Villa Simonne

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Villa Simonne

Villa Simonne

4.0 star property
Suburban guesthouse with 3 bars/lounges, near South African Museum of Military History

8.8/10 Fabulous

44 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
16 West Street, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Conference center
  • Business center
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Sofa bed
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Houghton Estate
  • Nelson Mandela Square - 14 min drive
  • Sandton City Mall - 17 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 15 min drive
  • Montecasino - 18 min drive
  • East Rand Mall - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 26 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 50 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 14 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Villa Simonne

A great choice for a stay in Johannesburg, Villa Simonne features a nightclub and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 400.00 per vehicle. Guests indulge in mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There are 3 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool at this upscale guest house, and in-room conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and restaurant.


Afrikaans, English, German, Greek, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Karaoke
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Shopping mall on site
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa services
  • Nightclub
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 350 (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Villa Simonne
Villa Simonne House
Villa Simonne House Johannesburg
Villa Simonne Johannesburg
Villa Simonne Guesthouse Johannesburg
Villa Simonne Guesthouse
Villa Simonne Guesthouse
Villa Simonne Johannesburg
Villa Simonne Guesthouse Johannesburg

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6/10 Good

Overrated establishment with lacklustre breakfast
I would not rate it as a 4 star establishment - it is just okay but there is nothing much to write home about it
Musawenkosi, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great 1 night stay.
Great breakfast and great Location
Trisha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ryan, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

9-night trip
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2/10 Poor

It is not fot for family over night stays, it is ok for a bunch of guys to stay over. The living room has no air conditioning, and the ac in the bedroom is ancient. There was a kitchen in the apartment we lived in, but the kitchen had no playes/ cutlery.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Happy couple
My stay at Villa simone was awesome , from check in till check out , friendly staff , rooms we exactly like how they looked in the pictures , my main worry was food because we strictly halaal but they cater for that to , it's outsourced by a restaurant called europa so they have menus at reception which you can order from and they deliver soo I never had a problem .
Mahomed Hoosen Ahmed, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great boutique hotel
The boutique hotel is very nice. The rooms are theme based and very retro. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is excellent. We did not have hot water one night which was a slight inconvenience. The hotel brought a bottle of wine to the room which was very nice. I would stay here again if I ever returned to Joburg—which I will not as I didn’t care for the city as a whole.
Gayle, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Chantelle, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Getaway in the heart of Johannesburg
Villa Simonne is a small hotel - only 16 rooms - but has anything I could ever want. Staff were fantastic - very friendly, helpful, accommodating. The room was a good size, and wonderfully decorated. The food in the restaurant was great. The architecture and sitting areas around the huge property give it a very romantic feel - and the four gigantic tortoises roaming around make the whole experience wonderful. I was there for business, but it would also be a great spot for a getaway! There were only two improvements that I would make. The first is irons/boards in the rooms. They were available by calling the desk, but I'm kind of spoiled by hotels that make it convenient. The second would be to have a box of tissues in the room. (I had a cold, and had to resort to using toilette paper). All in all though, those exceedingly minor things in an otherwise wonderful and memorable experience!
Shaun, 5-night trip
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