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Ginnegaap Guesthouse
Ranked #14 of 297 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“a very pleasant stay”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

A good room with a small patio, good bed, nice relaxed and helpful people, good breakfast
and all very easygoing. We could stay in the room till noon and leave our Luggage before
departing home. The guided tour(s) highly recommendable. Jaco is a great guide who loves his city. The Melville area seems rather safe and we walked home from the restaurant on 7th street
albeit not very late at night.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your tour with Jaco and your stay at Ginnegaap.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We only stayed for 1 night in J'burg. I thought the neighbourhood would be nicer according to the LP. It is very dark at night to walk back from the restaurants to the Guest House. the Guest House is ok and you get a nice breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
The street lights in our street are not working and we've had an uphill battle to get the municipality to fix it. We have contacted them again and they promised to get it done by next week.

Melville is a safe suburb and people can generally walk around at night. I am sorry you missed the much talked about vibe of Melville when you were here.
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Sydney
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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 1 in the lovely old house looking out onto terrace and manicured garden with lovely seating. Quiet except for bird song coming from the trees. Large elegant room with bathroom and great shower. Satellite tv fridge, room safe, heater and fan. Pool with towels provided or umbrellas when it rains... Wonderful cooked breakfast of choice chosen from menu. Staff warm friendly and extremely helpful they gave us a microwave in our room for our stay. Safe and secure position can walk anywhere. Near to shops bars restaurant.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corlien P, Manager at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our stay in Ginnegaap Guesthouse was very pleasant. Loved the bed, rainshower and facilities on the property. Location is very convenient in Melville close to 7th Street with lots of bars and restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpfull. I would definitely recommend this home away from home to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you!
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Heimberg, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We arrived a few hours before at the international Airport in Joeburg and we were very glad to find this nice accommodation. The information we get for our city tour were helpful, the night relaxed and the breakfast perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The hosts take good care of their guests, give inormations or advices.
Friendly, lovely and helpfull personal.
Excellent organisation for private tours.
Nice restaurants around.
Security day and night.


  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for telling people about Ginnegaap. We want to make sure that all our guests see Johannesburg as a great city worth experiencing.
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Soest, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were in Joburg for business trip. Ginnegaap was Nice to stay. Beautifull terras for breakfast. Nice garden. We had the room outside the mainhouse. We could hear de neighbours talking in the other room. Warm water was not werking very well. No internet available in the room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Pien1
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We recently installed large 400L heat pumps throughout the guest house to make sure that all our guests have hot water, especially during cold winter months when up to 24 people sometimes take a shower/bath in the morning at the same time. This puts huge pressure on any hot water system. We have Wi-Fi in all our rooms as well as the outside. I am sorry that you were not able to connect. It is sometimes not the Wi-Fi, but some settings on your computer. Most of the time we can sort these problems out.
It can happen that you are aware of people in the room next to you, especially if they talk in a loud voice. Most guests, however, accept the fact that they stay in a house and not a hotel with built-in sound proof walls. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about this.
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 297 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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