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Northcliff Manor Guest House
Ranked #26 of 291 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An absolute pleasure”
Reviewed January 11, 2011

Stayed for two nights and had an extremely enjoyable time. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lephalale, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2010

a stunning beautiful Manor in a very quiet and tranquil setting, overlooking Johannesburg, with a lot of artefacts make you feel like Alice in Wonderland. No detail has been overlooked and the owners Ilse en Johnny make you feel very much at home and comfortable. The tastefully decorated rooms breathe that Ilse is an artist herself and knows what a guests wishes are! Pure excellence! Jan and Maya Oosterhoff

Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Haltern am See, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2010

Located in an upscale neighbourhood of nothern Johannesburg this place is really a manor rather than a simple B&B. The hosts are very friendly, rooms are nicely decorated and breakfast is superb. The only drawback was a queen bed - we are used to king size. Restaurants are close by but you will need a car.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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BRISTOL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2010

lovely home in a very pleasent suburb owners go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the stay
great breakfast

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Weert, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

We had a wonderful stay in the Northcliff Manor during our business visit in Joburg. Great location with wonderfull views over the countryside and the garden. Excellent service and flexibility made our stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Harpenden
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Northcliff Manor for two nights during the football World Cup in July. The guest house is beautiful - very colonial feeling, decorated with artwork (most of which was painted by Ilse, one of the owners) and antiques which give a real sense of character. The owners are very hospitable and the breakfasts were fantastic!

Our room (bedroom 4, I think) had a lovely ensuite shower room, but the bedroom itself was very small and rather dark (albeit beautifully furnished). The bed was incredinly comfortable though.

The location of the guest house is good insofar as the area is concerned - it's one of the safer areas of the city and patrolled regularly by guards. We didn't hire a car so were reliant on taxis, which isn't recommended - it is very expensive to get just about anywhere from Northcliff. For example, we paid over £20 each way to get to the Apartheid museum and over £50 to get to the airport. Having your own car is definitely worth doing if you plan to stay out of the centre of town.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2010

I stayed at NorthCliff Manor for 2 nights in July 2010 whilst over in Johannesburg to watch the World Cup Final. The house is, literally, a work of art itself with beautiful paintings and antiques as well as a pool, tennis court and garden. The owners, Ilse and Johnny were extremely helpful and clearly care about making their guests stay as comfortable and trouble free as possible - the breakfasts were great! The location is convenient for areas such as Sandton or even for people looking for a place to stay before heading North or West to Rustenburg or one of the game reserves. The property and area are well-secured though you will need your own transport to get there or need to take a taxi - if doing the latter it is worth taking your own directions as many taxi drivers do not seem to have maps! Overall a very pleasant stay and highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Northcliff Manor Guest House

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 291 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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