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“Great for all ages, we had 2 toddlers”

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Northcliff Manor Guest House
Ranked #26 of 293 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Great for all ages, we had 2 toddlers”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed in December 2012 for 2 nights, 4 adults and 2 under 2 yrs old at the time.
The guest house was beautiful, rooms so spacious.
Felt very welcome and secure there.
Would recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in a guest house.
The owners were lovely and could not have been more helpful and kind to our children.
Wonderful few day there, would turn if we come back to joburg.

Room Tip: All rooms we stayed in were lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was my first trip to South Africa and I was a little nervous to say the least! My client booked me into Northcliff Manor and I had no idea what to expect...

The place is amazing. So much character from the 1930's design to the artwork displayed around the rooms. Jonny and Ilse are the perfect hosts and the are well laid out and very comfortable.

I can't wait to return next year - maybe with my family in tow...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

i stayed at the Manor for a few days while on business, what a lovely experience!!!!
the house was warm, secure and the owners were friendly and accommodating - HOME away from home!! i received service that one doesn't always get in SA, which is just wonderful! the breakfast was AMAZING, everything about the stay was just perfect - i would recommend the place to anyone!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Hermanus
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The most beautiful Manor House, full of genuine antiques, super one on one service from Johnny and Ilse, best breakfast. Nothing was to much trouble for them, so clean fresh and very comfortable. We will always stay there when we go up to Johannesburg and nowhere else.
Beautiful view as well!! Staying there takes the shock out of going to Johannesburg. They were prepared to drop us off for shopping and to restaurants. Very caring.

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is the best. You have a lounge as well and the beautiful view over Johannesburg.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

On the lookout for a weekend break in Johannesburg we found this amazing guesthouse located on the leafy slopes of Johannesburg's landmark Nothcliff. Build in the 1930's as a wedding gift for Helen Suzman South Africa's leading white anti-apartheid activist, Northcliff Manor really has this old time charm that is so rare to find in the City of Gold. The wood-paneled entrance hall, the breakfast room and the guest rooms are very tastefully decorated by Ilse, the owner/manager who was very knowledgeable in explaining the history of the Northcliff and the guesthouse. From Northcliff Manor we went to explore interesting places in the city such as the Saturday market in Braamfontein (Juta Street) and the (Sunday-) Market on Main in the newly developed Maboeng District. We also went on to visit the roof-top bars at the Radisson Blu in Sandton and the "54 on Bath" in Rosebank.
Breakfast was great and we enjoyed sitting on the terrace of this beautiful charming guesthouse to have a coffee and just chat.
This is an ideal place to stay in Johannesburg if you are looking for tranquility and hate the standard hotel environments.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Icking, Germany
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed from 25. to 31.May 2013 in the honeymoon suite and we fell in love with this guest house. The owners, Ilse and Jonny are great artists and her paintings and his furniture are giving this location an extraordinary touch.

Sitting in the dining room and getting served an excellent breakfast you feel like an Earl. The view over Johannesburg through the palmtrees from the rooms or from the veranda is amazing.

In addition, the location is in a completely save area so its a perfect stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Munich
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

My mother and I recently stayed over at Northcliff Manor Guest House. This guest house is really special. The location is ideal when visiting the Johannesburg area and is well situated close to shopping malls and Soccer City. The hostess was very inviting and profesional. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the ambiance provides a relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend Northcliff Manor Guest House to anyone looking for a luxurious stay in Gauteng!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Northcliff Manor Guest House
Address: 7 Hearn Drive | Northcliff, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 293 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Northcliff Manor Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the quiet upmarket suburb of Northcliff against the hill with a lovely view of Northern Johannesburg. Quiet and peaceful with DSTV and free Wi-Fi in each room. Huge garden with pool, tennis court and Jacuzzi. Owners are award-winning designers and manufacturers of Stage, Film, and TV decor sets. All credit cards welcome and foreign currency accepted. Transport and food can be arranged on prior notice. The owner has a fine collection of European Antiques and Yellow and Stinkwood Africana Furniture. Built in 1937, the manor was recently expertly renovated and refurbished with the comfort of guests in mind. Close to malls, cinemas and restaurants. ... more   less 
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