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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem. Have been coming through to this guesthouse since November last year. I got met by the owner, Terry, on arrival. Such a wonderful warm greeting. The WiFi is excellent as the breakfast. Old Umtali is located close to Montecasino and the Farmers Market, which is every Sunday. Being so close to these tourist attractions, you... More 

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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice easy place to stay very helpful and friendly owner and staff weather you just want to sleep have breakfast and go out for the rest of the day or just want a day sat by the pool and relax this is the kind of place you should chose well done Terry will come again 😊

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Malawi
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to stay at Old Umtali Guest House several times. And I will continue to choose it! The rooms are small, but have all you need in a BnB. The owner, Terry, is a wonderful host! Breakfast is always good. The communal areas are nice and inviting. Old Umtali is in a secure area. The parking... More 

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Singapore
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. Terry was a lovely host. The place was perfect for what we were looking for. The bedroom we got was huge with a kitchenette, private bathroom and massive bed. Location was so close to all the Fourways shopping malls and in a safe part of town. We were close to the main road but... More 

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Durban
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114 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The location is excellent - cannot fault is. The host is super friendly and willing to help with anything. Unfortunately the overall rating for this guest house cannot be more than a "nearly average" - parking is insufficient in this small yard. It appears that the vehicle garages were transformed into guest rooms. Access to the the bathroom is through... More 

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Jinja, Uganda
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We actually stayed at the annex location for Old Umtali just a few blocks away. The location was perfect--just off the highways for quickly popping into the city. No fault of Old Umtali, but the annex has terrible cell reception. Our data plans couldn't work from the flat. The flat was basic, but very secure and comfortable. Our flat was... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

I stayed a few times in Old Umtali now and I keep returning. Why? I just need a room which is clean and central located. This Guest House does provide that! The room is small, but big enough and supplies you with all you need. The furniture is a bit outdated and the bathroom tiny. The DSTV channels are more... More 

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Africa
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

I booked my stay here on the recommendation of a friend, mostly due to its central location in the Joburg Northern suburbs and good access to the freeway. My room was very small, especially the bathroom. The room fittings were ok, not great but not too bad. The TV was tiny with a poor picture, I got the impression that... More 

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1 Thank zimsean
UK
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2007

Recommend this guest house if you need to stay in Jo'burg. Very secure, good location (near Montecasino), beautiful private room, tasty breakfast and a very warm welcome! Only stayed one night on my travels but would definitely go back if I'm in the area again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Old Umtali Guest House

Address: 55 Albatross Drive | Fourways, Johannesburg 2055, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $72 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms have a microwave and fridge but room 1 has a bit more of a kitchen but you can always use the BBQ if you wish”
 of 5 bubbles peterhG5262VS, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spend a bit more and get better quality and comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles kuzak, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you stay in the annex flat, don't expect phone reception. The main guesthouse location has excellent phone reception.”
 of 5 bubbles BobbyG74, 11 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Basic, clean and central located guest house with small rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Rob72CapeTown, 17 Dec 2012 | Read review
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