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La Bougain Villa
6 Smits Road | Dunkeld West, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #40 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Greenville, South Carolina
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“safe and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at La Bougain Villa to recover from jet lag and to explore Joburg before taking off for a Kruger safari. The villa is in a very safe and quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the Rosebank shops and restaurants, Gautrain and the African Market.

Our room was lovely and well stocked with coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit. Chris, the owner, was always more than eager to give us a lift if needed. Georgina prepared a wonderful breakfast every morning with such pride. Close by, there is a great local pub, Giles, which is very safe to walk to any time, even after dark.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband and I went to Jo'burg for 3 days to visit friends and we were looking for a place that was close to where they lived so they could meet us at restaurants and we could visit. La Bougain Villa is in a nice and quiet street, yet very conveniently located in Dunkeld, close to restaurants, shops and Santon/Rosebank area. The rooms are well appointed, very private and quiet surrounded by the beautiful garden and pool. Chris is a super host, very helpful and welcoming. Georgina spoiled us with delicious and breakfasts and Joe was always available to assist with whatever needed. Excellent value for money. Will certainly return, would not think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here in April 2013 for ten nights. Our self contained rooms were well equipped and comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and elegantly presented. Our visit coincided with a difficult time for the Richard's family but the welcome from them, from Georgina, the housekeeper and Joe the gardener could not have been warmer. The location in Dunkeld was convenient for Rosebank/Santon and if we return in the future we would definitely re- book.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

La Bougain Villa is a little Paradise in Sandton, Jo.burg. We stayed 10 days here and enjoyed great hospitality and excellent service. We can recommend La Bougain Villa to everybody and will return at the next occasion. Markus and Hans

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stay at La Bougain Villa every time I visit Johannesburg... usually twice a year... and can thoroughly recommend it. Beautiful setting, centrally located, secure parking and friendly, helpful, welcoming staff and hosts... excellent value for money! A most private and peaceful haven.... just completed my 4th visit and i am already looking forward to the next!

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We love South African B&Bs in general - La Bougain Villa ranks with the top - lovely vintage home, beautiful grounds, gracious and beyond helpful hostess ... and host :-) Thanks Fay and Chris for our most enjoyable stay

  • Stayed September 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Arrived on a Sunday afternoon - kitchentte area not been cleaned of crumbs, microwave dirty and sheets on bed not changed (hair on pillowcase, sheets dirty) - moved out without moving in - not recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about La Bougain Villa

Address: 6 Smits Road | Dunkeld West, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Bougain Villa is an elegant home offering friendly hospitality in gracious surroundings in the heart of Johannesburg's northern suburbs. Within easy reach of business and shopping centres of Hyde Park, Rosebank and Sandton. Each suite, stylishly appointed with meticulous attention to detail, includes a bedroom and private lounge; two have their own entrances and one suite has a kitchenette for the self-caterer. DSTV, MNet, wi-fi, internet connection and fax facilities. Tennis court, swimming pool and laundry. Secure parking. All credit cards. ... more   less 

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