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“Stylish and comfortable”
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Ashdown House
Ranked #40 of 295 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stylish and comfortable”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Nice room and good service. Altough we had a late arrival, we were assisted properly.
The room and the breakfast room were nicely decorated. Excellent breakfast prepared by the cock and a quite neighborhood.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Kees v
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Dear Kees

Thank you so much for your review of AshDown House! We always try to assist late and early arrivals. Thank you for noting our Room décor, which is continuously evolving into stylish elegance. We appreciate the fact that you loved the quiet neighborhood, which luckily is also within easy access to the major business centers and important highways. We hope you will be back at AshDown House the next time you are in Johannesburg.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

After a long safari in Botswana we had 3 nights in Johannesburg and we were overjoyed to have stayed in this wonderful Guest House! The decor was elegant, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the service was fantastic! As you really need a car to get anywhere in Joburg, we were also very pleased to be able to use the services of the "house driver" Prince who was reliable, dependable, knowledgeable, and reasonable on his rates. Also worth noting was the breakfast which was relaxed and delicious (loved the french toast and fried banana!). We highly recommend the Ashdown house and will definitely stay there again the next time we travel through Johannesburg!

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 6 and 7 on the 2nd floor which was perfect for us and our 3 kids.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Dear Greg

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of AshDown House –and what a great Review it is! Thank you for the lovely comments about the guesthouse as well as the rooms. We always use Prince for our taxi transfers and tours as he has proven to be very reliable as well as knowledgeable about Johannesburg. I’m pleased that you and your family were able to experience and enjoy our breakfasts. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to AshDown House the next time you are in South Africa!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Although I only stayed for one night and didn't have an opportunity to enjoy any of the other facilities - I was very impressed with the service and everything Ashdown House has to offer.
It was great to use the Internet access from my room. Breakfast was good too :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Michelle v
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Michelle
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I will be sure to tell all the staff about how they made your stay at AshDown House more enjoyable. I’m glad the complimentary Wi-Fi worked well for you. Hopefully next time you will be back to stay longer and thus get the chance to fully enjoy AshDown House and all its extra amenities.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We loved our two nights at Ashdown House, at the end of a family holiday. The rooms were very comfortable, service excellent, and the breakfasts were really good. We will be returning when we are next in Johannesburg! We would definitely recommend Ashdown House.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear Mike

Thank you for writing such a great review for AshDown House. It was wonderful to finally meet you and your family. Thanks for all the lovely comments about AshDown House. I’m glad it gave your holiday a good closure. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Jo’burg!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Ashdown House guesthouse was a great place to stay, very nice and peaceful stay. The staff were all very polite and helpful, breakfast was great and generally couldn't have asked for more. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 9, was a great suite
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear HammyK

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review about AshDown House –thank you for the wonderful comments! At AshDown we always try to go the extra mile for our guests. We’re very pleased to know that you especially loved our breakfast buffet. Take care, and hopefully we see you again soon!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I were bought a night's stay at Ashdown House as a wedding gift. Although we are from Joburg, it was a nice little getaway as it didn't feel like we were in Joburg, and let us catch up on some much needed R&R. The rooms were nicely set out and very comfortable. Dinner and breakfast were both amazing and of course we ate too much. The whole place is designed to create an experience, which it 100% achieves. Chantal, the Manager was very friendly and very accommodating and made us feel very at home.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Vivien

Thank you so much for your great review and giving us a 10 out of 10 rating! It was lovely meeting you and Marco –congratulations on your marriage! I hope AshDown House made it a lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. I’m very glad that you enjoyed all your meals! It was my pleasure hosting you over the weekend. Take care, and hopefully we will see you two again soon.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Ashdown House on the 18th of May 2013 as this was our first wedding anniversary.

I requested flowers upon our arrival which to my surprise Ashdown said would be complimentary but upon arriving found so much more than that. We were treated to various things like fresh strawberries, complimentary sherry and even a bottle of champagne.

Jason who was working at the front desk went above and beyond my every request and his friendly service is definitely a reason for me to return again. We were very thankful for his great service.

We loved the decor of Ashdown and Jason informed us it is the owner that has such good taste, it really made us forget that we were still in Johannesburg but rather felt like something in the country side which was great. The rooms are really beautifully decorated and our room was nice and warm as they had put on the heater before we even arrived to ensure we are comfortable inside our room whilst it was a chilly day outside.

The bathroom was also very spacious, my wife took a very long relaxing bath while I enjoyed a good long shower as the shower is just as big.

The breakfast was also really great with a really good variety of food and we also ordered food from their hot menu which was equally as good. We loved that they had various different fruits and even a few different cheeses which we ate with crackers.

We will not only recommend Ashdown to anyone looking for a place to stay in Johannesburg but because of the great value at such a good price and especially for the great service, we ourselves will definitely be back.

I would rate our stay at Ashdown as a 6 star experience at 3 star rates and I will gladly recommend anyone to stay there.

Room Tip: We stayed in an executive suite on the second floor which had a very nice view over the swimming poo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing review. “6 Star experience at 3 star rates”, we loved that comment, a huge compliment. The staff at Ashdown House are walking around like proud peacocks! It was our pleasure to treat you to complimentary flowers and champagne – just one of the services we offer for honeymooners and special occasions. We really appreciate your comments and the fact that you have noticed all the small things that we do to ensure a perfect stay at AshDown House. Congratulations on your first wedding anniversary and we look forward to your return.
Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Property: Ashdown House
Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #40 of 295 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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