The Devonshire

Available Rooms

Standard Twin Room

Max Guests:

This twin room has air conditioning.

Single bed(s) x 2;
Air Conditioning; Desk; Heating; Carpeted; Wardrobe/Closet; Shower; Hairdryer; Toilet; Bathroom; TV; Telephone; Wake-up service; Alarm clock; Towels; Linen; City view;


Max Guests:

This suite has a seating area and air conditioning

Air Conditioning; Desk; Seating Area; Heating; Carpeted; Wardrobe/Closet; Shower; Hairdryer; Toilet; Bathroom; Telephone; Flat-screen TV; Refrigerator; Wake-up service; Alarm clock; Towels; Linen; City view;
3 stars
Corner Melle & Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein 2017 Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa (ZA)
-26.19276237 28.03581429
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro

Service & facilities

Guests appreciated the friendly staff

About The Devonshire

Situated in the Braamfontein district of Johannesburg, this hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a TV, just 1.5 km from the University of the Witwatersrand. Free private parking is available. The rooms of Orion Devonshire Hotel are decorated with neutral colors and wooden furnishings. All rooms have air conditioning, a telephone, and shared bathroom facilities. Guests can enjoy local and international cuisine in Hotel Orion Devonshire’s 2 restaurants. The 3 bars serve a variety of drinks and light snacks. Orion Devonshire Hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, and an on-site cash machine. The Bidvest Stadium is only 2.3 km from Orion Devonshire Hotel, and the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is 6.8 km away.

The Devonshire Hotel is currently undergoing general maintenance and renovations. The construction work being undertaken will not affect the guest's stay. Construction work will be carried out from 08h00 to 16h30, Monday through Friday and noise levels will be kept to a minimum. All construction will be completed by 31 July 2016.

Amenities of The Devonshire

  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Car hire
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Shops (on site)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning

Guest Reviews (77 reviews)


Oct, 04, 2016

hotel rating

It's in the centre of the towm
Did not have a double bed room and the room was old


Oct, 03, 2016

Perfect weekend break

I arrived early in the morning but they allowed me to check into my room hours before check in time, to a room better than I had originally booked! The staff were very friendly and helpful, responding to all our requests. Perfect location, less than 15 minute walk to Park Station- easily accessible.


Sep, 22, 2016

Excellent value for money.

Privacy and centrality to the Campus life


Sep, 09, 2016


The reception staff were friendly, but not very helpful. The housekeeping staff were fantastic, friendly and hardworking, but standards were not great Location was good, and I felt safe at all times.
The WiFi did not work on any floor other than reception/ground, and is by voucher - which lasts for 1 hour only! So not quite as anticipated Taps in shower coming apart. Very inadequate quality towels Rooms looking very tired - the hotel is undergoing a renovation at present, so that will improve. No bar was open - these were due to open after renovation as my stay ended. I ran out of toilet paper, and it took 2 days to be replenished. No bottled water was provided until my last day.


Sep, 06, 2016

A nice hotel marred by inattentive staff and odd maintenance choices.

The location, however, was good and the sheets were clean.
The construction from 7:30am every day was noisy and there was no warning of this when I booked. The room was poorly maintained, huge gaps around the bath, etc. A few nights the housekeeping cleaned the room but inexplicably left me without towels. My booking was oddly split and created confusing payments.


Sep, 02, 2016

Affordable stay

Good location for outgoing traveller.
Poor airconditioning. Small ineffective aircons in rooms. Old furniture


Aug, 30, 2016

Very good

I have booked for 2 nights but only to find that I can only stay for 1 night due to hotel being fully booked of which how? But I eventually had to accept and find a place somewhere else


Aug, 29, 2016

My week at the Devonshire

I really liked the location as it was closest to everything we required.
I did not like the bathrooms that were provided, the towels were old and hard. The wifi was not working as well during my stay and that was frustrating


Aug, 29, 2016


The staff was friendly , food & breakfast was nice
Lack of wifi


Aug, 28, 2016


Rooms had unpleasant smell, carpet not clean, extractor fan in the toilet not working, curtains not clean & had holes


Aug, 26, 2016


really nice service and clean room
not wi-fi in my room


Aug, 22, 2016

nice place

staff very welcoming and service with a smile
not being taken and directed to my room.also no brochures in the room


Aug, 22, 2016

Price is right if you don't mind the cons

Staff are friendly. Buffet breakfast is excellent. Restaurant had renovated and spacious.Walk to Gautrain Park Station in 5 to 7 min. Suggest to take taxi if at night 50 rands.Price per night is cheaper if walk in and has the option of no breakfast which is about 80 Rands per person.
The place is old and dirty. Bathtub leaks and the room smell. Undergoing reno so noisy.The location may not be save in the evening,saw people panhandling at the entrance. No security guard day and night. Minimal touirsts walking on the street.


Aug, 21, 2016

I did not enjoy it for the reasons stated above

It was only proximity to the business I came for that I liked.
At they offer wifi, but in reality, it's a lie. Noisy mobile air conditioner/heater, could not sleep well. Air conditioning Wall unit not working. Could not get even a wall adaptor for my laptop. Room had some smell like incense


Aug, 20, 2016


Maybe add something to clean the floor after having a shower


Aug, 18, 2016

Poorly maintained hotel

The rooms are not cleaned properly. Eg dust under the bed. The tables are old and not maintained eg too many scratches which a paint could have sorted it out. The lifts are squeaky. Poor maintenance in all
Has to wait forever for my booking to reflect in your system. Your staff was very pleasant though. So I give them a Goid rating


Aug, 14, 2016




Aug, 04, 2016


Comfortablilty of the bed, privacy, mhhhh what a wonderful experience. I love Devonshire, looking forward to another visit


Aug, 03, 2016

good hotel, helpful and friendly receptionist but located in dangerous area

the location the price helpful and friendly receptionist
1. The area around Braamfontein and more specifically around CBD around Park Station are dangerous. I was mugged twice by two different groups of young people only in 30 minutes around Park Station and Mandela Bridge on July 31st 2016. Please make sure you don't go alone to CBD as solo traveller. Don't bring your valuable goods too. 2. Wi-fi connection didnt work


Jul, 19, 2016

I think the venue is fit for purpose and met my requirements

I do not have breakfast, occasionally supper and it is fine
The hotel is old, there is no heater in every room


Jul, 13, 2016

Please don't put yourself through this!

It was close to park station
Sheets and blanket were dirty when I arrived. Had to choose between charging my phone and watching the tv.Room always felt cold.Window was thin as paper heard everything from the street.Parts of the bathroom were brown when they should have been white.Floor had food crumbs on them that were definitely not mine!Key card did not work I always had to ask the staff to open my door and they never asked for any ID do it could have been anyone!


Jul, 10, 2016

Very disappointed!

Cleanliness, staff not courteous, facilities not working (lifts, keys for the room, no AC, heaters, water kettles too old!)


Jul, 10, 2016

Good place

Well as well as strategically located and affordable
The carpets are smelly. Te hotel should consider replacing with tiles. Challenges with the key system


Jul, 07, 2016

Not bad if all you do in your room is shower and sleep.

Breakfast was tasty and filling, the bed was extra comfy, the staff is very nice and helpful, and the hotel has a great location near food and Park Station.
The internet REALLY sucks, they were doing construction every morning, and you could hear a local night club thumping with bass aaaallll night.


Jul, 07, 2016

Pas de connexion internet dans les chambres

Pas de connexion internet dans les chambres Faille de communication entre le service de reservation et le restaurant

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