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Blackheath Manor Guest House
Ranked #8 of 293 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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“As fine a guest house as we have ever stayed at”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was our first trip to South Africa and we spent a total of three days at BlackHeath (at the beginning and end of our visit). BlackHeath provides a restful, friendly place to stay, with wonderful gardens, a pool and great facilities. The rooms are very well equipped and very comfortable. The grounds and the rooms were immaculate. The breakfasts were wonderful.

One of the highlights of our visit was meeting and getting to know Alwyn, the owner, and host extraordinaire. He was ever so helpful – with suggestions as to the best places to eat, and sites to see – and helping us arrange transportation. An amazing man with an indepth knowledge of Joburg and an obvious pride in his country, and city. We had several great discussions. So very enjoyable. BlackHeath is as fine a guest house as we have ever stayed at, and we have stayed at many over the years.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at BlackHeath, and in Johannesburg. We will return again soon, and will return to BlackHeath.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Hi SaharaNewfoundland

Thank you for the great review - it is really appreciated!

It was a pleasure hosting you and sharing a little bit about our fantastic country and city with you.
I know that you visit a different part of the world every year, but if you ever come back to Africa we would love to host you.

kind regards

Alwyn M
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Letchworth Garden City Uk
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Our first trip to South Africa began and ended with a few nights at Blackheath Manor. We were met with a very warm welcome and attractive surroundings. Our room was spotless and very comfortable and the beautiful garden was a haven of peace after our busy trip. Alwyn was a fount of knowledge about South Africa and was always pleased to advise when we needed help or direction in planning our day. We will certainly return to Blackheath Manor on our next trip to Joburg.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Hi Madelein

Thank you for the very positive review! We always strive to satisfy our guests and are very aware of the fact that the longer you are in business, the more likely you are to become complacent.

We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to South Africa and promise to make your stay even more memorable.

Regards!

Alwyn
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Welkom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there, even if for 1 night. The rooms are cozy, the layout is magnificent and the food is great, definitely my type of place to stay. Thank You Blackheath for the stay, it was an experience never to be forgotten.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Hi Brandon

Great reviews' like yours, is a great motivator for us to provide an even better service!

We look forward to hosting you in the future.

Regards

Alwyn
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Very warm and professional welcome by Alwyn who was more than helpful in giving advice to local restaurants and amenities. Lovely and peaceful location with secure parking. Having both a bath and shower was a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hi

Thank you for the great review!

We value our guests and alway try to make their stay comfortable and memorable.

Hope to host you again in the future.

Warm regards

Alwyn M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Alwyn Muller the Host and Owner was so hospitable and so caring and everything he told us about the guest house and staff were spot on!!! He was lovely. The gust house was beautiful and extremely clean and well taken care off. The staff's attention to detail is commendable. It was the best place we have stayed in even compared to any 5 Star hotel. It was great. Thank you Alwyn!! Keep it up. Fantastic!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Hi Lynette

Thank you for the very positive review!

It was great hosting you and your family. We lok forward to seeing you again when next you visit South Africa.

Kind regards!
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

It was a very pleasant stay - I would higly recommend this guest house to all my friends. The service was excellent and the guest house is very well organized .
It was my first visit ,but I am sure I am going to come back. Thank you !

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

What a great B & B !! Breakfast cooked to perfection every morning. Rooms clean and comfortable. Nothing was ever too much trouble . The most accommodating host you can wish for.

Thank you again Alwyn we loved our stay with you and will see you again early next year.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Alwyn M, Owner at Blackheath Manor Guest House, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Marita

Thank you for the positive feedback!

It is very easy to provide top class service to guests who appreciate it. We have been very fortunate to have had very nice guests and it makes our task very enjoyable.

See you next year!
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Property: Blackheath Manor Guest House
Address: 267 Outlook Terrace | Blackheath, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 293 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackheath Manor Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Blackheath Manor Guest House provides secure, luxurious accommodation in an established garden setting, creating a comfortable and relaxed environment to work or to relax in after a demanding business day. We are situated in the peaceful, tree-lined Blackheath, a suburb of Johannesburg on the lower slopes of the Northcliff Hill, within walking distance of the Cresta Shopping Centre. Each guest room is fully fitted with an air-conditioner, under floor heating, en-suite bathroom (including a bath, shower and double basins), a hairdryer, colour TV, DVD player and DSTV, tea & coffee facilities and a mini bar. A board room (seating 14 to 16 people) is also available and is ideal for those brainstorming or development sessions away from the distractions of the office. The conference room as well as our guest rooms have internet access. Secure, off-street parking is provided to all guests and visitors. All guest rooms can be accessed from a beautiful courtyard area with a heated swimming pool, which is available to all guests and visitors. For the discerning tourist we offer suburban comfort and peace in a professional establishment that is close to a number of shopping centres, business parks and tourist attractions. To name but a few, local attractions or places of interest within a 100km radius include the Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng, the Wonder Caves, the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, as well as Gold Reef City, the Apartheid Museum, Sun City. Trust us to take care of all your leisure bookings, travel arrangements and transfers. Accommodation: 6 luxury, en-suite rooms, each with its own entrance opening onto the courtyard with a heated swimming pool. Every room has been furnished with solid dark wood furniture and include a queen size bed, ample build-in cupboards, a desk and chair as well as a comfortable easy chair. Each room has air conditioning, as well as under floor heating in both the bedroom and bathroom. Other features include:• 52cm TV & DVD player• full hospitality DSTV bouquet• dressing table with large mirror & additional full length mirror. • hair dryer• mini bar• electronic safe. It is, however, the bathrooms that will truly impress the discerning traveller. Apart from the bath and the large, separate shower, double basins are set on either side of the bath along with ample shelving for guests’ toiletries, etc. With power outages a reality in South Africa the possibility of a cold shower is very real – but not at Blackheath Manor! Our hot water system is based on sophisticated gas- fired geysers which will continue to provide hot water even after prolonged power outages.An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system has also been installed which will ensure that each room has at least one light and one plug point (dedicated to laptops) that will continue to operate when there is a power cut. Lounge & Dining Room. Guests are invited to relax in the spacious lounge where they can read, watch TV, join other guests for a chat or entertain their visitors. Adjacent to the lounge is the dining room, bar and patio where scrumptious traditional or fusion breakfast is served to guests and where our conference delegates can enjoy their meals. After a hard day’s work (or fun!), guests can enjoy drinks in the relaxed atmosphere of the informal bar, or on the patio while watching the sun set over our beautiful, landscaped garden. Board Room: Our fully air-conditioned board room, which comfortably seats 14 to 16 people around a boardroom table, has a folding door which opens one complete wall leading onto the courtyard and swimming pool, ensuring a relaxed yet private atmosphere to work in. Full internet access as well as DSTV is available and any equipment you may require (data projectors, TV sets, screens, white boards etc.), will be arranged. Tea/coffee and lunch is provided. ... more   less 
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