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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we had found a little boutique hotel in north Johannesburg only to discover the opposite. The place was filthy, old and hugely out of date. Patio areas were overgrown with weeds and leaves. Pool area totally overgrown and unkempt. Bedrooms had dead bugs on pillows and cobwebs everywhere. The place has great potential but needs a good clean...

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

We were also disappointed at the cancellation at the last minute. We were asked to prepare the rooms earlier than usual and although we had just had several days of hard rain when we could not get into the garden we have had a nothing but praise for its beauty and natural charm since then. We were further temporarily disadvantaged...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This was our second visit to De Kuilen and our second time in the Pomegranate Suite. It is a perfect place for a getaway from the hustle and bustle and you leave re-charged every time. The breakfast served is second to none and Anne-Marie and Charles are perfect hosts. De Kuilen is definitely top of our Joburg accomodation list.

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for this lovely review. It has been such a pleasure to meet such charming new clients and then to also get such a nice review from you! We look forward to meeting you again in the future!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Basking in the highveld's autumn colours while enjoying a breath of the Cape in De Kuilen's languid grounds made a business trip to bustling Johannesburg seem like a holiday. De Kuilen offers comfort, tranquility and repose and being on the doorstep of the Sandton business district makes it the perfect place to come back to complete a hard day's work....

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review of our beautiful De Kuilen. We always share our reviews with our staff and it is totally inspiring for all of us to receive such a nice review, particularly when it is from such really nice people whose company we really enjoyed!

Luanda
Reviewed 21 November 2015

My husband, one year old daughter and I enjoyed two nights at De Kuilen House while transiting in Johannesburg on the way home from vacation. We wish that we could have stayed longer. De Kuilen is a one in a million B&B with wonderful hosts Anne-Marie and Charles. Their attention to detail (accommodation, breakfast, fresh flowers and fruit, welcome drinks)...

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

Many thanks - not only for your lovely review of our beautiful De Kuilen Country House, but also for having chosen us for your stay. We so enjoyed meeting you and having the pleasure of your company! We look forward to your next stay with us, booked for the end of this month.

Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed a three night stay at De Kuillen Country House over the long weekend in June. Anne Marie, Charles and staff saw to our every need, and went the extra mile to ensure that our party of 6 was comfortable at all times. Breakfast was exceptional and beautifully presented amidst a charming setting. We will...

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

One of the really nice things about running a quality Guest house is that we meet and receive such really nice guests. Many thanks for your positive review - we hope to see all of you here again in the coming Autumn season.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 March 2015

It was the fourth time a stayed in De Kuilen Country House and it was very pleasant again. I will book my stay again the next time I will be in J'burg. The cottages in the garden are like coming home, are very quit. The service of the family and their staff is always good and heart warming.

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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

We, at De Kuilen, are always delighted to receive such a positive review - but it is particularly pleasing to receive one from such a regular guest. We look forward to your next stay with us! Best regards Charles & Anne-Marie

Reviewed 18 September 2014

Thank you Anne-Marie and Charles for your warm hospitality, your kindness and extra care remains a treasure in my heart. The room was incredibly beautiful, the staff delightful and the food was beautiful. Had an amazing time... Phumeza Gaba

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

Dear Phumeza I was so delighted when I saw your lovely review. How kind of you to have taken the trouble to do so. I am sorry that we did not find it earlier and hope you will forgive the late thanks. We hope to see you here again - hopefully quite soon!

cape town
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Like almost every other reviewer I have to start with Anne Marie and Charles who are just lovely. From the welcome with a glass of champagne to the offer of a lovely glass of red to enjoy the evening on the patio ... they couldn't have been nicer. The rooms are cottages in the gardens and have a faded elegance...

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Anne_Marie312578, Owner at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

As is always the case, it was so nice to meet a new client who was so charming and who expressed so much appreciation for everything we offered. It is indeed the most dusty time of the year with this being the 5th month without rain! Fortunately the sunny days of Winter are a blessing to many of our guests,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We just loved our stay at De Kuilen. I've stayed at several bed and breakfasts in California where I am from, but never in one so amazing! The hosts, Anne Marie and Charles are two of the warmest, most welcoming people that we have met. The rooms are amazing- so luxurious, and set in serene surroundings. The three days that...

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

We feel most apologetic regarding the fact that our beautiful front gate had had its motors damaged by lightning and as we had only just arrived back from our annual break we were trying to deal with the situation. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by missing this client - regrettably the gate intercom, which is working perfectly, was not...

Edson, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2014

e Kuilen was such a fantastic place to stay, rustic with old school elegance, yet with lovely modern commodities such as great water pressure and wifi. Its a secret garden tucked away in the big city of Johannesburg, with an abundance of roses, lush greenery and lovely fresh air. The breakfasts were fantastic as well and started with an array...

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Dekuilen, General Manager at De Kuilen Country House, responded to this review

Dear Jessica I am so sorry that I missed your beautiful review letter! Please know that it means a lot to us to have met you and enjoyed your stay every bit as much as you enjoyed it. We hope to see you here again before long!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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Additional Information about De Kuilen Country House

Address: 26 Glenluce Drive, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: RM235 - RM416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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