A night at the Saxon – another Splendid Experience

photo2My visits to the Saxon Hotel are usually for work purposes, one never really get the opportunity to admire and take in the fact that the hotel epitomizes absolute luxury. From the minute you enter the six acres of lush landscape gardens, you get a sense that the hotel has been designed to capture  its natural environment.

This December I was invited to spend New Year’s Eve at one of the Saxon. To our surprise, we soon learned that we were not staying at the Main hotel but we spending the night in Villa 2 in the Presidential suite.

  • The hotel has Three Private Villas in total. Villa One is single storey, Villa Two & Villa Three are double-storey each, all Villas feature a private elevator, each offer a private terraces with heated pool.

We were overwhelmed by the size of our accommodation. The suites have a warm, welcoming feeling that epitomizes the overall hotel theme of Chic African design and elegance with contemporary South African architecture and art.

The suite has state of the art facilities, a laptop with a printer, wireless internet access and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

The great thing about being in a Villa is that you get to have your own Private Dinner.  Having become a Vegetarian, my options are always somewhat limited, I had a chef salad for my starter and a Mushroom Risotto as the main, the food was descent.

Just before midnight, we made our way to the main hotel for their Fireworks display which were EXCEPTIONAL.  At that moment, I had a nostalgic feeling as the entire experience took me back to my childhood days.

Overall the hotel is well-managed, the staff are sensational and extremely helpful. The hotel really sets the bar high for Johannesburg boutique hotels.

Hotel facilities: 

  • 25 lavish suites
  • 3 Private Villas
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Spa & Fitness Centre (Fantastic Equipment, they even provide earphones)
  • Meeting Rooms & Business Centre
  • Beautiful pools & outdoor lounges
  • Concierge
  • Highly personalized service standards

36 Saxon Road , Sandhurst, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 292 6000

Being a hotel guest was a splendid experience, I got a chance to reflect on 2012 – the laughter, the tears, the hard work, the achievements and the disappointment’s AND to look forward to 2013 – new beginnings and opportunities that year will bring.


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