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“Awful! Staff were nice enough but the owner was rude. His attitude spoilt our stay.”

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Garden Place Guest Houses
Ranked #141 of 299 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 13, 2009

I know it's just a guest house with a nice name, but room tiny, pool tiny. Owner was rude and pompus. The place needs updating. It was secure though. I would never ever stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

Secure, quiet and scenic environment. comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Management who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Within walking distance of a shopping mall with almost everything you might need (including kosher food). Excellent value for money. This place has a lot to recommend it for the leisure traveler.

However, for the business traveler it has one (perhaps crucial) failing; the Internet access is terrible! First of all it's not included in the price of a room. Secondly it is impossibly slow. At first I thought it was just South African Internet standards that were low, but I stayed in two other hotels during the trip and found thier wireless broadband a match for anything I've used elsewhere.

One other (minor) irritation. The free local shuttle bus is only free during two narrow time windows in the morning and afternoon. At other times they are very happy to ferry you around the area for a modest fee. Not an imposition, but I had gotten the impression from the website (perhaps unfairly) that it was free all day.

So, if you are looking for a quite break away from the Internet, this place has my unqualified recommendation.

If you have to have reliable and fast Internet access (and don't have mobile broadband) give it a miss.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled on business
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3  Thank The_kosher_traveler
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Reviewed December 11, 2008

Garden Place is a beautiful, quiet place, just outside of cental Johannesburg. It's nesteled in the beautiful suburb of Norwood. If you need to shop or go out to eat shopping and restraunts are a 8 min. walk away. The rooms are beautiful and self-catering with 2 bedrooms and cable tv. Staff is very friendly and will do anything to make your stay more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank ntfbball
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Anders H
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Address: 53 Garden Road | Orchards, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #141 of 299 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $64 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Place Guest Houses 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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