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Cotswold Gardens Guest House
Ranked #8 of 300 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Cotswold is such a beautiful homestay. From the moment you walk in, the beauty of the place strikes you- with beautiful purple trees and flowers and a huge garden. The rooms are absolutely delightful and the bathroom is very neat and clean. There is coffee, tea and cookies in each room and you are welcome to steal fruits from the dining area! The location is convenient- as it is walking distance (10 mins) from the Rosebank mall which has really good stores and the amazing Grillhouse (and a hoard of other restaurants). Janine is a wonderful and warm host and makes sure that you are taken care of as soon as you land. She arranges pick-ups and drops and cabs and would gladly make a reservation for you. The staff is very helpful and the breakfast is super. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Janine xoxoxo

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

What an absolutely wonderful review, thank you so very much. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you both back again very soon.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Fantastic location within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment; paired with comfortable and tasteful rooms as well as lovely hosts (Janine and Mike Hobbs)=an experience to be desired by anyone traveling in Johannesberg.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of CG. I really appreciateit so very much and hope one day to see you back here again. Warm regards.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Once you get inside the gates of Cotswold Gardens, it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of a large city. The gardens are just lovely and it is a real pleasure to just chill out and watch the many birds that visit.
Inside is just as good with very comfortable rooms and Mathias' breakfasts are just perfect.
Janine and Mike go to a lot of trouble to make sure that you have a wonderful stay and are perfect hosts.
We will definitely stay there again if we are ever in that area and would highly recommend it to others.
Kate Beecroft

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cotswold Gardens.. It was so good to meet you both and we do hope you will visit our beautiful country again. Warm regards Janine.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The beautiful gardens, the well appointed and comfortable rooms, the excellent breakfasts and the warm hospitality of owners Janine and Mike Hobbs make Cotswold Gardens a place to come back to year after year. A short, safe walk to the Rosebank African Craft Market is a definite plus. A wide variety of restaurants close by as well as a booklet supplied for take away orders to be delivered to your room from restaurants offering Italian, Chinese, Indian, and good old hamburgers was a very helpful. Janine and her staff make sure you are comfortable and she is a wealth of knowledge about Johannesburg and all it has to offer. My yearly trips to our sister Hospice in Zululand always end with a few days in JoBurg. This was my first stay at Cotswold Gardens, but only the first of many more to come! It is so well deserving of the highest quality rating.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

What a wonderful review. Ruth, I thank you so much for this and am so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Cotswold Gardens. i do look forward to your visit again next year. All the very best regards
Janine

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I go to Johannesburg fairly often for business and try different guesthouses almost each time! My criteria are pretty straightforward in that I am looking for a nicely decorated self-catering unit that is clean, safe and totally quiet, with the owners living on the premises.

Cotswold Gardens definitely matched my expectations and Jeanine was extremely pleasant and professional to deal with.

Although I found that I could hear a bit too much traffic noise from the nearby road and from the neighbors using the same staircase as mine (but then, I am noise intolerant), I am giving the highest mark because of the electrical blankets which proved a blessing in an otherwise cold Johannesburg in August. I am not used to floor heating at all and had the impression the rooms were not heated... until I slipped under the bed covers!!! This says everything about how caring the owners are for the well being of their guests. I soon regretted them when I moved into the next guest house...

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Cotswold Gardens and I do hope you will return to stay with us again some day. Warm regards Janine

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have stayed at a number of very good guesthouses/B & B's in Johannesburg and all offer spacious rooms, pleasing properties, appetizing breakfasts etc. Cotswold Gardens is conveniently situated and is up to the same standard as its accomplished competitors at the top of the Johannesburg scene. Where it really distinguishes itself is in the level of service which is exceptional. Janine sets the standard to make sure her guests are comfortable and is extremely helpful in making people aware of all the possibilities the area has to offer. The staff are professional and very accommodating. With its reasonable pricing for an upmarket guesthouse, Cotswold is an excellent choice for a visit to Johannesburg.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you so very much for your absolutely marvelous review. I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cotswold Gardens so much. It is great to hear that we did not disappoint you especially as you have stayed in so many guesthouses/B&B's in Johannesburg. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards. Janine

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We elected to spend four days in Johannesburg after a safari tour because the four-day wait cut air fare costs significantly. Knowing nothing about where to stay and very little about what to do, we turned to trip advisor. Cotswold Gardens was highly rated, so we chose to stay there for the four days. Long before our arrival, Janine provided insight into what to see and how to get there. On the day of our arrival, after a harrowing hour with left-hand roads, darkness, city traffic and a blown tire on a rental car, Cotswold Gardens could not have been more welcoming. The beds are comfortable, the rooms quiet, the breakfasts very good, and the gardens beautiful, even in winter. Janine and Michael Hobbs (and their granddaughter) were delightful and fun as well as being extremely helpful. Take their restaurant recommendations seriously!! The location is excellent--within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, art galleries and a beautiful park. Cotswold Gardens fully deserves its top rating.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Many many thanks for your wonderful review of Cotswold Gardens. It is appreciated so much that you took the time to write about us. We hope one day to see you in Johannesburg again.
Best regards. Janine

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Additional Information about Cotswold Gardens Guest House

Address: 46 Cotswold Drive | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 300 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $101 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cotswold Gardens Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cotswold Gardens in Saxonwold Johannesburg is a 4 Star guesthouse offering peace, tranquility and the very best in personal attention.Our rooms are clean and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. The house is warm and inviting in winter and in summer, relaxing in the garden to the sounds of many different species of birdlife brings joy to many of our guests. We are great art lovers and this can be seen by the many examples of artwork displayed in all of the rooms. We offer a full English breakfast which our guests have always raved about. Our two self-catering suites are in great demand. They are fully equipped and perfect for long stays. They are perfect for a single person or a couple. Our location is without a doubt one of our main attractions. ... more   less 
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