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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this 'boutique' hotel over the weekend for a wedding. We were very disappointed with the service, largely due to how understaffed they are. Food was very average and took 90 mins to arrive. Patrons started serving their own drinks after getting fed up of waiting for the barman. Rooms were alright, but could use a bit of...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a wonderful hotel with spectacular facilities, very comfortable rooms, very tastefully decorated, multiple places to eat or spend time, a fun playroom, a stage full of instruments to play (I spent long hours at the piano. ..) and if all this was not enough, the quality of the staff is superb. A special thank you to the Greek...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Good day to you, thank you for the kind words :) we really hope to see again sooner rather than later. "The Greek Girl" sends her wishes and cannot wait to have you stay with us again

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is the place to be! Luke was our angel when we were there and going thru my brothers surgery. We were so impressed with the place and the staff. Every small detail made us feel like we were home. Cant wait to go back!

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Good day to you Ms. Zahra, thank you for the kind words :) a surprise for when you do come back to stay with us: we have air-conditioning now in all our suites. i just hope you and your family come visit sooner rather than later.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We hosted a 1920's Murder Mystery for our office year end function at Villa Simone. We started off with canapes and drinks by the pool, some competitive fun in the billiards room and dinner with 'Al Capone' in the Piano Grand club. The venue is full of character, great service, lovely bar and intimate atmosphere. An gem hidden in the...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Good day to you Esti, it was an absolute pleasure hosting your "Murder Mystery" all the staff of Villa Simonne had a really enjoyable time as well. We just only hope that we will be hosting you again at least once before your next year end function.

Reviewed 28 November 2016

From the moment you walk into the hotel - you are greeted by the friendliest staff and they are always eager to help you out. Each room is uniquely themed and you are in for a surprise depending on what room you decide to stay in. Breakfast at the hotel is made fresh and to you're liking (which is very...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Good day to you Mr. Kiran, Thank you for staying with us and i am glad you enjoyed the breakfast. If you are ever on this side of the world again, you are more than welcome to come stay with us. Hopefully you will have a little more free time to explore.

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I hosted my daughter's Crown Birthday and Villa Simonne on the 15th October 2016, needless to say that as at Tuesday, 18 October 2016 I am still receiving amazing reports from my guests. The staff were absolutely fabulous dealing with 14 year olds, but even I was amazed by them as they explored the beautiful luscious gardens with all its...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Good day to you Mrs, Sundrie, i am so glad that everything went the way you expected it. as i said on Saturday, you are more than welcome to bring the kids back for any event, it was a pleasure hosting them. we just hope to see you sooner rather than later.

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We hosted our corporate function for 120 managers at Villa Simonne last week and it was a smashing success. We chose the venue based on its location – just off the highway and half way between our offices in Braamfontein and Sandton. Great value for money - we were given 2 complimentary rooms as prizes for our employees, and did...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Ms. Megan, you are one our few guests who have experienced both our accommodation as well as our conferencing facilities. We honestly love having you stay with us. you, your guests, as well as your delegates are always more than welcome to join us.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was truly something different. I've travelled on business for many years now, often selecting places to stay just for convenience. I tried Villa Simonne this time and was blown away. It is well situated in Joburg, it's central with easy access to the highway. The property is an experience in itself with an amazing lounge area, awesome gardens and...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

good day to you Mr. Gareth, really glad to hear we made your stay comfortable, i am sure you will be able to stay longer the next trip you have to Johannesburg, to enjoy more comforts of your home away from home.

Reviewed 15 August 2016

The venue is magnificent and the gardens are beautiful and well manicured. The staff are extremely helpful, warm and friendly. We had an extremely successful function at this incredible venue. Highly recommended for all functions, launches and corporate events.

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

Mr Jordy, It was an absolute pleasure to host your Event. i hope it wont be too long before you decide to host another event with us.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered the gem of Johannesburg, a boutique hotel like none I have ever encountered in his world. Every room is a different theme, reflecting an era and iconic place in the world, from Marakesh to Great Gatsby, they have made such an immense effort to decorate each room like another place and time in history. Multiple lounging areas also...

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LukeBray, Manager at Villa Simonne, responded to this review

thank you for the wonderful praise, i am sure we will be seeing a lot more of you in the near future

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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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: $130 - $257 (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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