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    The GL Cottages

    30 Gill Street | Observatory, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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          Reviewed 27 March 2017

          An absolutely beautiful compound with gardens and trails to explore. You can walk all the way to the top of the highest hill around and get a spectacular view of Johannesburg. The room was clean and the service was very friendly.

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          Reviewed 13 July 2016

          A wonderful venue in the middle of Johannesburg. Quaint cottages that are well kept in a leafy peaceful environment. A wonderful kitchen with home cooked meals! I'm definitely back to support this wonderful initiative.

          Thank elroyp754
          Reviewed 22 March 2016

          The staff are an absolute joy and cannot do enough. The problem lies in the maintenance management where clearly the staff is not sufficiently trained to note problems and on site management do not understand possibly implications. Issues found- shower outlet does not function properly....More

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          Reviewed 13 October 2015

          I took a group of 30 colleagues to attend a training workshop at the GL cottages and it was the best decision that i made. It was an excellent place to be. was great for team building and all. Staff are great and very warm....More

          Thank Linet M
          Reviewed 12 August 2015

          You won't find nicer, more friendly staff in Johannesburg. So helpful & warm. The grounds are delightful with thatched buildings & beautifully maintained gardens, all very pretty. The room we stayed in (a family suite with two rooms) could be better - a little cold...More

          Thank ACH1171
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          "Located at the foot of a hill...it would be advisable to have an east or west facing room in terms of..."
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