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The Saxon Hotel

At a Glance


  • possibly the most exclusive address in Gauteng
  • exceptionally high security
  • good for business travelers or high-profile folk who'd rather not see anyone else in the corridors


  • some might find the atmosphere a bit snooty
  • children under 14 not welcome in restaurant
  • pricey

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The Saxon Hotel Review

In the exclusive suburb of Sandhurst, adjacent to the commercial and shopping center of Sandton, the Saxon Hotel has repeatedly received awards for its excellence. Heads of state have stayed here, including Nelson Mandela, who came here after his release from prison and to work on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The butlers pride themselves on keeping files on their guests, right down to what they order from the bar. An azure pool adjoins the sleek, modern building. Inside, the feeling is calm and classical, and there's an extensive African art collection on display throughout the hotel. Rooms are huge, with big bay windows overlooking the gardens or pool. Large-screen TVs, DVD players, surround sound, and a workstation with a fast Internet connection are standard. The delightful restaurant has a wonderful setting.

    Hotel Details

  • 53 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-15-2012

Fodorite Reviews

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    one of the best hotels in the world! eytremly attentive staff! excellent spa "leading spa of the world". extremly beautiful garden. sunday brunch is a treat especially on the terrace overlooking the infinity pool, which all can be sheltered if needed by a huge tent-like roof. rooms /etali suites are called "standard ;-)) are extremly large and tastefully decorated. would return in a minute!

    by pippa13, 4/19/08

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