This should really be a room renting establishment. I would not call it a guesthouse as the word implies that people staying here are treated as guests which is not what we expereinced. I would also not call this a B & B as we were not able to get breakfast for the 2 mornings that we stayed.I was staying at this dump(unbeknown to me beforehand) because it is centrally situated to do business in Gauteng. The first evening I said that I would have to leave at 6h30 to be on time for a meeting. I made the mistake of assuming that breakfast would be ready in order to have a quick bite at 6h15. I arrived in the dining room to be told by the owner/host that there was no staff available which meant nor breakfast.....so sorry. The second morning we had to leave only at 8h00. Quarter to 8 there was not a sole in the kitchen or dining room and no sign that breakfast was even being contemplated, in fact the dirty dishes of the previous evening was still standing on the kitchen tops.
On entering the front door a strong, old stale smell of smoke permiated the place. This was explained the first morning after the host enjoyed an evening in front of the TV smoking away. It was however too much trouble for him to empty his ashtray before retireing.
We got the best room in the house which was the main bedroom with a bathroom en suite.This was the only part of the house that was acceptable and seemed to be kept clean.
As this was obviously a 3 bedroomed home that was converted to room rental establishment, the other two rooms had to share a bathroom with an entrance 1 meter from the main bedroom.The chance was therefore good to find some other unfortunate guest dashing from the bathroom in the hall to his room on the other side of the passage.
As often happens 2 single beds were pushed together and made up as an double bed. This usually is not a problem however in this case the height of the 2 beds were different which affected quality of sleep.
Up to our leaving the host forgot to introduce himself
Terrible. Give this one a miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 8 minutes from Fourways Mall and the famous Montecasino, Villa Schreiner is a family-owned romantic guest house under thatch situated in the quiet residential suburb of Jukskei Park.There are two excellent gourmet restaurants, a coffee shop & boutique shops at the Douglasdale Shopping Centre, only five minutes away. Four beautiful, individually decorated rooms overlook the beautiful tropical garden and large pool. The Family Studio has its own separate entrance, large living room and large outside patio. Flat Screen TV in every room. Free Wireless Internet. A full English & continental breakfast is served outside on the sun patio or in the dining room. Villa Schreiner welcomes you to enjoy a warm hospitality, personal charm & true tranquility. ... more less
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