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At the Zoo Guest House

83 Kilkenny Road Parkview, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa
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#91 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Situated in 'The Parks' of Johannesburg the Guest House is in a central yet very peaceful area of Johannesburg and within easy access to the main motorway. Parkview is part of the Greater Rosebank Region and our Guest House is just around the corner from Johannesburg Zoo, the famous Orient Express Westcliff Hotel and Parkview Golf Course. The streets are lined with Jacaranda Trees and the bird life is exceptional. At the Zoo Guest House offers executive en-suite rooms in the Main House as well as self-contained units in the Garden. Secure parking is available on the Guest House grounds.
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Nov 2018
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas17 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at this Guest House on our two days in South Africa. We arrived around 10 am after a 15 hour flight from JFK to Johannesburg. Our hostess welcomed us and showed us to our rooms which were already available. We had a two room suite with a kitchen. We were able to shower up and take a lovely walk down to the shops and cafes that were very close by. The residential street was lined with lovely Jacaranda Trees. Our hostess was very helpful about restaurants and places to visit during our stay. We were treated to a wonderful breakfast each morning that included fresh fruit, yogurt and granola as well cooked to order eggs, choice of breakfast meats, tomatoes and mushrooms and toast. Coffee, tea and lattes were also available. The hotel had a lovely pool and while it was a bit too chilly for swimming, it was enjoyable for sitting and enjoying wine before dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Response from gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House
Responded Nov 4, 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope that the rest of your tour in SA was great as well. Hope to see you again. Warm regards Gisela
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mellie20002017 wrote a review May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Rooms are lovely, clean, with all amenities. host Giselle is warm and welcoming, as are Thabo and Mickson - really clean, comfortable. Very near Parkview with shops and restaurants, but also offer frozen meals which I find very convenient if i dont want to go out on my own. Greatly stocked bar fridge as well. very central to get around Jhb.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
Debs B wrote a review Jan 2017
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For the past two years, I have spent approximately three months of the year staying At The Zoo while working on a client in Johannesburg (I am based in Durban). This has truly become a home away from home. The staff are very friendly and professional, and provide that personal touch that is lacking in a larger hotel or bed and breakfast. The breakfasts are always delicious and my room is meticulously made up every day and in the evenings when I am not around. The staff are respectful of my privacy and because I stay in one of the cottages, it really does feel as though I have my own space. Uncapped WiFi ensures that I am always connected, both for work purposes and to relax with a favorite online tv show, and a full DSTV package is provided in all the rooms. The neighborhood is tranquil and safe, and I often go for runs in the morning in the peaceful surroundings. Overall it is always a pleasure staying here, and a huge thank you to Gisela, Mickson and Thabu for a great experience!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House
Responded Jan 31, 2017
Thanks for your great review Deborah. It's always a pleasure to have you staying with us.
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Kevjeffnat wrote a review Sep 2016
Columbus, Ohio16 contributions7 helpful votes
So much fun!! We were treated extremely well during our stay. Everyone always had a smile and were so willing to help. The rooms were very cozy and had everything you needed. VERY CLEAN!! I felt very cared for and valued there. The owner, Gisela, arranged for tours and transportation and even worried where we were when we returned late one day!!! Breakfast was always wonderful and available when we wanted it. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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Response from gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House
Responded Sep 11, 2016
Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime. All the best Gisela
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SANJAY O wrote a review May 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania40 contributions6 helpful votes
A very well managed guest house that makes one feel at home away from home. The rooms are well kept to an excellent standard, the service in explicit, personalised and very friendly. The small swimming pool is clean and the surrounding area a great place to relax in. Breakfast service is exquisite too and swift with a wide selection of beverages in terms of teas and coffees.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about At the Zoo Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to At the Zoo Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Zoo Lake Park (0.5 miles), Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (0.5 miles), and Harem (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at At the Zoo Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at At the Zoo Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at At the Zoo Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to At the Zoo Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Franco's Pizzeria and Trattoria, Flames Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, and Croft & Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at At the Zoo Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to At the Zoo Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (1.9 miles), Johannesburg Fort (2.1 miles), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.2 miles).