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Rutland House Bed & Breakfast

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48 Rutland Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Rutland House Bed & Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We spent our first and last two vacation nights at Rutland House. Dehlia, the owner, was very gracious and helped with ground transport to and from the airport. The room was clean and comfortable. The grounds are lovely - we even took a swim to cool off after a day of sight seeing in Joburg. If you want to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What can I say? We arrived very late and had not arranged for transport for the next during the busy season. The owner was very helpful in sorting us out at the very last minute. I can't get better than that really...

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delia12014, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I am so pleased the rest of your trip went well and that I could help you. I enjoyed your brief stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Thank you for your review all the best for 2015 and future travelling Delia More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We found Rutland House via Trip Advisor, and could not have been more pleased. Delia is a,warm and gracious host, our room was spacious and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, and the grounds are lush and well-kept. Delia also recommended guide Chic Chamberlain of MACIT Tours, who took us on numerous city outings as well as to Kruger Park. We felt... More 

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delia12014, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Betsy and Ken, it was such a pleasure to have you both to stay, You were such fun and seemed to enjoy every minute. Thank you for choosing Rutland House and I hope you had a great time in Cape Town. I look forward to your next trip when Ken manages to wangle another business trip ! wishing you all... More 

Paris, France
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

we chose Rutland because of its proximity to our family and stayed here before and after a trip to Kruger. We were happy with the rooms and the service, friendly, open and relaxed. We enjoyed the self-inclusive feel of the cottage in particular which offers a little sitting room and kitchenette with a double and twin room. Delia is friendly... More 

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Lena, I was happy to host your family get together.. I am pleased Rutland House worked so well for you and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for writing the lovely review and I hope to see you all again in the future. Best regards Delia More 

Potchefstroom, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've spent a few days at Rutland House, what a unique experience! Delia made every effort to make me feel at home, I'll highly reccomend Rutland House to anyone looking for a warm and homeley atmosphere. The room was well furnished and the service and food was outstanding.

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with me Estelle. It was such a pleasure to have you here and you were just the easiest guest. Pleased you liked the home made soup!! I wish you well with your "new look" and I look forward to seeing you if you stay another night in Johannesburg. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the best time we've had in Jo'burg. This B&B is in a nice area, right next to Delta park in which we felt safe because so many others were out and about & with a good playground. Also near some good malls like Hyde Park and Sandton City. I especially liked the complimentary tea and rusks (if you've... More 

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for mentioning that we have such wonderful parks. These are never mentioned and even locals do not use them as much as they should.. I am one of the lucky ones as I walk and cycle (mountain bike) for fitness and every time I go into Delta Park I marvel at... More 

Anaheim, California
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Delia, owner of the Rutland House, in Johannesburg, South Africa was the consummate hostess. The B and B was beautiful and the food was excellent. Delia is a very vivacious engaging hostess. She has been in the B and B business for a long time and knows what her guests want and need. The B and B is very secure... More 

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Linda for your wonderful review. Meeting new friends like you both are what make this such an enriching career. My sadness is when you leave. I felt I had known you forever we got on so well in just the 2 days you were here. Perhaps South Africa will be on your radar for a return trip with... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rutland House B&B is the place to be in when you are in Joburg. The sense of peace and security you feel is unmatched. You almost forget you are in a busy part of the world once you enter through those gates. Delia's garden, food, staff, cats, and cozy rooms are a delight to come home to after a busy... More 

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

thank you Peter and Lois, I always look forward to your stay. Your are wonderful guests, the guest that makes running a B&B all worthwhile and a pleasure. Till next time, keep well and safe. Delia More 

Paris, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed in Rutland House for our last night in South Africa. The place has a lovely garden full of birds in a quiet area of Johannesburg with malls and parks a few blocks away. The best thing here is the service. Delia is absolutely wonderful, sweet and welcoming. She even drove us herself to the restaurant for our dinner... More 

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delia12014, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Xavier, Thank you both for staying at Rutland House. You are the sort of guests who make me love my work. I equally enjoyed our interesting conversations and I was sorry you were gone so soon. Thank you for your lovely review it was a great pleasure to have you both to stay. I hope you return to South Africa... More 

Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I must take my hat off to Delia and her team, stayed there for a week and the stay was so relaxed hardly realised that I was down in Johannesburg on business. The rooms were extremely comfortable, even the environment and surroundings were so relaxed. The home cooked meals were a great welcome, what a big change from having to... More 

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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

True to your word you were back before I could thank you for your lovely review. It was great to have you to stay again and I look forward to the next time. All the best and thank you. Delia More 

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