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48 Rutland Avenue Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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#9 of 385 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Delia Ferguson has been extending a warm welcome to her guests since 1995. Rutland House is centrally situated in a lush half acre garden between Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Randburg. All the suites and cottages are set away from the main house, each with it's own private patio or garden. The 1 and 2 bedroom cottage is ideal for families or Corporate guests for long stays. MONTHLY BOOKINGS FOR ALL UNITS AT REDUCED RATES. The 2 double guests suits have either king size or twin beds and 2 suites have queen beds. The property is quiet and the guests rooms private. Special features are : fresh milk in the fridge, a fresh fruit bowl, rusks (biscuits) and a bowl of sweets. Choice of coffees and teas. At Rutland House we aim to make your stay and special as possible.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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English, French, Zulu
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David C wrote a review Jan 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom42 contributions9 helpful votes
A superb alternative to a large hotel situated in a lovely suburb Craighall Park with a lovely garden and pool. Delia is a great host who cooks a superb breakfast. The rooms are very comfortable with satellite tv including BBC Brit and Sky News! There is a superb deli and restaurant very close by - a safe and easy walk too. All in all a perfect place to begin our holiday. Thanks Delia for making us so welcome and sharing your own life stories!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Delia F, Owner at Rutland House
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Thank you David, for your great review. I loved having you both to stay and I hope you are smitten with the South African bug and get to come back to Johannesburg for a longer stay next time. As your fellow Canadian guests said even 3 whole days in JHb was not enough. There is lots to see and do. Safe travels and all the very best for 2020 and beyond. Delia
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Merle Ruff wrote a review Nov 2019
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rutland House is a warm welcoming and stunning place to spend a few nights (or more of you can afford it). Delia and Gretta are the perfect hosts - gentle and caring for your every need. The large gardens are gorgeous and enchanting. My room was as comfortable as my own bedroom - with all amenities. Suburban Johannesburg at its best and in walking distance to the areas best restaurants. When you are next in Joburg, give it a try
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Garden Room
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Response from Delia F, Owner at Rutland House
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review Merle. it was a pleasure to have you to stay. I am pleased your enjoyed The Garden Room which is always a favorite with my regular lady guests with its own private secluded garden. wishing you well in your new home. With very best regards Delia
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zoukla s wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom148 contributions26 helpful votes
I travelled with my sister and cousin to Johannesburg and stayed at Delia's Guest House for three nights I know I made the right choice, when we arrived as opposed to staying in a Hotel. Delia was very welcoming, & gave information on the area and certain shops to go to, she even went out of her way to take my cousin to get a take away and assisted my sister in order food on a different day. The Guest House Garden is stunning comfortable to sit out and chill which I liked. I liked home cooked Breakfast in the morning where Delia would be cooking it, it was a treat to see. My sister and I had the twin Orchard room which is very spacious, clean , love the shower in the mornings , coffee/tea milk in the fridge, Tv, microwave etc Thanks Delia for being a great host
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Delia F, Owner at Rutland House
Responded Oct 6, 2019
Thank you so much for your great review Shirley. It was such a pleasure to host you and I am pleased you were not disappointed after booking a year in advance. A pity your flight was cancelled and you arrived a day late. In the end it all worked out well. Take care and all the very best to the three of you. Delia
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Tony C wrote a review Sep 2019
Mount Tremper, New York115 contributions29 helpful votes
Seven of us stayed with Delia at the Rutland House as we finished up a trip to South Africa. The rooms were comfy, clean, and nicely decorated - it felt very warm and homey. She made us a fabulous breakfast with eggs, toast, fruit, coffee, and juice, and gave us recommendations for local eateries (the Corner Restaurant, only 3 blocks away, is fantastic). And she shared her experiences as a local (she’s a bicyclist - so am I - and we chatted about the Chapman’s Peak Drive bike ride, quite an awesome challenge). The Rutland House is also in a great, safe, beautiful location, perfect for exploring Jo’burg and environs. Very highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Delia F, Owner at Rutland House
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Dear Tony, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really enjoyed hosting your group. You certainly seem to have had a lot of fun and I am pleased your last night and day in Johannesburg was a success. Wishing you all the very best with your future travels. Best regards to you all. Delia
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Peter B wrote a review Jul 2019
Perth, Australia30 contributions13 helpful votes
We booked at Rutland House as Delia is a friend of a friend in Australia. As it turned out, we couldn't have asked for a nicer place or a nicer location or a nicer host. We were more than welcome and Delia did all she could to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The suburban location added so much to our stay in Joburg and between Delia and her guide friend Chic, we had the best possible two night visit to an extraordinary city.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Delia F, Owner at Rutland House
Responded Jul 7, 2019
It was such a pleasure having you both to stay. I am so pleased you could enjoy the "real feel" of Johannesburg as we live it. A very different experience from a "chain" hotel. I am pleased your worries and concerns of Johannesburg were allayed and you happily walked the 2 blocks to our excellent local restaurants both nights.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rutland House
Which popular attractions are close to Rutland House?
Nearby attractions include Hyde Park Corner (0.6 miles), Ace and Pearl Fine Wine Bar (0.4 miles), and Or-gari Golden Safari (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rutland House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rutland House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rutland House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rutland House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rutland House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cnr Cafe Bistro and Deli, Pronto, and So Yum.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rutland House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rutland House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rutland House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rutland House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Rutland House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (4.7 miles), Johannesburg Fort (4.8 miles), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.8 miles).