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Hethersett Guest House
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   48 Talisman Avenue, Germiston 2007, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 24 Germiston B&B and Inns
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“Lovely welcoming place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very nice guest house, very clean and tidy. Excellent breakfast, and a good place to sit outside and relax and perhaps have a drink. Easily the best option of the the three places that I have stayed around Bedfordview, by a very large margin.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jane S, Owner at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your response.
We are delighted that you had an enjoyable experience with us. The service we offer our guests is very important and we are pleased you were comfortable.
Thank you for staying with us and trust that you will return again in the not too distant future.
Sincerely
Jane Skipsey
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had a lovely stay at Hethersett Guest House. We spent one night in the Johannesburg area. The Guest house is a short drive from the airport. The service is amazing, I don't think the staff could have been nicer or more helpful. This was a perfect way to start our trip in South Africa. Breakfast was delicious, I wish it had been warm enough to eat out on the terrace. If you are looking for a quiet, private place to stay with more personalized service than a hotel would offer, this is a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Jane S, Owner at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to know that your experience at Hethersett contributed to the success of your trip to South Africa.
It would be lovely to host you again, should you ever come our way.
Kind Regards
Jane Skipsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Hethersett was recommended by a work colleague and I am very glad I took the recommendation. I had a great stay at the guesthouse. Jane, Renee and the team there took care of my every need - arranging transport to and from the airport, sorting out dinner and lunch, ironing my shirts, making sure I had everything I needed to work from my room. The guesthouse is immaculate, the facilities are great - in particular the outdoors bar - and the breakfast was spot on. Will return on my next trip to Johannesburg.

  • 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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Renee H, Owner at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful comments - the team will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
It is always a pleasure to host such lovely guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind regards
Jane Skipsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Following our stay in February 2012 we now regard this as the standard by which we shall judge others.The welcome and subsequent service was warm and friendly but never intrusive, the accommodation is immaculately presented and spotlessly clean with after breakfast coffee on the covered terrace a lovely way to start the day. The "Honesty Bar " at the rear overlooking an immaculate lawn and shrubbery is a perfect place to relax at the end of a hot day. This is both care and attention of the highest standard which impressed us greatly and comes as highly recommended from both of us .Thanks to the whole staff for a most impressive stay , it was an absolute delight.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Renee H, Manager at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Thank you for this lovely review and very kind words.
I will ensure that the entire team are informed of your positive feed back.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
Wishing you well
Kind regards
Renee Hingle
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Durban, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I am a regular visitor because of the warm, friendly staff and owners plus excellent facilities and that "at home" feel. Nothing is too much trouble for Jane, Renee and the Hethersett team. Highly recommended

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Renee H, Manager at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, November 14, 2011
Thank you for your review.
We always strive to keep our standards high and the atmosphere welcoming.
We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Kind Regards
Jane Hill-Skipsey
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Winfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I had to spend two weeks in Johannesburg for a business trip. Hethersett was a good choice ; peaceful, safe, conformable, clean and with all the amenities you want to have when you are far from home. It was also great to have people pending for you, welcoming every day and open to provide good service.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Renee H, Owner at Hethersett Guest House, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you for your kind words and positive review.
We will ensure that your feedback is shared with all our team.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Hethersett Guest House on your next visit to Bedfordview.

Kind Regards
Jane Hill-Skipsey
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Additional Information about Hethersett Guest House

Address: 48 Talisman Avenue, Germiston 2007, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Germiston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Germiston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hethersett Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hethersett is a luxury guest house situated in a security controlled, residential area of Bedfordview that provides fine comfortable accommodation and hospitality for the discerning traveller. Our central location ensures you are only minutes away from Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedford Centre and Bedford Village where you can experience a variety of restaurants offering a superb selection of cuisines as well as a diverse range of stores for shopping and entertainment. We are only 12km away from O R Tambo International Airport, within close proximity to sporting and medical venues and offer easy access to major highways for your convenience. We offer 6 elegantly decorated luxury rooms in tranquil surroundings each with their own separate entrance and en-suite bathroom. You may enjoy your breakfast overlooking our beautiful pool area and exquisite gardens. ... more   less 
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