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Isle of Man, GB
Reviewed 7 November 2013

After arrival in Johannesburg with a 2.5 hr wait in customs control it was a blessing to be welcomed by Janine & Mike and to sample home made cookies, coffee and the tranquility of the superb gardens. The attention to detail and the service complimented by the staff was a joy to receive. As strangers to the area we were...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tony, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return one day. Best regards to you both.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I have being staying at this guest house over a number of years.The service has been consistently good during this time. The accommodation has met my needs, the breakfast offering is comprehensive and a big attraction is the tranquil gardens amid the rush of the city. The location is ideal between the city and Sandton and is directly accessible from...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Robert, I really appreciate your wonderful review and hope you will be back again in the not too distant future. My best regards.

New Delhi
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Cotswold is such a beautiful homestay. From the moment you walk in, the beauty of the place strikes you- with beautiful purple trees and flowers and a huge garden. The rooms are absolutely delightful and the bathroom is very neat and clean. There is coffee, tea and cookies in each room and you are welcome to steal fruits from the...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

What an absolutely wonderful review, thank you so very much. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you both back again very soon.

Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Fantastic location within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment; paired with comfortable and tasteful rooms as well as lovely hosts (Janine and Mike Hobbs)=an experience to be desired by anyone traveling in Johannesberg.

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of CG. I really appreciateit so very much and hope one day to see you back here again. Warm regards.

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Once you get inside the gates of Cotswold Gardens, it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of a large city. The gardens are just lovely and it is a real pleasure to just chill out and watch the many birds that visit. Inside is just as good with very comfortable rooms and Mathias' breakfasts are just...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cotswold Gardens.. It was so good to meet you both and we do hope you will visit our beautiful country again. Warm regards Janine.

Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The beautiful gardens, the well appointed and comfortable rooms, the excellent breakfasts and the warm hospitality of owners Janine and Mike Hobbs make Cotswold Gardens a place to come back to year after year. A short, safe walk to the Rosebank African Craft Market is a definite plus. A wide variety of restaurants close by as well as a booklet...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

What a wonderful review. Ruth, I thank you so much for this and am so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Cotswold Gardens. i do look forward to your visit again next year. All the very best regards Janine

Paris (France)
Reviewed 24 September 2013

I go to Johannesburg fairly often for business and try different guesthouses almost each time! My criteria are pretty straightforward in that I am looking for a nicely decorated self-catering unit that is clean, safe and totally quiet, with the owners living on the premises. Cotswold Gardens definitely matched my expectations and Jeanine was extremely pleasant and professional to deal...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Cotswold Gardens and I do hope you will return to stay with us again some day. Warm regards Janine

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I have stayed at a number of very good guesthouses/B & B's in Johannesburg and all offer spacious rooms, pleasing properties, appetizing breakfasts etc. Cotswold Gardens is conveniently situated and is up to the same standard as its accomplished competitors at the top of the Johannesburg scene. Where it really distinguishes itself is in the level of service which is...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your absolutely marvelous review. I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Cotswold Gardens so much. It is great to hear that we did not disappoint you especially as you have stayed in so many guesthouses/B&B's in Johannesburg. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards. Janine

West Chester, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We elected to spend four days in Johannesburg after a safari tour because the four-day wait cut air fare costs significantly. Knowing nothing about where to stay and very little about what to do, we turned to trip advisor. Cotswold Gardens was highly rated, so we chose to stay there for the four days. Long before our arrival, Janine provided...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your wonderful review of Cotswold Gardens. It is appreciated so much that you took the time to write about us. We hope one day to see you in Johannesburg again. Best regards. Janine

Hastings on Hudson, New York
Reviewed 13 September 2013

If CG didn't exist, you would wish it did. We just completed our third month-long trip to SA, staying in guest houses almost exclusively, and CG takes the cake. In no particular order it is beautiful, safe, well located for business and tourism, comfortable beyond expectations. Most important, Jeanine Hobbs who runs it, and Mike, her husband, seem to know...

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46Cotswold, Owner at Cotswold Gardens Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Howard, for your most prompt response. We are absolutely overwhelmed at your amazing review of Cotswold Gardens. It was such a pleasure meeting you both and hearing about your month long adventurous trip in SA and the fact that you wish to come and live here for a year, makes us feel so proud that...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cotswold Gardens in Saxonwold Johannesburg is a 4 Star guesthouse offering peace, tranquility and the very best in personal attention.Our rooms are clean and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. The house is warm and inviting in winter and in summer, relaxing in the garden to the sounds of many different species of birdlife brings joy to many of our guests. We are great art lovers and this can be seen by the many examples of artwork displayed in all of the rooms. We offer a full English breakfast which our guests have always raved about. Our two self-catering suites are in great demand. They are fully equipped and perfect for long stays. They are perfect for a single person or a couple. Our location is without a doubt one of our main attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cotswold Gardens Guest House

Address: 46 Cotswold Drive | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $111 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cotswold Gardens Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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