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The Saxon, Johannesburg 

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36 Saxon Road
South Africa 2196
Tel: 800 745 8883 (toll-free)
Tel: 27 11 292 6000
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From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Located in Sandhurst, "a posh suburb of Johannesburg," this former private home has "the infrastructure and amenities of a much larger hotel." Perfect-scoring rooms are "anything but standard," with contemporary African art, brown-latticed shutters, and minibars stocked with local wines. "Gracious staff" serve European dishes at the eponymous restaurant. Try the signature spa treatment: sound therapy that uses gongs.

(53 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 94.7
  • Design: 95.2
  • Food: 95.2
  • Location: 85.7
  • Rooms: 100.0
  • Service: 97.6

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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