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“Quiet Comfortable and Safe Accommodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rutland House Bed & Breakfast

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Rutland House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #25 of 290 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Hope Island, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Quiet Comfortable and Safe Accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Rutland House is a great property in Craig Hall Park estate very near Santon. We were accomodated in the Cottage a lovely two bedroom cottage with a seperate kitchenette and lounge . We were able to gather with our other friends we were were travelling with and have "sun downers" before going out for dinner. Delia cooked the best breakfast every morning a choice of cereal fresh fruit and then a choice of eggs cooked in what every style you wished with a choice of bacon or sausages.(Didn't really need lunch) . Delia organised a driver (Chick) who picked us up on arrival from Johannesburg airport and also a tour through Soweto and the Apartheid Museum .
Chick was very knowledgable and was able to answer all our questions. Delia also recommended a local cafe called Corner Cafe which was only two blocks away and the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. All in all a great experience and a beautifly place to stay as we felt like we had known Delia for ages . Very clean quiet and safe.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Peter J
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rutlandhouse, Owner at Rutland House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Dear Peter and Lynn, Thank you for your lovely review. It was such fun having you to stay and I was sorry not to join you on your trip if only for the laughs. It was a great pleasure to have you to stay at Rutland House and perhaps I will see you again when you have run out of "world" to visit !! with very best regards
Delia
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

My husband and I travelled with another couple and stayed at Rutland House for two nights. Delia met us on arrival and showed us to our rooms giving our friends the cottage which had a sitting room for us to meet in and spend time together. I can honestly say staying at Rutland House is more like staying at a friend's house for your holiday. We felt so welcome and comfortable and it was lovely spending time with Delia as she made breakfast for us in the morning. Her gardens are breathtaking and it is so peaceful and quiet, essential after many hours of flying. Her recommendations of restaurants, tours and transfers are spot on and her knowledge of the local area proved valuable especially when I discovered that I had left my camera's memory card at home!!! We had a delightful time staying there and have no hesitation at all in recommending the delightful Rutland House.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie E
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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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    • 4 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 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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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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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
2 reviews
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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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    • 4 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 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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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 #25 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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