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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Overall my husband and I had a good experience , reception was warm and had a personal touch .... room was comfy and had a rustic appearance , however, if you have a phobia of spiders you might not be totally relaxed although the spiders are a result of the natural greenery on the property and by no means can...

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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 4 January 2017

Relaxing time away, if you needing time to get away this is the place to be,. They were very welcoming and efficient and the messages were just so relaxing. Lovely experience highly recommended in the heart of Joburg

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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.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had a R200 voucher from SafariNow and booked this place quickly. Big mistake, should have done my homework better, Most guests rated this place as very good, but my experience is that it is overpriced (R950 single rate) and average compared to other country hotels with spas in Johannesburg or hotels in Sandton that have large gardens and spas...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Although we don't have a sauna (Nor do we advertise that we do) , we do however focus on relaxation massage, one of our highlights at the Retreat, so sorry you do not enjoy massages. For those who need to get some work time in, Fresh, the coffee shop on the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My hubby and I enjoyed a blissful stay at Hands On Retreat. It is like stepping into a world of calm and peace and forgetting the rush and hectic pace just outside the gates. If you need to revitalise or just get away from everything, I would highly recommend this lovely place. The rooms are very comfortable and has every...

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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 12 December 2016

I had great service with this company from the time of making the booking till the time I booked out of the spa. Their assistance was amazing as I was running late but was in time for my treatment. The friendly staff always ready to assist anyhow possible. My highlight was the massage and the awesome picnic basket thereafter. My...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend at Hands on Retreat and what a fantastic experience. The rooms are ideal for a weekend getaway and the breakfast is delicious. The staff is friendly and curteous and makes sure you are comfortable. Francine and Mashudu gave us an amazing spa day which left us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. We would definately...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I booked my husband and I in to Hands On Retreat. Wow! What a lovely, romantic getaway. Beautiful gardens. Lots of private gazebos scattered around the gardens to sit in. We had a couples massage, then a picnic dinner (which had a surprise in it), spent the night and breakfast the next morning. Some great "us time". The picnic had...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We just wanted to get away for a night and I stumbled upon the Hands On Retreat Guest House. I was wonderfully surprised by the picnic basket, the food was amazing and they are very accommodating. Even more the massages was amazing and the staff was very professional. I will recommend this for a weekend getaway, you don't feel like...

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

As a frequent business traveler, I need to score the Hands on retreat in Craighall a 5 star rating. Great rooms beautiful gardens and a very tranquil and peaceful stay. Staff are extremely helpful and service is great. Rooms are well equipped, comfortable and spacious. Its perfectly located for easy access to Rosebank, Sandton and most business centres but feels...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A warm welcome made our stay at the Spa more enjoyable. Accommodation and food were first rate as well as everything I needed was at hand or supplied when requested. Spa amenities were great. Lots of great therapies to make us feel pampered and rejuvenated. Strongly recommend Hands on retreat for a relaxing weekend away.

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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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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: ₹ 4,585 - ₹ 5,830 (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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“I have no complaints, only compliment and my tip is to continue what you are doing and keep growing and improving. ”
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