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With an absolute passion of customer satisfaction, I proudly run two guest houses in the fabulous suburb of Melville, Johannesburg. Guest reviews on most travel sites can attest to the wonderful service we provide, because that's just who we are!
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Precious met us upon arrival and was very welcoming, showed us around the beautiful guesthouse and showed us to our immaculate room. The room was cleaned very well every day. Secure parking was provided for our car, although we did have to wake other guests in the mornings to move their cars so we could get out. The Internet did not work for us. Precious insisted we had to change our security settings to get it to work. As I'm no IT guy, I couldn't figure it out and we went Internet-less. The breakfast is delicious, but be fore-warned, the time for breakfast changes (holiday / week-end hours?)) and we weren't told so we didn't get breakfast the second day due to plans we had made, not knowing breakfast was served later. As there is no staff / reception past 18h, a simple fix to communicate breakfast times would be to post a sign with breakfast times for the next morning, or to simply tell people when they check in the times for the duration of their stay. The neighborhood is nice with several good restaurants and bars within walking distance. We walked to a very good Mexican restaurant right up the road that was very good. Overall, a good place to stay but there are some issues that need to be fixed for other guests in the future.
Staying at 84 on 4th was by far one of the best experiences I have every had! Not only was the space beautiful, quiet, quaint and clean, the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay amazing! From providing airport shuttle, to a lovely breakfast, to storing luggage while we were are our safari without even blinking an eye, they made our stay completely seamless, and for that I can't thank them enough. Also, perfectly located around the corner from tons of shops, restaurants and more to get a sense of the city without having to travel far. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! I would highly recommend 84 on 4th and I look forward to my next opportunity to stay again!! Outstanding service, would give them 100 stars!! Thanks!!
We had a fantastic stay at Fountain Hill Guesthouse. The welcome was very warm and the staff made us feel like a home away from home.
The stay was decent. We were the only guests besides another couple so we had the place to ourselves. The staff was very nice and welcoming.
The only two complaints I have is that the Internet did not work anywhere in the hotel. We were given a password but it didn't work and no one knew what was wrong. From the deck, the pool looked dirty and neglected so we didn't use it.
Nice place, friendly staff, good breakfast. You need a car to get to shops etc. Also, some lounge chairs at the pool would be a good idea. Attractive rate per night.
Overall, we had a very nice stay in this B&B! The location is perfect, Linden is a very nice and quiet suburb. The garden is large and beautiful, it was a great place to unwind after a long flight. The kids were really happy to kick a ball around the lawn and to play in the pool. We had two very nice rooms overlooking the pool and the garden, very clean and comfortable. I guess the rooms directly around the patio are a bit less private.
We also had a lovely breakfast every morning. The owners were there to welcome us, the rest of the time there was always staff, all of them really nice and helpful whenever needed.
All in all, it is very good value for Jo'burg, which is why we came back for the last night before our flight back home!
We had a great experience at Fountain Hill during our two week stay. Breakfast was prepared for us each morning and our rooms cleaned up daily -- thanks Dorothy, Shakespeare & Emma! The outdoor area suited us perfectly as well. The pool was refreshing and we even had friends over to braai a couple of times. The guest house was close enough for us to walk to various restaurants, shops and grocery stores. And when we needed last minute transport to the airport Lionel was kind enough to take us. We enjoyed our stay so much that one of our party ended up extending his stay a few more days after the rest of us headed back home. Definitely will consider staying at Fountain Hill again, or maybe one of their other properties around Jozi.
I loved staying at the 84th on 4th. The neighborhood was safe and walkable with tons of cute shops and restaurants! The breakfasts by Precious and Kristine were the BEST I had during my whole 3 week stay in South Africa! I love those ladies and can't wait to go back one day!
Thanks so much for your amazing review of 84 on Fourth! We loved having you stay with us, and I will pass your comments on to my wonderful ladies.
Very lovely hosts. This really depends on your expectations. Breakfast was very cozy at 1 table. The guest house was very full and so we were obliged to sit with other guests. That works if personalities gel but not if they don't. There are some nice outside spaces that could have been used for breakfast dining weather permitting. Bathroom sink could use nearby shelf to put toiletries on. Supplies in rooms fairly basic. But certainly good value for price!
Saffron House was great. The guest house has a refined character with simple and clean rooms. Aubrey was very accommodating and an excellent host. Thanks for a great stay in JoBurg.