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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful room, lovely staff, gorgeous breakfast! But the best bit is the location as it is a 5 minute walk from about 10 restaurant/bars just up the road. Would definitely be back there to stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our quick getaway to the City forour second wedding anniversary brought us to Ginnegaap Guesthouse. Along with our eight month old son, we stayed in a self-catering unit which is separated from the main house. The unit was neat and met our expectations. Being out for the evening we didn't make use of the self-catering facilities but had a very... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

To start off the owner Corlien is lovely and warm, she and the staff made me feel welcome. I am not a fan of guesthouses, they tend to be sometimes a bit "too personal". Luckily the team at Ginnegaap understood the fine balance between being welcoming, friendly and "too much" Parking is free in a safe environment. The guesthouse has... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Ginnegaap Guesthouse was simply wonderful! Owner Corline and the entire staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was very roomy with a beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was ample and delicious (buffet-style fruits, cereal and juices + a menu to choose off). The Guesthouse is located in the heart of Melville, a very short walking distance to quaint shops, bars... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We arranged to be picked up at the airport. After a very long flight, our driver met us and was very friendly and excited to tell us all about Johannesburg. We pulled into the guesthouse and were met by our host Corlien. She was very welcoming and explained the ins and outs of the property. We were brought to our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Really nice place! Homey. Friendly staff, awesome service. Breakfast is really yummy. Try to book a tour with their amazing tourguide Jaco. Felt totally safe walking around in Mellville. Great surprise! Will come back for sure! Wednesday night is night market-night around the corner in 27 boxes... go there!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The guesthouse is perfectly located within Melville, one of the best neighborhoods in Johannesburg, surrounded by nice restaurants, cafes, drinking places, art galleries and nice shops. Ginnegaap has a very cozy atmosphere, enhanced by the great garden and the spacious and nicely furnished rooms. Free parking is available on the premises. Please note it might be a bit cold during... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Arrived late to this place after a long trip with train from Capetown. We were met by staff who showed us our room. Had a room on the backside of the house and it was quiet and cozy. Not top notch but good enough. Extremity big bed but it was a bit worn down so not perfectly cozy. The room... More 

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for all the things that you have mentioned in your review of Ginnegaap. Our mattresses all have a 20 year warranty and should still be fine. We will, however, urgently look into this matter. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. More 

London, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was lovely. The rooms were so cozy and clean. The staff was great and friendly! We got to do a day tour with Jaco. Sorry if that's the wrong spelling but he was absolutely awesome! Don't hesitate to book this one. And Melville is a great spot, great food, little shops.

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Thank Michelle D
Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your very welcome comments. Jaco, from Traville Tours and Transport, loves Johannesburg and we are glad that you enjoyed one of the many tours he has on offer. More 

Belfast, Maine
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Ginnegaap is a very attractive and well-appointed guest house in a really good and quiet location. Very friendly and helpful staff. We walked up the street during the evening and found a nice selection of restaurants. Enclosed parking. Delicious breakfast served on the porch.

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you! Your comments are highly appreciated. Melville is a great place to stay when you visit Johannesburg and are known for its sidewalk cafes and the fact that it is safe to walk the streets, even at night. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ginnegaap Guest House in Melville is a charming cottage-style house in one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home.Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Stylish rooms, great breakfasts, friendly and caring staff, affordable and spotlessly clean! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ginnegaap Guesthouse

Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $48 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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