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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

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54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ranked #33 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Denis D Wicklow, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Cleanliness
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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ginnegaap is a very well run guesthouse a 5 minute walk from the trendy restaurants, bars and shops in Melville, a safe area on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The owner, Corlien, is very helpful and friendly without being imposing and runs an excellent operation. The staff are very friendly, approachable and helpful. The breakfast is the best we have ever... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is great and makes you feel at home. Helpful and very kind. Breakfast is with a fresh variety. The only thing not so good, is that is a Little difficult to get to the hotel for the taxi drivers.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really were not looking forward to spending anytime in Joburg given the stories we had heard about the city. However, we were pleasantly surprised by both the city and our guesthouse. The Guesthouse is quaint and charming. It is a great value and loved the neighborhood it was in as there were tons of nearby restaurants and shops. I... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Not bad but do not understand the great reviews. Good breakfast and service. But not the friendliest place. I got a nice room in the back as requested which was quiet. We just had a problem in the last day as breakfast was quiet slow and we needed to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent B&B in Johburg! The staff are excellent as is the owner Coleen who we met at bfast this morning. The wifi signal is phenomenal, I got connected each time from still inside the taxi as he dropped us off. That is so rare as getting wifi connection in SA I found is a constant mission. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stayed for two nights with our 4 kids. Had a nice time, breakfast was great and you can safely walk to restaurants in Melville. Supermarkets close by and easy to get to the few sights of Johannesburg. Only complaint was wifi was so slow I tethered my phone instead

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's good to find a regular spot that you can rely on to be clean, friendly and reasonably priced. The breakfast is always good and there is always someone on hand to help with any request. I went for one of the cheap rooms this time but it was great. My one bit of feedback would be that it can... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good location, nice room and property and great breakfast! We stayed for one night, but wished we had booked longer. Walking distance to 7th street in Melville. And the guesthouse is quiet and nice. Great breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After two weeks traveling around South Africa, staying at Ginnegaap was like a dream. The room was extremely relaxing, clean, and beautifully and uniquely decorated. The bed and linens were top notch and very comfortable - definitely our best sleep during the whole two weeks! The breakfasts were delicious - much better selection than the other places we visited. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The room was as great. Internet worked well. Bed was cozy. Morning breakfast was great. Fresh seasonal fruit. Good strong coffee. Friendly staff. I was only staying one day because I had continually heard throughout Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast for the past two weeks how Johannesburg was dangerous and had nothing to offer. Wow, how that is wrong!... More 

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