I chose Parkwood based on a couple of good reviews for our one night stay in Jo'burg. We had to stay on night in Jo'burg on our way from Europe to the Kruger National park safari and dreaded having to spend the night in a city we had heard not good things about. How wrong we were...
The Parkwood is a fantastic place! The location is wonderful, the rooms are beautiful and very spacious, the decor is lovely and the outdoor area is wonderfully done. We hated having to leave after only one night and really wish we'd stay for a few days and gotten to know the place.
I dealt with the guesthouse directly and their response were fast and reliable. We requested a transfer from the airport quite late to the guesthouse and were met by a wonderful man named Blythe who took us to the Parkwood. (He also brought us back to the airport the next day.) He's a great resource of information and I understand that he can be booked for private tours around Jo'burg. We'll definitely do that when we go back, as we felt that we missed out staying so short.
I had a very valuable package sent to the hotel before I arrived and was somewhat nervous about it's whereabouts, but I hadn't needed to worry as it was right there on the desk of my room at the time of my arrival.
I've got nothing but high praise for the Parkwood and will definitely stay there again. I recommend staying at intimate guest houses rather than large hotels in South Africa, as they are excellent value and you get such great personalized service.
- Also Known As:
- The Parkwood Guest Hotel Johannesburg
- The Parkwood Guest Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Parkwood is a relaxed boutique hotel combining elements of contemporary style with classic comfort.Luxurious,private & secure accommodation in the suburb of Parkwood within walking distance of the underground train station in Rosebank. ... more less