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“A lovely stay in Johannesburg” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avondhu Guest House

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Avondhu Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Bristol Road | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #28 of 229 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“A lovely stay in Johannesburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed at Avondhu for a week while working in Johannesburg and would highly recommend it to anyone visit the city, whether for business or pleasure. The breakfasts were fantastic, the facilities clean and the hosts warm and welcoming!

  • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Durban, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The ambience was extremely pleasant, warm and friendly, it is situated in a quiet suburb that is very central to Wits University which is where I was working from. The garden is beautiful and the rooms are spacious, very tastefully decorated and most important of all, very clean with en suite bath/shower. I enjoyed the healthy breakfast of yoguert, fruit and toast and could have had a cooked breakfast had I wanted one. One really feels "at home" there!

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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed for 8 days, forced by the circumstances to spend most of the time at the guest house. The landlady and her husband are very accommodating and helpful and the one bedroom apartment very commodious. Good breakfasts with a changing variety of fresh fruit and pastries daily. They have a nice tennis court and pool but we didn't use these. The area is lovely, peaceful, safe and easily accessible to what Jo-burg has to offer. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stay at Avondhu at least once a month for 4-5 days whilst on business in Johannesburg and I really enjoy the fact that each room has its own private entrance, plus a small kitchenette. Due to all my travelling I prefer home-cooked food, and having the kitchenette allows me to buy and cook my own healthy food - not many B&B's have this and then you have to order dinner from a restaurant. The rooms are very comfortable and warm in winter. Dea (the owner) is very friendly and accommodating with specific requests. The B&B is also very well located in Saxonwold. I can highly recommend to other business travellers, especially single ladies who are wanting good security.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Avondhu has what I am looking for - a peaceful suburb, safe and secure as well as close to the shops. Most important it has a fitted kitchen with everything I need to fix my own meals. Breakfasts are excellent and the hospitality warm and very friendly. As I travel a lot I like these small things are importtant. I stay at Avondhu on every trip to JHB.

  • Stayed August 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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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed two nights at Avondhu with our toddler. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming to her, and even brought out their own toys for her to play with. It's in a great location, and our room was cozy and had a small refrigerator. The breakfast was not the best we've ever had (for example, some other guest houses have freshly baked breads or muffins) but it was very good. We enjoyed our stay there and would go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband 2 kids and myself stayed at the lovely Avondhu Guest House for 14 nights after I had major surgery in Johannesburg (I live in Botswana). It was the perfect place for my recovery and for the kids. It was in a beautiful suburb, quiet, very secure, had a big yard which includes a swimming pool and tennis court, friendly staff (my kids spent a whole day with the gardener who was amazing with them) and the owners Dea and Pat were excellent hosts and lovely, lovely people to be around. The rooms were comfortable and being winter we loved the heated tiles in the apartment. Breakfast was of very high quality as well. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 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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Additional Information about Avondhu Guest House

Address: 8 Bristol Road | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondhu Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Irish hospitality on the HighveldOur Four-star B&B is located in the original garden suburbs to the north of the Johannesburg Central Business District and on the southern edge of the Sandton CBD. Saxonwold lies close to the central hub of Rosebank.Avondhu is owner-run, with all the luxuries and attention to detail required by discerning business travellers and tourists, at very reasonable rates.Children are welcome at Avondhu.Avondhu Guest House has 4 units, self contained and fully equipped, with DSTV, Mnet, fridge, microwave, stove/hotplate, kettle, and toaster. There is a bathroom/shower en suite, queen/twinbeds, a desk/dressing table and a couch in all units. Each unit has a separate private entrance. Coffee and tea is provided in the units. There is secure off road parking.Access to the Internet is available from every B&B unitTransfers to Johannesburg International Airport arranged on requestTours to Johannesburg & Soweto attractions [and further afield] arranged on request ... more   less 

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