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Louise Terrace Guest house
Ranked #4 of 12 Rivonia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Perfect Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Having traveled to many guesthouses throughout the world, my 3 month stay at Louise Terrace was perhaps the best I have experienced thus far. From the moment I walked in, Nicolas made me feel like a unique guest. Not only does he make every effort to cater to your every need, but the rooms are equipped with every type of utensil to make your stay more comfortable, and the overall design and layout of the guesthouse gives you cosy, if not homey, feeling. Moreover, it is one of the only places in Joburg that also offers longer short-term stays (i.e. 3-6 months) at affordable prices. It is also so conveniently located in the center of Rivonia, it is perfectly safe to walk to any of the close by restaurants and shops at night. I honestly cannot imagine my experience in South Africa without reminiscing on my stay at Louise Terrace. If I were to go back, I would definitely aim to stay there again.

Room Tip: Certain rooms have their own kitchenette and are all en-suite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shenyang, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

I stayed a few days in this guest house and I enjoy the nice hospitable service and central very convenient location in rivonia. The rooms are clean and tidy. You can book for accommodation with breakfast which is prepared in a spacious dining room.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maik076
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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

On a 6th visit to Johannesburg, accommodation was once more a touchy issue. I am quite particular. Whilst one can always pay for an expensive place in those brand hotels - the quiet and people centered service are what I would recommend. And Louise Terrace Guest House has it all. Great rooms, really fast and free internet, secure parking space, you have your own key to come and go as you please...and for a fee, most rooms are fitted for in-house catering.

I can't wait to get back.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert K
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

From the second I arrived until I left 7 days later I felt at home in this lovely guesthouse. The room I stayed in (No. 6) was exquisitely finished, the power shower was wonderful and I had fantastic nights sleep in the cosy double bed. The WIFI was excellent - important because I was there on business and I needed access to my email. The owner Nicolas, can not do enough for you, such a gentleman. Breakfast every morning was a pleasure - Nicolas is an excellent cook. The freshly ground coffee is an added treat!

The location is great, it was very close to my work in Sunnighill, a short walk to restaurants and shops and close to Sandton City.

I will definitely be visiting again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emsmul
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Durban
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

It is truly rare to find a place with such warmth and hospitality that you can with the greatest peace of mind book your teenage children in for a stay and know they will be as well cared for, if not better, than if there was a parent present to personally take care of them. Our children are raving about their experiences at Louise Terrace Guest House, and as parents we were kept abreast of their stay with a courtesy e-mail every day. Such exceptional service is a rare quality these days and greatly valued. Louise Terrace Guest House has now become our first port of call whenever we travel to Johannesburg. - Tony O

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

LOUISE TERRACE is a fantastic accommodation, with a service and customer-care equivalent to a 5-Star hotel!!
The owner, Nicolas Brett, is such a awesome guy!! He attends to you from the first time you inquire to make a booking (before you even leave your country!!!), and assists you by even recommending an affordable and friendly taxi driver to pick-you up at the airport and bring you straight to LOUISE TERRACE, whose location I'd qualify as VERY STRATEGIC (with easy access to interesting spots in the city)!!!!!
Nicolas assists and attends to you as a guest, following all your needs and inquiries. From the traveler who had his all trip planned, to the new-comer who needs advice on many aspects of the city, or a group of co-workers (like in my case) who are looking for a quiet and pleasant place to relax in after a busy workday, Nicolas is the best host you can hope for in Johannesburg!
The room I stayed in was much bigger, and more affordable than I could hope for for accommodation in this location.
Every necessary amenities you'd expect in a 5-star hotel is in your room!! Which makes your stay at LOUISE TERRACE feel really like home away from home.
The guesthouse provides fast reliable Wi-Fi, 27-inch flat screen TV, kitchen, glass-roof shower/bathroom(which still assures privacy but which I found very exotic), daily cleaning services and laundry services at unbeatable prices.
Having traveled in many countries on all 5 continents, I have learned that the impression you keep from a country is very much related to the experience you had there, the quality of your stay and the people you met there...and for me, in the case of South Africa, I'd say that LOUISE TERRACE and Nicolas Brett will forever be associated with very positive and enjoyable memories of a country that will always positively surprise you:)

Room Tip: All rooms are very convenient, but if you discuss with Nicolas, and explain your expectations from y...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank oftenice
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

We stayed with Nicholas for three nights- what an amazing guy and made us feel really welcome. With events running late each night that we sponsored, there was no issue of coming in late and have actually booked us into a room which will not inconvenience other guests. Friendly service all around !!! Perfect for business travelers !!!

Room Tip: Specify your needs and Nicholas will make you feel welcome!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Louise Terrace Guest house
Address: 123 12th Avenue | Louise Terrace, Rivonia 2191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Rivonia
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Rivonia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Louise Terrace Guest house 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the best rates in the area, Louise Terrace is a luxuriously appointed AA recommended guest house in Rivonia that caters for guests desiring exclusivity, luxury Rivonia accommodation, and personal service, in a secure environment close to Sandton and is easily accessible. Louise Terrace Rivonia Bed and Breakfast offers to its clients superior rooms. 5 Self catering rooms which can be rented on a month basis at reduced rates, each en - suite room is appointed with wireless internet connectivity, and is decorated in Natural fabrics and is comfortably appointed. Each room has an HD LCD flat screen TV, and has a Coffee/Tea service in the room. Breakfast is free with a choice of either full English or continental breakfast. Please note that there is NO Breakfast served on Sundays Relax in our luxuriously appointed lounge and in the courtyard and terrace under the trees in this secure property. We offer a new conference facility that doubles as a function venue that seats 20 comfortably adjacent to our dining room,patio and Covered veranda. Relax in our luxuriously appointed lounge and in the courtyard and terrace under the trees in this secure property. We offer a new conference facility that doubles as a function venue that seats 20 comfortably adjacent to our dining room,patio and Covered veranda. Louise Terrace B and B in Rivonia is ideally located a mere 15 minutes from Fourways, Montecasino and Sandton Central. Numerous gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shops and restaurant bars are only 5 minutes away at Rivonia Square, or at Chilli lane in Sunninghill. Lanseria International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport are a mere 35 minutes away, along with Northgate shopping centre and the Coca Cola Dome. Louise Terrace is situated in Gauteng Province located in the leafy suburb of Rivonia. Louise Terrace is available for exclusive use for Corporate stays or families. 5 Standard rooms which can be rented on a month basis at reduced rates from R9900 (Self-Catering From R11900) per month including Bouquet DSTV, Utilities, Weekly cleaning, Linen and fully furnished. Free Wi Fi , Rooms can accommodate 2 people in 2 3/4 beds or 1 person in a Queen or King size Bed ... more   less 
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