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Excellent place for get away. Good environment and friendly staff. The treat was so refreshing. I can do it again and again.
We had such a beautiful experience together. Simply loved the massages and spa. Very relaxing indeed.
Excellent once again. See you in a few months’ time.
Thanks you so much. We had a pleasurable & meaningful time. The staff looked after us really well. We feel very blessed to have been here.
P.S The food & massages were excellent too. Thank you.
This is what we needed. It was birthday surprise for my boyfriend and the best present I could have gotten for him. A special Thank You to Karen who made our stay very special. We would love to come back soon for longer.
Thank you for an awesome night. Made my birthday very memorable. Beautiful room (nice bath), wonderful breakfast and relaxing treatments. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Just the relaxing weekend we needed. Would love to come back and will recommend to our family and friends in cape town. Thank you Karin and Natasha.
We were so lucky to have found this wonderful place. The best place to relax before a long flight back home. Thank you so much.
What an absolute gem of a place. Thank you so much to Karin and team for the hospitality. Will recommend to friends and certaintly be back.
Baie, baie dankie vir julle gasvryheid. Julle het ons behoorlik bederf. Dit is net wat ons nodig gehad het!!! Sal definitief weer kom.
Thank you for the great service. The staff was very friendly. We enjoyed our night.
We had a great time. Very Friendly and warm. Perfectly served breakfast.
Thank you very much, we had a great time, very relaxing. Thanks.
Thank you very much, we had a great time, very relaxing. Thanks.
Awesome break, very relaxing, totally unexpected. The room was unexpected, total privacy. Would definitely return and recommend your establishment. Thank you very much.
Thank you guys very much it was wonderful and will defiantly be back again and refer you to other people. Thanks a lot.
Thank you for a very lovely weekend. We enjoyed every moment here and will certainly return. Our compliments to the staff’s kindness, generosity and friendly nature. God bless. See you soon.
The weekend was excellent. Lovely service, food and accommodation. Overall I would rate it an eleven out of ten. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends. Thanks to all.
Thank you for the excellent service!!!
It is a very warm, quiet and beautiful place in Johannesburg which I enjoyed the most. The service is great. Thank you! I will definitely be back.
The experience was unexpected, this really is a retreat. We never expected to find ourselves in a place like this in JHB. We had a lovely time here the staff is friendly and welcoming, we’ll definitely be back. Ps: the room is to die for, the décor is welcoming. You feel at home, away from home.
This is by far the most nicest place ever. Thank you so so much for your kindness, we have really appreciated it all. Double thumbs up Karin the manager, she really out done herself. Karin you have welcomed us with warmth and kindness when we came and left. You are truly a wonderful person and thank you for making our stay awesome. We will defiantly be returning again, and who wouldn’t.
My fiancé and I arrived on 23rd , Karin welcomed us with such warmth and hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stayand the massages. Thank you Karin,Natasha,Nomsa and Meikie for a stunning stay. We definitely will be back.
What an enjoyable experience we had! Thank you to all the staff and especially Karin who made our evening on the 23rd September.
Thanks you for a very enjoyable stay, Beautiful venue and excellent service. Pleasant Memories created. The Hand Soap, very cute touch. Great Shower & Jacuzzi.
I was completely blown away by the great experience i had at Hands on Retreat. I bought a spa package for myself and my sister, something we like to do often. This was our first visit to Hand on...and we absolutely had the best morning. Their service was friendly, punctual, organized and the quality of the spa was impeccable.
I highly recommend Hand on...especially when you compare the service with the nearby location of Johannesburg. Thank you Hand on for making our day unforgettable.
I had such a lovely stay, thank you so much! You have such a lovely place, looking forward to coming back soon! It’s a home away from home, makes going away so much easier. The service was absolutely divine!
