GL Cottages B&B or Self Catering Accommodation in Observatory, Johannesburg
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests54
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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.

Breakfast & Dining

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

Additional Facilities

On site parking
Large swimming pool
Private walking and reflection spaces
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.

Features you'll appreciate

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

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Rooms & Rates

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Beautiful rooms, some with lofts. Basic self-catering appliances available. Baths/showers en-suite. B&B, lunch & dinner available on request.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Luxury suites

Suitable for the family set up, these rooms have adjoined bedrooms that give families the extra luxury, space and comfort they need to enjoy their stay.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Double rooms

Our double rooms come with a cosy double bed and beautiful African soft furnishing.

Qty: 11
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Single rooms

Perfect for single or sharing, these rooms come with two beds in each room.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

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Need to Know

Response timeGL Cottages typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 15km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since October 2014

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