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“Close to work and far from the madding crowd” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Kuilen Country House

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De Kuilen Country House
26 Glenluce Drive, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #38 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Howick, South Africa
1 review
“Close to work and far from the madding crowd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

De Kuilen is now our preferred accommodation for business trips in northern Johannesburg. From the time you drive through the gates you know you have found a haven of peace that feels worlds apart from the busyness of Sandton and Bryanston just a stone’s throw away. Old world charm, peaceful gardens and amazing service make this a very relaxing and convenient place to stay.

  • Stayed June 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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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
We, at De Kuilen are always particularly pleased to receive a review such as this one - from people who are deeply involved in the care of the eco-system, the combating of the destruction of the habitat of so many species now under threat through loss of this habitat.and who are as committed to creating and maintaining a "Green" Environment as we are. Our staff were particularly pleased to have their services recognised and praised. .
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

De Kuilen Country House welcomed my husband, daughter and I with open arms on an icy cold Jhb winters night. Whilst experiencing an electricity outage we decided to look for a B&B close to where we reside and there we found this magical haven on our door-step. We arrived only to be welcomed with a glass of red wine and warm hospitality Our cottage more than exceeded our expectations with 5 star finishes and everything you needed was right at our finger tips. The warm glow of the lit fire was a special treat to come "home" to and warmed the cockles of your heart. Breakfast was absolutely divine and sharing lovely stories with Anne-Marie (hostess & owner) was a rare treat.

De Kuilen Country House has the most beautiful surroundings and is close to all amenities, making your stay not only convenient but totally hassle-free. We would recommend this awesome retreat for business travel, family get-aways or a romantic weekend away.

Anne-Marie, a huge thank you to you and your amazing staff it was such a pleasure to meet you and stay over at your "TOP CLASS" guest house.

We truly enjoyed it so that we were quite disappointed when the electricity outage problem was rectified and we had to return home.

I look forward to making future bookings with for staff on their business travels.

If you would like to experience "A CUT ABOVE" guest house experience do not hesitate to contact De Kuilen - they'll make you feel right at home!

Sean, Tracy & Sasha
Douglasdale, Jhb

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
All of us at De Kuilen were so touched and pleased - not only with our guests' charming review, but also with them as people. Many thanks for choosing us!
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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at De Kuilen a few times and it has now become my preferred accommodation when on business in Gauteng. lovely to arrive to a bottle of champagne. The area has many restaurants but the best supper was at De Kuilen,top class food and presentation.

Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We, at De Kuilen were delighted to receive such generous praise and assure you that we will continue to do our best to see that our customers preferences are our guideline to an enjoyable stay - we call it the "De Kuilen Experience"!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We recently booked an overseas business partner into De Kuilen as it was conveniently close to our offices in Fourways.

From the help, advice and friendliness we received from Anne-Marie when making the booking on behalf of our guest through to his absolute amazement at the accomodation, meals, service and surroundings - when he arrived need to be recorded

It is a gem of a place - and hidden away right in the middle of everything!

Highly Recommended

  • Stayed April 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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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
We at De kuilen can only hope to match the generosity of your review with a generous attitude towards our clients. Reviews like this are much appreciated by our staff who find them very motivating. Many thanks for the praise, we also enjoyed the stay of your associate who had not been to South Africa before - it was delightful to see everything freshly through her response to all that Johannesburg has to offer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I had a family reunion at de kuilen cottages and had the experience of a lifetime. I stayed in the Treetop cottage and imagine waking up to birds chirping, a breakfast fit for a king served by ever smiling and courteous waiters and over and above it all, the wonderful hostess Anne-Marie waltzing around making sure everything is tiptop. Keep it up. Will surely return.
Bevin Magama, Wales UK

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
We, at De Kuilen, were charmed and delighted to be thanked for being the venue for a large family re-union - over several days of perfect late Summer Johannesburg weather. We are particularly pleased to see that our main members of staff, who have been trained entirely at De Kuilen, through our in-house training programme, have received such warm recognition. It is an encouragement for us all to "do everything a little better every day."
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

From arrival we were welcomed to a peaceful cottage with a bottle of sparkles. The rooms were warm and welcoming. Breakfast was better then a 5 star hotel! The birds and trees were restful for the soul. Value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
We have been fortunate indeed in the guests we have had! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed having both of you to stay with us and that you were so thoughtful as to write us this charming review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Beautiful gardens, comfortable and private cottages, superb food and excellent service. The fireplaces are a treat in winter. This is a not just a place to stay, it is a wonderful experience. I am a regular visitor and I have only ever been happy here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review, June 10, 2011
All of us at De Kuilen thank you for your lovely review of our beautiful De Kuilen Country House. We have also enjoyed your stay and look forward very much to your next when we hope to continue to please and pamper you, our valued guests.
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Address: 26 Glenluce Drive, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
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Ranked #38 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
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Number of rooms: 6
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