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“ATranquillity in the City”
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Ashdown House
Ranked #43 of 299 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Ashdown house has a natural tranquillity that creates a perfect environment for work or a break while visiting the city. The rooms and facilities are of a high quality with a personalised service provided by well trained staff that maintains privacy while supporting individual requirements. The pricing is competitive and I appreciated the upgrade given for my long stay.

Room Tip: The large garden rooms are great for a long stay or for couples on a weekend break.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear David

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on AshDown House. We are so pleased to see that you gave us a 10 out of 10 scoring!

We upgrade our long-term guests whenever possible and are pleased you enjoyed it.

We look forward to having you back with us again next time.

“The Ashdown Team”

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's been our second time at Ashdown and it won't be our last. Staff and atmosphere are friendly, a beautiful property with very nice rooms, especially the luxurious, African-styled bathrooms are my favourite. Ashdown serves a wonderful breakfast with a hug variety of fruits, teas, eggs, etc.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank M4thi4s
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear M4thi4s

Thank you for choosing AshDown House once again during your visit to Johannesburg and for the lovely review!

It is always great to see our overseas guests return and this surely proves that we meet the international standard accordingly.

Hope to see you again soon!

“The Ashdown Team”

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

i cannot imagine a better B&B, room, food, staff and facilities, outstanding. My favourite in jhb now. A step away from the one man shows (which is good), plenty of staff, but still vey personal and warm. Loved everything about it. Real thought and care has gone into the small touches in the room.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Craig_Bosch
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Craig

Thank you kindly for your lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to know that we fulfilled all your needs. We will surely pass on the message to our staff.
Hopefully next time you will have the opportunity to stay a bit longer, to fully experience Ashdown House.

See you soon!

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is my second stay at Ashdown House on business from Australia. I'm sitting by the pool on a Sunday morning after a great breakfast getting ready for a week's work in Jo'berg. This is a really nice guest house with good clean rooms, good 'in room' supplies of coffee, tea, fesh milk, fruit, and then there's the low cost mini bar complete with beers, biltong, chips etc. The management are very hospitable and nothing is a problem. It's a safe area where you can go for a walk or run and there are some very good restaurants just up the road and a Spar store - with more than everything you need. There is a lapper (I think that's how you spell it - Pagola for you Aussies) out the back with a TV, lounge, bar and microwave. We usually work here on weekends and have a few beers at night! This is a great 'guest house'.
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FM

Room Tip: Room 7 is probably the best as no-one has to walk past your front door.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Frank M
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Frank
What a wonderful review! Our staff work exceptionally hard to get the guest house in an immaculate, clean condition and it gives us great pleasure to know it shows.
We are very fortunate in that Bryanston is one of the safest and cleanest areas in Johannesburg, and with lovely restaurants and convenience stores in close proximity, what more do you need?
Glad you enjoyed the lapa area! It is indeed a part of Ashdown that the guest really enjoy, whether for work or relaxation.
We look forward to having you and all your colleagues back again soon!

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I have been a regular visitor at Ashdown over the last 4 years! - probably frontrunner for most nights booked in by a good margin. Service has always been friendly and tip top without being intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with lots of attention to detail and fine decor. The spacious rooms all lead onto a lush garden giving you access to all the facilities while still maintaining a sense of privacy. Inside the room you have everything that you need and more, while the bathroom is spacious and crisp. Situated in one of the best suburbs in Johannesburg you cannot do better.

Room Tip: All rooms good but pay a little extra and go for the bigger ones, rooms 5 - 7, or with small sitting...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear Pieter,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of AshDown House. As one of our oldest and loyal guests, we always appreciate your comments and input. We will always do our best to uphold our service levels and five star facilities, while still maintaining a ‘home away from home’ feeling. Thanks again for writing such a great review of AshDown House and we look forward to seeing you back again in the New Year!

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I stayed at Ashdown in September and what angreat place it turned out to be. My travel plans changed and I needed an extra night in the area. The place I was to stay in could not accommodate me so I found Ashdown House.
Facilities are more like a five star hotel. Friendly staff and excellent breakfast, both selection and quality. My poached eggs were perfectly cooked.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the security is good.
I have already booked another stay for March 2013.
I would highly recommend Ashdown House to anyone looking for a classy, modern place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Dave M
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear Dave

Thank you for writing us such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. How fortunate for us that you found AshDown House! Thank you for saying we are more like a 5 Star Hotel instead of a Guest House. We have more of a quiet, tranquil environment, as well as more personal guest relations compared to most hotels. Thank you for commenting on our breakfasts as we pride ourselves on impeccable taste and quality. Next time, please try our delicious dinners! Thank you once again for posting such a fabulous review of AshDown house and we look forward to seeing you again in March!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

My work collegues and I were fortunate enough to spend the night. Ashdown offers everything one could possibly expect and more. Chantelle's friendly welcome paved the way to a most comfortable stay, and the lounge offered a great meeting place in which to conclude our bussiness matters. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Dear Andrew

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about AshDown House and giving us 10 out of 10! It was my personal pleasure welcoming you and Oscar to AshDown House! I’m delighted that we exceeded your expectations. We are pleased that the lounge worked well for your corporate meeting. Once again, thank you for staying at AshDown House. We hope to see you back soon!

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Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #43 of 299 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $150 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ashdown House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashdown House is an upmarket, exclusive guesthouse in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Relax at the pool, enjoy a drink at the "Club House" before retiring to one of the beautifully appointed rooms. Unwind in 5 star luxury and comfort. ... more   less 
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