Baie vriendelike verwelkoming. Geskenkies an my vrou vir haar verjaarsdag was baie oulik en ons het dit baie waardeer. Geriewe is tops, dekor heel kreatief en my vrou is a groot “fan” daarvan. Baie rustig en die spa help om jou daai ekstra rustigheid te bring. Die kos was heel lekker en daar is n groot verskeildenheid wat dit dieheeltyd interesant hou. Sal verseker weer hier kom ontspan en my vriende gaan vertel van die oulike wegbreek op hulle voorstoep.
Thank you to the staff at Hands On. It was a treat indeed. All the staff members are great with great hospitality.
This has been the greatest experience we had for a weekend getaway and spa treatments. What a cold winter it has been and added with the service level that brought the satisfactory we were really anticipating. Thanks for being so worth for our rands, we will indeed spread the word about it. It brought the stress level to zero and I can’t explain it further. Thank you!!!
Thank you to all the staff at Hands On, especially Karin really made our stay restful and relaxing. The experience was worth it and a must to do again. The rooms are well stocked and a real delight to stay in. Thank you all.
Thanks’ for a great stay. So tranquil and everyone was so friendly and helpful.
'A great and peaceful place to stay while attending our friend's wedding. The room is clean. Service - friendly and genuine. Our short stay in SA and overall experience so far, makes us want to come back and we shall remember your place!'
Isabelle & Thierry (Frogs in Oz)
'When we arrived I saw two people with slippers at the breakfast table and thought it was hysterical, but by the next morning I did the same! Your atmosphere is so tranquil and your rooms so beautiful and relaxing – you can't help but feel right at home'
'We really enjoyed the stay. It is peaceful and tranquil. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Rooms are well equipped. The massages are really good. The water features scattered around the premises give a nice, calming effect. Thanks'
'This is a lovely place. I liked the tranquil environment. Will definitely call again. Bless you'
'Excellent service, relaxing atmosphere and exceptional hospitality. Highly recommended. Will advise everybody to visit your hands on treatments'
'Baie dankie vir 'n onvergeetlike ondervinding. Die eters is heerlik, die spa behandelings is ongelooflik en die diens onverbeterlik. Vanaf ons eerste ontmoeting het personeel soos Natsha ons spesiaal laat voel. Ons sal beslis weer an weer terug kom na hierdie stukkie hemel in die stad'
'Many thanks for the hospitality shown to me over the last 27 days. The garden is a sea of tranquility in a busy, busy city. It really is an oasis of calm. Go well until we meet again. May all light surround you'
'Lovely time, beautiful room, great breakfast and friendly service. Isaac loved hiding under the 'sheds' and exploring the garden'
Adrian, Patricia & Isaac (England)
'We had a very relaxing time. Good accomodation, good food and great treatments! We'll be back in summer to appreciate your garden. Thanks for a good time and friendly service'
Ludwig & Anel
'Thank you for the lovely service and accomodation. Definitely a place to be revisited and also recommended to family and friends'
Many thanks! Liezel & Kenneth
'Many thanks again for the lovely hospitality. It was a great pleasure to stay at your guesthouse. I am more than happy to meet you and look forward to the second stay. It was my first time in Johannesburg, I was so impressed and just want to thank you. I hope to come again'
With all the best, Őmer Ūlke
'Thank you very much for an awesome time. We enjoyed it so much. Will most definitely come again! The room was so nice and breakfast was out of this world! All the best for you guys for the years to come!'
'Margaret and I have enjoyed our two days in this little paradise in a big city. The garden, with it's winter hues, reminded us both of Canberra Australia – but without the winter cold (we never have breakfast on our patio at home at this time of the year). We will recommend Hands On Retreat to all our friends'
'We are very happy to stay here, we feel like it's our house. Your service is special, congratulations. I want to write too much but my English is so bad. In one word !!! Espectaculor !!! If I will come back, return here, to South Africa, I hope you will receive me with the open arms like this time. Thank you so much for all of you ; you are the best of our holiday'
Sincerely, Giovanny, Daniele, Felipe & Josmar
'I'm so glad to been here. It's a pleasure place to stay and relax. Looks like to be at home.Thanks for everybody'
Milton Costa (Brasil)
'I like the furniture & the ambiance of a cottage. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for a wonderful stay'
'From Argentina! Thanks for the warm service and made us feel like home'
'Thank you for a relaxing stay. Hands On Retreat is very beautiful. Staff is friendly'
Yamato and friends
'Thanks a lot, we've had a wonderful stay!
