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At the Zoo Guest House

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

For the past two years, I have spent approximately three months of the year staying At The Zoo while working on a client in Johannesburg (I am based in Durban). This has truly become a home away from home. The staff are very friendly and professional, and provide that personal touch that is lacking in a larger hotel or bed...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Deborah. It's always a pleasure to have you staying with us.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 9 September 2016

So much fun!! We were treated extremely well during our stay. Everyone always had a smile and were so willing to help. The rooms were very cozy and had everything you needed. VERY CLEAN!! I felt very cared for and valued there. The owner, Gisela, arranged for tours and transportation and even worried where we were when we returned late...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime. All the best Gisela

Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

A very well managed guest house that makes one feel at home away from home. The rooms are well kept to an excellent standard, the service in explicit, personalised and very friendly. The small swimming pool is clean and the surrounding area a great place to relax in. Breakfast service is exquisite too and swift with a wide selection of...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I have stayed at this accommodation many times during 2014 and during 2015. The owner is wonderful, welcoming and very accommodating. The staff are so pleasant and helpful. All the rooms offer superior services and amenities and is the only place that offers full DSTV bouquet - secure parking in a scenic setting - absolute pleasure and joy to stay...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Fathima, thanks for the great review. We all hope to see you again soon. Regards Gisela, Mickson and Thabu

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We stayed here in January and enjoyed the experience . The guest house is very clean. Gisela and her team of Mickson and Thamu have excellent customer care skills. The whole experience felt like being at home. Breakfast was perfect . We went out most of the times during the day but spent most of our evenings with friends sat...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It is always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you again soon. Gisela

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent stay At the zoo. Located in a quiet residential area this guesthouse has excellent service and very well equipped rooms. We particulalry enjoyed the sunny colours, the beautiful patio, the friendly service and the excellent breakfast. There are a couple of good restaurants nearby and we even dared to walk at night and had no problem...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards. Gisela

Jersey, null, Jersey
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Just felt we wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The bath and shower was perfect and breakfast was really good. We wanted to stay near our daughter and son inlaw and we had a very restful stay. thank you

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Denise, thank you very much for the fantastic review, we are absolutely delighted. If Jersey gets to be too cold, just come back to Joburg. Thanks from the Team. Gisela with Mickson and Thabu

California, USA
Reviewed 7 November 2012

My daughter and I stayed for 3 nights. From the time we arrived we felt welcomed and all our needs met. Large, impeccable clean room with private bathroom. Delicious breakfast made to order. Helpful, friendly and centrally located for Rosebank, Kilarney, JHB Zoo and Parkview to mention a few. Perfectly safe and I would high recommend At the Zoo Guest...

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gisela30, Owner at At the Zoo Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. Greatly appreciated and we hope we will see the whole family again sometime. Regards Gisela

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I felt at quite at home here while visiting South Africa for work for a few days in July. From the moment I called Gisela, the owner, to ask some questions about wifi and other things, she was so helpful and friendly. I arrived late at night and despite the hour, the staff were warm and welcoming. My room was...

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Medway, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Our family stayed in the two rooms off the breakfast room. They were nicely appointed and comfortable. Hot breakfast (7 to 9 AM) was excellent. It included an array of fruit, yogurt and granola too. A nice selection of teas and good coffee. The walk into Parkview center and to the Zoo was short and seemed safe. The restaurants within...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in 'The Parks' of Johannesburg the Guest House is in a central yet very peaceful area of Johannesburg and within easy access to the main motorway. Parkview is part of the Greater Rosebank Region and our Guest House is just around the corner from Johannesburg Zoo, the famous Orient Express Westcliff Hotel and Parkview Golf Course. The streets are lined with Jacaranda Trees and the bird life is exceptional. At the Zoo Guest House offers executive en-suite rooms in the Main House as well as self-contained units in the Garden. Secure parking is available on the Guest House grounds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about At the Zoo Guest House

Address: 83 Kilkenny Road | Parkview, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: RM352 - RM396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are great!”
Kevjeffnat, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the Yellow room.”
DeniseR330, 13 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Discussing your room needs with Giselle would take care of any concerns. Rooms available in the main house and separate rooms overlooking the pool with mini kitchen areas available.”
zeevbern, 7 Nov 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in the two rooms off the breakfast room. Lovely, comfortable and inviting. Heated bathroom floor was a nice touch in the cool winter nights.”
GinnyR901, 29 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Rooms also available in the main house”
DaveG515, 21 Apr 2012 | Read review
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