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Village Green Guest House
Ranked #14 of 300 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is the first stop that was made when I reached South Africa. It was beautiful. The rooms are nicely appointed and each one appears to be different. My room faced the courtyard and pool and almost next door to the kitchen where you could order what you wanted and have it cooked to your specifications. The host and help were excellent in helping you. It is also located up the street from the Zoo park lake and a few shops and restaurants. You are enclosed behind a wall (like most of the homes and B&Bs were) but when you stepped out it became lively. We walked down to the lake which was about 2 to 3 blocks down. It was peaceful and serene. I was enchanted by the atmosphere of the rooms and courtyard. I loved waking up to the sunlight streaming into my room through the french doors and windows. I would definitely go back to this one.

Room Tip: My room was on the west side of the building and had french doors that led directly to the courtyard...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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lauriefender, Guest Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2012

Hi there!! Thank you very much indeed for your constructive reply, and thank you for positive comments! We sure hope to see you soon! All the best from us at the Village Green Guest House!

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

A group of us stayed for a family wedding and we were all very happy with our accomodation. Breakfasts were very good with fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, cereals and a cooked "English" breakfast. Each room had tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge with milk supplied. Staff were very willing to lend plates and cutlery for us to make a picnic lunch to eat on the premises and as the shops were a five minute walk this was easy to arrange. A little further away was the Zoo Park with a boating lake to saunter round.

On site it was pleasant to sit by the pool although in mid March the water was pretty cool.
Jacques, the manager arranged taxis to places of interest and ascertained the cost beforehand. On the day of my departure as no-one was booked into my room I was given the use of it until late afternoon.

I would be very happy to return.

Room Tip: Prices vary between rooms, all are pleasant but "Rose" is the largest.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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lauriefender, Public Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Village Green Guest House! And we would like to thank you for submitting your review with Tripadvisor! We hope to see you again soon! All the best!

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Village Green was recommended by a friend who lives near-by. We were booked in here for 2 nights but stayed a third. It was so comfortable and at the end of our 3 weeks it was too nice to leave for another day of driving! Our room is the one in the picture. It is huge. There's a lovely sitting area and a large bath and French doors to the charming garden with several seating areas. Breakfasts are large and beautifully cooked to order and the mini frig comes stocked with waters and soft drinks at no charge!The little cache of delectable shortbread is not to be missed! The housekeepers are friendly and helpful,especially Demarise, who got the spots out of our laundry and ironed the shorts!

The neighborhood is charming and quiet with handy stores and restaurants a block away. We drove to the the Apartheid Museum and the Sunday craft Market with no problem. The neighborhood is not central but is beautiful and safe, very near the zoo and a lovely park.

Room Tip: The Rose room is very large and special.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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lauriefender, Public Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Thank you very much for your kind and informative review - we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay so much! We hope to see you back again soon! Kind Regards

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here the last night of our trip through South Africa and couldn't have been happier with our choice! We arrived and were told that we had been upgraded to a bigger room, which was absolutely lovely. The two women who tended to breakfast were so nice, as was the manager, Jacques. The neighborhood was cute, and there were a couple of restaurants right in walking distance. Jacques was able to help us hire a driver to take us around town (to the apartheid museum, etc) and the price was much more reasonable than it would have been to hire a taxi off the street. We would definitely return to Village Green and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Jo'burg!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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lauriefender, Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself so much! We look forward to hosting you again when you return to Johannesburg, we'll think of some other exciting outing's for you!

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

What a nice place! It's quit and save and everyone around is very friendly and helpfull. The rooms are very comfortable and clean.
Next time we go to Jozi, we'll certainly stay at the Village Green Guest House.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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lauriefender, Guest Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in future! Kind Regards. Village Green Guest House

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

I had to spend one night in Johannesburg. I can't imagine I could have found a better place than the Village Green, especially at the price I paid (less than US $100). I stayed in the Rose Suite, which was spacious, beautifully furnished, and very comfortable. The breakfast was fabulous. Best of all was the incredible service from the staff, led by Manager Jacques Kotze. Even before I booked the room, he arranged for a tour of Soweto on the morning of check-out to start an hour earlier than usual so that I would have time to catch a flight later in the day. When I arrived, on a Sunday, he arranged for two pairs of pants and a jacket to be pressed at no extra charge. The Village Green, located in one of Johannesburg's safest neighborhoods, is, without doubt, the best B & B I have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: I highly recommend the Rose Suite, which is where I stayed.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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lauriefender, Guest Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Wow! What a fantastic review! Thank you so very much for your kind words! We loved having you and making sure that you had everything you needed! We would love to see you again in future! All the best! Village Green Guest House

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Reviewed October 20, 2010

Village Green is a great place to stay in Johannesburg. It's located right in the middle of Parkview, one of the nicest suburbs with a really friendly feel about it, and Village Green has the same 'home away from home' quality. The staff are so friendly and the breakfasts are wonderful (as is Demarise's shortbread!) - rooms are large and well-equipped and the pool, set in lovely gardens, is beautiful. This really is a place you can relax, kick off your shoes and maike yourself comfortable. The rates are extremely reasonable for the quality of the accommodation. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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lauriefender, Guest Relations Manager at Village Green Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Many thanks for your review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you again in future! All the best! Village Green Guest House

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Additional Information about Village Green Guest House

Address: 25 Tyrone Avenue | Parkview, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 300 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $62 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Village Green Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Village Green Guest House offers spacious and luxurious accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa. With free WiFi, breakfast and satellite television. With a four star rating, our en-suite rooms provide comfort and relaxation in a peaceful and secure environment. Conveniently situated in a leafy suburb at the edge of Parkview village we are close to major business centres, shopping malls, Gautrain, sports facilities and more. ... more   less 
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