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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Melrose Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here a couple of times now. Great service, lofty rooms. Poolside is beautiful. Excellent position on Melrose which means you can go and have dinner without having to cross any difficult part of town. Just one remark, such great hotel should have a gym. Sure there is one across the street but that's just not the same comfort.

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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great location and is one of the safest parts of town. The hotel has a nice funky vibe which was slightly eccentric a few years ago but is now getting a bit tired. The welcome on arrival was excellent. Warm and efficient--perfect after 15 hours of flying ! The rooms are fun and spacious. Internet... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's my first stay at Melrose and I have to say the hotel is superb. Used to stay in Sandton all the time but the Melrose Arch is a jewel. The service in all areas is great and very friendly. The room is fantastic and very comfortable. Has a bit of a naughty approach but great. A place to be... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel now 3 times and have aways had a great experience. It is well located in JoBurg in an area called Melrose Arch. I often travel to JoBurg with my job and can frequently be here on my own. As a one female traveller I am quite particular about where I stay. This hotel is... More

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JessTurner, I would love to thank you for the exceptional feedback! Another highlight of our stunning property is definitely being located in Sandton’s exclusive suburb of Melrose. I am glad you had a chance to experience all the exciting adventures the Melrose Arch Precinct has to offer! We are so looking forward to welcoming you back for your 4th... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They went out of their way to make our stay special. Birthday cake in bed. The best part of the Hotel is the restaurant. With private booths, individually themed, the atmosphere is set for a five star meal. This is one of the Hotels i enjoy coming back to. Not the run of the mill, but a place where you... More

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Airvertise, This is an overwhelming message left for us on Tripadvisor, and what an amazing pleasure it is to say thank you for your wonderful feedback. Your comment encompasses the passion that this Hotel has for its spectacular GUESTS and we are delighted that you enjoyed our energy. We do hope you will be with us soon again to... More

Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have stayed at the Melrose Arch many times and it has remained consistent over the years. The rooms are funky (rubber duckies in the bathtubs!) and the safe is hidden from view in a particularly fun clever way. The TV's need updating but other than that it is a consistently good hotel with good staff and the ovation is... More

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ScatherbrainP It must be the most rewarding feeling in the world as a General Manager of such a prime property to receive accolades to the likes of your post! I am so pleased that the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel still offer you the charm and amazing service that is expected of us! Thank you for your words of... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When staying in this area in Johannesburg, you may well read that the Melrose Arch hotel is the best in the area. What you read is possibly right. I have stayed at this hotel several times, and have given them positive reviews, but things have changed. The first issue is one that has plagued the hotel for some time: there... More

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

It is extremely saddening to hear that your experience at our Hotel has not been up to the standard that it used to be. My sincere apologies that we failed your expectations in these aspects. The fact that you could not get beverage served is absolutely unacceptable and I am completely in agreement that this is not a Five Star... More

Newcastle, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is just a beautiful 5 star hotel, with a modern twist and and old world charm and ambiance! the rooms are delightful up till the playtfull yellow duck in the bathroom! the dinner and restaurant was brilliant! the cigar room and the stoep is vibrant and stylish at the same time. the swimming pool area is posh to say... More

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New Delhi, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed in this hotel last year, nice hotel. Other plus point of this hotel is its in comperatively safe area. Rooms are OK not that great as seen in the pictures or price you have to pay. I feel its bit too expensive.

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Skhanna441, Thank you for taking the time to review the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. Please be advised that the Hotel does offer various accommodation package options that is relevant to the occupancy of the day, the day of the week as well as when it is booked and is geared to accommodate our travellers budgets. To plan your... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a nice hotel in a decent part of town with some nice other shops and restaurants etc adjacent to it. The rooms are pretty compact but the shower was good and the bed firm. The breakfast menu has some interesting choices on it, eg oysters, devilled chicken livers and ostrich bacon (not on the same plate, unless you... More

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lordmair, I would love to take this opportunity to thank you for your terrific feedback on your stay at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. In a few choice words, you have highlighted some of the key elements that make The African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel the amazing property that it is. Our breakfast offering leaves our GUEST’s spoilt... More

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Address: 1 Melrose Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel 5*
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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel has become an international destination in its own right, attracting discerning GUESTS who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa's first truly HIP 5-star Hotel. The luxurious African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa is situated within the exclusive urban Melrose Arch lifestyle development, a "city within a city", that offers an extensive array of shops and restaurants to be explored. So, if shopping is on the cards, you couldn’t ask for a better position. The entire Melrose Arch precinct is patrolled by 24 hour Security and monitored by CCTV surveillance for peace-of-mind comfort. If you want to arrive in style, simply book a transfer in one of our luxury vehicles. Alternatively, catch the courtesy shuttle from the Gautrain station straight to the hotel where you immediately feel the pulse of urban Africa. Engulf yourself in the trendy precinct that is Melrose Arch, which offers GUESTS everything and more at your doorstep. Loosen your tie and make your way outside to the Pool Bar. Make use of our complimentary internet access, take off your shoes and have lunch at our unique tables that sit in shallow water; perfect for that midday cool down. Want to get out and explore? With the vast attractions that Johannesburg has to offer, why not visit the nearby Military Museum or the musical landmark of Sophia Town; both of which have played huge roles in the history of our country. With so much to do within close proximity, a visit to our own March Restaurant is a must and offers a truly sensual dining experience; where décor meets a whimsical fusion of international flavours and cooking techniques.Too early for bed? Make yourself comfortable in the leather couches of the Library Bar. Indulge in a nightcap and be kept company by a selection of great authors. ... more   less 
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