House on York

House on York

7 York Street Kensington South, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
Tranquil atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. Beautiful and clean facilities with incredible aesthetics.
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4.5
#21 of 146 guest houses in Johannesburg
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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House on York is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at House on York, visitors can check out L. Ron Hubbard - Linksfield Ridge House (1.4 mi) and Melrose Temple (2.0 mi), some of Johannesburg's top attractions.

Rooms at House on York offer air conditioning and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge, room service, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. A pool and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to House on York, free parking is available.

Travellers looking for Mediterranean restaurants can head to The Schwarma Co, Super Sconto, or Soul Souvlaki.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Origins Centre Museum, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Museum Africa, which are some popular Johannesburg history museums – all conveniently located a short distance from the guest house.

Enjoy your stay in Johannesburg!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Darts
Patio
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Massage
Massage chair
Salon
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
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Languages Spoken
English, Zulu

Location

7 York Street Kensington South, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Johannesburg Intl Airport
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Trek54404412394 wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stuff is very friendly, especially a guy named Tino, very professional and nothing is ever too much for him.
The rooms are so beautiful and homely that you don't feel like you are home away from home. Beautiful clean garden with a beautiful pool area to relax. Very safe and secure. Close to 3 shopping centers and restaurants.self catering,Uber eats and Mr delivery options
Great place for singletons like me, couples and as well as families.
a place full ofAwesomeness !
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fivos Radis wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been in South Africa for 5 months now. For 4 months I was staying in other places and then I came here. This is by far the best place. Great service, owner of place very caring and responsible for the places and great staff! They give more service than what was promised and I'm very glad I moved here. I had some problems in the last place I was at with my neighbors and then I came here and Gavin, the owner, makes sure the place is calm and nice so that the people can live at easily. Thank you for all your service, it's great!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gavin Smith, Owner at House on York
Responded 05 Jul 2021
Great to have you and such an awesome person. All the best with travels.
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Joy A wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A an amazing peaceful gorgeous looking place.
The Nail Bar corner is just a beautiful piece of art complimented by the super friendly and lovable Nail Tech.
My top 3 things that are therapeutic to me as a day visitor at House on York is the Chess Board game,sparkling swimming pool and the artistry Nail Bar :)
The owner is hands on,the staff is amazing and i never get enough of that little Paradise hidden behind that huge gate!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gavin Smith, Owner at House on York
Responded 14 Aug 2022
It was awesome meeting you. I am glad you really enjoyed our facilities. The Nail Bar especially. Great person!
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Ricardo wrote a review Mar 2023
Matosinhos, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super clean, super breakfast and super friendly staff. Home away from home in Jozi! Close to mall and many local restaurants. Secure parking and always someone on hand to help with any local needs. Gavin the owner is a special host who goes out of his way to welcome you.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tourist28208427078 wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was above my expectations. There were so many facilities, a game if area, pool table, gym and even a nail bar! I was given a jet shower and treats on my bed everyday. The guest house is so close to beautiful restaurants like Cut and Craft and Princesa. Gavin was so hospitable and the staff was always willing to help us. Our stay was so relaxing!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gavin Smith, Owner at House on York
Responded 27 Feb 2023
Awesome to have you with us!
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Tourist28208427078 wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my second time at house on York, this time for business. I am so grateful for all the help I have received and the lovely staff. My room was so beautiful and warm in this cold weather. Gavin was able to help me with transportation to work and the shops that were close by. Thank you all for helping me again!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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johancha wrote a review Mar 2023
johannesburg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can definetely recommend House On York to anyone. The rooms are stylish and very comfortable. The surrounding well kept gardens are a pleasure to enjoy with a lovely pool. We found the staff to be so accommodating, and helpful as well.
A real gem, conveniently located, close to shops and malls.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Evelyn C wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best peacefull clean and the most relaxing place in the city I have been to.. And the staff friendly definitely going back. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to relax thats your go to get away.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Gavin Smith, Owner at House on York
Responded 27 Feb 2023
Lovely to meet you!
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Trek53425656146 wrote a review Jul 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a beautiful guest house. I had a lovely holiday with my family. We were kept warm and were given lovely treats. Lovely quiet and beautiful gardens. The service here is wonderful and we were given transport. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Iqbal wrote a review Sept 2012
Montreal, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Inspite of my email a day earlier of our ETA and acknowledged by Gavin the owner, there was no one at the hotel to check us in. The only person available was the house maid who had no clue who we were. After little checking on her mobile phone she showed us to our rooms and left soon after for the weekend without explaining the facility and showing amenities. The manager appeared later and told that he had to be away to attend some meeting and left soon after. A very disappointing first impression of a 3 star self-catering facility. Except for another guest, I think we were the only occupants on that night.

We were a party of eight family members (5 adults and 3 children). We had reserved one three bedroom cottage and one standard double room for two nights stay. The 3 bedroom part was independent and furnished to sleep six while the double bedroom was in the old residence converted into this hotel. The owner has tried to make the place as compact and homely as possible by putting pool and game table, computer station in the lounge and providing playground for kids and gym area for the grownups in the yard.

Gavin, the owner, arrived early next morning and was very apologetic. He told that he was not present because of his out of town anniversary event and offered to make it up for us. Gavin is a charming fellow with lots of stories and good information about the city sights. Bottles of wine appeared in our room the second night.

The location, although with good access to the airport road, is in a somewhat rundown part of the city on an almost deserted street except for the children at a nearby school. The nearest grocery store is more than a KM away.

I will not be staying at this hotel on my next visit to Jo'burg.
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Date of stay: August 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tino Smart Tembo wrote a tip May 2024
Royal Oak, Michigan4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance: Rooms fill up quickly, especially during peak season. "
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TKM Shuttle wrote a tip Sept 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and Relaxing"
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brandyates7 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"big rooms neat"
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khumalothabiso83 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"perfect pool"
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Rishikesh M wrote a tip Jun 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"3 Self Catering Rooms for Family all are good. The other rooms for relaxing are also Good."
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PRICE RANGE
R 576 - R 756 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about House on York
Which popular attractions are close to House on York?
Nearby attractions include Honest Travel Experience (Johannesburg) (1.1 km) and Rhodes Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at House on York?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at House on York?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at House on York?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at House on York?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to House on York?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ottimo Pizza and Pasta, Cut and Craft Bistro, and Gema Deli & Italiano Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at House on York?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does House on York have airport transportation?
Yes, House on York offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at House on York?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at House on York?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at House on York?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.
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