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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have known the Devonshire hotel in Johannesburg for quite some time, knowing of it's rich history back in the day. It's a beautiful old hotel that is quaint and simplistic. The Bar upstairs with the baby grand piano makes for a great ambiance.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Llywellyn , Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay with us. We thank you for your feedback and our history is definitely our pride in Braamfontein. We value your support and look forward to welcoming you once again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Devonshire Hotel

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I attended a two day training at the hotel. The hotel is in need of.refurbishing, table cloths with visible stains had not been changed from the previous day. Staff are not visible accept at the food table.no napkins are.available.The food is delicious though.

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Mrs BLM Thank you for your review following your training at The Devonshire Hotel. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during your visit. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the food. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to win back your most valued business. Warm Regards Staff and Management The...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Set in downtown Braamfontein, the Devonshire is a decent easily accessible hotel that is also a more affordable alternative, especially for groups that need a comfortable and convenient conference venue. The rooms are functional and tidy with climate control and TV. The beds, are cozy and the cabinet is more than enough to keep your personal belongings. A dresser and...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay with us. We would like to thank you for your feedback. Your comments are important to us as this allows us to ensure our customer needs are being met. We value your support and look forward to welcoming you once again. Warm Regards...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Torn curtains in room, staff doing ironing in the passage outside the hotel room. Ironing board was left there until the next morning (LOL). Filthy bathroom and even filthier toilet with stains. Bedside lamp drawer fell out with a whole lot of cords sticking out. i asked for Wi-Fi password code, reception advised they'll send it up, 2 hours went...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Connie, Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your visit. Kindly note that we have room only specials on online platforms and a lot of times, people seem to miss this tiny detail which can have a big impact...

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Booked a suite online together with part payment to secure booking. On checking in I was told that I would have to move to another hotel as this one was full. A call to the GM sorted out the matter and I got the room that I paid for. From there the experience was very pleasant - the suite was...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Nico, Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay. We would like to apologise for the confusion about your room, but we are pleased to see that you have been sorted out and got your suite that you have paid for. The Hotel is under renovations yes, and this will enhance the look...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stayed here for two nights as part of a group of Americans touring South Africa. The rooms were clean, but that's possibly the only positive thing I can say about the Devonshire. The place is in tatters and although it's supposedly being remodeled, inoperable elevators, a mediocre restaurant, and even a front door that could barely be opened are inexcusable....

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your visit, Senior Management have been brought in for investigation of all mentioned comments. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to win back your most valued business....

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Don't go to this hotel. I checked in on Thursday for a 3-day stay but was forced to check out on Friday morning due to the terrible conditions: broken lift that opens and closes every 10 seconds, making light sleepers like myself unable to sleep. Noise coming from the street (cars, people talking etc.), windows not sound proof although located...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing The Devonshire Hotel following your stay. Your concerns has been raised with senior management and attended to. We do hope that you will give us another opportunity to win back your valued business. Warm Regards Staff and Management The Devonshire Hotel

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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel is terrible, old dilapidated, dusty and unfriendly. I was with my friend when we booked four nights at this hotel. When we came to our rooms there was no aircon and TV remote, only to be told we have to pay to get those remote. The hotel staff are rude, uncaring and unprofessional, except for the driver. The...

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Hote1Management, Marketing Coordinator at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review The Devonshire Hotel following your stay. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay, your concerns have been brought to senior managements attention, and they are investigating the matter. We hope you will afford us the opportunity to win back your valued...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I visited this hotel for dinner last week. It was late. The buffet style food served was OK. However, the table napkins were not laundered and were in fact smelly. It was shocking - the only detractor from an otherwise Very Good rating - but have to give it an average for the above reasons.....

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Hote1Management, Manager at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dearest Elroy Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and we also acknowledge the points you have raised which will be seen to immediately. We do hope that you will visit us again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Hotel Devonshire

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We arrived in our rooms to find no air conditioning, no bed linen at all, no towels, filthy bathrooms which obviously hadn't been updated since the middle of the last century, and the absolute stink of wet carpets throughout the 'hotel'. Needless to say, we left immediately and want our money back. Another couple did the same. Do not believe...

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Hote1Management, Manager at Hotel Devonshire, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate the issues you have brought to our attention and will definitely see to them immediately. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Hotel Devonshire is in the middle of a massive overhaul and we assure you that the points...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This elegant Johannesburg landmark that dates back to the 1930's is located on the Braamfontein Ridge, next to the iconic Mandela Bridge. Whilst The Devonshire Hotel has been totally rebuilt on the original site, it still retains its original character and charm. It is strategically positioned in Johannesburg's vibrant cosmopolitan, business and academic district, Braamfontein. The hotel offers a warm and inviting guest experience and caters to travelling businessmen, sports fans and conference delegates. The Bellismo Italian Restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine combined with its legendary pizzas; guests can relax and enjoy a casual drink at the Long Bar, a popular and inviting Johannesburg sports bar. The Devonshire Hotel is only 25 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport and 10 minutes away from the Sandton City Shopping Centre, Wits University, University of Johannesburg, and Milpark Business School. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Devonshire

Address: cnr Jorissen Ave & Melle St | PO Box 31197, Braamfontein 2017, South Africa (Formerly Orion Hotel Devonshire)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Braamfontein
Price Range: $55 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Devonshire 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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