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“The only place to stay in JoBurg”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ashdown House

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Ashdown House
Ranked #37 of 291 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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138 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The only place to stay in JoBurg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is the place! We spent 2 nights here to relax after a 6 day safari in Kruger. The house was like everything else in Sandton/Bryanston and seemed like a compound--so it was very safe. The rooms were immaculate, modern, clean, comfortable, and after not having wi-fi for a week we were excited about the awesome connectivity here :) It was a very pleasant and quiet stay and Chantal was very helpful in arranging transfers, day trips, and helping with any questions we had. The breakfast options were great and the food was very good.

The grounds were also very clean and the courtyard was beautiful. The pool looked delightful, but it was a tad cool when we stayed so we didn't partake. The the outdoor seating/bar/clubhouse is also very nice.

If you need a stopover before or after safari, or heading elsewhere in South Africa, I couldn't recommend a better place to stay than Ashdown House.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
We must have left a lasting impression for you to write a review 4 months after your stay and that makes us feel very special – thank you! The staff at Ashdown House strive for perfection daily and that includes helping to organise guests tours, transfers, etc. Thank you for your recommendation to other tourists and hopefully you will be back again. PS We loved the photographs of our bird life!
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Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We opted for a suite (and were given room 10) which is the furthest away from the main house which provides a bit of privacy. Essentially, it's a very long room, with long double bed (my husband is 6 foot 6, so we know it's long!) which leads onto a sitting area. The bathroom has both bath and separate shower and a nice touch is that you get four large towels so if (like me) you fancy a bath in the evening and shower in the morning, you can do so with fresh towels!

There's complementary fruit, sherry and fresh milk (Yay!) to go with your tea and coffee tray

Outside is a lovely pool and lappa.

Only negatives for us were:
1. It's not the easiest place to find if you don't have a GPS as it's inside a secure estate (and the street maps and map on their website don't show this
2. They may have Dstv (for lots of channels on the t.v.) but we couldn't figure how to work it out and we were hoping to catch up on a sporting event and for us (and this is a personal view which I am sure others might not share), it felt very slightly corporate

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Ashdown House. We appreciate all the positive comments, especially about the fresh milk! We are turning your negatives into positives and we will be making changes to the map on our website. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about the GPS and street maps. Our apologies for not ensuring that you could work the TV and in future we will offer a small demonstration on check in. We hope you enjoyed your short stay with us and hopefully we will see you again one day!
Warm regards
Glynis
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Hi Chantal, this was first stay anywhere in JHB and I do not want to stay anywhere else in JHB. You guys have a beautiful garden and a great variety of birdlife. You are secure and tranquil and I will recommend Ashdown house to everybody wanting to overnight in JHB.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Chantal B, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
Dear Okkie O

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of AshDown House! We are delighted to hear that you would not want to stay at any other establishment! We absolutely love all the birds in our garden and encourage them by putting fruit and seeds out daily. We would appreciate any recommendations and look forward to seeing you at Ashdown House the next time you are in Johannesburg!

The AshDown House Team
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Panania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

I stayed at Ashdown House for one week on a business trip from Australia. The rooms were beautiful and the staff so incredibly friendly. I would most definitely stay there again. The accommodation and the area in which it is located was very secure. The decor very quaint, I loved sitting in the dining and lounge area each day. I stayed in a delux suite and the only issue was lugging my bag up the stairs on the way in and out. It was totally worth it though as the room was fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Chantal B, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
Dear FiMC2013

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of AshDown House and scoring us 10 out of 10! Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed the upgrade to a Deluxe Room and next time we will be sure to help you with your luggage! We hope to see you again the next time you are in South Africa!

The AshDown House Team
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Third time we stayed at the Ashdown Guesthouse; the perfect place to stay when you are visiting JHB. Place is wonderful as well as the staff. Luxury and comfortable. Next time, we will again return to Ashdown, I do not have any reason to look further.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Chantal B, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Ernst J

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of AshDown House on TripAdvisor! We really love the fact that you keep returning to AshDown House every time you are in Johannesburg and we look forward to welcoming you both back again next year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Hi Chantal,Ashdown house is such a wonderful place to stay,the staff are friendly,hospitable and professionals. The environmet is calm and cool. As I said in my mail,I will not hesitate to recommend Ashdown House to people I know coming to Johannesburg. This is my honest review. Do send my regards to your coleauge.I arrived Nigeria safely. Simeon

  • Stayed November 2013
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Chantal B, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Simeon

Thank you so much for taking the time to right a review of AshDown House –and a perfect 10 out of 10 score! We are so pleased that we met your expectations. We thank you in advance for your referrals! Nicolene sends her regards. We hope to see you back again soon the next time you are in South Africa.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

I will surely return to this wonderful place ...
Very cute, nice and relaxing ...
Loved the decor ... super original and very tasteful ...
The rooms super comfortable, super stuffed a mini bar ... true comfort away from home but at home ...
I recommend!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chantal B, Manager at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Ntaju

Thank you so much for you great review –what wonderful comments! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at AshDown House and felt at home. Thank you for recommending us and we hope we see you again soon!


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Property: Ashdown House
Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
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Ranked #37 of 291 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Ashdown House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ashdown House is an upmarket, exclusive guesthouse in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Relax at the pool, enjoy a drink at the "Club House" before retiring to one of the beautifully appointed rooms. Unwind in 5 star luxury and comfort. ... more   less 
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