About Remote Corner B&B
Remote Corner Bed and Breakfast is a family owned and run establishment tucked away in a gorgeous garden setting in Parkview. It is just minutes from downtown Johannesburg, Braamfontein, Parktown and Rosebank. The most frequently heard guests comment is; we had no idea that one could find a place like this in Johannesburg.
Guests are constantly amazed by the garden, the birdlife, the tranquility and the welcoming friendly staff. If you prefer a relaxed, friendly environment, where children are welcome, but a weary business traveler is equally at home, then Remote Corner is that secret country place in the city.
Our rates are excellent value for money. We understand that times are tough and also understand that some guests may be on a tighter budget, we therefore also offer a small, quaint budget room for those guests who require a reasonable rate in a safe, sought after area. Our rooms are charming, tasteful, clean and uncluttered, and all open onto the garden.
Rose Cottage (sleeps 4):
Rose Cottage is large sunny cottage, with a bedroom with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower. In addition there is an open plan living room with two single beds (and we can also add an extra bed if required). Rose Cottage has a sitting room with two couches and a comfortable desk for working. There is a kitchenette with a sink, microwave, hot plate, electric frying pan, toaster, fridge, crockery and cutlery. There is also a dining table and seating for four. Rose Cottage is suitable for families, or friends sharing, and can be self-catering if required.
The Ivy Room (sleeps 2):
This charming; sunny room has original lead light windows, and opens onto the garden. It has twin / king bed. It is furnished in a classic style, with mahogany antiques. For your convenience there are tea / coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The en-suite bathroom has an original Victorian bath with a shower extension.
Flower Pots (single):
A quaint garden room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower although it is small, it is cozy and very popular, and an excellent rate for such a sought after location.
The Coal Shed (sleeps 2):
A charming, artistic country style cottage; simple, white and very private. The sensitive recent renovation retained some original antique fittings but added modern touches. It has double bed, a compact kitchenette, and bathroom with shower. It can be self- catering if required.
The Corner House (sleeps 6-8 / self catering):
Is a fully furnished three bedroom house. The main bedroom has original bay windows and a queen bed with en-suite bathroom. There is a large bedroom with two single beds, and a third bedroom with a double bed. The second bathroom has a bath. There is a lounge and dining room with a fireplace; they open onto a patio with a private garden and swimming pool. A fully equipped kitchen, including a washing machine. Private garden and pool. Pet friendly by arrangement. Perfect for relocations, holidays or families and friends sharing.
All rooms open onto the garden and have private access
White percale linen
Tea/coffee making facilities
DStv hotel bouquet with some extra favourite channels and all the sports channels
Electric blankets and hot water bottles
Off street parking with remote control
Extra blankets and wraps
Free wireless ( in most of the rooms and in all reception areas)
Breakfast is served on the veranda in summer or in the gracious 1920s dining room when its chilly. We offer fresh fruit or fruit salad, yogurt, a variety of cereals as well as fresh farm eggs and bacon; our scrambled eggs with fresh herbs are a firm favourite.
Parkview is a sought after, upmarket, original Johannesburg suburb with a village feel. The Sunday Times newspaper recently voted Parkview as one of the best, if not the best suburb in South Africa. This survey was based on the amenities the suburb has: namely good schools, parks, shops, sports facilities, places of worship, library, police station, post office and quality of living.
Parkview is one of 'The Parks', just north of Parktown and Westcliff; our central location is very convenient for most of the main Johannesburg hospitals including: The Milpark Hospital,(less than 2km away), The Wits Donald Gordon and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospitals, The Brenthurst, Headache, Rosebank, and The Parklane and Genesis Clinics are all less than 5km away.
Wits University and Wits Business School, as well as The University of Johannesburg (UJ) are all less than 5km away
Remote Corner is in walking distance of Zoo Lake, the best known park in Johannesburg - Zoo Lake hosts various big events during the year: Jazz on the Lake, Carols by Candlelight, and is a favorite family picnic spot. Here you will find Moyos Restaurant specializing in African cuisine and Art in The Park
Joburg Zoo and the Military History Museum - 1km
Parkview Squash Centre is one of the main squash tournament venues in the country and is just a block from us
If you enjoy golf then Parkview Golf Club is just 300 meters away
Remote Corner is situated on the corner of Galway and Wexford Avenue in Parkview. Wexford Avenue is one of the most exclusive streets in Johannesburg and leads up to the famous historic Westcliff Stairs; the climb is well worth it and affords the best view in Johannesburg
The Rosebank Gautrain station is the closest to us just 5km
Close to Deutsche Schule (German School) The Ridge, Parkview Junior and Senior, Parktown Boys and Girls
Marks Park and Emmarentia Dam and Botanical Garden - 3km
The Parkview Village shops which offer everything you need supermarket, pharmacy, bottle store, beauty and hair salons, restaurants, post office, police station, garage and excellent African art and curios - 1km
The well-known restaurant streets of Parkhurst and Greenside and Melville - 2 to 3 km
Easy access to all major highways N1, M1, N3