This is a wonderful guesthouse nearby the airport, and an excellent place to stay for anyone travelling on a tighter budget or not wanting to stay at the “higher-end” guesthouses. This is truly great value for the money, with the added bonus of free airport transfers. The grounds are large and well manicured, with a tennis court & swimming pool, and the hosts let us wander about on our own. It was a gated property and we felt very safe. I believe they have nine rooms, most of which are doubles.
While it does not have all the amenities of a 5-star rated accommodation – fancy soaps/lotions/shampoo/conditioner, thick mattresses & multiple pillows, fancy showers, under-floor heating, A/C – our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. It doesn’t appear that they have a liquor license and beer/wine/soft drinks were not available to purchase. They do have a tea/coffee station and fridge in the room. All rooms have a non-smoking policy.
While not fancy, it fits into the “home-away-from-home” category, complete with pets. Perhaps as testament to the great deal this guesthouse offers, it appears that mid-level South African businessmen use the guesthouse regularly– during our stay we interacted with a number of locals.
If I had to find something to improve on, there would be two things: one was that the pillows were flat and not very supportive, and two, the water pressure in the shower would come & go if someone else was using water; but with some folding of the pillow and timing of the shower, these weren’t a problem.
The hosts were absolutely wonderful and helped us with any request we had. They truly bent over backwards to help us and make our stay more enjoyable – more so than any of the many guesthouse or B&B owners we’ve interacted with. I would happily stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable luxury accommodation in a rural setting offering free English breakfast. Away from the city noises, but conveniently close to Johannesburg Airport and all other major routes to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Mpumalanga. Home cooked dinners availabe upon request. ... more less