I stayed at the Dunton Guest House last year. I had not booked to stay with them but found that following storm damage to the B&B that I booked I had been switched to Dunton.
I must admit to being a little wary as on checking with Tripadvisor there wasn't a single review.
I had no need for concern. Dunton was excellent and in many ways a hidden gem.
The clientele are a mix of long term stayers (mainly business people there for 3-6 months) and short term stayers like me. I did meet a couple of the long term stayers who were well impressed with Dunton. I can understand why.
The complex is a mix of apartments and studios built around a lovely restful garden. The rooms comfortable, modern and well equipped. However, it was the gracious and generous hospitality that truly impressed me. I felt more like a visiting relative/friend rather than a paying guest. The owners went out of their way to be welcoming and accommodating. I spend almost 100 nights a year away from home and it is rare to see this sort of genuine hospitality - when you do relish it !
The food, particularly the breakfast was delightful. Enjoying fresh, well prepared food in the garden setting - just great.
Would I return to Dunton - unequivocally yes and would I recommend a stay here - absolutely.
It is a hidden gem and well worth consideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy genuine hospitality and personalised service at Dunton Guest House. Our 4-star establishment is located in a secure, boomed-off area in the north of Johannesburg. There is lush vegetation throughout the property, as well as the serene sound of water features which create a tranquil environment; providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city albeit being based in the heart of Rivonia, Sandton. Dunton Guest House is within easy reach of some of Joburg's best restaurants and shopping malls. Dunton Guest House has been graded four-star by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, and has also been awarded an AA Highly Recommended endorsement status in the category B&B/Guest House with Self-Catering accommodation. Dunton Guest House offers both short-term & long-term accommodation in the upmarket and leafy suburb of Rivonia, Sandton. We have 10 Deluxe Suites, two Self-Catering suites, two Fully-Furnished 2 Bedroom Apartments and one 1 bedroom Apartment. There is free Wi-Fi (Fibre) throughout the property; ample, secure parking, as well as a back-up generator. All Deluxe Suites & Self-Catering Suites are serviced daily and have a private entrance, spacious en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower as well as coffee/tea facilities. Each room also has its very own DStv decoder with over 25 channels, and a stocked mini-bar fridge. All Deluxe Suites have either a private balcony or garden. The Self-Catering suites have a king-size bed, wood-burning fireplace, lounge, flat-screen TV, kitchen, dining area and private patio. The Fully-Furnished 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments are available for long-term stays with a minimum stay of 6 months. These apartments are modern, sunny and spacious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunton Guest House Rivonia, South Africa