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About Q on First

Q on First Guesthouse, situated 1.1 km away from Rosebank CBD and Rosebank Mall just off Jan Smuts Avenue in Parktown North, combines distinctive accommodation in Johannesburg, Gauteng with gourmet cuisine and a hideaway pastoral setting in lush suburbs called the “ parks area” of Johannesburg.Did you know that Johannesburg has the biggest man made forest in Africa? As the guest list for accommodation is limited to just 26 people, 4 suites, 3 luxury rooms, 6 standard rooms personal service is assured. Best boutique Guesthouse for several years in South Africa.The original house was constructed sometime around 1930 and was renovated and revamped in 2011, when the exquisite accommodation suites, rooms were constructed. In 2012 Q on First Guesthouse opened its doors. The renovations have retained the character of the era whilst ensuring that today’s guests luxuriate in modern comforts, with total privacy and personal service.Aged Canadian Maple trees provide an enchanting entrance from First avenue. The fine collection of antiques and Persian carpets adorns the reception rooms, warmed by fires when winter's chill sets in.Mr Terry Martin attained the beautiful property in 1985 and the property was then a family home. Terry Martin loved the lanes of Canadian Maple trees in the street and the house entertained several visitors throughout the years until Terry Martin decided to convert it into an upmarket Guesthouse.

Conference Venues: We offer conferencing for 10 delegates in our either or boardroom, or the relaxed gathering room, or formal conference venue.

Romantic: Need to get the sparkle back, book the romantic Presidential Suite, ask us to order flowers and other goodies. We can offer a romantic turn down, the Spa Bath and steam shower and a dazzle of your romance with candles can set the right mood.

  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates are:
Based on per person
Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)

Our rates include:
VAT @ 15%
Fully serviced accommodation
Complimentary hot beverages coffee & Tea
Complimentary Wifi
Free Parking

Our rates exclude:
Bar purchases
Any extra food...
Rates are:
Based on per person
Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)

Our rates include:
VAT @ 15%
Fully serviced accommodation
Complimentary hot beverages coffee & Tea
Complimentary Wifi
Free Parking

Our rates exclude:
Bar purchases
Any extra food services

Children from 0-4 stay for free in current room setup. ( No cots are available)
Children from 5 - 12 pay R310 per child in the family unit interleading door - on the availability of such.
Children age 13 - 18 pay full classic room rate.
There is no provision for extra beds in the rooms.
Family unit with interleading door must be booked, please specify on your booking request.

Sorry No pets allowed
Smoking in dedicated areas only, no smoking inside the rooms or house please.

Check-in time: 14:00 till 21:00 - late arrival please notify us.
Check out time: from 06;00 to 10;00 - early check out please arrange

Breakfast Weekday 6;30 to 9:00
Weekends /Public Holidays 7;30 to 9:30

Payment Terms:
100% of total reservation amount is required to secure your booking.


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Q on First is 1.1km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 21.9km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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