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The Peech Hotel
Ranked #3 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at The Peech. All the staff were really helpful and accommodating. We dined at The Peech in the evening and breakfast and all was great. As we left early on our final day the staff arranged breakfast to go with hot coffee for ourselves and our driver. Lovely appointed hotel.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Caroline G
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NischkaM, General Manager at The Peech Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for the great review!
So delighted to hear you were well looked after!

We hope to welcome you back one day.

Kind Regards
Nischka

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

There is nothing outstandingly bad about the hotel, but for a hotel that is supposed to blow you away (it was rated 'the best boutique hotel of Africa'), I found it a tad disappointing (or perhaps I had been expecting way too much).

Used this hotel for a layover on the way home after a great tour of South Africa and Sabi Sands. Rooms were adequate and comfortable with sufficient space and a separate living and sleeping area. Bed comfortable with electric blanket which can be turned on at night (but its really hot even at the lowest setting).

Poor internet connectivity on both days we were there. Intermittent and kept on dropping. When available, it was slower then dialup. Even a whatsapp message took a few seconds to get through (not even pictures).

Water pressure was low (although this is probably the city issue) , so much so that the shower ran dry whilst the wife was taking a shower! A quick call to reception settled the issue as they turned on the hotel pump.

We had a quick 'lunch' in the restaurant and the breakfast the next day, and service was pleasant but inordinately slow. I sort of pitied the chap doing the breakfast as he was struggling to keep up with service for everyone. To his credit, he was trying his best and food was still being brought out of the kitchen regularly. Breakfast was made to order and there is a small menu of items to order from. It was adequate.

Average stay in my books.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chua_HC
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NischkaM, General Manager at The Peech Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Good Evening,

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope that you had safe travels home.

Kind Regards
Nischka

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

PROS:

Attractive location - upmarket area close to restaurants/cafes (even though it's advisable to taxi or uber at night in Joburg we always felt v safe); Everything was very comfortable; rooms are average size but do have either a small courtyard or balcony; v good standard of fitout; tea/coffee in room; friendly and helpful staff; enjoyed the restaurant and the breakfast was all freshly cooked and table service was a nice change to the many buffet breakfasts we had over the previous month in Africa; a very pretty garden - wish we had stayed a day or two longer as there's so much to see and do in Joburg. Some lovely people from Joburg (we met on our travels) picked us up and showed us the highlights over about 4 hours. A great city - so different to anywhere else in the world. We recommend an organised day tour to make the most of your time - 3 nights here/2 days would have been better (we only had a spare 5 hours before our flight home). We would like to return at a slower pace! Security at the hotel seemed to be very good + safe in room.

CONS:

Not sure if anything can be done about the noisy, metal stairs...people going up/down woke us up a couple of times during the night/v early morning. Perhaps look at room tips and/or ask for a quieter room...maybe top floor might be better?

TO SUM UP:

The noise noted above wasn't a huge problem as we sleep quite well although a light sleeper might have found it a bit annoying. The hotel was once a large house in an affluent area so there's some history + plenty of character. The lobby/bar/restaurant area is very attractive and the open fire was burning when we arrived - gave a very cosy and welcoming feel. We really enjoyed the restaurant as we were v tired after a long day of travel (from Mauritius) - we just had 2 entrees each (delicious) and the staff were friendly & attentive. Thanks to everyone at The Peech Hotel! We recommend it here.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank NotMolly
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NischkaM, General Manager at The Peech Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Good Evening,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience, and I apologize for the noisy stairs. We are in the process of finding a solution!

I will share all your kind words with the team, and we hope to welcome you back one day!

Kind Regards
Nischka

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a transit stop over to Johannesburg. The rooms are very neat and clean.The cuisine was really nice and good. As well as the staff really nice and helpful for the whole family.
Great Service

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Moetu L
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NischkaM, General Manager at The Peech Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review! I will be sure to share with the whole team!

Safe travels, and we hope to welcome you back one day!

Kind Regards
Nischka

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay and appreciate the hotel's efforts to recycle and contribute to community upliftment. I just found it strange that they do not use free range eggs for breakfast, or the waiter made that impression, since they got it "just for me" (I sincerely appreciated that they took my request into consideration and got free range eggs though!). But, how could an eco hotel care about the community and waste reduction, if not animal welfare? In my view an eco hotel should have a holistic approach to help the planet, and certainly not support the cruel and destructive factory farming industry. Otherwise, the rooms were basic and lacked "warmth" or character, felt more like an apartment block than boutique hotel. The only way we could play music was with an iPod dock meant for those really old models from many years ago. So we couldn't play music. It's a good hotel, despite minor points mentioned, but there are better options in Jhb, so not planning on returning.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Andrea K
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NischkaM, General Manager at The Peech Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback about our eggs. We source all our supplies as ethically as we can and will review our egg supplier to see what we can get.
Our iPod docks can also play via Blue tooth and so should be use-able on all models of phones, new and old.

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Additional Information about The Peech Hotel

Address: 61 North Street | Melrose, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range: RM710 - RM1,261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Peech Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the suburb of Melrose, a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Peech is an eco-chic boutique hotel with sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden and a bistro restaurant. The hotel blends an awareness for the environment and the community with chic surroundings, fresh food and smart design. It has been described as "Contemporary, edgy and Afrocentric" by Conde Nast Traveller and nominated as South Africa's Leading Boutique Hotel for the last five consecutive years. ... more   less 
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