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Wedel, Germany
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-located in the north-west of Johannesburg and yet still in close proximity of Sandton and central Johannesburg. Located on a estate in a residual area, Idwala is a real escape, no traffic noise, green small rooms of privacy in the garden. The staff is very professional, the rooms cosy and the restaurant very good and the wine cellar will meet... More 

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Idwala - we really appreciate this and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the meals you had in our restaurant. We hope that you will soon return to South Africa ---- and Idwala, for another visit! Best regards from the Idwala team. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We needed a weekend break but still wanted to be close to home. We found Idwala to be exactly what we were looking for. As soon as we arrived it felt like we were a long way from home (albeit a very short drive). The staff were wonderful and the evening meals were tremendous - Big Thank You to Maria... More 

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Thank nzjasonx
JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your week end break at Idwala, thank you for all your kind words about our staff and the evening meal! We hope you will be back again soon to enjoy another relaxing week end! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding, the service was fantastic and the African bush theme was tastefully and charmingly executed. Idwala is a 'hidden gem' - while it is central, well connected and easy to find it is definitely unexpected. Thatched chalets, stone paths, cushioned fire pits and a cozy reception and dining room make all areas a pleasure. The bar has... More 

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing Idwala - we are delighted that you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Idwala boutique hotel took me by surprise. Nestled in the northcliff neighborhood this intimate guest house is charming, elegant and just plain adorable! What makes this location so unique is its bush like charm. It indulges your senses and allows you to forget about city life. And let's be honest Joburgers how many of us lust after a city escape!?... More 

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Thank beespinner
JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

I was so pleased to read your review and to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Idwala. This is what we always hope to achieve and the Idwala Team put so much effort into making each and every guest have a wonderful experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Idwala again soon -... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Idwala is close to the Cresta shopping center (Cresta/Northcliff) so lots to do close by but that's not its greatest selling point. I have NEVER had a chocolate mousse like the one served at Idwala. The food is generally very good - bit man - that chocolate mousse....

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you Johann we are so glad that you found our chocolate mousse so memorable!!! Please come back again soon to have another one and to enjoy a peaceful stay at our paradise "in the bush"! Best regards from the Idwala Team! More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here on vacation. The staff was amazing, from the time we arrived until checkout. The food was top notch. I recommend the springbok. The room was just as pleasant ( especially the heated floor in the bathroom). We will definitely be staying here again on our return trip.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Dear Rick Thank you so much for writing a review after your visit to Idwala. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the good service given to you - our staff aim to pamper guests and to ensure that everything runs smoothly! We are also delighted that you enjoyed the Springbok Carpaccio and hope you will... More 

Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Very cozy lodge and friendly accommodating staff. It was a little hard to find the lodge but my stay overally was very enjoyable. I loved the bathroom!! It is really spacious and done up well. I would definitely return to Idwala Lodge if I am in the area.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Idwala Boutique Hotel - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Been to Idwala a few times now for dinner. They recently got a new chef who comes from one of Johannesburgs top restaurants. The restaurant is not always open, so call ahead and book. Limited menu, but the quality and presentation if outstanding. New takes on samp and beans and similar creations are really great. Good selection of wines, friendly... More 

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments about Idwala - we are delighted that you enjoyed dinner so much and hope that you will continue to use our restaurant. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2015

After a hectic day working in JHB, I arrived at Idwala for my school reunion where I was staying the night. I was greeted with smiley staff and my room was a haven from the traffic and noise. The underfloor heating was a treat, the room and bathroom were large and homely and after half an hour, I was ready... More 

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

How wonderful to have such an appreciative guest - this is what makes it all worthwhile! Thank you for all your kind words - we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and our chef was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner so much. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best regards... More 

Midlands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Excellent location hidden gem in Johannesburgh. Beautiful rooms, thatch roof quirky looks. Spacious bathrooms. The chef came to talk to us and recommend meals. Great treat from our hosts. We came here for a wedding and were delighted with everything.

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JeanetteFriese, Owner at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your appreciation - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Idwala and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best regards from the Idwala Team More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bush Lodge Feeling in one of Johannesburg's finest Boutique Hotel! Enjoy an African 5 Star Experience in the middle of Johannesburg with perfect access to business areas and tourist attractions. For both tourist and executive alike, Idwala offers tranquil surroundings where you can immerse yourself in luxury while at the same time carry out your business efficiently. Room Service, Laundry, Credit Cards, secure parking, conferences, wireless ADSL, transfers/tours, booking services, Restaurant on the premises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

Address: 13 Garrick Road | Johannesburg, Randburg 2194, South Africa (Formerly Idwala Boutique Guest House)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Price Range: $186 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Select a garden room if available.”
 of 5 bubbles 332tosv, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room not directly opposite the entrance gate.”
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“I am sure all rooms would be suitable”
 of 5 bubbles jlabberte, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We only saw the rooms in the main building and we were delighted.”
 of 5 bubbles marmil52, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the main building - room 1. The outer buildings also looked lovely.”
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