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Avon Road Guest House
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Avon Road Guest House
Ranked #5 of 28 Boksburg B&B and Inns
Hadera
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Home away from home:-))”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Christine and Clive made us feel at home. They are wonderful hosts. The rooms were clean, comfy and cozy.
Christine and clive cooked for us a great BBQ dinner and breakfest was a pure pleasure aswell.We had a great time with them. They took care of us as if we are family. Best value for yor

  • Stayed April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Let me start with the tips, which can help you decide if this is the place for you:
- the hosts have two very cute little dogs, that run around, play and use all the couches.
- one of the hosts smokes cigarettes, including in the common guest living room.
- the guest rooms are on the small sides, with about 60-90 cm around the beds to move and put luggage.
- Only twin beds, no double beds.
If you are OK with the above, then I can only highly recommend you to go and experience the warm hospitality!
This charming guest house is only 3km away from the OR Tambo (Jo'burg Internalional) airport, yet you hear relatively little of the planes. Transportation to/from the airport can be provided by the hosts (about 250 ZAR), which is of course very convenient.
The rooms are truely spotless and very comfortable, and especially the bathrooms are very nice, clean and with plenty hot water and amenities.Spacy showers (no bath tub).
As is often the case, the pool is small and unheated, thus essentially there to create an athmosphere, not to swim (except perhaps to cool of on a really hot day). Around it is a small but very nice and meticulously kept lawn and garden, which is very pleasant. In it stands a separate building, which is a very pleasant and nicely done living room for the guests. It has a bar, comfy seats and a fire place.
The hosts, British imigrants of 30 years ago who love to travel themselves, are very welcoming, taking you in as family. They will order you food (e.g. pizza) in the evening if you are hungry on arrival. Breakfast is complete with a great frsh fruit salad.

Room Tip: The rooms are all around the pool, so it makes no difference. Some rooms have twin beds; others have...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Sablod
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Elegantly decorated rooms using strong African theme, opening onto attractive pool area, garden and “club house.” Space was a little tight since large king-sized bed filled the room, and shelves housed decorative items which detracted from their usefulness. Good breakfast. Unfortunately, owners were not present the night we stayed and we had some problems communicating with the maid regarding restaurants and getting to the airport. In fact, restaurants are easy to find if you go back down Avon road, turn right at the bottom and stay on that road as it curves to the left and crosses over the main highway. The same route gets you to the airport. Also, don’t be put off by the overly complex direction provided on the web site for finding this place. It’s much easier than it sounds. Look at Google map!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Clive picked us up from the airport on time. We only had 1 night before returning to the airport the next morning. We had booked and paid for an evening meal and even discussed food likes/dislikes before going. Christine told us she was too tired to cook dinner so we had to all go out to a restaurant!! So after being there for half an hour this meant rushing to get ready, going out with other residents we did not know (who thankfully were lovely) to a restaurant we would never choose to go to. By the time we got back it was bed time so not at all relaxing. We had to leave at 07.15 for the airport the next morning but were told breakfast did not start until 07.00 so there was a real rush to eat (which was also a shame as breakfast would have been nice if we could have taken our time). I can see why people give the place 5* as the room is absolutely perfect for a one-night stopover and the hosts are friendly people. We were looking forward to our stay there and meeting Clive and Christine but we found the whole meal situation somewhat strange and were surprisingly disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank 1plato23
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed here on two separate nights during our stay in South Africa. The B&B is conveniently close to the airport, in a quiet residential neighborhood. The rooms all face out onto the garden pool area and there is a separate small building "the pub" in the garden for drinks and casual dinners. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, tho not huge but a good size with all amenities, the bathrooms are spacious and modern with excellent showers. The real winners at Avon Road though are Christine and Clive. They are the best possible hosts, treating us like visiting friends and welcoming us back like family after 2 weeks away. They are so kind, friendly and helpful and nothing is a bother. We felt completely relaxed in their home/B&B. Clive picked us up at the airport when we arrived, which was so appreciated after the 17 hour flight from the States. We enjoyed 2 dinners with them, both excellent food and two generous breakfasts made to order. They have 2 friendly but well behaved dogs that made us miss our own at home. A wonderful experience.

Room Tip: So much more relaxing than staying in a hotel, thanks to Christine and Clive.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Me & a girlfriend booked a room after dropping off a family member late at the airport. I booked the same day through Booking.com & literally within 10 minutes of confirming ny booking the owner phoned me to ask if I required a double or twin room.

As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Clive who was so welcoming, we then met Christine who was equally lovely. The layout of the rooms, pool & bar is very nice. Our room was beautifully furnished, very modern & spotless!

We dumped our bags & sat in the bar for a few beers, great conversation & after talking for only a short time it felt as though I had know the owners for years.

Thank you for the fantastic welcome & probably the most comfortable night I've had in years! I will definately be back in the future! :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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7 Thank Kerry L
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

After we read the reviews of Avon Road, we decided to stay for our stop over to Windhoek. The convince of being close to the Johannesburg airport and the transfer proved were a natural choice. Christine and Clive earned their four stars for service, cleanliness and modern decorations of the room. They provided us with an excellent fish dinner and a proper english breakfast. It turned out that our plans changed during our trip and we returned for another night. It was like coming home. We felt so comfortable. They went out of their way to provide us with personalized attention. We were very pleased. We think this is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Namibiatavelers
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Property: Avon Road Guest House
Address: 53 Avon Road | Witkoppie Ridge, Impala Park, Boksburg 1459, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Boksburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Boksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avon Road Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avon Rd Guest House & Tours is situated 6kms from OR Tambo International Airport and 4kms from The East Rand Mall with over 300 hundred shops and 23 restaurants, a shuttle service is available for the airport, shopping or daily tours in a seven seater air conditioned Chrysler Voyager, we have 8 large luxury double rooms all en-suite that have been very tastefully decorated and are facing the solar heated pool,landscaped garden and pub/lounge with a gas braai and log fire for those chilly evenings, all rooms can sleep either one or two people, the rooms have crisp percale linen and oh! so comfy beds including all amenities, tea/coffee rusks, shampoo/soap, electric ceiling fan, electric alarm clock radio and free WIFI and under cover parking. ... more   less 
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