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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and accommodation, especially if you're into art. A mix of the old and new perfectly done. Peaceful as well as a pleasant atmosphere. The staff here is fantastic and always have a smile. Well done to Susan and staff. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️

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Totland Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our stay was in winter and there was an oil heater in the room which kept us toasty warm in the evening and early morning. We felt that the attention to detail could have been better. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There is good secure parking and generally the security is excellent. The location was very convenient for...

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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for writing a review. We would love to know where we can add still more detail, so please feel free to let us know what else you would have enjoyed. Regards, Susan Berry

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Words cannot describe how fantastic the gooseberry guesthouse truly is! After a long journey we got to our rooms which were absolutely spotless and full of little touches as well as the heater being left on which was perfect for being so late at night! The beds are so comfy and bathrooms huge! In the morning we were greeted by...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The Gooseberry Guesthouse is a beautiful oasis of tranquility in the metropole of Joburg! The staff is lovely and very helpful. The rooms are so beautiful and lovely decorated! The garden with colourful walls and flowers is beautiful and there is a lot to discover (try to find the hidden swing ;-)). It is a perfect spot to get well...

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bluecatGauteng, Manager at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Dear Bettina, Thank you for your lovely review. It is always so interesting for us to meet people from all over the world. Susan Berry

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely guesthouse in a nice neighbourhood. Welcoming friendly staff. Rooms were clean and neat with beautiful antique furniture and garden views. Breakfast was delicious. Plenty of parking. Definitely value for money and I would recommend it to anyone for business or leisure.

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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Dear Janice K, thank you for writing a review. Feedback means a lot to all the staff, as all the reviews are always shown to them as well. Take care, Susan Berry

Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Room 3, and it is wonderful to see the redecoration going on. The staff have been super friendly and absolutely fantastic. The guesthouse had beautifully artistic finishes and looks, and the food has been amazing! Really can't say enough good things about Gooseberry! We were made to feel welcome and at home the minute we walked it....

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

With a week long trip away from my family, Gooseberry had made my stay warm and comfortable. With friendly staff and management and probably a better bed and duvet then my own, I have definitely enjoyed my stay. Now I'm actually looking forward to coming back to Johannesburg, because now I know I have a home away from home.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Gooseberrry Guesthouse itself is beautiful, but it doesn't make up for poor service and staff having a "everything is a problem attitude." From the moment we arrived every request made, was a problem. We asked for assistance with our luggage and after a sigh and telling us there is nobody to assist us, the staff member found someone who could...

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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Dear guest, The attitude that you have described here is not acceptable for us. The staff is available and should be available to help with luggage when needed. The following quote is the motto by which we operate Gooseberry Guesthouse ( see the most of the previous reviews regarding the staff) “A customer is the most important visitor on our...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2015

To the Owner and Staff of 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guest House our utmost thanks and appreciation for you friendliness and making our stay absolutely remarkable Our family of 4 stayed there last week for a breakaway and felt as if we were in our own home. The hospitality was great, breakfast was almost signature dishes and Filter Coffee was brewed...

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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Our dear guest , I realized that you had been staying with us since before 2010 ( your last review was then). Thank you for your review and loyal support through all this years. Susan

Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Not impressed at all. Could not find two of the four stars. Mildew in shower, bathroom tiles had brown splatter near toilet, bathroom fittings missing and falling of the walls, curtains not fitting windows, no aircon, horrible coffee in the mornings. Good thing I did not have to be there for long!

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bluecatGauteng, Owner at 5th Avenue Gooseberry, responded to this review

Dear Andries, thank you for your review. We are not used to a review like this as you can see from all the other reviews, but this review showed us that there are things and staff that needs to be addressed.Yes, everyone at the guest house is now wide awake! This is definitely not acceptable for me. We are busy...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant, 4-star Guest House, with an artistic touch, in a quiet, charming neighbourhood of Johannesburg. The 11 en-suite rooms each have their own character. Centrally situated, close to major attractions. Transfers to and from OR Tambo Airport. Easy accessible from main roads, 33 km from airport. Unforgettable day tours can be arranged to Apartheids Museum, Soweto, Rhino and Lion Park and many more. Free Wi-Fi access and secure parking on premises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 5th Avenue Gooseberry

Address: 44 - 5th Avenue | Linden, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €35 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 5th Avenue Gooseberry 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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