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“Fantastic guesthouse in Joburg!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ashdown House
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2152, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #13 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
1 review
“Fantastic guesthouse in Joburg!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's been our second time at Ashdown and it won't be our last. Staff and atmosphere are friendly, a beautiful property with very nice rooms, especially the luxurious, African-styled bathrooms are my favourite. Ashdown serves a wonderful breakfast with a hug variety of fruits, teas, eggs, etc.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear M4thi4s

Thank you for choosing AshDown House once again during your visit to Johannesburg and for the lovely review!

It is always great to see our overseas guests return and this surely proves that we meet the international standard accordingly.

Hope to see you again soon!

“The Ashdown Team”
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

i cannot imagine a better B&B, room, food, staff and facilities, outstanding. My favourite in jhb now. A step away from the one man shows (which is good), plenty of staff, but still vey personal and warm. Loved everything about it. Real thought and care has gone into the small touches in the room.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Craig

Thank you kindly for your lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to know that we fulfilled all your needs. We will surely pass on the message to our staff.
Hopefully next time you will have the opportunity to stay a bit longer, to fully experience Ashdown House.

See you soon!

“The Ashdown Team”
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Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is my second stay at Ashdown House on business from Australia. I'm sitting by the pool on a Sunday morning after a great breakfast getting ready for a week's work in Jo'berg. This is a really nice guest house with good clean rooms, good 'in room' supplies of coffee, tea, fesh milk, fruit, and then there's the low cost mini bar complete with beers, biltong, chips etc. The management are very hospitable and nothing is a problem. It's a safe area where you can go for a walk or run and there are some very good restaurants just up the road and a Spar store - with more than everything you need. There is a lapper (I think that's how you spell it - Pagola for you Aussies) out the back with a TV, lounge, bar and microwave. We usually work here on weekends and have a few beers at night! This is a great 'guest house'.
Cheers
FM

Room Tip: Room 7 is probably the best as no-one has to walk past your front door.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Frank
What a wonderful review! Our staff work exceptionally hard to get the guest house in an immaculate, clean condition and it gives us great pleasure to know it shows.
We are very fortunate in that Bryanston is one of the safest and cleanest areas in Johannesburg, and with lovely restaurants and convenience stores in close proximity, what more do you need?
Glad you enjoyed the lapa area! It is indeed a part of Ashdown that the guest really enjoy, whether for work or relaxation.
We look forward to having you and all your colleagues back again soon!

“The Ashdown Team”
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I have been a regular visitor at Ashdown over the last 4 years! - probably frontrunner for most nights booked in by a good margin. Service has always been friendly and tip top without being intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with lots of attention to detail and fine decor. The spacious rooms all lead onto a lush garden giving you access to all the facilities while still maintaining a sense of privacy. Inside the room you have everything that you need and more, while the bathroom is spacious and crisp. Situated in one of the best suburbs in Johannesburg you cannot do better.

Room Tip: All rooms good but pay a little extra and go for the bigger ones, rooms 5 - 7, or with small sitting...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Pieter,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of AshDown House. As one of our oldest and loyal guests, we always appreciate your comments and input. We will always do our best to uphold our service levels and five star facilities, while still maintaining a ‘home away from home’ feeling. Thanks again for writing such a great review of AshDown House and we look forward to seeing you back again in the New Year!
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed at Ashdown in September and what angreat place it turned out to be. My travel plans changed and I needed an extra night in the area. The place I was to stay in could not accommodate me so I found Ashdown House.
Facilities are more like a five star hotel. Friendly staff and excellent breakfast, both selection and quality. My poached eggs were perfectly cooked.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the security is good.
I have already booked another stay for March 2013.
I would highly recommend Ashdown House to anyone looking for a classy, modern place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Dave

Thank you for writing us such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. How fortunate for us that you found AshDown House! Thank you for saying we are more like a 5 Star Hotel instead of a Guest House. We have more of a quiet, tranquil environment, as well as more personal guest relations compared to most hotels. Thank you for commenting on our breakfasts as we pride ourselves on impeccable taste and quality. Next time, please try our delicious dinners! Thank you once again for posting such a fabulous review of AshDown house and we look forward to seeing you again in March!
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My work collegues and I were fortunate enough to spend the night. Ashdown offers everything one could possibly expect and more. Chantelle's friendly welcome paved the way to a most comfortable stay, and the lounge offered a great meeting place in which to conclude our bussiness matters. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Andrew

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about AshDown House and giving us 10 out of 10! It was my personal pleasure welcoming you and Oscar to AshDown House! I’m delighted that we exceeded your expectations. We are pleased that the lounge worked well for your corporate meeting. Once again, thank you for staying at AshDown House. We hope to see you back soon!
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I really enjoyed staying at Ashdown, its stunning, modern, tranquil, and feels warm like home away from home. The refreshing welcome drinks was the best. Their service is impeccable. I will most definitely book here again. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Room Tip: Room closest to the lounge is stunning, but in the morning, it can be noisy, with all guests walking...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Nox

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about AshDown House. It was so lovely meeting you! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our welcome drink, a secret mixture of refreshing deliciousness that I think very few people know about! At AshDown House we strive for excellent service as well as a homely vibe. Take care, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2152, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #13 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ashdown House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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