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“Ginnegaap Stay Jan 2013” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ginnegaap Guesthouse
Ranked #11 of 281 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Ginnegaap Stay Jan 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Ginnegaap Stay Jan 2013
Stayed at the guesthouse for 2 nights earlier this year and was thoroughly impressed. The service and security were fantastic, the quality of the rooms and breakfast great and the location conveniently located to nearby 7th street. Would thoroughly recommend Ginnegaap if you happen to be in Jo'burg and want to stay in value for money accommodation.



  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not 4 or 5 star accomodations, but sufficient and good vlaue. The real standouts are the staff, who were amazing with maintaining the rooms, serving the guests and putting on a mean breakfast! Everything was always working and in place. Unexpectedly, there was never a welcome from the owner/managers, something that has almost always happened at guesthouse/bed and breakfast in SA. If you can, let Jacco take you on a tour, it is worth it many times over!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hazvinei M
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
We are indeed a proud 3-star establishment who has a record of exceeding expectations. I am glad that you found our staff well trained and that we are good value for money. My apologies for not being visible during your stay at Ginnegaap. There must have been a good reason for this. It is not only a joy to meet guests visiting us, but also important to make everyone crossing our doorstep feel welcomed and appreciated.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

The service was most agreeable, with the staff always friendly and smiling and ready to please. The rooms are tastefully furnished, clean and most practical for self-servicing an evening meal. While in a quiet, sunny garden with mature trees and giving off the scent of jasmine in the evening, this B&B is a 5-minute walk away from shops, cafes and restaurants- There is even a an outdoor swimming pool below the local supermarket !!

The whole experience was so pleasant that I stayed for 6 weeks instead of the 6 days I'd anticipated.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
With most guests only staying a few days, it is always a pleasure to have guests staying on for longer periods. Thank you for making Ginnegaap your home for six weeks. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Lyon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice, clean and quiet room in a pretty house, very good breakfast, very kind staff. Good location in a pleasant area. Free parking. The only drawback was the very humid bathroom. We had a very good time staying there.


  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Located a few minutes walk from Melville’s lively main street, full of nice restaurants and bars, Ginnegaap is surrounded by a quiet nice garden, offers comfortable rooms, great breakfast and very flexible and helpful staff. In our case they managed to accommodate some last-minute needs due to the cancellation of our flight but they can simply help with driving you around the city and providing useful tips.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lekke
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
We go out of our way to accommodate our guests and their needs. Our transport and touring service is just one of the services we offer to our guests to give them a positive experience of Johannesburg and its people. Thank you for staying at Ginnegaap!
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We received excellent service, great breakfast and enjoyed a good nights sleep during our stay at Ginnegaap Guesthouse (we stayed for one night before taking off to Kruger Park).

Free wifi, free parking and very kind staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Caroline S
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you! It gives us such a thrill that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap.
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Staying at Ginnegaap was a perfect start to a 2 week solo trip in South Africa. I stayed for a night here when I first arrived to Joburg in mid-December 2012, and was very happy to be here. I loved the decor - the guesthouse is lovely, very safe, clean, charming, and comfortable. My room was simple, sweet, and clean, with a homey feel. They are a half-hour drive from the JNB airport towards other attractions (for which they have tours available!), and they arrange for a shuttle if you ask. The breakfast was good, and Corlien, Jacco and staff were warm hosts. I was sad they were booked up on my way back through Johannesburg, or I'd have stayed with them again.

Room Tip: The front room looks out onto the front porch and yard. It is quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ginnegaap Guesthouse
Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, 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 #11 of 281 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ginnegaap Guest House in Melville is a charming cottage-style house in one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home.Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Stylish rooms, great breakfasts, friendly and caring staff, affordable and spotlessly clean! ... more   less 
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