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Garden Place Guest Houses

53 Garden Road Orchards, Johannesburg 2192 South Africa
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#59 of 146 guest houses in Johannesburg
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Garden Place is a haven of tranquility centrally situated in the exclusive suburb of Orchards.
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Jenny B wrote a review Apr 2022
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One of the positives about Garden Place is the fact that the gardens are lush and beautiful. That however came at a price because I had a scorpion in my room. The security gentlemen at the gate were friendly. I booked my stay at Garden Place because they advertised breakfast being available. On my first morning there I went to the dining room and was told that no breakfast was available because of Covid. I was not told this when I checked in. I asked about coffee and was told that there is instant coffee in my room. This was true. Two sachets for my four day day, so one cup of coffee every second day. The towels were old, discoloured and frayed. The sheets were so worn I could see through them. They were clearly so old that they were no longer white, but an off white colour. There was a fridge in the room but everything I put in there froze. I cannot understand how this place can have a four star rating. Will never stay there again. A hotel would have been a much more pleasant option.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Rune D wrote a review Jun 2018
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My family and I stayed at Garden Place Guest Houses for 24 days during the month of April 2018. And it was amazing! The rooms were great: cozy, spacious, comfy beds and good facilities. The surrounding gardens were fantastic and created a relaxing atmosphere, and we - especially the kids - had some good fun in the two swimming pools. In particular, we would like to emphasize the friendliness and terrific service of the staff that works there, and a very special and warm THANK YOU goes to the nice host couple, Veronica and Phillip, for their kindness and hospitality. Looking forward to seeing you again and staying at the Garden Place Guest Houses the next time we come to Joburg :-)
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thabelo S wrote a review Oct 2017
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Came down to Johannesburg for a short stay. The hospitality was amazing, all staff on duty was available at all times The place is very tranquil and the garden is certainly beautiful. The food genuinely did make me miss my mother's cooking it was delicious. I look forward to coming back
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Brendan W wrote a review Oct 2017
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Brendan Wolmarans-Hi everyone! Please trust me that this guesthouse is one of the most amazing experiences ever! To start off, the hospitality is amazing. The service is impeccable from coming home to a spotless room to waking up to an amazing, homey, warm breakfast to start your day. When you first arrive you will meet the most amazing management couple who will take your needs into consideration above all. Nevermind the service and all of that, the garden itself is something that will blow your mind! Ever angle you look you will feel as if you're in a fairy garden full of nature and the sounds of birds giving you a sense of safety and enjoyment. So wether you want to be inside or outside you'll always be comfortable. The experience I had was something I'll never forget, for me Johannesburg= garden place guest house. I hope you all book in here because I HIGHLY recommend it :)!!!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Denvervisitor1 wrote a review Aug 2017
Denver, Colorado2 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff were very accommodating and helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable. If you love birds, this is a wonderful place to sit in the garden and enjoy the sounds! Lush grounds, even during a Johannesburg winter. I would go back.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: on one side there is disco music at night from neighboring facility
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Jay4051 wrote a review May 2017
Durban, South Africa61 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed here whilst on business. On arrival I was horrified as this is certainly not the advertised 4* but only a wannabe 2* but I decided to stay for convenience. Positives include: The shuttle service to close by facilities, the price seems comparable, close proximity to a number of really good restaurants, helpful staff, the breakfast is suitably varied and good, dinner (on request) was very goo, the rooms are clean, it meets all your basic needs from iron to fridge etc Negatives: the decor is in a time warp, it feels like they have collected old fashioned thrown out furniture and decor to furnish rooms and common spaces, sheets are so old they are frayed and towels aren't fluffy anymore, the gardens are very overgrown making the place feel dark and dodgy, the strange garden decorations and signs should most definitely be removed as they actually are creepy
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jingy wrote a review Aug 2016
New York77 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed with family for a long stay. The staff fulfilled all our requests (moving furniture, larger fridge, heaters, extra power adapters etc.) very quickly. Rooms were cleaned every day and towels replaced (not always done at guest houses) We rented a car so didn't use the free shuttle but there were other guests using it daily. Most places we needed to get to (supermarkets, restaurants, malls etc.) were within 10 mins drive. The property has ample parking and security guards are at the entrance 24/7 Would certainly return and recommend this wonderful place
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a separate kitchen
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Allen W wrote a review Jun 2016
Fredericia, Denmark3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed with our young son in a lovely cottage at the back of the property and loved it. The staff were amazingly helpful and truly made our time memorable and special. The property is located within easy walking distance to the cafes and shops on Grant Avenue and the Norwood Mall. The area (Orchards) is a quiet residential area of upscale homes, and we felt safe as we walked around exploring the area.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Jane S wrote a review May 2016
Ashford, United Kingdom58 contributions10 helpful votes
My sister and I stayed at the Garden Place for almost 10 weeks. The Management and staff couldn't have made our stay more pleasant. It was a visit for medical purposes and they cared for us like family. Quiet and secure location, a safe area with shops just a short stroll away. Relaxing garden and 2 swimming pools. So glad we booked the Garden Place and will go back if we get the chance.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Cedric P wrote a review Mar 2016
Milnerton, South Africa7 contributions
Breakfast wasn't included and it cost R145 per day. Suppose I should'yve asked before eating. Shuttle service for distances under 10km was convenient and for free. The room I stayed in was a bit tired and in need of a makeover.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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R 1,094 - R 1,094 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Place Guest Houses
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Place Guest Houses?
Nearby attractions include Hashtag Escape (0.8 km), Satyagraha House Museum (0.2 km), and The Factory (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Place Guest Houses?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Place Guest Houses?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Place Guest Houses?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Place Guest Houses?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thava Indian Restaurant, The Schwarma Co, and The Radium Beerhall.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Place Guest Houses?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden Place Guest Houses?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (5.5 km), Johannesburg Fort (5.1 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.5 km).