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“An Oasis in Johannesburg”

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Cotswold Gardens Guest House
Ranked #6 of 298 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Janine and Mike Hobbes are genuinely interested in people and are natural hosts. Their home in a mature and layered garden is like an oasis where you hear birds, not traffic. Maria and Aaron, their charming, personable and obliging staff make the best omelets I have come across. Janine is a wonderful tour guide and directs you to and arranges trips for you to all the interesting places the city and surrounds have to offer. She extends herself on your behalf for any inquiry or request you may have. The service and value for money is outstanding. The experience is relaxing and peaceful, and we highly recommend their wonderful establishment to all travelers.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

We enjoyed our three night stay here when we visited South Africa in November & December 2010. The grounds were beautiful, the rooms were very comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious and the service was impecable! Thansk Janine!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

We really enjoyed the SA welcome. Great staff. Very large rooms all ensuite. Beautiful Gardens. Very relaxing and serene.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Cotswold Garden both before and after our safari trip. Janine and Mike were wonderful hosts and helped us with all our arrangements including transfer from airport, guide for Soweto and Apartheid Museum and restaurants - all of which were wonderful. The staff were lovely and we felt very special and at home. We are already looking forward to our next trip to Johannesburg and Cotswold Garden.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

I have stayed at Cotswold Gardens several times. I go back because the owners, Mike and Janine, are fantastic. They get to know you and you become friends. They go out of their way to help you in any way possible. The guest house itself is charming and the grounds are beautiful. The rooms are tastefully decorated. The location is terrific, close to Rosebank Mall and easy access to many locations and destinations. The breakfasts are delicious. The staff are great, also very personable.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

Everything about the stay at Cotswald Gardens was terrific. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 18, 2010

I stayed for several days at Cotswold Gardens Guest House and it was a wonderful experience. I had a very busy schedule during my stay in Johannesburg, and would have gladly turned down the volume on my activities, just to enjoy the tranquility and hospitality that was extended to me during my stay. The staff were absolutely wonderful. Friendly, attentiive, professional and personable and took a genuine interest in your comfort and satisfaction. Janine - the innkeeper - was a terrific lady. Very interesting to talk to and conversant with anything you might want to know about South Africa....culture, politics, anthropology, society, the wilderness.....you name it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cotswold Gardens.....and its wonderful people and beautiful environs. ( The Rosebank/Sandton area of Johannesburg is by far one of the nicest areas of the city, and Costwold Gardens is right in the heart of the district.) Can't wait for my next visit :-)

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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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
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Ranked #6 of 298 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $88 - $114 (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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