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-star property
Suburban guesthouse with 3 bars/lounges, near Johannesburg Zoo

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
  • Television

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Houghton Estate
  • Sandton City Mall - 14 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 19 min drive
  • Montecasino - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 26 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 50 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 13 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hokkaido - 3 min drive
  • Fireside Bistro - 3 min drive
  • The Schwarma Co - 3 min drive
  • Shahi Khana - 3 min drive
  • Father Coffee - 3 min drive

About this property

Villa Simonne

4-star guesthouse in the heart of Houghton Estate
Take advantage of free full breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and a nightclub at Villa Simonne. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure.In addition to a roundtrip airport shuttle and a poolside bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and free newspapers
  • Access to a nearby indoor pool, access to a nearby health club, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Villa Simonne feature thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with bidets and shower/tub combinations
  • LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Private yards, refrigerators, and microwaves


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 (2 years old and younger) 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Simonne offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Simonne does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Simonne?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villa Simonne?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Villa Simonne?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Simonne?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Simonne?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 400.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Simonne?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 350 (subject to availability). Express check-in is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Villa Simonne?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Montecasino (18-min drive) and Gold Reef City (19-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Villa Simonne and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and skydiving, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Villa Simonne also has 3 bars, a nightclub, and a sauna, as well as a steam room, an arcade, and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Simonne?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Krispy Kreme (2 mi), Father Coffee (2 mi), and Moyo Zoo Lake (2.2 mi).
Does Villa Simonne have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Villa Simonne like?
Villa Simonne is in Houghton Estate, a short 19-minute walk from Johannesburg Zoo. Travelers say this guesthouse is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional hotel! Beautiful property
Badih, 1-night romance trip
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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
Verified Expedia guest review

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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