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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat! You would never know that just a short walk or drive from some of the busiest places in Johannesburg lies a leafy green wonderland of tranquility. We arrived and hadn't even had time to park our vehicle when someone came to greet us. We were shown to our magnificent room, and were immediately blown away by the...

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Pieter d, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

You have no idea what your review means to all of us at Foxwood House. It is appreciated more than you may know - esp. in view of all the hustle and bustle behind the tranquil exterior to maintain the appearance of calm. Our guests are the most important facet of our image of calm and green gardens - they...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Seeking a comfortable overnight facility for our business conference in Houghton, we selected the Foxwood on the recommendation of friends; it proved to be an excellent choice. Well managed, friendly and comfortable, Foxwood is a range of cottages with a rural flavour : ducks and swans are visible amongst the trees and lakes. Breakfast was personal and flavoursome..a great start...

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Pieter d, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Firstly, I need to say how much we appreciate the trouble patrons take to publish a review. More importantly, we are delighted that you were happy choosing us! Thank you for your kind words.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The team of receptionists, cooks and cleaners could not have been more helpful. The verdant garden and shrill peacocks gave this boutique hotel a special atmosphere. Not for those who prefer the predictability of the Holiday Inns of this world.

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Pieter d, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you. Reviews are always helpful in making us see how others see us. Your kind response is highly appreciated by all of us at Foxwood House. Many thanks.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Foxwood House left a huge impression on me since the very first visit. I first visit it for a getaway night, fell in love with it and started arranging to use it as my wedding venue. We had the most amazing wedding at Foxwood House in September 2016. We have also been to Foxwood for the Sunday buffet and a...

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Pieter d, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you. You are the best guests one can find: charming, polite, considerate. How can one not try to give you the best we can? That includes all of us!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Foxwood House had all the elements we require: a quiet dark room and fresh milk in the fridge for early morning coffee. We thought the breakfasts were excellent and appreciated having marmalade - not always a given! But best of all was the staff who were warm, attentive, charming and friendly - every last person from the gate to the...

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review - and such a great review! Our staff members are delighted. What we sacrifice in terms of formal protocol, we gain with spontaneity and uninhibited warmth. It has little to do with us - they really are 'people who need people' in the words of the Streisand song. I do appreciate the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We've only attended evening functions at Foxwood House but not stayed overnight. The pathway to the main house winds through tree lined shrubbery with the lights of the house winking a welcome! Wooden Oregon pine floors and sparkling chandeliers add to the gracious atmosphere. One evening was an elegant dinner inside in authentic early 19th century surroundings. Food was excellent...

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you. 'Custom made' to suit your specific requirements, it is greatly appreciated that you have taken the trouble to post a review. You were charming guests, and we wish you everything for the best for the new year ahead of you!

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I recently stayed at Foxwood house on a business trip to Johannesburg. What a pleasant surprise! A beautiful tranquil environment in the middle of the city, The property has a beautiful naturel forest environment and friendly staff. The villa is a national monument and you can gain insight into both former president Steyn and Kruger's legacy's. The owners of the...

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

What a wonderful review - and analysis of everything we offer. As the owner of an establishment that has been designed and crafted along highly individualistic lines, it is great to receive guests' comments to know how they feel and respond to our establishment. A haven for the arts, we try to create a space for our guests where they...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I absolutely loved my 3 nights at Foxwood House. It was beautifully tranquil, set in a lovely forested garden, with peacocks, a swan, ducks, a pond, etc. Such a restful place with a wonderful atmosphere. I loved the room, comfortable and luxurious and very well appointed. The staff were absolutely fabulous. The night manager, Vusi, was charming and delightful and...

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. You have no idea how much such a charming gesture is appreciated. In a hurried world few people find the time to encourage and compliment. You have made our day at Foxwood House!

Johannesburg
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We used the Theatre facility/conference room for my husband's 50th. Joey and her team pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable night for our friends and family. The venue was beautifully decorated and the food absolutely out of this world and enough for an army!. Pieter de Vos adhered to my special request and organised an artist...

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foxwoodhousesa, Owner at Foxwood House, responded to this review

Thank you, Anita. We are delighted that you enjoyed the night with us. From our side, I have to mention that you and your guests were charming and gracious, and it was such a pleasure for all of us to have you with us that it would have been difficult for us NOT to pull out all stops to make...

London
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Just stayed here for a week whilst on business with some pleasure too. Outstanding service and hospitality. Hope to return to Johannesburg soon and will not hesitate in staying at Foxwood House again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Foxwood House is stylish and unpretentious. Antique furniture with Wi-Fi and all the modern conveniences. We offer a warm caring service, respectful of our guests' privacy. Conference venues for small to larger groups; superb traditional cuisine; 9 garden suites, 2 in the old manor house; weekend theatre. In large grounds, surrounded by lush gardens and ancient trees. We have swans, ducks, peacocks and Simon, a loving German Shepherd. Centrally situated, close to the M1 freeway connecting Johannesburg with Pretoria. A few minutes drive from the major business districts of Rosebank and Sandton. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foxwood House

Address: 13 5th Street | Houghton, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Foxwood House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose from a range of comfortable cottages, keep clear of parking areas.”
 of 5 bubbles Bill434, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The 2 stable rooms are the smallest. Any of the others are great with "Jessie's Cottage" and "The Coach House" being my favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristoLaraine, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Jessie's cottage is a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles 40carlh, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have a beautiful view of the garden with swans, ducks and peacocks wandering around”
 of 5 bubbles anitaw124, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The room in the corner on the left of the parking was the better”
 of 5 bubbles DexMoore, 17 Jul 2014 | Read review
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