Love from Norway and Scotland
'Very friendly and helpful staff. I had an enjoyable stay'
'Relaxing, wonderful friendly staff. Would come back again' - David & Penny
'Thank you for a very relaxing stay. I wished I had made more use of the place and such excellent staff. Would love to come back again'
'A very nice oasis in the middle of Jo'burg. Will spread the word in the USA'
Jamie & Susanna
'The ladies are amazing and we had a very relaxing time. A very romantic getaway for myself and Natasha'
Many thanks, Albert & Natasha
' A lovely stay! A great concept and lovely atmosphere'
Many thanks, St John
'Wat 'n bederf?! Ongelooflik lekker en baie nice personeel! Ons kan dit aanbeveel!'
Baie dankie, Johan & Chrisna Nel
Thank you for a wonderful stay – was really a great experience. Will be coming again for the massage and the relaxation of all the surroundings. The place is stunning, worth every penny'
Sam & Marco
'Thank you so much for your service, it was wonderful and I will recommend your place to
others. Your assistants were so friendly and loving in their patience with me. I wish I
could come back soon. I have never been to a nice place like this before'
'Baie dankie Louis and Martina! Ons het alles verskriklik geniet en 'n wonderlike tyd gehad! Julle het 'n lieflike gastehuis met dierbare mense wat hier werk! Dit was 'n groot bederf! Mag die Here julle en julle besigheid oneindig seën!'
Groete van Wolfgang & Angelika
' Dankie vir die lekker kuier, gasvryheid – dis pragtig hier!' - Sanett
'We had a lovely stay with Louis and Martina. They are brilliant hosts and the accomodation was great!! Loved the Wi-fi option, great help. Thanks for that Louis. We will definitely be back'
Errol & Karen
'To Louis, Martina and Staff - Was absolutely wonderful. Service and experience was
great. May you grow from strength to strength'
'It was a wow! Hands On Retreat has a very nice, relaxing and calming environment. It is
the best place to go and run away from the busy city life. Who thought Jo'burg (the busy
city) could have such an environment. I must give compliments to the founder of the
place, this is a wow! Everyone deserves to be pampered every now and again. Compliments
to the chef and the waitresses. The therapists Tebogo and Meiki, their hands worked like
magic. We feel revived, calm and healed (the body & soul). This was the best weekend
ever, me and my hubby enjoyed it and will definitely recommend it to any couple'
Love Nwabiso & Lutanolo Pulumo
'Louis, Martina and staff: Your collective determination to make a difference in S.A. is
evident in everything you do. You succeed spectacularly in 'giving' - a rare commodity
in our rushed world. You've discovered the self-fulfillment of giving and it shows'
Love, Nico & Ronel
'Dankie vir 'n awesome tyd by Hands-On-Retreat. Wonderlike atmosfeer, heerlike kos,
vriendelike mense en die beste pedikuur! Baie dankie... Ek voel recharged'
Delightful place and people.
'Thank you Louis and Martina for inviting us to spend the weekend at Hands On Retreat. We have
really been blessed and Jerome and I have enjoyed the alone time together. The love-better 'homework' was a great idea. The spa treatments were an added touch of luxury - Thank you. We have enjoyed the meals, it is so good not to worry about catering for
Fond regards, Jerome and Carol
'So in die middel van die stad - fantasties! Ek was heel meegevoer, veral in die aand,
met die grootsheid van die bome.. Viva Jo'burg!'
Francois Le Roux
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Lanseria Airport - 20km
OR Tambo International - 40km
Children 14 years and older are welcome.
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00
Listed on SA-Venues.com
December 2010 - 69 Reviews