About original

During 2019, Charlie and Jeaneth partnered to establish the first Charlie’s Spot in Norwood, Johannesburg which, from the onset, proved to be popular with guests requiring accommodation that is comfortable, safe and secure in a homely atmosphere and in close proximity to shops, malls and restaurants.

Says Charlie:

“As I have worked my entire life, the passive life of retirement seem 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 comparrison 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.”

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Restaurants and cafes

(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)

Loof (for breakfasts)

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

Kung-Fu Kitchen Norwood

Baha Taco & Ba-Pita

Tamarind of India Norwood (Halaal)

Shahi Khana

Momo &O (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


Virgin Active – Walk

Killarney Golf Club – 2km

Modderfontein Golf Club – 10km

Lake Zoo Lake – 5km

Gold Reef City – 10km

Montecasino – 16km

Houghten Golf Club – 1km

Observatory Golf Club – 2km

Apartheid Museum – 11km

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

Hospitals & clinics


King Edwards College – 2.5km

American Chamber of Commerce – 2km

Other historical


O.R. Tambo International Airport – 16km

Gautrain Rosebank Station – 4.5km

Lanseria International Airport – 29km

Gautrain Sandton Station – 8.6km

Too far to walk?

We recommend: Bolt & Uber

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