We came to South Africa and more specifically Johannesburg not knowing exactly what to expect, but when we left we were full of experiences that have now become fond memories. Most of this is due to the service and treatment we received during our one week stay at the Ilali Guest House_where the proprietors went above and beyond to make sure that we were accommodated in a personal and professional manner.
The Ilali Guest House is discretely located in the neighborhood of Rosebank. The area provided easy access to many of J'burgs art galleries, convenience to shopping area, and was walking distance to a scenic park with a lake_ The premises impressed us with it's creative/ artistic content from landscaped court yards to the layout and decor of the rooms and art work hanging on the walls.
The service was considerate and included a morning breakfast that would be the envy of many five star hotels. Their hospitality even extended above and beyond the call of duty to assist us when we had lost a credit card in the local malfunctioning bank machine.
I would not only recommend the Ilali Guest House which I have done even during our stay by having a business associate stop by for his overnight business trip to J'burg_but I would also definitely stay there again ...and plan to on my next trip to South Africa in the coming year
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ilali is a small boutique guest house for visitors to Joburg who want to retreat to a comfortable and safe space after dipping into the city’s vibrant business or social life. The house has an old Joburg aesthetic with a contemporary edge, reflecting local art, craft and interior design. The five generous en-suite bedrooms are well appointed, with crisp linen, satellite TV, tea and coffee tray, magazines, and a laptop safe. ... more less