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Fishbird Villa

151 Highland road Kensington, Johannesburg South Africa
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With a 15 meters pool and a spectacular view, our art deco crafted villa has 4 bedrooms with all the modern comfort (double-glazed windows, floor heated bathrooms...) and en-suite bathrooms. This is an heritage villa (pressed ceiling, Oregon pine floor, art deco fittings…) carefully decorated by its French owners. The villa is eco-friendly (solar energy system and borehole water with a high standard filtration system) and offers a safe environment (alarm, CCTV, 24 hours security service). Guests can start their day with a home-cooked breakfasts served by our chef-manager on the terrace weather permitting or indoors in the veranda or in our art deco kitchen.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Sun terrace
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Italian, Zulu
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clandm864914 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Surprise awaits you when you enter this guesthouse. It has been completely restored and the furniture and fittings were chosen with care to reflect the time when Kensington (one of the oldest suburbs in Johannesburg) was founded. Lovely, modern bathrooms, excellent breakfast, breathtaking view over Johannesburg and centrally situated. Only 18 min to the airport. Excellent management!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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mricke942297 wrote a review Jan 2024
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House with a beautiful garden. The manager is vety helpfunctie. Nice breakfast. I see that I have to write apotheek 115 charters... well: the house feest like a home: 4 rooms and a serre where the breakfast is served
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Sam1 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A beautiful place in the middle of jhb! Surrounded by trees and jacaranda flowers! The view- breathtaking The staff were welcoming and super accommodating. Everything was clean. Surplus of appliances and household equipment.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Aurélien B wrote a review Oct 2023
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Amazingly renovated guest house. Stunning view. And the pool… wouhaouh! We spent great few days with the family. Rooms are just perfect! Modern and a bit of art-deco addings. Really nice. Well done and thanks
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Freedom55112034799 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Beautiful & charming house with amazing view....the place to be if you stop by in joburg for a few days. You will feel like at home ...with nice people around and smart manager. Close to the best place to visit in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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GrandTour21261614306 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Beautiful house, well renovated and decorated. The view from the terrasse was outstanding and Percy a great host! The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and comfy. I loved it and strongly recommend it if you're looking for a unique experience in Johannesburg!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Michael L wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had such a wonderful afternoon with friends around the pool! All the neighbours got involved and came over for a swim, there was great mix of people and we really loved it. Everyone was so friendly. The pastries that came from the kitchen were on another level. I was also really impressed with all the off-grid capabilities of the guesthouse. There are never any service interruptions.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Daydream23916430090 wrote a review Sept 2023
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Such a lovely spot! The guesthouse has been magnificently restored and decorated. The view is stunning, and the pool is the best -- whether you want to swim laps, or loll more gently. The owners and manager are great! It's super comfortable, and a 15 min drive from the airport. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Compass12775303530 wrote a review Sept 2023
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Comfy well equipped rooms. Percy is so friendly and helpful. Swimming pool was gorgeous, even in September! And the views from the property are some of the best in Joburg. Quiet area with safe off street parking. So handy for the airport, just 20 minutes away.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRPenfold wrote a review Sept 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa16 contributions7 helpful votes
Johannesburg has many faces, and finding the quiet in the city can take some doing. Fishbird offers an exquisitely restored guesthouse with extraordinarily taste in finishes. The most spectacular garden and view, on a ridge overseeing one of Joburg’s best hidden corners. Swimming in the pool watching it all made it feel like the city has so much more to offer in between the mainstream news. Topped off with delicious banana bread and coffee! Superb.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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R 1,242 - R 1,395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishbird Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Fishbird Villa?
Nearby attractions include Top of Africa (0.3 km), James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps (0.3 km), and Montecasino Bird Gardens (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fishbird Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Fishbird Villa?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at Fishbird Villa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Fishbird Villa?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fishbird Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Parada Rosebank, Chunky Chau, and Fishaways.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fishbird Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is Fishbird Villa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.00 km away from the centre of Johannesburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fishbird Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Fishbird Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (1.6 km), Johannesburg Fort (1.7 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (6.4 km).
Does Fishbird Villa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.