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10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   10, 2nd Avenue | Houghton Estate, Johannesburg 2041, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #12 of 71 hotels in Johannesburg
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great guest house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I always stay in 10 2nd ave Houghton Estate when I go to Johannesburg, i.e. more than 20 noghts per year. It provides all the services you normally find in a luxury hotel. It is professionally run, there is always a manager, chef,waitors and someone at housekeeping.
They are extremely friendly and prepared to go the extra mile. Eg. Although they have a good al la cart menu, the chef is always prepared to prepare a special dish on request.

  • Stayed August 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Fairfield, Connecticut USA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The hotel is in a converted estate home in the upscale Houghton area of Johannesburg. The property is beautifully maintained and the service personalized and attentive. It's a great alternative and refreshing change from the environment of a business hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sassenberg
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Little hotel in a quiet area / rooms and heating excellent /service and food as well / a perfect stay and we will do it again : the garden is beautiful and the swimmingpool more like a big bathtube but well equipped as well

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

A really memorable place. There were a lot of special little touches that made a huge difference. The service was fantastic without being overbearing, the room was lovely, and there was good wifi to let me do work I needed to do comfortably during my amazing stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

What a wonderfully charming hotel! A beautiful old English manor in the beautiful leafy suburb of Houghton relatively small public areas (eg dining room, sitting areas with fireplace), nice terraces and a beautiful garden.
Standard rooms (room 6) with a nice bathroom.
But above all, great and helpful staff and managers.
Delicious breakfast despite winter time still outside on the terrace.
With a special thanks to Grant who managed for us a lot of things: Johannesburg tours including guides, taxis, restaurants, services on the airport.
Recommended!
(small minus: the sound of the generator at night...)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Choose this hotel for our final night in South Africa. The staff was very welcoming and attentive. Room was a large suite and given the time of year the gas fireplace gave a great warmth and glow to the experience. A quiet location and the feel of staying in a grand home. We had a car and the location has easy access to the expressway so we could get around easily. Met all of my expectations.

  • Stayed May 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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Liege, Belgium
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The friendly professional staff is looking after you with discretion.
A unique luxury guest house atmosphere. Wonderful garden. A lovely swimming pool well decorated.
Rooms nicely decorated including bath and a separate shower.
What else!

  • Stayed May 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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Additional Information about 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate

Also Known As:
10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate Hotel Johannesburg
10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate Hotel
Address: 10, 2nd Avenue | Houghton Estate, Johannesburg 2041, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
#11 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#16 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
• 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is an established, 5 Star Boutique Hotel of superb luxury and effortless style in Johannesburg. Nestled in lush, landscaped gardens, it provides gourmet cuisine and warm, South African hospitality. 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE has 14 Luxury Rooms, as well as an exquisite Presidential Suite, which all include our "Champagne" Breakfast, flat screen TVs, full bouquet of DSTV (satellite) channels and the option of under floor heating or a fireplace. The hotel has various boardrooms and from midday guests are served our signature Deli Lunch - making it the ideal location for private affairs, events and weddings for up to 60 guests. For those seeking relaxation, the outside area allows guests to soak up the warmth of the African sun beside the sparkling pool, set adjacent to the cocktail bar. Evenings are enjoyed in the unique ambiance of the wine cellar or indulging in a pre-dinner drink beside a cosy fire prior to savouring 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE’s renowned culinary delights. Whether it is for business or pleasure, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE offers guests impeccable, attentive and personalized service while at all times embodying our ethos of "Gracious Living in Luxury." ... more   less 
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