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3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 Rex Avenue | Bassonia, Johannesburg 2061, South Africa
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Gecko Ridge Guest House
Ranked #44 of 235 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rosh Pinah, Namibia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My family and I stayed at Gecko Ridge for 7 days and we almost didn't leave. It really felt like home away from home. The Host, Zandre and his team were really amazing. They were friendly and ever so helpful with all of our strange requirements from wanting to use their kitchen to cook my mum's home made curry to... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We arrived at Gecko Guest house on the Easter friday with my sister and our 2 kids, my son who is 3 years old and my Niece who is 6. Sandy was there to welcome us with open arms and helped us with our luggage to the little adorable cottage. The kids fell in love with it instantly. The garden... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was not just a B&B to me; this was home for 3 months. Sandy was a wonderful hostess; an encyclopaedia of information and always willing to go the extra mile. She also put up with my cats for the duration of my stay; splendid lady!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying over for 3 nights whilst on business in JHB. A huge bunch of roses for Sandy who was extemely helpful, showing her passion for hospitality with excellent service beyond my expectations, The room was extremely comfortable and the decor through out the Guest House exquisite. Nothing was to much for Sandy, even breakfast at... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Ms Kleinscmidt has hit the nail on the head with regards to hospitality, ambiance, service delivery and customer satisfaction! Sandy was the most gracious host and her 'Sublime Gecko Ridge' compliments her personality perfectly. Attention to detail with no compromise. Yet not delivered in Teutonic fashion but with her flair that you become so used to. I will not hesitate... More

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somerset uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This review is long overdue but I still wanted to write it. We had one night in Gecko Ridge Lodge on our way to Kruger. We wanted to pack a good days sightseeing in as well as a good nights sleep. We were not disappointed. We turned up very early from our overnight flight and Sandy welcomed us into the... More

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Rogers, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

You can rest assured you are secure and will be taken extraordinary care of by Sandy. Sandy went above and beyond any expectations--making reservations and driving us to restaurants (she recommended--which were excellent by the way!) each evening and picking us up when we were finished. She helped us set up our driver for the four days we got to... More

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Barrie Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We started our trip being picked up at the airport by Craig who is frequently hired by Sandy at Gecko Ridge to collect her guests. We had arranged everything for our stay with Sandy well before we arrived, including a very nice home cooked dinner with wine upon our arrival. The place is excellent, we stayed in one of the... More

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Cape Town
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

Only got to spend a very short night at Gecko Ridge, but we were extremely impressed. Will definitely go back if the opportunity presents itself!

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Gecko Ridge was a real gem of a find for my partner and I as we traveled to SA this year for the World Cup. Aside from being in a quiet and easily accessible place in Jo'burg, Sandy's (the owner) service was superb... and we were quite a handful as guests! She came out of her way to help us... More

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Address: 6 Rex Avenue | Bassonia, Johannesburg 2061, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gecko Ridge Guest House 3*

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Gecko Ridge Guest House is nestled in the lush hills of the exclusive suburb of Bassonia, in Johannesburg. A welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city for both business or leisure traveler, with relaxed hospitality. Three stylish bedrooms in the main house and a gorgeous self-catering cottage make up the accommodation of this privately owned guesthouse. Easy access to major highways, Soweto, Gold Reef City, Soccer City and Ellis Park, cricket grounds, shopping malls, banks, restaurants, golf courses. Breakfast included. Tours and transport happily arranged. ... more   less 
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