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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay . It was very refreshing , alway from all the stress. Our massage was amazing and very soothing a relaxing . They really know their stuff. I would highly recommend this place to any one

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

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special thanks to the friendly staff and warm welcome. Lovely picnic basket and relaxing masage. A very wonderful relaxing environment to just unwind and forget about the city life. Will recommend an overnight stay

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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 3 weeks ago

I would you like to say a special thank you to the Hands On Retreat team for treating us with such a relaxing day for my bachelorette party this past weekend. We were welcomed by friendly staff, and receive our 2 hour spa special that was beyond relaxing. They were so nice to even give us champagne to sip on...

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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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely break away with my love to celebrate my birthday and spend some quality time together. Lovely location, relaxing environment with good food and great massages from our therapists Sikha and Aida. Xxx

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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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful. No need to drive hours just to get some peace and quiet 💑❤👌 definitely coming back. The full body massage was refreshing. Picnic was nice with a bottle of bubbly and a love note😎

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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.

Harrismith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best value for money to stay in Johannesburg. Good location with beautifully decorated, clean room with all the amenities one could ask for. Very friendly, helpful staff. Lovely breakfast. We'll be back! Thank you.

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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 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing breakaway for couples that just want to brake away from busy life's. Get a amazing couples message from Monica and Idha. Feel so relaxed and would recommend it to everyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time and the massage was AMAZING! 💖🍾 We went for our 1st anniversary, was awesome to get away from the hussle and bustle. The picnic basket was filled with awesome goodies and delicious things to eat. Thanks so much to the awesome team it was truly a relaxing experience. Relaxing, calming environment, just what we needed.

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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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So relaxed and spoiled! Just the place to be!💖. Amazing atmosphere and very friendly service from staff. Lovely scenery under beautiful big trees. Would recommend for a quick afternoon and sleep over.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place should be rated as a 5 star resort and Spa.. The service is excellent and the staff are very welcoming.. The food was great especially the picnic basket which they prepare for you was lovely!! Accommodation was up to standard and the rooms were extremely clean and tidy :-) I will be visiting this spa as often as...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: RM299 - RM383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hands On Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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