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Amanzi Guest House

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amanzi is a great city escape with excellent pre-arrival logistics ensuring our trip from Harare to Johannesburg was with ease of mind. The location is set in a secure quiet residential suburb within a 30 minutes drive radius (outside of traffic) of amenities we needed including shopping malls, restaurants and well stocked book shops. We booked into an open plan...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Abigailmanhombo Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Amanzi, and thank you for your much appreciated comments. I am very happy that you found it easy to book with us and felt reassured that you would be well looked after. Thank you for your comment that you found the apartment modern and fresh,...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I adore this guest house and so enjoy getting to relax and rejuvenate when traveling to Joburg for work. With all of the places I get to see around the world, Amanzi Guest House stands out. It's a peaceful, safe haven and home away from home. Can't wait until my next visit!

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Kierst84 And we enjoy having you stay at Amanzi! I love your description that Amanzi is a peaceful, safe haven - it seems quite an anomoly in this busy city with such bad press! Thank you for taking the time to write another review - so appreciate this and we also look forward to your next visit. Warm regards...

Ludbrook
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Beautiful room, environment, care and attention. All perfect and I'm very grateful for my stay here. It gave the perfect oasis from which to go out and explore the city (lovely restaurant (Corner cafe) round the corner...Quiet, tranquil, greta places to sit in the sun, beautiful pool. Thank you!

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Susannah Thank you for taking the time to review Amanzi - and for your lovely comments! So happy you enjoyed staying here and found it a quiet and tranquil base to explore Joburg from. Hope you will be back! Warm regards Pam and The Amanzi team

Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Amanzi for 1 month over the Christmas holidays to finalize the adoption of our son. Pam and Rob make you feel like family as soon as you enter the gates, they were pseudo grandparents to our children, making up games for them to play and Pam is the most amazing storyteller I've ever listened to. They went...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lovelymesses! Gosh! Thank you so much for your glowing review - its wonderful to get such lovely feedback. I cant tell you how delighted I am that your family felt at home and enjoyed staying here. We loved meeting you and you felt like family too - so it was easy to be pseudo grandparents to your sweet children!!...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My family and I moved to Johannesburg in the end of December, and we stayed at a Amanzi for over a month while we settled in before moving to our own place. Pam was absolutely amazing and really bent over backwards to make sure that we were comfortable. When we arrived from our 12+ hour flight, she made sure there...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear BENichols Gosh! What fabulous words of praise - i cant tell you how much it means to us to have such positive feedback. We loved having your family stay at Amanzi, and sharing a glass or two together. I hope you are well settled into your new home and that you will pop by every now and then for...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed with Rob and Pam at Amanzi Guesthouse from 28 September 2016 up to 23 January 2017. The most important for us was that our doggie, Tom-Tom, was also welcome and the accommodation provided for a secure and loving environment for him. We have enjoyed our stay and was extremely grateful that the cottage were serviced and that there...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Driekus and Gary Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review on Amanzi - we really enjoyed having you stay here for the time it took to get your andTom-Tom's paperwork ready for your big move. Good that Tom-Tom was secure and spoilt by all (and am sure this will continue!) So pleased you...

Ottawa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I had to return to Johannesburg for a family funeral, and arranged my stay at Amanzi in short order. The owners were extremely accommodating, and the place itself both very comforting and homely. The cottage was great, the breakfast excellent and the entire surroundings made my stay in Johannesburg that much more easy. A great "home away from home". Highly...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Graham Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review Amanzi. I am pleased you felt comfortable and at home under difficult circumstances. We wish you all the best, Pam, Rob and the Amanzi staff

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've stayed in lots of guesthouses, especially in Johannesburg, but also internationally, and Amanzi has become my favourite. Lovely place to stay in, relax in, and come back to from a hectic business or shopping trip. Excellent service from very pleasant lodge staff, and run by a wonderful couple who went out of their way to make me feel welcome....

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Julie Gosh! thanks so much for your great review, and so so pleased you felt welcome, and you enjoyed the garden and the breakfasts - did I tell you that the bread machine was a birthday present to Rob?!! Glad you found our local shops and Hyde Park Mall convenient. It was a good discovery to use Uber as...

Montgomery Village, Maryland
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed at the Amanzi Guest House for a month when we were in Jo'burg to adopt our son. The 2 bedroom cottage was the perfect place for us as we needed a full kitchen and adequate living space for our 4 person family. The owners and staff were extremely hospitable and understanding of our many special requests to accommodate...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mbrewin1 Thank you so much for taking the time to review Amanzi. We're so pleased you found the Belhambra cottage comfortable and that it worked out for you all. It was our pleasure to help where we could and it was a delight to enjoy your two sons playing and getting to know each other. Rob and i went...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We are repeat visitors to Jnb but typically stay north of Sandton. Craighall Park is a stone's throw from hip Parkhurst and the urbane 44 Stanley precinct not to mention shopping destinations like Rosebank and Hyde Park. Our cottage was wonderful. Our pooch loved chilling with our hospitable hosts and their furry friends. We feel like we have found a...

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Pamela K, Owner at Amanzi Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Hse_of_M Thank you so much for taking the time to review Amanzi and to mention how convenient Craighall Park is to so many great shopping destinations. We're pleased the three of you were happy in your cottage and we look forward to hosting you at Amanzi when next you come to Johannesburg! Warm regards Pam, Rob and the AManzi...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amanzi Guest House, AA TravelGuides Superior Grading, 4 Star TGCSA, Central Johannesburg, South Africa, offers luxury bed and breakfast / guesthouse accommodation with self-catering options. Four contemporary urban chic apartments each with private entrances, and three garden cottages. Free unlimited high speed fibre optic Internet access (50 Mps), Satellite TV, secure property with undercover parking. Pool set in indigenous garden. Added luxuries like hairdryers, luxurious cotton percale linen, a house branded range of natural toiletries and daily refilled bottles of E-spring filtered water. Convenient neighbourhood shops less than a kilometre away - a general grocer, fruit and veg, pharmacy, restaurant - minutes from Sandton, Rosebank, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg CBD. Ideal for business and leisure travelers. Amanzi Guest House specialises in long stays. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amanzi Guest House

Address: 64 Rutland Avenue | Craighall Park, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $120 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amanzi Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Apartments are best for singles and or couples with cottage options best for families.”
abigailmanhombo, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Jacaranda Cottage has a private courtyard, private access and is close to the communal swimming pool.”
3kusvorster, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 3, lovely size”
moppit1, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved having the well appointed cottage to ourselves but we also saw the apartments which looked very comfortable and organized.”
Heidicanuck, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure how to select the best room - Apartment 3 was nice.”
ij0nes, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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