We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 19 Melville B&Bs / inns

The Melville Turret Guest House

118 Second Ave | Johannesburg, Melville 2092, South Africa
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Melville Turret Guest House to your Saves list
The Melville Turret Guest House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
81%
Ranked #12 of 19 Melville B&B and Inns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
seanw090 Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Overview
  • Reviews (33)
  • Photos (39)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (5)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

33 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    9
    17
    7
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
14
5
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A nice place to stay in Melville. It is in a quiet end of Melville, but not far from restaurants and attractions. It represents good value. Staff are great. Room chosen was a budget room, which was small but functional. ti had a small courtyard. Everything promised was there. Staff are very helpful. It is well priced and the location... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davao City, Philippines
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed in the luxury suite upstairs at the back of the premises for 10 days in winter and thoroughly enjoyed it. This room is unique, so my comments on the suite will definitely not apply to the other rooms. The suite is clean, well-appointed and very spacious. The interior design is unusual but appealing in my opinion. It has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This place is nice. The building has a nice character and the lady at reception was nice. The only issue with room we had was ventilation was not working, so room had a bit of humid feel as shower steam does not ventilate without window door open. Also location is in suburbs so don't expect walking distance to city centre,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester MA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

My son and I had an excellent stay at the Melville Turrett. It's a pleasant, attractive place and our room was clean, well appointed and comfortable. We enjoyed the walk to Melville and sampled several of the establishments there. The low-key funky Melville scene was perfect for us. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have stayed in this guesthouse in Johannesburg for 3 nights all together. It is very clean guesthouse, in better location of Jo'burg and close to Park station where most of the trains leave to travel to majority of South African cities. Breakfast and room are great with very good showers. Stay there it is great stop over in Jo'burg.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I was undecided between two or three guesthouses before I chose Melville Turret. I just chose it because it supposedly had air conditioner. When I arrived I saw there wasn`t. I complained in the reception about it and the lady told me that there was air conditioner only in more expensive rooms and then I answered that, in booking.com, they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
JFHeymans, Owner at The Melville Turret Guest House, responded to this review

Good evening. I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience at the Turret. I checked the description on Booking.com and notice that they do list air conditioners whereas we only have air conditioners in the more expensive rooms. I will request Booking.com to rectify this as soon as possible. I will also address the problem of the breakfast... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at this place on our trip to Johannesburg. It is situated in Melville, and walking distance to 7th Street where all the restaurants are. Getting from here to other places can be a bit daunting. The closest Gautrain station though is Park Station. The guesthouse itself has a simple room, with basic necessities. The room we got was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Excellent location, just 2 block from 7th streerm where are located many bars and restaurants. Very friendly staff, with a great breakfast. The rooms are very clean, with a great decoration. Everything went perfect during my stay there! I would recommend for anyone going to Johannesburg

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Visited in November 2012 and we were very satisifed with standards of the room, the service, and the staff. Cannot speak more highly of the staff. From the moment I made enquiries regarding their accommodation through a booking agent online, to the moment we left at the end of our stay we were treated with utmost courtesy and professionalism (even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I recently stayed in the loft room which was quite nice. The stairs are steep so I definitely did not wish to carry my luggage down on departure. The staff were happy to do so. The bedding is pure cotton which is fantastic as so many places use poly-cotton these days. The weather was particularly cold while I was there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Melville Turret Guest House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Melville Turret Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Melville Turret Guest House

Address: 118 Second Ave | Johannesburg, Melville 2092, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Melville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with BookingOdigeoWL, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your The Melville Turret Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Melville Turret Guest House Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (27)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Melville Turret is a landmark building in Melville, Johannesburg and was built in 1906 by Erik van den Berg who owned a bicycle shop in downtown Johannesburg. The house is a mix of the old and new, traditional and contemporary. The guest house is very conveniently situated for visitors to Milpark Hospital, Media 24, SABC,Wits University and University of Johannesburg and within walking distance from the famous 7th Street and Bamboo Centre. We pride ourselves in our friendly service and relaxed atmosphere, whilst striving to provide the best service. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
9

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer