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Zoo Lake B&B

9 Dee Road | Parkview, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Zoo Lake B&B
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at Zoo Lake B&B for a week while I was in Johannesburg, and can honestly say it was one of the most positive hotel experiences I've ever had. It was more like visiting a member of the family than staying at a B&B. I've stayed in 5* Hotels in Dubai, London, New York etc, and all of them... More 

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dubai
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24 reviews 24 reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't have been more pleased with this delightful bed & breakfast. The house and garden are simply lovely; Sylvia is elegant and friendly and her cooking is spectacular. I stayed for only two nights, and I would have liked to stay longer.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simply divine BnB. Beautifully appointed room with high quality bed linen and towels. gorgeous garden and pool with loads of comfy chairs to relax in. Sylvia could not be more helpful and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts to die for, I was only sorry I could not eat more or stay longer.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I would recommend this jewel in the midst of "chaos" to all those who appreciate class. I was in room 1 which met all my requirements (viz. neatness, ambience and location). I had a great night's sleep. The breakfast was out of this world with Sylvia's enchanting presence and hands-on involvement in its preparation. I strongly recommend this "home" to... More 

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Hilton, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

What a wonderful B&B! The setting is beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. The room is very well appointed, and feels luxurious. All DSTV channels, excellent coffee and tea available, wonderful bedding. There is so much attention to detail, with everything you might possibly need. An umbrella was left for me in my room, which was a lifesaver the week I was... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We booked this B&B well before our trip and asked the host Sylvia if she also could arrange a tour around Soweto and Johannesburg in general. Making sure we would be back well on time because we had to get our flight the same evening. A couple of days before we arrived Sylvia mailed me to insure everything was arranged... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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198 reviews 198 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Our room was comfortable and the surroundings were peaceful and quiet. Sylvia was extremely warm and welcoming. We arrived late and Sylvia prepared a gourmet dinner of wildebeest for us. The breakfasts were wonderful, with a wide selection of choices. Her home and the garden and pool were serene. We would definitely stay there again!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This B&B offers all you need for your stay in JHB. The beds are very comfortable, the surroundings peaceful and Sylvia's attention to detail and her caring make your trip a real pleasure. Be sure to stay for breakfast - most delicous choice of croissants, rolls, cheeses, salmon, fruit salad, yogurt...fresh coffee and more. Each room has complementary wireless access... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Sylvia is a delight and her home is beautiful. The rooms are akin to a 5-star hotel and you will leave feeling refreshed! I can't recommend this gem of a B&B enough. We stayed for the weekend whilst attending a wedding and it made an already magical 2 days just perfect!

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Francistown, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I arrived in Johannesburg exhausted after a long flight from Asia, and was embraced by the warmth and graciousness of a host who I believe runs one of the best B&Bs I have ever stayed in. In every way, and I say this sincerely, I have been looked after, welcomed and restored. Sylvia Basch, the host, went beyond her remit... More 

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