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About Festina Lente

Festina Lente, which is Latin for "make haste slowly", is a luxurious guesthouse and is located in Hurlingham, a suburb which lies between Sandhurst and Parkmore, which form the lower ends of a triangle with the Sandton CBD. Boasting upmarket kudos, the leafy avenues of Hurlingham have large, spectacular properties and fine views like those from Hilltop Street over Sandton. An area of choice for Johannesburg’s elite, it is also a shopping mecca for international visitors as well as South Africa’se influential and trendy. Lying in the heart of Sandton, Hurlingham sits basking in its association with Sandton, the city’s most illustrious corporate address, but also a vibey hive of activity with shopping malls and sidewalk cafés, excellent restaurants and general joie de vivre. This is indeed the place to soak up the Jo’burg atmosphere. Nelson Mandela Square is a popular meeting place and the heart of Sandton’s shopping complexes. Despite the high-end shopping experience it offers, there are also walking tours in Sandton that cover its history in eight languages and take in no less than 29 landmarks. In addition, there is also a bird sanctuary and various art galleries.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suites
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Terms and Conditions


All rates are subject to change without prior notice.  Rates will be confirmed upon reservation.  Rates are inclusive of 14% VAT. 
A 30% deposit is required upon confirmation of booking to secure your reservation. 
Deposits made to guarantee your reservation are...
Terms and Conditions


All rates are subject to change without prior notice.  Rates will be confirmed upon reservation.  Rates are inclusive of 14% VAT. 
A 30% deposit is required upon confirmation of booking to secure your reservation. 
Deposits made to guarantee your reservation are non-refundable. 
Full balance of accommodation payable on or prior to the date of guests' arrival.



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Specials

SAVE 20% Winter Special

Stay between 21 Jun 2019 and 26 Jul 2019 and get 20% off. Valid every Fri,Sat. .

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 21 Jun 2019 and 26 Jul 2019)

Availability and pricing

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  • Fin de Jour Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Festina Lente has no less than six units on offer, one of which is Fin de Jour. Styled in formal French elegance and... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
    from R925 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Bonjour Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Festina Lente has six units on offer and Bonjour is one of our flagships. For those with a proclivity for baroquean beau... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
        from R925 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Le Homestead Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Visualize a French hunting lodge with a modern twist and you have found Le Homestead, one of Festina Lente’s six units.... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
            from R925 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Afri-Frans Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Afri-frans, perhaps the most pageantry of Festina Lente’s six units, is a rich blend of classic French style and African... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                from R925 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Industria Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Steampunk, the theme of the Industria-unit, is essentially a marriage of Victorian decor and industrial elements. This... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                    from R925 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Botanica Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Step into the triumph of Festina Lente’s Botanica-unit with its 18th century European conservatory décor style. The firs... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                        from R925 Room rate
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Festina Lente

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                          Sithembiso Matebese
                          01 April 2019

                          Very nice place and quite...

                          Poppy Mahibila
                          25 February 2019

                          Everything was lovely. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The host, Elna is very welcoming. Improvements : cushions for the garden chairs.

                          Lani du Plessis
                          01 April 2018

                          The room's atmosphere is great as the decor of the rooms take you to another era :)The breakfast is excellent!Elna really goes out of her way to make your stay memorable.

                          Darryl Freeman
                          10 March 2018

                          An absolute haven. Thank you Elna for your faultless hospitality your attention to details and your delicious breakfasts. Definitely our best place to stay in Jozi

                          Peter Savage, South Africa
                          24 April 2015

                          Absolute pleasure to have stayed at Festina Lente. Received in a friendly manner , fabulous room , lovely breakfast and all in all very pleasant indeed. Will certainly stay there again.Peter Savage

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                          Festina Lente is 5.6km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 21.9km (Lanseria International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling