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Festina Lente

27 reviews
Guest House

Review Summary

4.8 out of 5from 27 reviews for Festina Lente
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
4.6/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Rinus C - Jun 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rinus C
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Netjies, skoon en vriendelike diens.

Festina Lente's response

Vreeslik dankie vir die positiewe terugvoer. Was 'n groot plesier om julle te huisves. Kom gerus weer.
Met dankbaarheid,
Elna

Festina Lente
Yolande T - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yolande T
With spouse/partner

Fantastic!

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay! The room is beautiful and every detail has been given to make our stay very special. Elna made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was also delicious. We will definitely visit Festina Lente again.

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Fantasties!

Ons het die verblyf terdeë geniet! Die kamer is pragtig en daar is aan elke detail aandag gegee wat ons verblyf baie spesiaal gemaak het. Elna het ons baie welkom laat voel. Die ontbyt was ook heerlik. Ons sal beslis weer by Festina Lente gaan kuier.

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Festina Lente's response

Vreeslik dankie vir die wonderlike terugvoer! Hoop ons kan julle weer terug verwelkom in die toekoms.

Met dankbaarheid
Elna

Festina Lente
Malinda N - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Malinda N
On business

Beste verblyf in die hele area.

Fantasties. Smaakvol en interessant toegerus, ruim kamers, goeie gehaltelinne, beste ontbyt wat ek nog by gastehuis gekry het. Sal beslis aanbeveel. Baie billike tarief.

Festina Lente's response

Baie, baie dankie Malinda dat jy ons dag maak met sulke positiewe terugvoer. Dit was 'n groot voorreg om julle hier te kon ontvang en hoop ons kan julle weer terug verwelkom in die toekoms.

Met dankbaarheid.
Elna

Festina Lente
Danel D - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Danel D

Fantasties!

Die verblyf was absoluut tops en die gasvryheid vandat ons daar aangekom het totdat ons gery het was fantasties! Sal definitief die plek aanbeveel en hulle in die toekoms ondersteun!

Festina Lente's response

Baie, baie dankie Danel dat jy ons so opbeur met jou positiewe terugvoer op 'n Maandag! Ons sien uit om jou terug te verwelkom in die toekoms.
Met dankbaarheid,
Elna

Festina Lente
Nicolaas F - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nicolaas F
On business

Do not hesitate to relax when you stay here - there are so many beautiful things.

It was my third stay at this exceptional B&B with its neat, interesting, well-kept and excellently equipped rooms, tasty (and pretty) breakfast and professional reception. Best of all, it succeeds the test: excellent coffee. The price per person may look high, but it is competitive for the environment and the quality - but please allow yourself that treat!

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Haas jou inderdaad langsaam wanneer jy hier bly - daar is so baie mooi's.

Dit was my derde verblyf by hierdie besondere B&B met sy keurige, interessante, fyn versorgde en uitstekend toegeruste kamers, smaaklike (en mooi) ontbyt en professionele ontvangs. Les bes, dit slaag die tongtippietoets: uitstekende koffie. Die prys per persoon mag hoog lyk, maar dis kompeterend vir die omgewing en die gehalte - maar laat gerus jouself dié bederf toe!

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Festina Lente's response

You are making our day! Thank you very much Nicolaas for the beautiful review and for inspiring us to always do our best. It will always be an honor to welcome you back.
With gratitude,
Elna

Festina Lente
Elmarette B - Feb 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elmarette B
With spouse/partner

Franse rustigheid in die stad.

Ongelooflik netjies. Ontvangs was baie vriendelik en gasvry. Ontbyt was baie lekker. Sal die plekkie definitief aanbeveel aan almal.

Festina Lente's response

Liewe Elmarette,

Dis met 'n hart vol dankbaarheid wat ek jou terugvoer ontvang en maak die Maandag sommer baie minder blou. Dit was inderdaad 'n voorreg om julle hier te huisves en ons deure staan altyd oop om julle terug te verwelkom, enige dag.
Alles van die beste vir julle.
Elna

Festina Lente
Frikkie En Blanche B - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Frikkie En Blanche B
With spouse/partner

Friendly reception in Afrikaans.

