13 Garrick Road, DarrenwoodJohannesburg2194South Africa
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About Idwala

Embracing warm African hospitality and a tranquil yet luxurious environment, Idwala is a boutique hotel in the leafy suburb of Darrenwood, located just four kilometres from Delta Park.

Guests can select a room in the main house, a garden room, a cottage, or serviced apartments. However, all options focus on the luxury of space and comfort and include a TV, internet access, and underfloor heating.

The beautiful thatched-roof facility boasts a garden terrace with a seating area, a plunge pool, and a spa. Additionally, guests can grab a book at the small library and cuddle up by the fireplace. There is parking on site and conference facilities for any business guests.

A deliciously prepared breakfast buffet is served every morning, while the restaurant at Idwala lunch and dinner menus cater to all preferences.

This intimate escape is still within easy reach of many facilities. Guests are two kilometres from Cresta Shopping Centre and less than ten kilometres from Sandton.


13 Garrick Road, Darrenwood, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa
Telephone: +27(1)18881437 | Fax: +27(1)18881402 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Amazing food

Guests are raving about the mouth-watering food served at this hotel. Many compliment the breakfast buffet and praise the chef. Guests wake to a hearty breakfast every morning and have a range of lunch and dinner options to choose from.

Fresh and green surroundings

The neighbourhood of Darrenwood is beautifully green and intimate. It is away from the city and without the rush of activity found in the CBD, resulting in a tranquil escape for guests. The property is also designed and landscaped beautifully. The cottages and rooms are nestled in the quiet, well-manicured gardens on the property so that guests can capture lovely views and feel at peace.

Luxurious rooms with small pleasures

Beautifully designed, each room has a great African ambience, which guests particularly love. The rooms are well-maintained, the linen is luxurious and clean, the beds are comfortable and the living spaces are roomy. Guests especially love the underfloor heating.

Negative Reviews

Far from main attractions

Guests find that the downside of this hotel is its distance to main attractions. The hotel is a bit out of the city and secluded from the city´s main activities, so it takes some effort to get to shopping districts and other neighbourhoods. Additionally, some have reported that the hotel is hard to find.

Weak Internet Signal

Some guests commented that the Wi-Fi signal was weak or kept failing in their rooms.

Rating Overview

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9 out of 10 based on 40 reviews