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Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House
Houghton Guest House

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8.2

Excellent

20 reviews

20 reviews

Housekeeping3
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 3.6 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 4.6 km
Maboneng Precinct 5.2 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 6.2 km
Nelson Mandela Square 6.2 km
SAB World of Beer 6.5 km
Gold Reef City 10.5 km
South Western Townships 10.5 km
Apartheid Museum 10.9 km
Mandela House 18.8 km
Nearby landmarks
English Pub 180 m
Chroma Copy 270 m
Sundeck Bar 290 m
The Factory 290 m
Crazy 88 360 m
Paterson Park 370 m
The Lamp Post 420 m
Ivy Medical Centre 430 m
Algernon Road Park 620 m
Jo Anke Gallery 680 m

Houghton Guest House

75 Iris Rd, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2192 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Johannesburg City Centre part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center10 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport16.7 km

Rooms available at Houghton Guest House

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Luxury Apartment
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds & 2 single bed...
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Luxury King Size Bedroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 queen beds
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Luxury family room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Apartment
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Outdoor view
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2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
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DELUXE KING BED 2 KING BEDS
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Houghton Guest House?

    Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 250 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Houghton Guest House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Houghton Guest House has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge.

    Is breakfast offered at Houghton Guest House?

    Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Houghton Guest House. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What are my dining options at Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House features on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House’s neighborhood is Johannesburg City Centre which includes popular restaurants such as The Schwarma Co, Olives & Plates and Bambanani.

    What popular shopping places are close to Houghton Guest House?

    Located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, Houghton Guest House is close to great shopping choices like Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

    What are popular attractions near Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House is located in Johannesburg City Centre area, which is famous for attractions such as Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, South Western Townships and Maboneng Precinct.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Houghton Guest House?

    Houghton Guest House is located within Johannesburg City Centre, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Wilds and Harvey Nature Reserve.

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    What people love about Houghton Guest House

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Well appointed rooms,very clean, great location close to lots of restaurants friendly staff"

      mark

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      January 7, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "The place is amazing"

      Azwinndini

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      December 13, 2021

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Best customer service from their reception lady,the bed is amazing,the sheets and towels were also very clean.We had 3 best nights there❤"

      Azwinndini

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      December 7, 2021

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,800 Johannesburg properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Room comfort score
    8/10
    Value for money score
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.2

    Excellent
    20 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.5
    Facilities
    7.2
    Location
    8.4
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    More about Houghton Guest House

    More about Houghton Guest House

    Houghton Guest House

    Take everything available in Johannesburg with a comfort stay at Houghton Guest House.
    Houghton Guest House offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Johannesburg even more convenient.
    If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
    Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Houghton Guest House guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Houghton Guest House are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Houghton Guest House include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms.
    The hotel also offers a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Houghton Guest House. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
    Recreational facilities at Houghton Guest House are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the salon. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 95% of the city's accommodation.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Johannesburg.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.2

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Hindi

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Garden

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast in room
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • BBQ facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Convenience store
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Grooming service
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Salon
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    • Valet parking

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Ironing facilities
    • LAN Internet in room [charges apply]
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Shower
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Full English/Irish
    Location
    75 Iris Rd, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2192
    Excellent
    Location

    8.4

    Airports

    • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
      16.7 km
    • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
      29.2 km

    Public transportation

    • Rosebank Train Station
      3.4 km
    • Doornfontein
      4.6 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Ivy Medical Centre
      430 m

