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“Comfortable Stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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5th Avenue Gooseberry
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   44 - 5th Avenue | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #27 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
South Africa
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“Comfortable Stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

What a little gem, tucked away in the heart of Johannesburg. Old world charm, very friendly staff & beautiful surroundings. After a good night's rest the breakfast was scrumptious, and every request was met, even coffee in the garden whilst conducting business.

Room Tip: For the fit ones, choose an upstairs room - great view of lush garden & pool, active birdlife.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

warm and friendly welcome; efficient reception, beautiful setting and decor; great room with excellent bed; delicious breakfast and understanding owner when we explained that we didn't know the free wi fi technicalities. All and all a great place to stay. Sarah has been pivotal in operations

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. On arrival, guests normally receive a free voucher for the Wi-Fi with the login code. But with you, somehow it slipped through and our apologies for that. We made all the staff attent once again to make sure that our guests receive their wi-fi voucher on arrival. For us it is important that the guests should not have to ask for it.
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
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
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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
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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
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Paradise, California
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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 #27 of 260 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 
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