GL Cottages B&B or Self Catering Accommodation in Observatory, Johannesburg

GL Cottages

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 30 Gill Street, Observatory, 2198, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

About GL Cottages

At GL Cottages our Management and team offer visitors and guests a haven of peace and tranquility in the midst of Johannesburg's thriving metropolis. Set high on the Observatory Ridge, where a number of national monuments are housed, it stands above the hustle and bustle of the city and provides those who visit an opportunity for reflection and renewal.

Nestled in a beautiful garden, the establishment offers the perfect venue for functions, business conferences, and retreat programmes for special interest groups with a capacity for up to 50 people. GL Cottages is ideal for training workshops, conceptual and think tank meetings, strategic planning, board meetings and team building and wellness.


We have 21 en-suite rooms, some of which are old stone, thatched cottages. Each of our rooms has its own theme ranging from African to a simple English country cottage. Some units offer self catering facilities. Each morning, guests are greeted with a heart-warming full English breakfast. We have a large pool and aerobic walk to the top of our property with 360˚ views over Johannesburg.


Perfect for training workshops, think tank meetings, team building and wellness activities. The GL Cottages has two conference venues that can hold 24 and up to 40 participants respectively, depending on seating arrangements. GL can also arrange for and accommodate smaller meetings of 10 to 15 people. All rooms are attractively appointed, well equipped, quiet and conducive to work.

Beautiful and peaceful trails

Peaceful, quiet and beautiful walking trails for your wellness and adventure!

Excellent food

Ekhaya Restaurant and coffee shop is known for its homemade tasty meals filled with freshness and flavour.

Function and Events

Landscaped and manicured gardens provide just the perfect venue for your not-so-big party and intimate functions.


Sleeps up to 30 people
On site parking
Large swimming pool
Private walking and reflection spaces
One large conference room that can take up to 50 people; a board room that can take up to 12 people and a small conference room that can take up to 20 people
Internet, wireless internet and business facilities
Unparalleled peace and tranquillity close to major facilities
Personalised service and attention


GL Cottages, central to just about everything in Johannesburg, close to all major hospitals Donald Gordon, Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg Hospital, Park Lane Clinic, Linksfield Hospital, Kensington Life Rehabilitation and the Bio-Art Fertility Clinics, Ellis Park Stadium and all major transport links.

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On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

Accreditations (as claimed by GL Cottages)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.183222221555557
Longitude: 28.076644443777777

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 15km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
October 2014 - No guest reviews.

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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