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Ikhaya Guest House
Ranked #18 of 52 Randburg B&B and Inns
Killarney, Manitoba
1 review
“A great place to stay”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Ikahaya Guest House is a lovely place to stay. The area is quiet and secure and beautiful and the service was excellent. Our room was big and very comfortable and breakfasts were great. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Ikhaya, Owner at Ikhaya Guest House, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about Ikhaya Guest House. We hope you come again this way, and to be able to host you again, in Johannesburg. Kind regards.
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

As a party of 6 we had booked 3 rooms for 2 nights, we booked this accomodation 9 months earlier as it was an important part of our trip because we were visiting family nearby. On arrival we were met by Rui who explained that he had been awake until 1am the previous night as he thought that was when we were arriving !. Our confirmation clearly states the nights we were booked for and our deposit was taken for those nights. Rui explained that he was sorry but had only 1 room available for the 2nd night of our stay. He had managed to book 2 rooms at an alternative hotel but at a higher cost which he made no effort to cover.This was very disappointing and made it difficult because we were sharing a rented people carrier. The best solution we could come up with was for 4 people to stay at the alternative hotel and take the people carrier whist 2 of us stayed with the family nearby. Rui showed us to our rooms,we had the room at the top of the house which was very spacious with views across the Northern suburbs but lacking in hot water. I notified Rui and he managed to reset a trip or timer in another room but said it would be a couple of hours before it was hot. In the end we showered in one of our friends rooms so as not to be late meeting family. The guesthouse is set in a nice area which is secure, the rooms (when available) are of a high standard and breakfast was as good as anywhere else we had stayed. There is a number of steps to the upper rooms so you need to bear this in mind when booking. A statement in the greetings pack reads " We hope your stay is comfortable, memorable and ensures your return" Our one night was comfortable, memorable for the wrong reasons and I am afraid I will never return !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Ikhaya, Owner at Ikhaya Guest House, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your review.

It was indeed an unfortunate situation which your party had deal with, from the moment you arrived and were told that we had booked you in on the wrong dates. From then on it was just downhill, as everything seemed to have gone wrong. For us it was the worst experience we have ever had, due to our mistake, and we hope that will be the last. It is very unusual and we extend our sincere apologies for that turn of events. The least we can do is offer you all a free weekend stay at our guest house should you ever be interested. We would ensure that we start on the right footing and would try our utmost to make it the pleasant and memorable experience 99% of our guests have become accustomed to enjoying at Ikhaya. Kind regards. Ikhaya Guest House
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

I travel quite a bit and recently came across Ikhaya Guest House. Rui and Coralee run a fantastically personable establishment. It is well located and as a guest you want for nothing. Ideal for the travelling business man and everything from meals to laundry are catered for.The rooms are well appointed and comfortable and any extra requirements efficiently taken care of. I have since returned again recently and will do so again shortly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Ikhaya, Owner at Ikhaya Guest House, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Hi Giles, thank you for your positive review of Ikhaya, we hope to keep seeing you staying nhere at our guest house. Take care!
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This was my first time staying at the Ikhaya Guest House in Randburg and I must say, it will not be the last. I spend a lot of time on the road and in hotels of all sorts. This is no hotel and I am glad. It is a B&B that takes pride in providing high levels of service to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Nestled in a residential area designated a bird sanctuary, it is peaceful and a great place to unwind at the end of the day. Being a B&B, meals other than breakfast are not to be found here, however, it is a short walk to many dining facilities. If you would like delivery, Rui will work with you to get what you need.

Hospitality is the mantra and everyone on staff works to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. I commend Rui and his staff in a job well done and highly recommend that if you are in the area, look them up and experience what Ikhaya Guest House has to offer. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

Ikhaya Guest House is Home away from Home for us. We have stayed at Ikhaya several times when visiting our family in Jhb. It is a beautiful property set in the leafy suburb of Boskruin and we always enjoy it's abundant bird life. Rui, his family, and the staff are extremely friendly . The rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast most enjoyable.
The property is safe with on site parking. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Ikhaya, Owner at Ikhaya Guest House, responded to this review, December 13, 2013
Hi Graham and Nan, we trust you're well and thank you for your kind review of Ikhaya Guest House. Hope to see you here again, this year. Kind regards.
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

I stayed at Ikhaya while attending a workshop at NokusaIE (Randburg), the room is was a bit small but cosy, cause i was sharing with my colleague but nevertheless great hospitality received, count most. Rui and his staff are very friendly, the breakfast is up to standard. Would like to return to Ikhaya Guest House, when am on holiday in Johannesburg.
If you want to enjoy centrally view of Randburg and Johannesburg, book yourself at Ikhaya.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed for two days whilst attending a wedding. The upstairs room no. 4 is very spacious and has great views of the northern suburbs from the bathroom. The place was very clean in spite of the fact that minor alterations were taking place. Ikhaya is centrally situated for Randburg and Johannesburg's northern suburbs and secure parking is available.
Rui and his staff are very friendly and the breakfasts were excellent.
We would not hesitate to return and recommend this guest house without reservation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ikhaya Guest House

Property: Ikhaya Guest House
Address: 31 Boschkop Avenue | Boskruin, Randburg 2188, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Randburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ikhaya Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest House is a luxurious 4 star guest house, with an exclusive boutique hotel feel. Located in a quiet and safe upmarket northern suburb of Johannesburg, Ikhaya Guest House is ideal for the business individual or tourist. Branded by our guests as the best kept secret in Johannesburg, Ikhaya offers luxury accommodation, in a secure and quiet environment. We are conveniently situated, close to the N1 freeway, shopping centres, the Ticket Pro Dome, Akeso Crescent Clinic, Rhema Bible Church, Trinityhouse Randpark and Randpark Golf Course as well as Lifestyle Nursery. With us you will not feel like you're staying in a traditional guest house. Each room has its own private entrance; guests come and go as and when they please. Nestled on the slope of Bush Hill, a designated nature reserve and bird sanctuary, enjoy great views of Johannesburg and its northern suburbs. You will feel like you are in the heart of Africa yet only minutes away from city life. 8 Minute walk to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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