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Rivonia Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 River Rd, Edenburg, Rivonia 2128, South Africa   |  
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20% off room rate
Ranked #1 of 13 Rivonia B&B and Inns
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“Excellent in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

A v friendly, well-run, comfortable experience, for the right price.

Forget hotels, this would be my number 1 choice, for any location around Rivonia, and, only 15 mins to Sandton, that too !!

Stay here .. I find it hard to believe, u will regret it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for recommending our establishment. 'Excellent in all respects.' - that comment made us feel really good. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards. Gerard & Jill & the whole Rivonia B&B team.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Rivonia bed & breakfast could really be a home away from home. Beautifully designed rooms with everything that you need, the most comfortable beds and travel adaptors - how convenient.
The grounds are stunning and the bird life an added touch that really sets the scene for this hidden and unsuspecting little gem.

Breakfasts are of the same high standard with such variety and in abundance, there is nothing that the staff wont cook up for you if not already there.

I cannot speak more highly of the staff whom are incredibly friendly, accommodating and helpful. I really look forward to the day that I can return to see those smiling faces once again.

I cannot recommend Rivonia B & B more highly, a must stay for anyone visiting Johannesburg.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Lovely hearing from you. We value the appreciation you expressed, as we try our best to make our visitors feel at home. The travel adapters, the birds, the gardens, the comfortable beds - thanks for taking note and commenting on our efforts. Do visit us again soon. Gerard & Jill & the Rivonia B&B team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Just returned from a short stay at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, Johannesburg! What a find. Set in beautiful gardens, just a stone's throw from the bustling Rivonia shops and restaurants, this B&B makes one forget that the big smoke of Jo'burg is all around! The bedrooms are beautifully and individually decorated and so comprehensively equipped that there is NOTHING you need that you don't find! Just brilliant!

The breakfasts are varied and imaginative ... as are the dine-in suppers during the mid-week! The staff are friendly and accommodating at every level - nothing is ever too much trouble.

I can't recommend Rivoinia B&B highly enough! It is a relaxing and delightful place to stay. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: The new superior rooms are elegant and gorgeous!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
We do try to keep our service personal; so glad you commented on our warm, wonderful staff.
We love food and enjoy serving our special breakfasts and our cosy, informal dinners. Our new superior rooms are a hit - the whole building exercise was worth it. Best wishes. Jill & Gerard and the whole Rivonia B&B team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Rivonia provided one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in, an amazingly huge delicious breakfast spread, and such happy and helpful service during our one week stay. Beautifully landscaped surrounds and bountiful birdlife enhanced the dreaminess of this gorgeous B & B.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for writing in; we were thrilled to read your comments. So glad you liked the beds, the bird life and the breakfast. Whenever we travel we love a great breakfast thus we try to provide a memorable 'breakfast experience' for our guests every morning Our managers and staff are stars - we agree. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from all of us at the Rivonia B&B
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Curepipe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We travel quite often across Africa for work and we access most African cities through Joburg. Rivonia B & B is our foothold during our transits. We keep sticking to this place as it displays consistent customer care, superior service and it feels like home. The staff does go the extra mile to help anyone who needs something or help. We've experienced this during most of our stays - 5 years already! Lately, we needed assistance to get a visa for one of us for Congo, the staff went beyond their call to help.
The place is ideally located, safe and captivating.
Francoise & David White
Mauritius

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We treasure the words which you have used to describe our establishment - 'captivating', 'consistent' and 'foothold'. Our team really tries to establish a base for our guests which offers excellent service, consistently. To call us captivating is such a compliment…. many thanks! We love the whole 'country' ambience of our establishment and we are so glad you do to. Best wishes from Gerard & Jill Marais and the whole Rivonia B&B team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I'll keep this uncharacteristically short because it's all been said. A fantastic stay.

-Grounds are lovely; pool, bird feeders, gardens…

-Rooms are small (I had a standard) but well appointed. I wasn't sure why so many people commented on the comfort of the beds, but yes, the beds are amazing. I don't know why… I even discussed it with the manager. Beyond a comfortable mattress, the quality of the cotton on the sheets is outstanding. I wanted to take the bed home with me. The only negative was that I couldn't get internet in my room, though it was fine elsewhere.

-Staff: extremely friendly and accommodating. I chose to stay here because a reviewer said they had been allowed a late check-out with no problem. Mine was extremely late, and they couldn't have been more helpful. The manager even gave me a lift in her car because I was stranded without cash. It's the little extra things…

I had desperately tried to change by flight to avoid staying in Joburg on my way back to NAmerica from Cape Town, but in the end I'm glad I wasn't able to. The day I spent lounging in Rivonia was the perfect way-station in a gruelling trip home. Full marks.

Room Tip: I imagine the closer rooms have better internet, and some have balconies whereas mine just had a ver...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We were delighted to read your comprehensive comments. We have travelled a widely thus we realise the convenience of a late check-out when departing flights leave late at night. So glad you enjoyed the comfort of the beds and as far as our managers and staff go, they always go that extra mile. We salute them for that. Warmest regards. Gerard & Jill & the whole Rivonia B&B team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My first stay at this venue. We stayed at one of the self catering rooms with a kitchenette. Good clean well furnished room. Very nice bathroom with shower and glassed shower, lots of hot water, beautifull gardens teeming with bird life and the breakfast fantastic value. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jillymSouthAfrica, Owner at Rivonia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit, which we hope will be soon. Best wishes from Gerard & Jill Marais and the Rivonia B&B team.
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Address: 3 River Rd, Edenburg, Rivonia 2128, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Rivonia
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Rivonia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivonia Bed & Breakfast 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This award winning country-style guest house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a security area. Attractive, well-equipped rooms, each with its own entrance, nestle amongst trees in a large rambling garden. Strategically located in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, Rivonia B&B offers easy access to all major highways and is within easy reach of Sandton City, the Sandton Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, Montecasino and Sunninghill and Morningside Clinics. Rivonia B&B offers free internet access and DSTV (the hotel bouquet). ... more   less 
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