1 on Ross

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  • 1 Ross Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Longitude: 26.523501
  • Latitude: -33.300652
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  • English

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Cash on Arrival
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • 7am to 9:30pm daily


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  • Single Unit from R660 for a single person per day

    Cottages from R500 per person per day

    Breakfast from R110 p/p/d

    Prices variable according to the time of the year and there are cheaper rates for longer stays.

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  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About 1 on Ross

1 on Ross is an environmentally friendly guest house, consisting of 4 cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road.  It has a large, treed garden. There is a pool, outdoor seating areas and braai facilities on request.  Adequate off-street parking is provided behind an automatic gate.  Filtered borehole water is used and all units have rechargeable lights.

Both lights and water are available, even during loadshedding.  As water is supplied using a large pressure tank and pump, guests are requested to shower before or after loadshedding. Toilets and basins are available at all times. If the pressure does drop prematurely, the pump is restarted with the generator.

DSTV is available in all units when there is electricity.  Each unit is equipped with a basic allocation of a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery.  Further details are provided below. Fibre Wi-Fi is uninterrupted, even during loadshedding.  Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool and braai facilities.  All units are serviced daily.  Secure off-street parking with remote access is provided.  1 on Ross is conveniently situated close to private schools (Kingswood College, St Andrew’s College and DSG), Graeme College and Rhodes University.

The Flatlet is up a short flight of stairs and consists of a separate carpeted bedroom, lounge with kitchenette and bathroom.  The bedroom has the choice of a king-size bed or alternatively, two single beds.  There are bedside tables, a cupboard and desk.  Electric blankets and extra blankets are provided for the colder weather. 

The lounge offers two couches for comfortable seating.  These sleeper couches convert into single beds for extra accommodation.  There are a few lounge tables.  The well-equipped kitchenette has a stove with oven, in addition to the standard kitchenette equipment.  For colder weather, there is a wall heater.  Air conditioners are available on request and are dependent on the stability of the local grid.  The bathroom is spacious with twin basins, a bath, large shower and toilet.

The Cottage has one bedroom, a lounge with kitchenette, a bathroom and outdoor seating area in a small garden.  The bedroom and lounge/kitchenette have Portofino luxury vinyl flooring.  The bathroom is tiled.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with side tables and cupboard.  A wall heater, extra blanket and electric blanket are available for the cold weather.  The lounge has a small dining table, lounge table and sleeper couch, which can be converted to two single beds.  In addition to the basic facilities, the kitchenette is set up  for semi self-catering.  It has a one-plate induction stove, small air fryer oven and electric frying pan.  Crockery and cutlery are provided for up to 4 people.  An air conditioner is available on request and use depends on the stability of the local grid.  The bathroom is spacious, with large shower, bath, basin and toilet.

The Single Unit offers fairly basic accommodation for a single personin a smaller room.  It has a double bed, table with chair and small kitchenette with bar fridge and microwave oven.  There is a bathroom with shower and separate toilet.  It is adjacent to the larger cottage and suitable for an extra adult or child.

The Annexe is a very large, secluded, carpeted bedroom with a kitchenette and bathroom.  It is situated on the end of the main house with its own private entrance.  The bedroom section has a queen-size bed with bedside tables on either side and a single bed.  There is also a large desk, small dining table and chairs, and wall heater for the colder weather.  The kitchenette comprises a large fridge (in the corner of the bedroom) and adequate catering equipment.  A  gas stove is available if required. The bathroom is large, with double basins, a walk-in shower, big bath and toilet.  An air conditioner is available on request and depends on the stability of the local grid.

Complementary tea, coffee, milk and a choice of cereals are provided.  Breakfast is available on request.

Room / Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridge
  • Desk/workspace
  • Electric Blanket(s)
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Internet Connection
  • Kettle & Appropriate Cutlery
  • Kitchenette (semi Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe
  • Tea And Coffee
  • TV - DSTV
  • WiFi - Free

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Breakfast/lunch : Packed
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Meals (by Arrangement)
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Security (alarm System)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas Only)
  • Swimming Pool

Map and Directions to 1 on Ross

Directions from the N2

Turn off the N2 below the 1820 Settlers Monument.  Proceed to the first set of traffic lights and turn left into Somerset Street.  Continue along Somerset Street past Rhodes University and at the 3rd four-way stop, turn right into African Street.  Continue past Pepper Grove Shopping Centre, the Spar and straight over the circle.  After the circle, 2nd left into Henry Street.  Continue up Henry Street, over Fitzroy Street and take the next right into Ross Street.  We are number one on the left hand side.  

Please ring the bell at the pedestrian gate or give us a call to gain entry.