Very neat and just like advertising. Very well located and easily accessible. Elna was friendly and immediately made us feel at home. The units have everything needed for the stay. Beautiful setting and garden. Thank you for delicious breakfast and hospitality.

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Vriendelike ontvangs in Afrikaans.

Baie netjies en als net soos op advertensie. Baie goed geleë en maklik bereikbaar. Elna was vriendelik en het ons dadelik tuis laat voel. Die eenhede het alles in wat nodig is vir die verblyf. Pragtige omgewing en tuin. Dankie vir heerlike ontbyt en gasvryheid.

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Festina Lente's response

Liewe Frikkie en Blanche,
Vreeslike dankie vir die positiewe terugvoer en dankbaar julle het geniet. Dit was regtig 'n absolute plesier om julle hier te huisves en Festina se deure staan oop om julle weer eendag terug te verwelkom.
Viendelike groete en alles van die beste vir julle.
Elna

Festina Lente
Jan-hendrik V - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
4/5
Jan-hendrik V
Individual traveler

Pragtige kamers en baie vriendelike diens.

Ek het baie lekker gebly en was in my skik met die pragtige tuin en kamers gewees. Elna is ook baie vriendelik en ek sal enige iemand aanraai om daar te bly.

Festina Lente's response

Baie dankie Jan-Hendrik vir die positiewe terugvoer. Dit was 'n absolute plesier om jou hier te kon ontvang. Hoop regtig om jou weer te kan terug verwelkom in die toekoms.

Met waardering
Elna

Festina Lente
Jeanne W - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jeanne W
With spouse/partner

Beautiful place, tasty breakfast, really enjoyed the stay!

See stars.

Festina Lente's response

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review - much appreciated! We would love to welcome you back.
With gratitude,
Elna

Festina Lente
Marieta V - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marieta V
With spouse/partner

Waarlik ‘n home away from home.

Dit was ons tweede verblyf daar en ek sal beslis weer daar oorbly. Die diens is baie goed en die mense baie vriendelik en behulpsaam. Die kamers is uniek en baie gemaklik. Die ontbyt word mooi voorberei en word na jou eenheid gebring, dus kan jy rustig in die tuin/eenheid eet.

Festina Lente's response

Vreeslik dankie vir die positiewe terugvoer. Dit was waarlik 'n absolute plesier om julle weer by Festina Lente te ontvang. Seen en beste vir julle en ons verwelkom julle graag terug in die toekoms.
Met dankbaarheid,
Elna

Festina Lente
Pholoshi M - Sep 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pholoshi M
With spouse/partner

Perfect stay.

Our stay at Festina Lente is always a pleasant one. Words don't do justice to the service and the beauty of this Guest House. The host is amazing. She is friendly and very thoughtful. The units have everything you d need. From a hair dryer, bath soap, wash cloths, iron and ironing board. It is located at a quiet place and units are very private. If you are around Sandton and need a place to stay this is it. You will not regret your decision, and it is worth every cent. They also serve breakfast which is delivered to your unit at the time you requested.

Festina Lente's response

It is such a pleasure and truly an honor to host guests again. I shared your feedback with all our staff and we are so pleased to know that you had another great time at Festina Lente. Thank you very much for the positive feedback and hope to see again.
With gratitude,
Elna

Festina Lente
Pholoshi M - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Pholoshi M
With spouse/partner

Very good hospitality and comfort.

Best comfort. Host very professional. Room setup amazingly done. Will sure go back again.

Festina Lente's response

Thank you so much for the positive feedback and for choosing to stay with Festina Lente. It was a pleasure hosting you and looking forward to welcome you back in future.
With gratitude
The owner

Festina Lente
Carina M - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carina M
With spouse/partner

Uitstekend! Wonderlike ervaring.

Ons sal nooit weer êrens anders oorbly as ons in die Bryanston area is nie.

Werlinda H - Apr 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werlinda H
On business

Home-away-from-Home

Festina Lente gives a homely atmosphere and rest for your soul. They have excellent service and a delicious breakfast. I highly recommend it for any traveller.

