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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ranked #33 of 235 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant stay at the guesthouse. The manager arranges daily tours and airport pickups (however at a little bit of a premium), but its convenient. We only used the pickup and did the rest ourselves. The breakfast was excellent, lots of variety and the hot breakfast options were amazing. Rooms are clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ginnegaap is very good value for money. We had a very pleasant 3-day stay starting with our pick-up from (and subsequent return to) the airport and continuing with a warm welcome from owners and staff. Breakfast happens in a bright, sunny little dining room and offers a good variety of dishes (I recommend the Egg Special). Ginnegaap is in Melville... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is absolutely stunning and the service is magnificent. The breakfast exceeded our expectations! Only thing is that our room did not have a shower, only a bath, which is nice when you have the time, but showers are just most practical when your time is limited... I would suggest just adding a shower extension to the room. Other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After travelling nearly 48 hours from USA through Germany to RSA, Ginnegaap Guesthouse was a warm welcome. First of all, the house's driver, Jaco, pick us both up at the terminal and drove us to the house for about $37 USD (after Rand conversion). His welcoming pick up and information about Jo-Burg was just what we needed when exhausted and... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great Hotel for great value, our room was perfectly clean, spacious and comfortable lying in a beautiful garden with a pool just across. Delicious and rich breakfast that you can enjoy in a beautiful garden and the staff has been just amazing!! We would always come back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed at Ginnegaap Guesthouse for 10 days in June and July in a lovely appartment. I loved the vintage style there! It was really cosy and I felt like in a cocoon. Warm Welcome and excellent Service. Great Breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place in a bohemian and fun part of Joburg. Excellent value and the staff are very accommodating, they do a pickup from the airport and can give lifts around town which is really useful. Excellent breakfasts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I found the Ginegaap Fuesthouse on venere.com and since I knew Melville from previous trips to Jo'burg I decided to give it a try for a long weekend. Location wise the guesthouse isn't too difficult to find once you are on Melville's main drag, i.e. Seventh Street. I was staying in the main house, which has a charming and homely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There were 3 of us travelling on business. We had a great stay here in 2 self-catering apartments and a luxury room. The rooms were clean, service was excellent. We felt safe and looked after. Breakfast was perfect. Short walk in a safe area to restaurants. Nice small pool to relax besides. Free wi-fi was essential. Rooms are enormous. Included... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

From the minute we arrived, I felt special as we were greeted by Patrick at the gate. We were escorted to our parking space and he made sure that everything was explained to us, showing us around and taking care of the luggage, etc. It is such a lovely place, very safe, with your own privacy, yet homely, very clean... More

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Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
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Ginnegaap Guest House in Melville is a charming cottage-style house in one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home.Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Stylish rooms, great breakfasts, friendly and caring staff, affordable and spotlessly clean! ... more   less 
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