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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2152, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 234 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely guest house with loads of special thoughtful touches. From the fluffy gown and slippers in the room, to the complimentary sherry, and even plunger coffee in the room! I was upgraded to a luxury room - thank you Nicolene (Lovely manageress)! The heating panels were on when i arrived, it was so inviting. I felt like it... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been using Ashdown for 3 years now and have called it home away from home for almost over 120 bed nights and 120 and many more to come. Friendly, warm, inviting, refreshing, private and safe. Thanks!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our first stop in South Africa. Absolutely lovely accommodation. Staff was great - offered help with everything. Grounds are stunning. Food was outstanding. Arranged an excellent driver for us. Would definitely recommend and return to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Absolutely wonderful. LOVELY food and very friendly staff! They were extremely accomodating and helpful. They were in close contact with our driver and ensured that we were on time everyday. AGAIN...food was amazing. Will come back anyday!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful setting, excellent food, friendly staff! This is in a wealthier suburb, so you'll need a car or ride of some kind. Beds are definitely on the firm side and water pressure is a little low, but those are minor issues compared with the advantages.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ashdown was a great final stop before heading back to the states. The property is full of character with garden views, patio seating, fruit trees, outdoor lounge with bar, TV, fire pit. The rooms are just the right size & very clean. Breakfast is AMAZING. Must try the french toast & fired bananas. We used their guide to visit the... More

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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review

Hi Briana M We are so pleased that you chose Ashdown House as your final stop before returning home! You spent such a short time with us yet you managed to enjoy and notice most of what Ashdown House has to offer. Our apologies for the bad internet connection, something that we are addressing as a matter of urgency. Hopefully... More

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Okay, this is a 4.5 for me but since trip advisor won’t let me put that, I’m rounding off to 4 (not 5, because I do have some suggestions) My wife and my one year old son stayed in Ashdown place for 2 months while we relocated to Johannesburg recently and I have to begin by saying nothing is too... More

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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review

Hi Cheemra Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to review Ashdown House and secondly, it was really wonderful meeting you and getting to know you all! We really hope that you have settled into your new home and enjoying life in South Africa. We miss having you around! Thank you for the constructive criticisms and all points... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We checked in to this absurdly photogenic B&B after our wildlife week at Kruger. Nicolene made us feel comfortable right away with her warm smile, refreshingly delicious welcome drinks and a room upgrade (yay!). When evening fell, Nicolene had organised a romantic candlelight dinner for two among the art-filled walls of Ashdown's dining area. Although we did request a dinner... More

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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much – your review says it all and encompasses how the staff strive daily to make each guests stay special. It was Nicolene’s absolute pleasure to offer you the complimentary upgrade and organise your romantic dinner. Hopefully you will be back one day. Warm regards The Ashdown House Team More

Wappingers Falls, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Ashdown House for one evening prior to a late night flight the next day. Ashdown House was in a quiet neighborhood and the staff was more than accommodating. We enjoyed our welcome drinks upon arrival. Ashdown House uses a very reliable taxi driver named Prince for its guests. he assisted us in planning... More

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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review

Our motto at Ashdown House is “With Pleasure”! We strive to go above and beyond the call of service excellence. It was our pleasure to allow you to shower and freshen up before your long flight. Thank you for complimenting Prince – he is extremely helpful and very caring. I am sure your family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our delicious... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very nice place, nice breakfast. Luxurious and cosy. Would definitely go back.I had a balcony room with table, there were fruits and welcome drink, I enjoyed the big bath. Very nice. The parking is a bit crampy if you're the last one.

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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Ashdown House. We really appreciate every review. We love hearing the words “Would definitely go back”! It lets us know we are doing it right most of the time. The parking is normally not that problematic – at times there might be a couple who both have a car... More

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Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2152, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ashdown House 5*
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Ashdown House is an upmarket, exclusive guesthouse in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Relax at the pool, enjoy a drink at the "Club House" before retiring to one of the beautifully appointed rooms. Unwind in 5 star luxury and comfort. ... more   less 
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