Guest Reviews

The Hillside House is a lovely, amenable, peaceful, and comfortable stay. My room was clean and pleasant, and the staff is friendly and attentive. I stayed at the Hillside House with a large group, each with their own rooms, and Ann, the general manager, was very accommodating. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and I would happily book again in the future.

- Kwami


A nice house with good management. A quick uber ride or drive to 7th in Melville.

- Sean


“Dear Ann, we had a great stay at your place. Thanks a lot! you will certainly hear from us soon :-) All the best, Delphine”

- Delphine

lives in Botswana (from Germany)

Morning Ann
Me and my family have made a decision that the Hillside House will be our second home whenever we come to Johannesburg.
Thank you so much for your hospitality, we enjoyed staying there.
Best Regards.
Victoria Van Rooyen

- Victoria van Rooyen

South Africa

Words cannot express how much Thembi,Royal,Susan,Busi and now Jan and Juliette make Hillside House a welcome, warm home away from home for people travelling far from where they are from who need a soft place to lay their heads. Behind these walls is much good fellowship and excellent care.
Thanks to the wonderful staff. Love you and miss you all!

- Lisa Biggs


What an experience! What hospitality! I enjoyed every moment of our stay. It's a pity I arrived rather late in the evening due to some communication challenges. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time. Keep up the good service!

- Peter Mafokoane

South Africa

Was fantastic to spend a few days with all of you! So sweet and kind staff!

My dearest “Mom” Jan I’ll be back very soon. Thanks for everything!

- Laura


Always a pleasure to stay here. Thanks for the great service.

- Karen

South Africa

A lovely place. I got a big room, good linen, fabulous bathroom, great service. While the house has some personality- none of those MDF furniture it's close to the main attractions in Melville. Will definitely stay here again.

- Ilana van Wyk

This was a great place. We only stayed for one night but it was a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend the Hillside House to anyone visiting Joburg.

- Guillermo Martinez

We enjoyed the quiet Melville street and small restaurants. The Hillside House is a beautiful house fitted with a lovely garden and secure parking. The staff is really friendly, and we even kept our luggage before we left for the airport. Kindness, simplicity, a beautiful: it was good to end our stay in Joburg.

- TravelG21

Marseille, France