Q on First Guesthouse

Q on First Guesthouse

39a First Avenue East Parktown North, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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#9 of 146 guest houses in Johannesburg
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Q on First a lovely Villa style property, situated 900m from the Rosebank Gautrain, and the City Sightseeing red tourist bus. Affordable Luxury in the "parks area", Wake up with to bird song. We offer comfortable homely accommodation in individual decorates rooms planned for each budget and taste. Book room only or include breakfast. Dinner - Marble restaurant 500m - pre bookings online essential - Top Class restaurant , and Keyes Art Mile 4 minutes walk. The Tourist Red bus Hop on Hop off is 1km from the Q on First - visit the Apartheid museum and Soweto on this route - prebook online . Getting to Q on First Individuals - O.R.Tambo airport take the Gautrain to Rosebank Station- then UBER to Q on First ( carriage change at Sandton Station) . Group Uber is excellent - on arrival at airport change privacy setting / location to S.A. follow instructions - Address Q on First - to front gate. Or book a rental car and self-drive. My favourite easies is get an Uber at airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Adults only
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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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 Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Location

39a First Avenue East Parktown North, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 65 out of 100
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Johannesburg Intl Airport
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Lanseria Airport
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TamMadden wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a great spot, and such great value for money.
Recommend it for short or long stays.
Love the lounge and gardens as well as the multitude of working spaces.
Staff very friendly.
Feels like home.
Would stay again.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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pedwin132026 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place was really nice and luxurious. My only wish is that there would have been air-conditioning and that the channels on the TV were working. A little recommendation is that maybe there can be phones in the rooms to contact reception if anything is needed. Very conveniently located. Staff were very friendly however were difficult to get a hold of. Overall a really nice place to stay.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Adrian Mare, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for your reply and advise, as part of our Green Policy our rooms are designed with windows that open up and this enables a breeze through the rooms, also fans is provided, so no aircons in rooms. With regards to telephones, we are a small establishment not a hotel and less plastic applies so no phones in rooms with super fast WiFi and our duty number for whatsapp applies. In each room on the welcome note that is placed on the bed with Wifi codes the breakfast times, and numbers are provided. Sometimes people read only the necessary detail like the code for WiFi but we human, I don this myself. Thank you and glad you enjoyed the breakfast offering. Wishing you well for you future travels. Adrian & Team
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Carol G wrote a review Mar 2020
Mooresville, North Carolina7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 4 friends traveling together and had booked 2 rooms. Upon arrival we were given 3 rooms in a separate wing - a wonderful treat! The breakfasts were made to order and the owner, Adrian, was informative and welcoming. There are plenty of places to have time to yourself too. Safe and comfy. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from QonFirst, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Nici thank you for making use of Q on First, it was lovely having you. I'm so glad that you found our offering up to your standard and wish you best in in USA. Thank you Adrian & Team
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Speenfive wrote a review Feb 2020
High Wycombe, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Q on First is more like a going to a house party in the country than a B&B in the city. The rooms are large and comfortable, the staff friendly, the communal areas relaxing and there is an honesty bar. Added to this, it is a 30 minute walk, 5-10 minute Uber, to The Wanderers for cricket. Added to this, Parktown has a number of galleries, giving more of a sophisticated vibe than you will get in most of Johannesburg.

Given that visitors and locals alike are always concerned about security, Q on First has all the security you would expect and I was able to walk everywhere locally in daylight without any problems.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from QonFirst, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Guest We are glad that you found our offering up to your standard. And thank you for pointing out security and walking at day time. Glad you enjoyed your stay
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DanielRStoffberg wrote a review Oct 2021
Western Cape, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What beautiful property!

Some can find the larger JHB area a bit intimidating, but Q on First feels like an oasis of beauty, comfort and a homely feeling in the beautiful suburb of Rosebank.

Personally I often have stuggle to fall a sleep when staying away from home, but at Q on First I slept like a baby from my first night there, just another indication of feeling comfy and at home!

The staff, cleanliness, breakfast etc all top notch.

If I need to pick one small prob, during my stay one of the rooms I stayed in did not have a smart-tv just yet, which made it impossible to watch anything at all. But otherwise most rooms have smart tv’s which is fantastic in this day and age.

I will definitely be back, looking forward to take my wife, I want to show her this place I just could not stop talking about! :-)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Adrian Mare, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear Daniel We so glad that you have found our offering up to your standard, and glad you slept well and enjoyed the breakfast offering. Thank you for the business and hope to see you soon. Adrian & Team
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bsharpuk wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Q on First Guesthouse
and was pleasantly suprised by the room I was staying in. So peaceful and tranquil. The owners of Q on First gave their time to talk to me and were so friendly and welcoming. I would stay here again and again. Thank you guys for making my stay a very much needed relaxed one. 10 stars for you both!!!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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guy w wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot overstate how unexpectedly pleasant the place was - especially at the price point. Owner managed and operated so every detail of the experience is considered and every need is well attended. Beautifully located in one of Johannesburgs older suburbs within reach of good shopping and the business district. Well worth a try and definitely a place I will use again in future
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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MargieF123 wrote a review Jun 2022
Somerset West, South Africa13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most fantastic stay at Q on First Guesthouse in the lead up to, and over our daughter's wedding weekend. Adrian was so warm, hospitable and could not do enough to make our entire family's stay a most memorable one. We were encouraged to use the fabulous facilities and entertainment areas and made to feel at home by Adrian and his whole team.
We loved the under floor heating in the rooms in a cold and wintry Johannesburg.
We will definitely be using Q on First for all our future Johannesburg stays.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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AnthonyRSA wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been fortunate to stay at Q on First a number of times and it has always been an amazing experience. The service, breakfast and rooms are amazing. Staff always go out of their way to assist. I couldn't wait to book my first trip in October when we were allowed to travel again in the domestic market.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Adrian Mare, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for your response on TripAdvisor, glad you love our offering and now you can travel again. Hope to see you soon Adrian & Team
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LightPacker243574 wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful few days at Q on First. Our host Adrian was warm, friendly and went out of his way to ensure our stay was comfortable. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated, spacious and luxurious. We loved the heated pool and beautiful gardens. The staff were all friendly and helpful and breakfast was delicious. Thank you for a great stay!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from QonFirst, General Manager at Q on First Guesthouse
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Thank you Thank you, it was lovely meeting you and i'm so glad you found our offering up to your standards. So glad you found our breakfast delicious and freshly prepared the way you like it.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,344 - R 1,584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Q on First Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Q on First Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include African Craft Market of Rosebank (0.9 km), The Mall of Rosebank (0.9 km), and Rosebank Sunday Market (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Q on First Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Q on First Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a desk, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Q on First Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Q on First Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Q on First Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grillhouse Rosebank, Tashas Rosebank, and Marble Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Q on First Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Q on First Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Q on First Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (5.3 km), Johannesburg Fort (5.4 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.5 km).
Does Q on First Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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