Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
Near river, but also near highway. Mixed feelings.Posted Jul 31, 2017
Location: This part of Johannesburg (Ranburg, Olivedale) is fairly uncongested. While a few stores are nearby, you'd have to have private transportation.
The room was always freezing cold. I was bumped from one room to another after being told the better of the two rooms I stayed in would be available for the duration of my stay. The stay was nice enough, and even went out of their way to assist me. However, this may have been because the accommodations themselves were very much less than desirable. The TV didn't work. The shower regularly ran out of hot water. On one occasion, I was showing when suddenly it went from comfortably warm/hot to freezing cold. So many things went wrong that I didn't even bother to report the matter to management. Oh, did I mention that Internet access was spotty? Regrettably, I wouldn't send my worst enemy to this place. It's my understanding that new management may take over soon. If true, improvements might be in the offing. But, in the meantime, rent at your own risk. It doesn't enjoy the former glory it apparently once had.
Posted May 19, 2017 on Hotels
Never received a receipt for the R400 that I had to hand over to one of the employees.
Great Place to stayPosted Jan 20, 2017 on Hotels
The stay was very good
Posted Jan 15, 2017 on Hotels
I'm disappointed by thier service I was standing outside thier gate for 40 minutes no answer they didn't even pick up thier phones. So no I didn't enjoy my stay cause I had to do another booking drive from thier place to another just dissapointing.
by A verified traveler from South Africa
Sandton, South AfricaPosted Dec 16, 2016
Pros: Owner was friendly and amenable.
Cons: Outside areas need fixing and cleaning. No burglar alarm or reaction service.
Location: Close to popular venues with easy access to highways.
Worked well for us as near to friends and relations.
by A verified traveler
Serenity at it's bestPosted Oct 3, 2016 on Hotels
wow, this was exactly was i was looking for. The place is great if you want to relax and get away from all the hustles of work. Stephanie is just a lovely person, he is great with people and will make your stay a home away from home. I love what he has done with the place, his personal decorations just give the place homely touch. I would go back there tomorrow if i could. We used the executive room, a beautiful room, large bathroom. The river flowing nearby provides the best sound to work up to, with the birds.
by Jabulani from Hemel Hempstead
RecommendedPosted Jun 11, 2016 on Hotels
Great place, family loved it
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beautiful, quiet location in JohannesburgPosted Feb 27, 2016
Pros: Stefan, the owner was very nice and helpful. . We also loved the overall inside and outside decor which is very original and pleasing to the eye.
Cons: The room we had has a couple of high windows without curtains so the night outside lights and daylight came streaming in which disturbed sleep a bit.
Location: Stefan recommended a very good Thai restaurant located in a nearby mall. The guesthouse is located close to many suburbs in east Johannesburg.
There were no surprises - everything was as expected from the website. We only stayed for one night but were able to enjoy much of what the guest house has to offer.
Posted Feb 2, 2016 on Hotels
Needed a bed close to the Dome. The room was clean / comfortable and close to our destination
Posted Dec 16, 2015 on Hotels