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“Lovely place but lacked attention to detail.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of House Higgo Boutique Guesthouse

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House Higgo Boutique Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   192 Senior Drive | Northcliff Ext 2, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
Sandton, South Africa
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“Lovely place but lacked attention to detail.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

OVERALL: All rooms are spacious but vary in standard. Beautiful guesthouse, gardens and stunning pool. Service is good but this guesthouse amenities lacks those small details expected from a 4 star rating.

ROOMS: I had the honeymoon suite which was large, clean had a very comfortable bed. I was however given only one large towel and the room did not have aircon. The satellite TV worked. Ample cupboard space but no hangers! My colleagues room at the same price had no view and was tucked at the back of the property, it got incredibly hot without aircon or even a fan. This surprised me for a 4 star guesthouse.

GROUNDS: The pool was stunning and large ans set amongst roiling lawns with plenty of greenery. There was no courtesy bar and on arriving back from dinner we were unable to have drinks as the cabinet was locked.

SERVICE: Service was friendly and overall good. On arrival they could not figure out which room I was in and could not find my booking. I also waited 10 minutes for the gate to be open for me on arrival. Location is in a suburban area and a bit far from restaurants and stuff to do.

BREAKFAST: They promptly prepared a breakfast of our choice. Eggs, bacon and tomatoe with toast. The breakfast spread was limited but sufficient. The fruit juice was not 100% which should be a given. The coffee was instant and when we asked for plunger coffee it wasn't prepared properly and had all the granules in it! I couldn't drink it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We loved our stay at House Higgo which is where we culminated our South African vacation. Aside from great staff (Tembe was awesome), the property and rooms were gorgeous and breathtaking. It really felt like a spa cation. The rooms are sophisticated and nicely decorated, the grounds and property are amazing as are the terraces, and the pool area. You even have a view of the city. We thought we had made a mistake and converted incorrectly because the place FELT more expensive that it was for us.

The only drawback is that they were located very far from the airport and city (a little over an hour). If you don't care, this is a MUST MUST MUST.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about House Higgo Boutique Guesthouse

Address: 192 Senior Drive | Northcliff Ext 2, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — House Higgo Boutique Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Years of experience in the Boutique market have set the standard for our impeccable service which will be your assurance of a truly unforgettable experience. Arriving at this magnificent home away from home, you will find unsurpassed levels of elegant and discreet service to which will satisfy the most discerning of tastes. House Higgo is the ideal venue for hosting any event - from functions requiring flair and elegance to a simple family get together. Bone fide guests can utilise our venue to host anything from corporate events to cocktail parties, year-end functions, birthday parties, anniversaries or simply a High Tea...We boast a long list of successful events our guests have hosted. ... more   less 
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