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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent hospitality service. Superb clean room and excellent food. The hosts have an excellent eye for detail. Nothing is too much bother. Very nice two course evening meal. Laundry washed and dried same day. Have no complaints. Thank you very much for everything including plants. Hope jigsaw gets finished soon ☺

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nothing was too much trouble!!!! Angela and Antal are wonderful hosts and can't do enough to make your stay a pleasant experience. Dinners are superb and varied every night. Breakfast is good and major tour companies pick up direct. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My stay at BBT lodge was excellent, the staff were friendly and extremely accommodating, especially with all my specific requests. I will definitely use them again. The breakfast was delicious, with you being spoilt for choice on the large variety.

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Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked at By Bush Telegraph Lodge for two reasons: It seemed to bea little out of the cluttered city life with spacious lawns and blue sky and most importantly, it seemed to be away from the mad crowds rushing to work and business each day. At least you could approach the city from the outskirts and have a little...

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Cleveland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed twice at the start and end of our overland trip,the room on both nights was lovely,everything you needed was included in it. The food was gorgeous all home made and fresh,the lychee cheesecake was amazing.the couple that owned it were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.if you need somewhere relaxing but with first class service this...

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BBTLodge, Manager at By Bush Telegraph Lodge, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to look after you, and we are really grateful for your feedback. We look forward to the opportunity to be your hosts next time you visit Johannesburg. Safe travels!

The Hague
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We found the By Bush Telegraph Lodge an excellent stop-over to prepare for, and recover from, an extended safari through southern Africa. Quiet, secluded location, very friendly and co-operative staff, excellent meals, and spacious rooms. What more can you ask for ....

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BBTLodge, Manager at By Bush Telegraph Lodge, responded to this review

Our hearts were filled with joy when read your lines. It was to our greatest pleasure to have looked after you, and our entire Team looks forward to greeting you again at our grounds. Safe travels!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I spent a fabulous week at the lodge over christmas, visiting friend's and family in both Pretoria and Johannesburg it was an ideal area to commute from. The owners were on hand to meet and needs or requirements with a friendly welcoming smile. Excellent food. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

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BBTLodge, Manager at By Bush Telegraph Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, and we are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay at our guest house. We all look forward to welcome you back again, and maybe even exceed your expectations during your future stay.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My stay was very pleasant stay, great team and a an exceptional service, very quiet environment, lot of garden and big pool, great dinner and breakfast experience. We will definitely chose this guesthouse again.

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BBTLodge, Manager at By Bush Telegraph Lodge, responded to this review

Our team is thrilled to learn that we have succeeded in making your stay a good experience. We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a motivating feedback, and we all look forward to making your next stay a memorable one.

Maun
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Thank you too all involved at BBTL. It definitely was home away from home. I was given a complimentary room upgrade and the food was absolutely amazing, better than any restaurant in town, thank you once again, I will definitely be visiting again soon and recommend you to all my friends and family

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BBTLodge, Manager at By Bush Telegraph Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time leaving us a feedback. We thoroughly enjoyed looking after you and the entire BBT Lodge Team looks forward to having you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Booked two days in prior and still could get picked up at airport. Went all really smooth and arrived at midnight in an awesome huge room. Very tidy and neat. Only stayed for one day but perfect start for our travels!

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Your feedback is highly appreciated. Looking after you was to our greatest pleasure, and we would really fancy having you back on your next trip to Midrand. Safe travel!

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We chosen the name - BY BUSH TELEGRAPH - to our guest house because it refers to communication. We hope that after you experienced our outstanding accommodation, quality comfort and memorable guest service and facilities, then you will spread the word on our behalf. Our beautiful quirky Sardinian styled guest house stands out like a white jewel in the green countryside of the Randjesfontein Equestrian Estate in the centre of Midrand. Our accommodation is a rural country haven that is conveniently located to where you need to be and yet gives an escape to unwind after a hard working day. Relax in our cozy railway-sleeper Pub. Enjoy your favorite nightcap upstairs on one of our decks with lovely views. Indulge yourself in our home-cooked dinners served in our restaurant, pub. Take a dip in our inviting swimming pool. Take a walk in our luscious gardens. "We look forward to exceeding your expectations and delivering a standard of service that separates us from the ordinary." ... more   less 

Additional Information about By Bush Telegraph Lodge

Address: 22 Riboville Road | Johannesburg, Midrand 1683, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Midrand
Price Range: $74 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By Bush Telegraph Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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