    Shopping

    • Sandton City Shopping Centre
      6.2 km

    Convenience store

    • On-site

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      110 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Johannesburg Zoo
      3.6 km
    • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
      4.6 km
    • Maboneng Precinct
      5.2 km
    • Sandton City Shopping Centre
      6.2 km
    • Nelson Mandela Square
      6.2 km
    • SAB World of Beer
      6.5 km
    • Gold Reef City
      10.5 km
    • South Western Townships
      10.5 km
    • Apartheid Museum
      10.9 km
    • Mandela House
      18.8 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • English Pub
      180 m
    • Chroma Copy
      270 m
    • Sundeck Bar
      290 m
    • The Factory
      290 m
    • Crazy 88
      360 m
    • Paterson Park
      370 m
    • The Lamp Post
      420 m
    • Ivy Medical Centre
      430 m
    • Algernon Road Park
      620 m
    • Jo Anke Gallery
      680 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-6 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from11:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee250 ZAR
    • Distance from city center10 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50 ZAR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
    • Number of restaurants20
    • Number of rooms 5
    • Room voltage240
    • Year property opened2011
    • Most recent renovation2011

    Reviews of Houghton Guest House from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.2
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.2
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Johannesburg
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (8)
    8-9 Excellent (0)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (3)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (0)
    Sep - Nov (2)
    Dec - Feb (9)
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    Showing 14 verified guest comments
    6.4
    Good
    Robert from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

    Convenient, but needs a little TLC”

    Given the reasonable rates, I was not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Missing light bulbs when I arrived were promptly replaced, the premises were generally clean and the bed was very comfortable. The broken shower door was a problem, and could not be fixed during my stay, but the staff were very helpful.

    Reviewed June 13, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    mark from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2022

    houghton guest house”

    well appointed rooms,very clean, great location close to lots of restaurants friendly staff

    Reviewed January 07, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Azwinndini from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    The place is amazing

    Reviewed December 13, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Azwinndini from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury family room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    Best customer service from their reception lady,the bed is amazing,the sheets and towels were also very clean.We had 3 best nights there❤

    Reviewed December 07, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mokgoro from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    The place was clean and quite i give them 100%

    Reviewed December 07, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robert from South Africa
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2021

    Exceptional”

    Very comfortable accommodation, everything about it was excellent

    Reviewed April 01, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robert from South Africa
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2021

    Exceptional”

    Very satisfactory very helpful

    Reviewed February 28, 2021

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    clinton from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

    Houghton Guest House”

    location, staff, comfort
    Reviewed January 27, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ajmal from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 8 nights in February 2014

    Amazing Service. Amazing Staff. Will be Returning!”

    Internet, Rooms, Service, Security, and amazing Customer Service

    My stay at the Houghton Guest House was incredible. From the time I arrived to the time I left my entire experience was amazing. The courteous staff made my entire experience amazing and they were always willing and able to make my stay there exceptional. The friendly cleaning staff, the friendly receptionist all made it an incredible experience. In years to come if I ever return to Johannesburg, South Africa I will be sure to stay here. If you are looking to stay at a nice, comfortable place in the suburbs of Johannesburg this is the place for. Peace, quiet and friendly service were all included. Highly Recommended for Families, Solo Travellers, etc.

    Reviewed March 06, 2014

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    7.0
    Very good
    Ann from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

    Lovely hotel and excellent reception”

    Nice sized rooms with Airconcitioning.

    there are no guest amenities i.e. soap, shampoo, etc. so take your own. we were not advised of this when booking so it came as a bit of a surprise when landing in johannesburg from overseas.

    Reviewed April 02, 2012

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    5.3
    Nelini from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2012

    Nice room, just a bit noisy”

    Nice room

    Noisy. No fresh toiletries. Nice spacious room and lovely shower and loo facility.

    Reviewed January 23, 2012

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    7.7
    Very good
    Errol from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2011

    central location near restaurants and shops”

    value for money

    very basic guest house, good for a place to stay overnight

    Reviewed November 19, 2011

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    5.7
    Eugene from South Africa
    Couple
    Luxury King Size Bedroom
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2011

    Great location, Fair sized rooms”

    Loved the king sized bed and the ease of access to the room

    nice location, rooms were fairly spacious and modern. overall was a pleasant experience

    Reviewed October 29, 2011

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    4.8
    Jacob from Israel
    Couple
    Luxury family room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    מאכזב ביותר”

    לא היתה פקידת קבלה כל השהות.אינטרנט אלחוטי לא עבד

    Reviewed May 15, 2017

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