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“Overnight in Rutland House” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rutland House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #24 of 290 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Overnight in Rutland House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stayed one night at Rutland House on our way back from Kruger Park and before catching the plane to Australia. The Cottage was extremely comfortable and well appointed. Delia and her staff were wonderful and breakfast in the sunny dining room on the Saturday morning was delightful.
We will make a point of staying here again and will recommend Delia and Rutland House to all our travelling friends.
Hugh & Lynn Brown.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn B
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Hugh and Lynn,
Thank you so much for your excellent review. It was a pleasure and fun to have you to stay and I am pleased I could give you a quiet and comfortable place to stay before your long flight home to Australia. I hope to see you both again in the near future. Keep well till then.
Best regards
Delia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

I was on a trip to Johannesburg from New York and stayed at Rutland House. From the minute you come in Delia makes you feel very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble for her or her staff. The room was spacious and spotless, always fruit and tea and coffee on hand.
I would not think of staying anywhere else, when I come to Johannesburg. I really feel blessed to have found such great accomodation, run by such a warm and hospitable person and her staff.
Thanks Delia, you are a true ambassador for your country.
Jack.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jack E
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you Jack, for your super review. If you felt you were coming "home" I felt like I had a favourite uncle staying - so our feelings were mutual !! I am looking forward to your next visit and I will promise to have your favourite Butterfly Cottage available for you and hopefully your wife this time. All the best and keep well. Delia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We managed two brief stays in ten days at Delia's charming place. Each room, the cottage and the common dining room exuded a considerate, distinctive charm. Delia's hospitality and that if her staff is warm and gracious. Cannot imagine staying anywhere else on a future trip to Joburg.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aurobind
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Thank you for your kind words Aurobind. I am so pleased I got to meet you and your family even if it was though unfortunate boarder circumstances. I look forward to your next trip and remember to give Johannesburg a bit longer so you can see more of our very interesting sights.
With very best wishes and thanks
Delia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed at Rutland House twice during a Southern Africa holiday, for one night and three nights. Both times were very easy, relaxing and enjoyable. On Good Friday we walked through the nearby Botanic Gardens and had lunch at the Lucky Bean in Melville. Delia's recommendations of taxis, tours, transfers and nearby restaurants were all excellent. Staff are also very helpful.
Johannesburg doesn't seem to have the same number of 'normal' taxis that you would expect to find in major capital cities so it's best to have your transport arrangements in place in advance.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Tgdri
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you Toby for such a lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and I still have to try the Lucky Bean. It is very rewarding to get positive reviews and know that I am contributing to a "happy holiday"!! I hope to see you in the future.
Best regards
Delia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

We spent our one and only night in Johannesburg at the delightful Rutland House.

The owner Delia is extremely friendly and accomodating - for example, we arrived in Johannesburg at 5.30am and were collected at the airport by a driver Delia had arranged. When we were dropped at Rutland House we fully expected to perhaps drop our bags and make arrangements to return later in the day but no, Delia had our room ready and even offered to serve us breakfast! Unparalled hospitality!

Everything about our stay was great, the room was lovely, the area is a nice quiet residential area and breakfast is made by Delia herself as you mingle with other guests.

Strongly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank simone93
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Simone, thank you very much for your lovely review. It makes it all worthwhile to be appreciated. I am sorry you were not here longer but pleased you chose Rutland House as your first stop. I hope to see you back for another visit for you to explore all there is to do in and around Johannesburg.
Till then, keep well and best regards
Delia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

It is like staying in a private home, with a friend. The room was comfortable, and the gardens surrounding the buildings are magnificent, with a pool and lots of "private" areas, but the biggest asset is Delia, the owner. She saw to our every need, from recommending transport and tours, last minute shopping, booking restaurants, and even driving us a short distance herself. In addition, she is a marvelous cook. On request, she cooked dinner for us, which we had in the lounge - a cozy, relaxing evening. This was our first trip to the area, and I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MalangaMccoy
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I await your "heart beat return" and look forward to this promise !! It was a pleasure to have such a lovely appreciative couple to stay and become friends - the best part of running a B&B is meeting people like you.
All the best till next time.
Delia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

The owner (Delia) is very friendly and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Make sure that you have informed her of your arrival time as there is no other front office staff that could help you with checkin.

We stayed in the Butterfly room which is great for 2 people.

PROS
1. Big rooms with lounge and kitchen. You get the basics for what you need if you want to do self catering.

2. Nice pretty gardens accentuate the friendly atmosphere of the B&B.

CONS
A. The B&B is located in Craighall park which is a safe suburb. However it is not within walking distance to Sandton or the shopping malls. Its a R100 taxi ride to Sandton so you should keep this in mind if you plan to do any shopping.

B. The shower drain was a little blocked and when we arrived we noticed that someone (maybe the cleaning staff) had removed the drain cover to help it cope. We didnt have time to tell Delia but if you stay and notice problems with your room tell her & I'm sure she will fix it (unless she forgets)

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HongKongDivemaster
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review on Rutland House.
It was a pleasure to have you to stay and i am so pleased you enjoyed your trip.
With very best wishes
Delia
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Property: Rutland House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 48 Rutland Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 290 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delia Ferguson has been extending a warm welcome to her guests since 1995. Rutland House is centrally situated in a lush half acre garden between Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Randburg. All the suites and cottages are set away from the main house, each with it's own private patio or garden. The 2 bedroom cottage is ideal for families or long stays. The one bedroom cottage is perfect for the business traveller on a contract. ... more   less 
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