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“Ilali Guest House_Comfortable, Cozy, Charm in Johannesburg” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ilali Guest House
Ranked #170 of 293 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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“Ilali Guest House_Comfortable, Cozy, Charm in Johannesburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

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

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DGGR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

Beautyfully designed rooms with perfect service and friendly people. Very nice island of relaxation and loung-feeling! If you´re looking for a cosy, well managed place to stay this is the one! We have been to many hotels and guest houses during the soccer world cup and this is our absolut favourite place!! Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maximilian_krammer
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, Owner at Ilali Guest House, responded to this review, 7 October 2010
Thank you very much for your kind review of ilali. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Johannesburg. Having only been open a short while, the World Cup was our first challenge and we loved every minute of it. We continue to adjust the "finishing touches", to improve our offering here at ilali. In a way we hope that we never finish those "finishing touches" in order to continue delighting our guests.
Many thanks again for your thoughts.
Hannia Weber
Owner and Manager
ilali guest house
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Additional Information about Ilali Guest House

Property: Ilali Guest House
Address: 19 Chester Road | cnr 3rd Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #170 of 293 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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