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“There is no other”
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Ashdown House
Ranked #34 of 291 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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“There is no other”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I travel through Johannesburg regularly, and when I discovered Ashdown House the trips took on a new air of ease. Knowing that upon arrival I would find my home away from home, forever warm and welcoming, I fall in love with the place every time I stay (which these days is weekly)! The rooms are perfect in every way (my personal favorite is room 5) and the garden is a haven of tranquility. For the active among us, you can jog around the neighborhood, and the breakfasts are the perfect way to start a morning. By far the best bed and breakfast morning meal I've ever had! Oh, and I love the fact that each room has a french press!

Thank you again and again and again for having me, I truly have not a bad word to say.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Hi Jenirens
We love that we are your “home away from home”. We love that you find every room perfect, warm, welcoming and that you fall more in love with Ashdown House every time you stay. We love your review and it is a great pleasure having you again and again!
We love having you!
Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Very first time in Johburg, I relied on past travellers to find the place to have a good rest, and additionnally, a nice place to stay. This was all granted by the Ashdown.
From the arrival, you feel at ease in the guest house, the atmosphear is very relaxing, the rooms are quite clean and comfortable.
In my mind, this is unbeatable price-quality guest house in town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank JackMullway
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Hi JackMullway

We are really pleased that past travellers pointed you in the direction of Ashdown House and that we lived up to your expectations. We constantly strive to ensure our guests have a relaxing and peaceful stay at Ashdown House which includes all our value added services. This was your first time in Johannesburg, but hopefully it won’t be your last! We look forward to seeing you again one day.
Warm regards
The Ashdown Team
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Aschaffenburg, Germany
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed there for three nights mid of February 2014 and enjoyed it really very much. Nice and lovely decorated rooms, excellent service and a great and very tasty breakfast selection.
On Valentin's day we found a bottle of champagne, snacks and fruits as a surprise in our room.
We will definitely come again!

Room Tip: All rooms are really very nice and painted in different colors
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Ashdown House. We loved meeting you both and we are really pleased that your Valentine’s Day treat was enjoyed. Hopefully you have already started planning your next trip and I hope that this time your stay at Ashdown House is longer. Just remember, there are still quite a few golf courses to play in Johannesburg! Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our stay at Ashdown House was awesome. We really felt at home and the surroundings are very peaceful and quiet. The staff are very friendly and the owner, Glyniss, is a superb chef. We had dinner there and it was really outstanding. The room was very comfortable with our own lounge and verandah. We spent a few hours relaxing in the boma in the afternoon which was so peaceful. Awesome place to stay which we will definitely return to when in the area again. Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you so much! Really please that you enjoyed your dinner and all the facilities at Ashdown house. You were such relaxed wonderful guests, so everything was a pleasure. I do hope that Eric’s day driving a Formula 1 car lived up to his excitement and expectations! Hopefully, you will be back one day.

Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Our stay in Ashdown House concluded a three week tour of South Africa and I must say we saved the best until last. The room was beautiful, clean and had a private veranda overlooking the garden. Everything was wonderful apart from the staff. The staff were exceptional. I cannot thank them enough. From our complementary room upgrade, welcome drinks, super fast laundry service, allowing us to check-out late and much, much more; nothing was too much trouble. A fabulous hotel staffed with people who go above and beyond for their guests. A must for anyone wishing to stay in Bryanston.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
We really love that you “saved the best until last”. What a stunning compliment – thank you! The staff are all very proud and feeling great that all the small details were noticed by you. We do go above and beyond for our guests and so a great big thank you for noticing and for taking the time to write this review.

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The Ashdown Team
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We have stayed here twice now. It is so much nicer than staying in a hotel. The rooms are lovely with a wonderful bath to stretch out in. The room has a nice bottle of sherry to welcome you after your trip and tea and coffee. The fresh cookies are also something to look forward to.
Glenna, the owner, has done a wonderful job decorating with some wonderful old things in the dining room. Each room is a different decor with lovely sheets and furniture.
Don't miss having breakfast which comes with the room. We have had dinner here twice and it was excellent.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: the double rooms come with a lovely sitting area but not necessary since there is such nice seating...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank linda s
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hi Linda S

Thank you so much for “highly recommending”us! The fresh cookies are baked by Lorraine and I must agree with you, they are delicious. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the eclectic style of Ashdown House as well as the linen. All our meals are cooked with love so we are always thrilled when someone comments on our breakfasts and dinners. Hopefully you will return to Ashdown House in the not too distant future!

Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

As the title says, Ashdown House is a B&B with a very "homey" feel due to it's friendly staff and owner, as well as being a beautiful property. They are incredibly accommodating of guests' needs, have french press coffee set up in the rooms, and provide outstanding breakfasts and dinners (dinners on request, which are several courses and very tasty and well-presented). It's an oasis in Johannesburg and a quiet and very welcoming place to relax and rechar

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sean H
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Ashd0wn, Owner at Ashdown House, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hi Shaun H

Thank you so much for the review. We are so pleased that you were able to experience all that Ashdown House has to offer and that you enjoyed it all! We love it when guests notice the smaller details, e.g., the French press coffee in the rooms. Cooking for you all was such a pleasure as you enjoyed the presentation and every mouthful. Hopefully you will taste Ostrich Carpaccio again one day!

Warmest regards
The Ashdown Team
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Property: Ashdown House
Address: 14b George Street | Bryanston, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #34 of 291 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
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Hotel Class:5 star — Ashdown House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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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