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Ginnegaap Guesthouse
Ranked #13 of 298 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We were in Joburg for business trip. Ginnegaap was Nice to stay. Beautifull terras for breakfast. Nice garden. We had the room outside the mainhouse. We could hear de neighbours talking in the other room. Warm water was not werking very well. No internet available in the room.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We recently installed large 400L heat pumps throughout the guest house to make sure that all our guests have hot water, especially during cold winter months when up to 24 people sometimes take a shower/bath in the morning at the same time. This puts huge pressure on any hot water system. We have Wi-Fi in all our rooms as well as the outside. I am sorry that you were not able to connect. It is sometimes not the Wi-Fi, but some settings on your computer. Most of the time we can sort these problems out.
It can happen that you are aware of people in the room next to you, especially if they talk in a loud voice. Most guests, however, accept the fact that they stay in a house and not a hotel with built-in sound proof walls. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about this.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Ginnegaap is conveniently located within easy walking distance of lots of really nice restaurants in Melville. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. The breakfast is outstanding, and the staff are very helpful. They even let me stay a couple hours past checkout until I needed to leave for the airport. I stayed twice and both rooms were great.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you! It is just wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The gusthouse is nice. Our room was not too big (but we had the standard one). However we feel well.
The only problem was that our room was at the ground floor and walls are not too sounproof and in the morning you can hear people coming and having breakfast.
I appreciated breakfast: not too rich buffet but you can have you fresh breakfast choosing a dish in a menu for free.
Melville is a quiet suburb, you can walk until restaurants and bars during night without problems.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you, we appreciate your comments. We are in the process of changing the entrance to our dining room so that people coming in to have breakfast will not disturb guests sleeping in the main house.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We absolutely adored the Ginnegaap Guesthouse in Johannesburg. We stayed there as a family in the one bedroom suite, arriving early one morning from USA/UK. Dead tired, we were picked up at the airport, given a room to relax in while ours was being made. We were warmly welcomed and offered a breakfast as we had a very hungry 3 and a 5 year old with us.
The house was beautifully appointed, with classic pieces throughout and nice touches all over. What is best about Ginnegaap is the location in Melville, just a few blocks away from 7th avenue with restaurants and shops. The guesthouse has a beautiful porch and a lovely courtyard with seating. The breakfast was great: all of us loved it. Although we did not use the pool, I must comment that it looks lovely: we normally swim no matter what the temperature, but this time we had so many other things to do in a short stay. We did a tour with Jacob, the son of the owner, who was knowledgeable and friendly. Corlien the owner/manager was very helpful and welcoming, as were the entire staff. We highly recommend Ginnegaap.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you so much for all the nice things you said about Ginnegaap. It was our pleasure to help you out when you arrived early in the morning and very tired on our doorstep!

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I stayed at Ginnegaap in early July. From the original booking all the way through my stay, everything was very smooth. The breakfast was wonderful and the guesthouse was very accommodating with my food intolerances. Transportation to and from the guesthouse was great and I felt safe and secure during my entire stay. It is a lovely neighborhood and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We really liked our stay in Ginnegaap. Although the power was down when we arrived and the bed was rather small we found the style of the house very charming. It has a very homey feeling. When the power came on we had free wifi. Shower was nice and hot. The best part of our stay was the breakfast, we loved it! Also the location in Melville is good, there is a large supermarket nearby.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap and our breakfast!. Sorry about the small bed. You booked one of our budget rooms and because of the size of the room, we can only fit a double bed in. The beds in the rest of the guest house are king size, so if you sleep better on a super large bed, rather book one of our standard or top rooms.
The whole of Melville was in darkness for one night as our power provider had to switch the lights off to work on the Melville network. We hope that this will not happen again.

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Service was very good. Loved breakfast: fresh fruits were excellent. The room was clean and cozy. Restaurants/pubs/shops together 5 minutes away walking. You feel as if you were at some friends house. If you're going to Joburg this is an excellent option.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2013

Thank you taking the time to recommend Ginnegaap to others. We really appreciate it!

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Additional Information about Ginnegaap Guesthouse

Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 298 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: £39 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ginnegaap Guest House operates from a charming cottage-style house in Melville, one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home.Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Stylish rooms, great breakfasts, friendly and caring staff, affordable and spotlessly clean! ... more   less 
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