About Us:

“As I have worked my entire life, the passive life of retirement seemed like the opposite of freedom. Sitting around just isn’t my thing. I couldn’t think of anything else to do and had nothing to work on. At the time, I was renting a garden apartment and my landlord also rented out the other rooms on the property. This sparked the idea to start a business in the hospitality sector. My team and I put our heads together to start a business in hospitality, offering a homely but sophisticated overnight accommodation experience.

In May 2019 we established Charlie’s Spot in Norwood, ideally located off Grant Avenue, known for its many restaurants, fast food outlets and various shops. The best thing for us is meeting fascinating people from all over South Africa and the World and in doing so, have become friends with many of our guests.  We are still new in hospitality, yet must be doing something right, since we rapidly gained a reputation, high ratings from both local and foreign guests and have many regular guests. Even during the Covid pandemic, our occupancy remained relatively high in comparison to other, similar establishments.

One of our regular guests mentioned that Charlie’s Spot is her home from home, which is exactly the experience we strive to provide for all our guests.”

Nearby Entertainment & Attractions

Restaurants & Cafés

(All within walking distance.)

The Schwarma Company
The Usual on Grant
Punjab Chicken Tikka (Halaal)
Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant
Akhalz Norwood
Col’Cacchio Norwood
Cosa Nostra (Pasta & Pizza)
Andiccio24 Norwood
Velvet on Grant
RTG (Kosher)

Restaurants & Cafés

(All within walking distance.)

Loof (for breakfasts)
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
Kung-Fu Kitchen Norwood
Baha Taco & Ba-Pita
Tamarind of India Norwood (Halaal)
Shahi Khana
Momo & Co (Sushi)
Rainbow Sushi and Chinese
Cafe New York


SPAR – Walk 200m
Norwood Pharmacy – Walk 200m
Killarney Mall – 2.5km
Linksfield Square Shopping Centre – 3km
Woolworths – Walk 200m
Norwood Mall – Walk 1.7km
Melrose Arch – 3km
Sandton City – 8.5km


O.R. Tambo International Airport – 16km

Gautrain Rosebank Station – 4.5km

Lanseria International Airport – 29km

Gautrain Sandton Station – 8.6km


Virgin Active – Walk
Killarney Golf Club – 2km
Modderfontein Golf Club – 10km
Museum of Military History – 4.8km
Zoo Lake – 5km
Gold Reef City – 10km
Montecasino – 16km


Houghton Golf Club – 1km
Observatory Golf Club – 2km
Apartheid Museum – 11km
Ron L Hubbard Museum – 4.6km
Johannesburg Stadium – 4km
Gold Reef City Casino – 10km
Houghton Hotel (Spa & more)


St John’s College – 2.5km
Nelson Mandela Foundation – 2km
Helen Joseph House – 250m
Orchard Lodge Step-down Facility – 500m
Linkwood Clinic Maternity – 2km


King Edwards College – 2.5km
American Chamber of Commerce – 2km
Heritage Centre – 3.5km
Circle Health Care Hospital – 2km
Netcare Linksfield – 2.4km

Too far to walk? We recommend Bolt & Uber!

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