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3 Edgeworth Crescent Darrenwood, Randburg 2194 South Africa
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Established more than 25 years ago, Darrenwood Guesthouse has been home from home for our many regular guests, both local and international. Whether you are visiting Johannesburg on business or leisure, we understand your needs. Darrenwood Guesthouse offers lovely accommodation set in a quiet crescent. The Guesthouse is situated in the middle of a large tranquil garden boasting a swimming pool and beautiful bird-life. Darrenwood Guesthouse is centrally located and close to business districts such as Randburg and Sandton. Shopping centers Cresta and Brightwater Commons are just a few minutes drive away, as is the popular Carvers restaurant. All rooms have WIFI, DSTV, their own bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, separate entrances and safe parking. The Cottage and Tree Tops have kitchenettes for self-catering options. A full, lovely Breakfast is included in the price. Children are welcome. German, Dutch and French are spoke. Credit card facilities available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Secured parking
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German
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Glenda112233 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Walter is very hospitable. Even though we only paid for accommodation and breakfast he surprised us a few times with cauliflower soup and beef stroganoff for supper. The breakfasts were brilliant, fruit and yoghurt, bacon, eggs, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes and fried potatoes accompanied by tea and coffee. The cottage was comfortable. Glenda.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Walter Hofer, General Manager at Darrenwood Guesthouse
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Thank you Glenda, we wish you all the very very best. Regards Walter and Patrick
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Climber08306334636 wrote a review Nov 2019
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Pool green algy growing. Went out for day on Sunday, returned to find not made. The 3 nights we stayed no coffee or tea replaced. Nobody to assist in carrying luggage up the stairs or down. Decor old shower has a curtain no full toilet rolls only half or less. Duvets very old ok 4 back packers
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Dorothy S wrote a review Apr 2019
Rustenburg2 contributions
We had a lovely home away from home experience. Lovely breakfast and nice atmosphere. Thank you for waiting up for us in the evenings and help switching the cars when all of us were very tired. Thank you Walter and Patrick for your overall kindness.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Wanderer19402649351 wrote a review Apr 2019
Richards Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Very comfortable. Good value for money. The owner was very pleasant and accommodating and gave us such a warm welcome on arrival. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area. Breakfast is also awesome. Thank you Darrenwood
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Date of stay: March 2019
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proux859868 wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Patrick and Walter were great hosts. They were very accommodating in every way including room selection and period of stay. Also received a refund as I had to shorten my stay. Breakfast was great with special personal attention.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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vfranc971504 wrote a review Aug 2018
Durban, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our stay at Darrenwood was absolutely superb! Walter has a real gentleman and he and his family went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. 100% review for darrenwood guest house, we will gladly stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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heckerfamily wrote a review Jul 2018
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Thank you Walter and Patrik for the two nights we could spend at your guesthouse. If we could we would come back tomorrow! Thank you for the excellent breakfast and the good conversation. We enjoyed this quiet place in a secure environment - for our purposes it was ideally located.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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31avrilh wrote a review Jan 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Walter is just the kindest and most precious man. He went out of his way to make sure I had everything I needed. The room was perfect and very conveniently situated ... an amazing stay - I recommend it highly. Thank you Walter!!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Walter H, General Manager at Darrenwood Guesthouse
Responded 11 Jul 2018
Thank you for our registration. Kind regards Walter Hofer Darrenwood Guesthouse +27 11 888 5600 or +27 60 504 454
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marydF8009RB wrote a review Jan 2018
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
This is a lovely, comfortable, well-kept apartment and I instantly felt very at home and very welcome. It was ideally located for my needs and situated in a pretty, pleasant area. The apartment was very reasonably priced, which made it possible for me to stay longer. The shower tap arrangement takes some figuring out, but works fine. I was impressed that the bed had a mosquito net over it. No mosquito bites for me! :) The pillows are very, very soft, which I found difficult to sleep on, but that's a matter of personal preference. The apartment was up some fairly steep stairs, which was absolutely fine for me as a relatively young person, but the elderly or infirm might want to bear this in mind. Breakfast on the first day, provided by Walter himself was a beautiful, generous, delicious spread. Other folks helping him were a bit distracted with their own arrangements on the later days (just before Christmas), so the subsequent breakfasts were not as well considered. (Corn Flakes is only useful if milk is provided with it, for example.) Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and would happily come back.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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mariacelesteh2017 wrote a review Sep 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Coming back to the guesthouse felt like coming home. Peaceful and the quietness just right so I was ready for my next outing. True South African hospitality and nutritious breakfasts a must to the start of the day, Being central made traveling so easy.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Responded 23 Sep 2017
Dear Trip Advisor Team, We are now 10 out of 55. Can you please help me to improve this rating. What can I do??? Kind regards Walter Hofer
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PRICE RANGE
US$42 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgRandburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darrenwood Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Cresta Shopping Centre (1.2 km), The Barnyard Theatre (1.1 km), and The Barnyard Theatre (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Plaka Restaurant Cresta, Not Bread Alone, and Fish Hook.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Darrenwood Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Darrenwood Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Mandela Foundation (7.6 km).