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Cotswold Gardens Guest House

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4.0 of 5
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46 Cotswold Gardens | Saxonworld, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am particularly fussy about peace, quiet and quality accommodation. I stayed in one of the self-catering suites while competing at our National Masters Swimming champs. Janine, the owner, was very helpful when I initially inquired about the accommodation and advising me that the "back" suite would probably suit me best, being furthest from the street. The 2 self-catering suites... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Edith, I am so glad we could offer you what you had asked for. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to do a review, much appreciated. Warm regards Janine More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here again and found it as perfect as previous reviews hosts Janine and Michael are so pleasant and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. I was ill one day and missed breakfast and they brought something in on a tray for me.

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am delighted you were happy with your 3rd stay at Cotswold Gardens and that we came up to the standard that you know us for. We hope to see you again very soon for your 4th visit to SA. Warm regards. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are regular travellers and have stayed in b and bs all over the country as well as the UK and New Zealand. At the moment we have a son at Wits university, and are looking for a b and b for what are likely to be regular visits over the next six years. Sadly, Cotswold Gardens... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and I am truly sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Cotswold Gardens. However, I would like to point out a few things regarding your complaints. Regarding the shower, yes it is over the bath and many B&B's and hotels do have this configuration, unfortunately it is not always financially possible for... More 

Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came on holiday, and can't imagine a lovelier, more peaceful and comfortable place to rest after a day of sightseeing. Rooms are quiet and incredibly spacious, with lots of windows and fine touches. Breakfast overlooking the beautiful garden is fresh and delicious. Janine and her staff Mathias and Alex are kind and hospitable, always smiling. I walked around a... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Nancy hi and thank you so much for your fabulous review. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you will come back to Johannesburg again one day. Warm regards Janine More 

Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I travel to Johannesburg on business fairly often and this is where I stay as it feels like my home. Janine and her staff Mathias and now Alex are so friendly and accommodating with requests. Peaceful and quiet and the swimming pool is a haven in the hot summer months. Great breakfasts, I love the way they do their mushrooms!

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sonja, I so appreciate that you took the time to write another fabulous review. I look forward to seeing you again later this year. Warm regards. More 

Grabouw, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Perfect for business traveller. Location close to Gautrain and Rosebank Mall. Beautiful running route. Wifi for emails. Garden setting for catching your breath. Everything I needed and more. Charming setting. Charming hostess. Will definitely return.

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Jacqueline, thank you for your very special review of CG and for doing it so very promptly. I am so very grateful to you and do hope you choose to stay with us again on your travels. Warm regards. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Janine and Mike helped out with a room at the last minute when we had a massive power failure for 8 hours. The room was quiet, well furnished and private. Truly a relaxing place to overnight. The entire property is well maintained and the garden is an oasis! Janine and Mike are so welcoming! Thanks for making a stressfull situation... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Annine for such a lovely review. I was so thrilled that you had written one after only staying here for one night. I am also pleased we could help you when you were plunged into darkness during these power outages. All the very best and I hope this doesn't happen again. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our family had an opportunity to stay with Janine and Mike over the holiday season. Their property is set in a quiet leafy suburb that is within walking distance or a short drive to many interesting and vibrant parts of the city. Janine and Mike went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we were comfortable, they made... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Louis for your wonderful review of CG. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and that you enjoyed Johannesburg too. It is such a good thing when our visitors from overseas find that they were comfortable in our city and enjoyed all the very many interesting sights to see. Warm regards and hope... More 

klerksdorp
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Mike & Janine have created a tranquil oasis in a leafy part of Johannesburg with a stunning garden in their property.The house has an old world charm with beautiful,spacious rooms,stylishly decorated & all you needs taken care of.The breakfast was fit for a king!My wife,teenaged daughter & i all enjoyed our stay tremendously.

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Dion for your fabulous review of Cotswold Gardens. I look forward to having you all to stay again. Best regards Janine More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay in this oasis recently. Mike and Janine were exceptional, friendly and professional, and their attention to detail is everywhere. The property is perfectly situated close to major shops, freeways and yet the overriding feeling is of peace, tranquillity and serenity. Faultless is a moniker that is not often given but in... More 

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Jonathan, thank you so much for your terrific review of CG. I am so grateful to you, it means so much to me. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I do hope we see you again either here or in Vic Falls. All the very best for the festive season and a splendid new year. More 

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