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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 #32 of 261 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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Lyon, France
1 review
“Great place to stay at”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice, clean and quiet room in a pretty house, very good breakfast, very kind staff. Good location in a pleasant area. Free parking. The only drawback was the very humid bathroom. We had a very good time staying there.


  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Located a few minutes walk from Melville’s lively main street, full of nice restaurants and bars, Ginnegaap is surrounded by a quiet nice garden, offers comfortable rooms, great breakfast and very flexible and helpful staff. In our case they managed to accommodate some last-minute needs due to the cancellation of our flight but they can simply help with driving you around the city and providing useful tips.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We go out of our way to accommodate our guests and their needs. Our transport and touring service is just one of the services we offer to our guests to give them a positive experience of Johannesburg and its people. Thank you for staying at Ginnegaap!
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We received excellent service, great breakfast and enjoyed a good nights sleep during our stay at Ginnegaap Guesthouse (we stayed for one night before taking off to Kruger Park).

Free wifi, free parking and very kind staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you! It gives us such a thrill that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap.
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Staying at Ginnegaap was a perfect start to a 2 week solo trip in South Africa. I stayed for a night here when I first arrived to Joburg in mid-December 2012, and was very happy to be here. I loved the decor - the guesthouse is lovely, very safe, clean, charming, and comfortable. My room was simple, sweet, and clean, with a homey feel. They are a half-hour drive from the JNB airport towards other attractions (for which they have tours available!), and they arrange for a shuttle if you ask. The breakfast was good, and Corlien, Jacco and staff were warm hosts. I was sad they were booked up on my way back through Johannesburg, or I'd have stayed with them again.

Room Tip: The front room looks out onto the front porch and yard. It is quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed in Ginnegaap Guesthouse in December 2012. I had a great room which began to feel like my own personal studio appartment...hence i decided to extend my stay. Breakfasts were great aswell as the coffee in the room! Staff were incredibly accomodating and friendly. Would highly recommend it.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is so nice to see that our efforts to be helpful and to prepare great breakfasts are being noticed by our guests.
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I very much enjoyed my visit to Johannesburg, S. Africa. Concerns of travelling solo were abated by the sense of safety I felt at the guesthouse. The lovely older home is very well kept and very clean. Breakfasts by Patience were top notch. Issues with charging my electronics were taken to heart and addressed by a ride to the IT specialist on 7th street. In 3+ days, with Jaco, tour guide/driver, I got a full view of many aspects of Johannesburg, including a design twist to accomodate my particular interests. The room and bath were simple and well furnished with nice touches incl tea, an iron, a hair dryer, and a private outdoor garden. I highly recommend the Ginnegaap Guest House.

Room Tip: no fitness center or pool. an easy walk to 2 main streets w/ shops and restaurants. they even have a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A very good find the room was large and comfortable staff very friendly. Tomas and Corileen were great . We enjoyed a brilliant day out with Jacob On a tour of Soweto and the inner city very informative highly recommended. Breakfasts were to die for .Melville 7th street 5mins walk good selection of bars and restaurants. Will definitely return a great start to a great holiday . Thankyou.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
We are so glad that you had a good experience at Ginnegaap and that you enjoyed our rooms, service and breakfast. Nothing is as important to us as a happy guest!
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Additional Information about Ginnegaap Guesthouse

Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 261 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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