreat for a work trip each month. It is the most beautiful place, a serene setting with a lovely garden. The staff are friendly and most helpful. It is helpful that this guest house is close to all the shops such as Woolworths, Clicks, Pick n Pay and nice restaurant's.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site and setting are lovely, big trees and bird life, with a gentle stream running through the property. Treatment (hot stone massage) - I have had better. Picnic basket was underwhelming (example: an advertised box of biscuits was 2 lunchbox packs of provita). Value-for-money was questionable - R1700 for couple hot stone massage and a picnic basket compared to...

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HandsOn_10, Owner at Hands On Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our pricing of the Couple Hot Stone and Picnic that you enjoyed. Your comment has prompt us to put together a special offer for this package at R1200 per couple. Please follow us on face book and our website where we will promote the special offer. We will also make contact with you to...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lady's full body masage for me and my husband was so Wonderful and relaxing!! Next was our picnic with namy food and Chocalate inside!! The room fantastic, and next time we hope the water problem of Jhb. is up for a lovely jucuzy inside the room..... Breakfast was also wonderfull thank you very much Hands On!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a real warm reception. Felt I arrived home after a loooong trip. Breakfast is to die for... the massages a real blessing! The garden... please go see for youself. Well managed place with ever so friendly people,faces and eager staff. Room was so so nice! No words to describe the true blissfull blessing! Gonna miss you all you...

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Germiston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Hands On Retreat for his birthday - it was a lovely relaxing afternoon and evening spent having a couples massage followed by a picnic basket dinner in the beautiful gardens. One would not believe that you were in the city when sitting in the gardens - it is so peaceful and rejuvenating.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GREAT LOCATION and BEST VALUE for money! We are centrally situated in the upmarket "Parks" area of Northern Johannesburg and give easy access to our surrounding suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Randburg whether by car or public transport. 10 Minutes drives from the Sandton and Rosebank Gautrain station and the use of UBer taxi services are advised (use code martinal if first time user to get R90 off your 1st ride).Transport can be arranged from OR Tambo, however quickest way is to use the GAUTRAIN. 6 Double on- suite rooms with private garden access, with small kitchenette ideal for LONG STAYS for the deserning business or leasure traveller. SECURE OFF STREET PARKING with own remote control. All rooms have a seperate bath and shower. 1 WHEEL CHAIR friendly room and all beds are queen size. FREE High speed internet and our ON-SITE COFFEE SHOP makes our venue ideal for breakfast and lunch meetings. WALKING distance to Hacklebrook Conference and 10 minutes drive to SANDTON Convention Center. DINNER trays by arrangements On- Site HAIRDRESSER and SPA. 5 Minutes walk to VALLEY SHOPPING Centre: Woolworths, Clicks, Bottle Store, Vodacom, Butcher, Coffee shops and Laundromat 5 mintues walk from Pick , Pay and Planett Fitness 5 minutes to KFC and Mc Dondalds take aways Delicious breakfasts are served from 7h00 to 10h00 to order on our patio which opens out onto a garden abundant of trees and bird life. You also have enough space in front of your room to enjoy our wonderful Johannesburg afternoons sipping sundowners ordered from our coffee shop Cold days are warmed by a roaring log fire in our dining room. RATES DROP FOR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY STAYS ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hands On Retreat

Address: 4 Argyle Avenue, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: ₹ 4,625 - ₹ 5,928 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hands On Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“a room in the corner with a garden view would be best to avoid the noise of the kitchen staff”
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