I stayed at the Clico Guest House in Rosebank for several weeks in 2007, again in 2008, and I recommended it several times to friends and colleaguesever since. Friends stayed at Clico for NYE last year.
I had the pleasure of being the first guest ever staying in their only self-catering unit, which is located in a separate building, which is slightly larger than their other 8 rooms in the main house.
Clico Guesthouse was established by Sean and Jen in 2006, when they converted a 60-year old Cape Dutch house into their guest house. It's a great mix of old and new with a lot of attention to detail
All rooms have a large double bed, large bathroom, all amenities including minibar, and free WiFi internet.
A full breakfast is included, usually prepared by head ched Sean, who is also a DJ, so if you are into electronic music and good food, stick your head into the kitchen and check out his latest creations - in the pan and on his music computer.
Service is excellent, especially when Jen, the owner, is in. Sean is always in for a good joke, and his food is phantastic, but you have to give a day notice if you want to have dinner.
You could walk to the Rosebank Mall and the nearby Hyatt Hotel, with lots of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. however at night using a car or taxi is recommended. A security guard is on duty 24/7 outside the main gate, and there are 5 parking spaces within the gate.
I loved the place, never heard any major complaints (sometimes a colleague doesn't manage to get online, but he is only happy if he can complain about something), and can recommend Clico Guesthouse 100% (if you can afford it, it's not a budget place to stay).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2006, Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg – South Africa. Centrally located to the “Joburg” city centre, high end business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and metres away from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico’s location is convenience at your fingertips. Just 900 metres away from the Rosebank Gautrain station, the OR Tambo International airport is now only 20 “stress free” minutes away. Clico was established by Jeanette Schwegman, who wanted to cater for the travel-weary and discerning guest looking for that intimate experience by paying attention to all the important details. ... more less
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