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Amber Rose Country Estate
Ranked #14 of 301 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Amber Rose. The room was clean and tidy and the grounds were nice, and the staff were helpful.

Our only problem was we couldn't get internet access in our room which was one of the main reasons we booked this hotel (free wireless in room). So I had to sit on the step outside the main reception area late at night or inside when the door was open to check email etc. that we were waiting on.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Bronwen
thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor regarding our wi fi in your room. we have had the wi fi technicians out to review our wi fi status in all our rooms. Perhaps you will recall that the grounds were wet after rain. we had had a sever thunderstorm and lightening. the lightening had burnt out 2 wi fi stations on the estate. The result was poor coverage for your area. The other problem that we have is that we are reliant on a Telkom Wymax service , the best we can get for the area, and the speed does slow down especially in the afternoons. to date we have improved the service but we are dependant on our National service provider.

We are glad that you experienced your stay as positive despite the Wi Fi problem and were still able to be connected all over the world 24/7, although in the main guest house lounge.

We look forward to hosting you again one day should you come back to Johannesburg and the Fourways area.

kind regards
Lynne Amber Rose

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

The manager was very nice and here to help. Great place to saty. The accomocation is peacefull. Pool was clean and garden also.15 mim from montecasino. Which is not too far. I recommend it if you are looking for something quit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Gaborone,
Mr Gildas, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Amber Rose Country Estate.
we pride ourselves on our standards of cleanliness, and staff service, hoping, as you mentioned that our guests feel special on our beautiful estate in the country just north of Fourways.

we hope you return soon!

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

My company had its annual 3 day conference at Amber Rose Country Estate. About half an hour from the madness of Sandton you are in the countryside with wonderful views of rolling hills with shops and restaurants a short drive away.
The rooms are lovely with large comfortable beds, soft duvets and best of all airconditioning which was a necessity as it was 37 degrees during our stay. There is a sparkling pool to cool off in and a very beautiful garden to enjoy. Its only 10 minutes from Lanseria Airport and if your business is on this side of Johannesburg or you are looking for a breakaway not too far from home then this is the place.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Our Valued Client,
thank you for the feedback you posted on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to host your conference group at Amber Rose Country Estate. We are very aware that the cost of a conference needs to add value to the executive. As a result, we especially pay attention to detail and offer personal service so that the maximum benefit can be obtained. Good planning and efficiency allow for a seamless and enjoyable experience. Amber Rose offers an secluded, relaxed and beautiful setting for conferences and guests.

We hope to see you back at Amber Rose soon
you are most welcome
kind regards
Lynne, Jason and the Amber Rose team

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have just returned to the UK from a 10 day stay at the Amber Rose Country Estate, we was party of 13 people of mixed ages from children to adults. We had a fabulous time. The hotel was Excellent, spotless clean, the staff was lovely, they couldn't do enough for you, always smiling, helpful so much so that we plan to return next year and are counting the days if you do get chance to go before us please say hello to Lynne, Ron, Jason, Brave and the rest of the staff at the Amber Rose

Room Tip: all rooms are very comfortable and clean
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Sharon G
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Dear Sharon
thank you for your excellent review, it was a pleasure to host your group. The gals were so glamorous and guys so friendly and I hope your wonderful suntans achieved around the swimming pool can be seen by friends and family.
We miss your smiles and upbeat banter already and look forward to seeing you next year in sunny SA
love from the Amber Rose staff
Lynne, Ron , Jason and Brave

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had planned on staying the second week of our SA trip in Sandton suburb of Joburg but the place we had reserved turned out to be a bust (dirty, noisy, and triggered my sons asthma). At the recommendation of our earlier guest house owner, we booked three nights at the Amber Rose. We had a wonderful, and clean two bedroom suite with kitchen and a wonderful second story covered porch overlooking the gardens and valley. The decor and the view from the porch made us feel like we were at a Tuscan Villa. I am sure it would be even more beautiful in the summer. It turned out to be close to the Cradle of Human Kind and also easy to jump back into the city for the SciBono Museum and the SAB World of Beer. Both Jason and Lynn who ran the place were delightful and helpful. They even let us check out lat 5pm when two of our kids were not feeling well and we had a 9pm flight back to the states. A wonderful place we would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2012

Dear Chris,
it was a pleasure to host you and your family, thank you for your kind words.
we hope to see you back at Amber Rose when visiting South Africa again
sorry about the late response to you, but at last I have access to reply
Regards
Lynne, Jason and the team

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

We had 36 hours between planes in Johannesburg on the way to a safari. Airport hotels seemed sterile and expensive, downtown hotels bordered on questionable neighborhoods, and the Cradle of Humankind seemed like a suitable activity to work off jet lag. Google Maps showed the location of lodging choices and Trip Advisor provided excellent ratings information. We selected Amber Rose principally because of ratings and because of the positive comments about Lynn’s hospitality.

Lynn’s hospitality began during the booking process where she offered helpful advice about various ways to maximize our extra day. We were also offered a dinner option [which we strongly recommend because the food was excellent and because there are no suitable dining alternatives nearby]. When we arrived at Amber Rose we were disappointed to learn that Lynn had taken a few days of personal leave. And while her replacement host was a pleasant person, she knew very little of the local area and of greater Johannesburg. All the sudden we were less than prepared for our extra day. Sighhh.

Amber Rose [contrasted with nearby Johannesburg and Cradle of Humanity] had a relaxed elegance. The interior is generously decorated in a tidy way with local style. The gardens are wonderful. There is a pool [which we did not use]. The location is in a quiet countryside several miles from the nearest paved road and far removed from city hustle and bustle.

Our room was big with plenty of sunlight to brighten the dark colors. The bathroom was big, clean, and modern. There were very nice upscale toiletries and lots of little extra touches. The beds were exceptional and we had a great rest after double red-eye flights from the States. The Amber Rose has Wifi and it worked without problem.

Dinner was organized ahead of time with the staff. We arranged for a combination of international and local dishes based on the availability of ingredients in the market and the chef’s talents. Then we sat down several hours later to a very elegant affair. Wine – extra charge – complimented the evening. The next morning, breakfast was also exceptional and hearty.

We would definitely return to Amber Rose again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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AmberRoseCountryEst, Owner at Amber Rose Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2011

Thank you very much for your kind review of Amber Rose. I am very saddened to have missed you, while we were on leave. I am so glad that your experience was pleasant, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. kind regards, Lynne

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Reviewed October 14, 2011

We returned to Amber Rose and found that it was still the great place we had experienced previously. The rooms have every convenience and are extremely comfortable. Breakfast was superb as usual and stood us in good stead for the day.

We will certainly return on our next trip to Johannesburg.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Amber Rose Country Estate

Address: 15 Zandspruit Road | Farmall, Chartwell West, Johannesburg 2055, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 301 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $56 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amber Rose Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sandton, on the slopes of the Chartwell Hills, horse country, just North of Fourways, Amber Rose Country Estate, is ideal for a peaceful country getaway, for the discerning traveller or business man…. The garden, a place of refuge, invites you to explore its beauty. You may even hear the lions and hyenas from the nearby Lion Park while sipping a refreshing cocktail on the patio. Absorb the peace and tranquillity from one of the many shaded benches after a busy day. ... more   less 
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