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"Home-away-from-Home"

Festina Lente skep 'n huislike atmosfeer en rus vir die siel. Uitstekende diens en heerlike ontbyt. Ek sal Festina Lente sterk aanbeveel vir enige reisiger!

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Festina Lente's response

It was an utmost pleasure to host such a great person like you. Thank you for the positive feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.

Festina Lente
Marieta V - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Marieta V
With friends

Lovely accommodation and great service!

We enjoyed our stay Festina Lente very much. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms, each with its own theme, was unusual. I will definitely be making use of this accommodation again.

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Lieflike verblyf met goeie diens!

Ons het ons verblyf by Festina Lente baie geniet. Die ontbyt was heerlik en die kamers wat elk sy eie tema het is iets besonders. Ek sal beslis weer van die verblyf gebruik maak.

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Festina Lente's response

Groot plesier!

Festina Lente
Bertie H - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bertie H
With spouse/partner

100% satisfied.

Will definitely go back on our next visit to Jozi.

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100% tevrede.

Sal vir seker weer daar bly as ons Jhb besoek.

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Festina Lente's response

Baie dankie vir mooi resensie!

Festina Lente
Hettie B - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hettie B
With spouse/partner

Very approachable host/hostess, breakfast very nice.

The units are very cold, but otherwise I can recommend it.

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Gasheer/vrou baie toeganklik, ontbyt baie aangenaam.

Die eenhede is baie koud, andersins aan te beveel.

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Bertram W - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Bertram W
With spouse/partner

Lovely, peaceful atmosphere. Fantastic!

I would recommend Festina Lente anytime. It is located in a peaceful environment and the units are neat, beautiful and artfully furnished. The host and hostess are pleasant people and they serve a lovely breakfast that wasn't just delicious, but also look yummy. Well done!

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Heerlike rustige atmosfeer. Fantasties!

Festina Lente sal ek enige tyd aanbeveel. Dit is geleë in 'n rustige omgewing, die wooneenhede is netjies, mooi en baie kunstig gemeubeleerd. Die gasheer en gasvrou is aangename mense en hulle bedien 'n heerlike ontbyt wat nie net lekker is nie, maar ook lekker lyk. Well done!

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Annari L - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annari L
On business

Gasvryheid in 'n Victoriaanse atmosfeer.

Die Van Niekerks het my so tuis laat voel! Festina Lente sien my vir seker weer as ek vir opleiding moet gaan in Sandton. Die dekor is cosy en baie smaakvol. Die ontbyt was heerlik en hulle het baie aandag aan die fyn detail gegee wat my spesiaal laat voel het.

Festina Lente's response

Hi daar,
Baie dankie vir die goeie review!
Groete
Henrico

Festina Lente
Roccouw P - Jun 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Roccouw P
With spouse/partner

Vintage luxury.

Was worth the effort.

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Vintage luuksheid.

Was die moeite werd.

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Festina Lente's response

Baie dankie vir die resensie.Roccouw

Festina Lente
Andre R - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre R
On business

Puik verblyf!

Ek het al in baie plekke oornag, maar Festina Lente is verreweg die beste.

Roger C - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Roger C
With friends

Awesome experience, wonderful decor, excellent value for money.

Friendly manager, really awesome interior decor, clean rooms, great linen and great value. We will be back.

Kobus K - Oct 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kobus K
Individual traveler

Mooi!

Dit was lekke!

Cindy D - Feb 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cindy D
On business

Waarde vir geld!

Ideaal geleë en baie rustig in die geskarrel van die stad. Festina Lente is die definisie van waarde vir geld.

Mariette Absalom A - Dec 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mariette Absalom A

Soveel kreatiwiteit!

Sien die sterre hieronder.

Dewald V - Nov 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dewald V
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker en baie tegemoetkomend.

Baie mooi en lekker!

Susan O - May 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Susan O
With spouse/partner

Pleasant

We were pleasantly surprised. Thank you.

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  • Capacity: 13 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 22:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 41 Balmoral Avenue, Hurlingham, Sandton, 2196, Gauteng
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