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“I more than loved staying at Graton House” 5 of 5 stars
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Graton Guest House
4 Oaklands Road, Orchards | PO Box 92283, Norwood, Johannesburg 2117, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“I more than loved staying at Graton House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

I was blessed to spend 2 weeks at Graton House, and honestly, cannot even fully express all the wonderful excellent aspects to my stay.
Tony and Graham are exceptional hosts. They truly go out of their way to make their guests, and guests of their guests feel comfortable and at home!!!
And then there is Angel Angelina, who thinks she runs the place, and she is right. Her vibrance and caring exceeds any expectation by far. Her son helps Tony tends the exquisitely well cared for and loved garden. Imagine being served breakfast consisting of fresh delicious muffins and whatever else your heart desires, while looking out onto a unique fish pond filled with moving huge goldfish looking fish, under beautiful skies. Sit outdoors and Angel Angelina will bring you tea or coffee on an immaculate tray and listen to and watch the hadeda birds insist that they are Africa's treasure. Just like Graton House, a true tremendous treasure, in my heart and my memory to keep forever and for sure I plan to return there again.... Lois Claire Cone, Cincinnati, Ohio

Room Tip: Just ask Angelina who knows your needs!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

Graton House offers the friendly atmosphere of hosts Tony and Graham in this quiet but lively neighborhood of Orchards. It definitely offers the feeling of being a guest in someone’s home. Nicely appointed rooms and generous breakfasts in the confines of a spacious residence. Helpful advice about getting around is available from the hosts. Staff are gracious and always willing to assist. Relax and enjoy.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

You'll hear a lot of people in Johannesburg say, "we're not a 'tourist destination'". And it's probably true. But after flying over 16 hours, we needed to just REST. Spent 2 nights here. We arranged a pickup from the airport from the owners & they were right there to meet us when we arrived & took us back to the guest house. The owners live on the premises. There is a lovely pool, the rooms are very clean & well appointed & the grounds are lovely. Located in a lovely part of Johannesburg & very safe. Good shopping & places to eat in the area. They serve a full & wonderful breakfast as part of the price. Just delicious. The owners are very helpful & friendly. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay here. Graton Guest House comes highly recommended by us. A big thanks to the owners for a great stay.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

As guests of OUT IN AFRICA, The Graton Guest House made our stay in Joburg so very memorable. From the excellent breakfasts, the beautiful garden, to the help and advice we received from our host, Tony and Graham, our stay was enriched, and filled with laughter. We feel we made good friends and memories for a lifetime. Hats off to Graton Guest House...THE place to stay in Joburg.

Room Tip: Excellent location, friendly staff!
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  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

After hearing about Tony and Graham for a number of years, it was such a delight to learn that all the stories were absolutely true! Staying at the Graton Guest House was a pleasure - everyone was so friendly and accommodating. It really did feel like home. If I ever have the opportunity to visit Johannesburg again, the first people I'll contact are Tony and Graham!

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

We truly have friends at the Graton House. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and how well we were treated by Graham and Tony. My wife was working that week so I spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool, enjoying the beautifully kept grounds, and watching the weaver birds build their homes. Graham also serves as a tour guide and took me on a wonderful and informative full day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto.
There are a number of nice restaurants just a few blocks away which we walked to however a car is a must for anything else. Very secure neighborhood and the house is located near the end of a quiet and peaceful lane.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 January 19, 2011

Tony and Graham are most gracious hosts. I was picked up at the airport on time. their establishment is set in a lovely and tranquil (and safe) neighborhood of Johannesburg, pretty close to anything you may need or want. Within walking distance of some really great restaurants, shops and banks. Their property is a lush garden with a great swimming pool. If you want a truly quite and relaxing place with genuinely friendly and gracious hosts, then this is the place to stay. Took a chance with a last minute decision and thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.

  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Graton Guest House

Address: 4 Oaklands Road, Orchards | PO Box 92283, Norwood, Johannesburg 2117, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 5 double rooms each with TV (over 30 channels to choose from), hairdryer, tea/coffee tray and free Wi-Fi internet access. Offering great breakfasts to start the day and numerous restaurants a few minute's walk away; 20 minutes drive to Melville, Rosebank or Sandton. Bonus of an on-site registered tour guide. Sorry but only children 14+. Discover 5-star hospitality at 3-Star rates! ... more   less 

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