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Blantyre, Malawi
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Abbotsford had a feel of home with wonderful staff who spoiled me rotten. My room was clean and welcoming, and Florence's breakfast was excellent. The area is also quite and I felt safe at all times. Being a walking distance to Melrose arch was also a plus. Sandton was also only 15min away. Will return on another visit

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I stayed at Abbotsford House during an extended layover. The owner & staff were extremely accommodating with my late (& further delayed arrival). The house is in a great location and decor gives it a homely feel.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Being in the business just a few small things we picked up. There was a top sheet on one bed and not on the other. The top sheet is preferable as it allows the guest to sleep under something when it is hot. The amenities in the bathroom were not full so we were not able to have a really...

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Abbotsford G M, General Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

Dear Mr Wale, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review - it is very helpful for us in order to plan an improved stay for our guests. The glitches that you pointed out highlight shortcomings in our quality control mechanism, so your time taken to point out your observations is truly appreciated. We would definitely...

wilderness
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our room was sunny and large, however it was difficult to access due to narrow very steep short treaded staircase which requires both hands to climb up to the next floor landing, the room is old, shabby with dirty windows, carpets and worn out cupboards ..

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Abbotsford G M, General Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to create a review - we value your stay at the guest house, as well as your feedback We are currently in the process of appointing a change in management and will certainly take your feedback into account moving forward! If you like, once some of our changes are made in the new year,...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I needed this accommodation for study purposes. It was a very comfortable, peaceful, relaxed and quiet place to be at to concentrate on my studies. The dinners were real, honest-to-goodness home-cooked meals. Wonderful to enjoy - one could taste real slow food made with care and time in a homey kitchen!!! Breakfasts were good.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I am a female student, and I was traveling alone from the U.S. to Joburg and needed somewhere I could call home for 2 months. I couldn't have received a warmer welcome from Vanessa and everyone at the guest house. This guest house is so well run, organized and clean, friendly staff, and very accommodating overall. The house has recently...

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Vanessa S, Owner at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

We all miss you so much but we hope you are enjoying some summer weather back home. Thank you for your wonderful review. It really means a lot to Florence and Zameka and me. We just want all our guests to make the most of their precious time and to leave South Africa wanting to return. We so look forward...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Breakfast wasn't good, we didn't get the option to decide if we want scrambles eggs, boiled eggs or fried, just eggs with peppers and mushrooms which the kids didn't like at all. The rooms were very small with 2 beds in it and we couldn't even open the door because of the space.

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Vanessa S, Manager at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

I am so sorry that your tennis players were unhappy with the rooms and the breakfasts. Unfortunately our larger rooms were booked as they hold twin beds very easily. As for the breakfasts, our main chef was away on leave and I will definitely take it up with her colleagues who were on duty. I just with your colleague who...

Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was a chance to live in a house with old world charm and all the necessities for modern living. The host Vanessa was gracious as always and the staff welcoming and helpful. In summer, for sure, it has an added dimension with the extensive garden and swimming pool. In all our 14 days there felt as if we were...

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Vanessa S, Owner at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your second visit to Abbotsford House as much as the first. We missed your lovely family that were with you last time. Thank you for your very favourable review. My colleagues were very happy to read it as I was. And thank you for booking your family to come and stay in a few...

South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Abbotsford is the perfect place to stay for a trip to Johannesburg. It is centrally located, has a great homely feel and beautiful gardens, is very neat and tidy and the owner could not be more helpful. I look forward to returning soon!

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Vanessa S, Owner at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review which is very much appreciated. The great team who try so hard will also be delighted to read it as they try very hard too. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I booked on line as I googled somewhere close to Wanderers as our son was playing in the SA Bowls Masters tournament last weekend. We were greeted by a very pleasant lady upon our arrival. Our room was really lovely and I was impressed by the size of the room and the bathroom. The bed was super comfortable which is...

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Vanessa S, Owner at Abbotsford House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are very fortunate to be so centrally located with the Wanderers Club and many other places to visit close by. The heat that weekend was exceptional. Normally we are fine with the windows open and all our rooms have good cross ventilation. But I agree the fans were definitely inadequate...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Abbotsford House is a charming English - style guest house in Johannesburg, set in just under an acre of leafy, shaded gardens, in the secluded suburb of Abbotsford in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. We have 4 luxury rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Every room is equipped with a minibar, safe and broad band internet. Enjoy our lovely patio and garden with pool. Guests have full use of their own guest lounge. Use Abbotsford House as a base when you are in Johannesburg on business or touring around. We are located within easy reach of Melrose Arch, Norwood Mall, Killarney Mall and it is quick to get to Rosebank or Sandton. We are 25 minutes away from the airport by car but also by Gautrain and there is a bus from the Rosebank station to Melrose Arch which stops 200m from our gate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abbotsford House

Address: 18 First Street | Abbotsford, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $69 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbotsford House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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