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Ginnegaap Guesthouse

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The Ginnegap Guesthouse is only a short distance to 7th street in Melville--a lively little neighborhood with great restaurants and a nice local feel. The room was well appointed and Patrick was especially helpful and friendly. Breakfast was phenomenal.

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Ginnegaap.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ginnegaap Guesthouse is very close to the mass of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops surrounding 7th Street in Melville. My room was comfortable, the staff was very helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. I would certainly stay here again.

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed Melville as well as your stay at Ginnegaap. The great thing about Melville is the fact that you can walk around freely and most of what you need is right on our doorstep.

Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful room, lovely staff, gorgeous breakfast! But the best bit is the location as it is a 5 minute walk from about 10 restaurant/bars just up the road. Would definitely be back there to stay again!

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for telling people how great Melville is! Also your lovely comments about Ginnegaap.

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Our quick getaway to the City forour second wedding anniversary brought us to Ginnegaap Guesthouse. Along with our eight month old son, we stayed in a self-catering unit which is separated from the main house. The unit was neat and met our expectations. Being out for the evening we didn't make use of the self-catering facilities but had a very...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Ginnegaap for your 2nd wedding anniversary! Our apartments are ideal for families or longer stays as it has more space and you can cook your own food. Melville also has one of the few restaurants that cater for parents and children.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2016

To start off the owner Corlien is lovely and warm, she and the staff made me feel welcome. I am not a fan of guesthouses, they tend to be sometimes a bit "too personal". Luckily the team at Ginnegaap understood the fine balance between being welcoming, friendly and "too much" Parking is free in a safe environment. The guesthouse has...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. We do not as a rule accept pets, but if they are small and well behaved, we allow it. We take your comments on our breakfast room needing TLC serious and will have a hard look on what needs to change. In summertime, though, guest enjoy having breakfast in the garden. This leaves a...

Aruba
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Ginnegaap Guesthouse was simply wonderful! Owner Corline and the entire staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was very roomy with a beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was ample and delicious (buffet-style fruits, cereal and juices + a menu to choose off). The Guesthouse is located in the heart of Melville, a very short walking distance to quaint shops, bars...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are trying so hard to make our guests feel welcome by giving them clean and beautiful rooms and a great breakfast. It is great when the efforts of the staff are recognized and this motivates all of us to be consistent. Thank you!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We arranged to be picked up at the airport. After a very long flight, our driver met us and was very friendly and excited to tell us all about Johannesburg. We pulled into the guesthouse and were met by our host Corlien. She was very welcoming and explained the ins and outs of the property. We were brought to our...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so glad that you felt at home at Ginnegaap. We try our best to make everyone feel happy and to assist wherever we can.

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Really nice place! Homey. Friendly staff, awesome service. Breakfast is really yummy. Try to book a tour with their amazing tourguide Jaco. Felt totally safe walking around in Mellville. Great surprise! Will come back for sure! Wednesday night is night market-night around the corner in 27 boxes... go there!

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with Jaco. We think he is one of the great guides in Johannesburg. He knows and loves Johannesburg and it shows in the tours that he offers.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The guesthouse is perfectly located within Melville, one of the best neighborhoods in Johannesburg, surrounded by nice restaurants, cafes, drinking places, art galleries and nice shops. Ginnegaap has a very cozy atmosphere, enhanced by the great garden and the spacious and nicely furnished rooms. Free parking is available on the premises. Please note it might be a bit cold during...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive comments! We are working on the heating during mid-winter months. Our electric blankets and heaters sure helps, but we are in the process of adding air conditioners to all our rooms. Luckily, our winters in Johannesburg are mild with only a few cold spells to ruffle our feathers.

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Arrived late to this place after a long trip with train from Capetown. We were met by staff who showed us our room. Had a room on the backside of the house and it was quiet and cozy. Not top notch but good enough. Extremity big bed but it was a bit worn down so not perfectly cozy. The room...

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Corlien P, Owner at Ginnegaap Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for all the things that you have mentioned in your review of Ginnegaap. Our mattresses all have a 20 year warranty and should still be fine. We will, however, urgently look into this matter. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ginnegaap Guest House in Melville is a charming cottage-style house in one of the oldest and most vibrant suburbs in Johannesburg. This highly recommended and trendy establishment with its 12 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer business and holiday makers a warm, friendly and comfortable home from home.Within walking distance from quaint coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, book stores and antique shops, Ginnegaap is your perfect escape in the buzzing city of Johannesburg. Stylish rooms, great breakfasts, friendly and caring staff, affordable and spotlessly clean! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ginnegaap Guesthouse

Address: 54 4th AVE | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $74 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ginnegaap Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“BEst room in my opinion above front parking”
507robt, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“"Apartments" - 1-Bedroom with living area with sink, kitchen utensils,very small single bed in living area. So.not really an apartment.”
Carin001, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“luxury with direct garden access”
lazy-henk, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms by the street are a bit noisy”
lauraliisal, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Plug in the mosquito repellant spray to keep the mozzies away!”
CatalinaA48, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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