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5th Avenue Gooseberry
Ranked #72 of 300 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 September 2012

I stayed at 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guet House for 3 days & had a really wornderful experiences. The 4 things that I really liked about the place were: a homely kind of experience while staying there, they had a personal touch in all services that their staff provide to each guest, bird watching in the garden early morning & evenings & beautiful paintings at all places (which I guess is out of the owner Susan's passion for art).

i would highly recommend this place.

nitesh

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

I recently flew in from London to stay at the Gooseberry again. The excellent standards of care, focus on the detail and personal attention that one receives from Susan and her team are always welcome and a clear differentiator in service excellence. The beautiful gardens and tranquillity around the pool area were a balm to my spirit after the frenetic pace in London, a little bit of heaven on earth and highly recommended. Thanks to all of the team at the Gooseberry.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

The owner and staff could not do enough to ensure my comfort. All my extra requirements were treated as "standard" and any little comment grabbed as useful input and actioned immediately (a slow working bathroom light). The staff did the owner proud. If B&B is your preference, this is excellent value for money and the best escape from hotel boredom. There was none of the often forced interlocutory with owners or management typical of the B&B setting, and the owner's art orientation, evident around the premises, is refreshingly different and an added character. The location is within easy reach of eating places and well positioned for a quick trip in any direction, including into the city. Cleanliness was impeccable. A pleasant surprise to find high speed and gratis internet in what is a home-like setting. Marriott, Hyatt, intercontinental take note. When I am not quartered in a hotel for access to meetings, this will be my choice for future stays in Jhb.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2012

Many thanks for this review which is very special to us because we know you travel all over the world regularly, and has stayed in many hotels.We appreciate your mentioning of our staff- it will mean a lot to them, as we show them all the reviews and they do get incentives on positive comments. For us they mean a lot- they are our angels. Susan

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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We enjoyed two nights at Gooseberry at the recommendation of a friend in Jo'burg. The accomodations were great and the breakfasts hearty. The one drawback was low water pressure in the bathroom during morning "rush hour". But don't let that turn you away from considering a stay at this fine guest house.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Many thanks for writing a review. We always appreciate any feedback regarding to anything concerning the guest house.We called out our plumber to investigate if there is perhaps a filter that was blocked. According to him the filter is fine, but if the whole neighbourhood uses water at the same time, the water pressure will be lower in the whole neighbourhood. Just one of those things. All of the best and see you and your wife soon. Susan Berry

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

It is the kind of place you always feel welcome and it has a create relaxing feeling to it. All the staff is willing to help and sort out whatever the problem is. If you staying for business or pleasure, it’s a great place to stay. It has nice and secure parking and the freedom to come and go as you please. I used the internet and it was quick and easy to use.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Gooseberry has such warmth and character..friendly staff and Susan is so hands on. Always chatting to the guests and making sure they comfortable. Breakfasts are delicious and so much food...dinners are made for a king. I felt so at home. My room always clean and tidy and fresh...real value for money.

I would highly recommend ths B & B...and will defiintely always stay over when in JHB.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

I spent a night at this B&B on a business trip and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly and personal reception. It's not your usual B&B as it feels more like a quaint art gallery filled with paintings and books. But the tranquil feel is nice when you're on the road. Foreign travelers would surely also appreciate the historic feel of this place and should make sure to spend some time to absorb the atmosphere.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 5th Avenue Gooseberry

Address: 44 - 5th Avenue | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 300 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: £39 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 5th Avenue Gooseberry 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant, 4-star Guest House, with an artistic touch, in a quiet, charming neighbourhood of Johannesburg. The 11 en-suite rooms each have their own character. Centrally situated, close to major attractions. Transfers to and from OR Tambo Airport. Easy accessible from main roads, 33 km from airport. Unforgettable day tours can be arranged to Apartheids Museum, Soweto, Rhino and Lion Park and many more. Free Wi-Fi access and secure parking on premises. ... more   less 
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