We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Six great nights for a party of 16” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 5th Avenue Gooseberry

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added 5th Avenue Gooseberry to your Saves list
5th Avenue Gooseberry
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   44 - 5th Avenue | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #20 of 234 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“Six great nights for a party of 16”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I was looking for a quiet, comfortable, yet accessible place for a party of 14 students and 2 faculty members to stay for six nights while on a short study abroad trip to Johannesburg. 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guest House turned out to be a perfect location. The guest house was spacious and clean, with a nicely decorated premise and a decent sized swimming pool. The rooms were uniquely furnished and decorated and there was beautiful artwork in the lobby and other common areas. The owner, Susan Berry, and her staff very friendly and willing to accommodate our unique needs. We needed to leave at 6 am for a day long trip and the staff was gracious to wake up early to prepare breakfast for our group. Also, on our final day, we wanted to have a group cookout dinner. Susan and her staff helped with the preparation and cooking of the dinner and even provided the desserts. A great and much appreciated gesture! Although the guest house is located in a quiet, residential area, it is about a 10 -15 minute walk to a convenient shopping area and about 5- 10 minute taxi ride to a larger shopping mall.
Thanks,
J.A. Freeman, Economics Prof.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    50
    14
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
10
14
10
34
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

5th Avenue Gooseberry guest house was the perfect for us to stay when our family congregated in Johannesburg for an important family event. The staff was sweet and accommodating, the breakfasts great, the garden great to spend time in and the lounge areas excellent to meet with friends and family. We felt very much at home during our stay and the accommodation worked very well for us. Two of us even visited the resident spa for manicures and peducures. A most welcome treat after two long flights. We would definitely stay at this B&B again if the need arose.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights. The service was excellent and we felt truly at home. When friends came over to visit we were able to use the lounge to entertain- with tea and coffee as well as homemade biscuits available. Unfortunately we didn’t realise until later that we could ask for a fridge for our room which would have been a nice addition. The surrounding of the garden and pool are beautifully maintained and add a wonderful ambience. There is great artwork by Susan Berry to enjoy round the property. Warm and friendly service from all the staff which wa much appreciated. Breakfast which was freshly prepared to order was included in the price and was fantastic. We definitely stay again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paradise, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed here our last two nights in Africa before returning to the USA. The experience was wonderful. We were met by the owner who provided us with suggested activities and places to visit and/or eat, including maps and driving directions. The guest house is an elegant, quiet, and friendly place to stay. The included breakfast was 5 stars. The neighborhood is safe, and there are restaurants and shops within a 3-block walk. Included in our room was a decanter of sherry and chocolate candies. It was a wonderful way to end our three-week vacation in Africa!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I stayed at 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guet House for 3 days & had a really wornderful experiences. The 4 things that I really liked about the place were: a homely kind of experience while staying there, they had a personal touch in all services that their staff provide to each guest, bird watching in the garden early morning & evenings & beautiful paintings at all places (which I guess is out of the owner Susan's passion for art).

i would highly recommend this place.

nitesh

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I recently flew in from London to stay at the Gooseberry again. The excellent standards of care, focus on the detail and personal attention that one receives from Susan and her team are always welcome and a clear differentiator in service excellence. The beautiful gardens and tranquillity around the pool area were a balm to my spirit after the frenetic pace in London, a little bit of heaven on earth and highly recommended. Thanks to all of the team at the Gooseberry.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The owner and staff could not do enough to ensure my comfort. All my extra requirements were treated as "standard" and any little comment grabbed as useful input and actioned immediately (a slow working bathroom light). The staff did the owner proud. If B&B is your preference, this is excellent value for money and the best escape from hotel boredom. There was none of the often forced interlocutory with owners or management typical of the B&B setting, and the owner's art orientation, evident around the premises, is refreshingly different and an added character. The location is within easy reach of eating places and well positioned for a quick trip in any direction, including into the city. Cleanliness was impeccable. A pleasant surprise to find high speed and gratis internet in what is a home-like setting. Marriott, Hyatt, intercontinental take note. When I am not quartered in a hotel for access to meetings, this will be my choice for future stays in Jhb.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
Many thanks for this review which is very special to us because we know you travel all over the world regularly, and has stayed in many hotels.We appreciate your mentioning of our staff- it will mean a lot to them, as we show them all the reviews and they do get incentives on positive comments. For us they mean a lot- they are our angels. Susan
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to 5th Avenue Gooseberry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 5th Avenue Gooseberry

Address: 44 - 5th Avenue | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — 5th Avenue Gooseberry 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant, 4-star Guest House, with an artistic touch, in a quiet, charming neighbourhood of Johannesburg. The 11 en-suite rooms each have their own character. Centrally situated, close to major attractions. Transfers to and from OR Tambo Airport. Easy accessible from main roads, 33 km from airport. Unforgettable day tours can be arranged to Apartheids Museum, Soweto, Rhino and Lion Park and many more. Free Wi-Fi access and secure parking on premises. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your 5th Avenue Gooseberry reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage 5th Avenue Gooseberry, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.