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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

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1 Melrose Square, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

In this sort of hotel bracket a regular business traveller expects a lot. The African Pride delivers a lot but ultimately falls just a bit short. On the plus side, the African Pride is not a "cookie-cutter" American-style box like a Hyatt. Staff are welcoming and very friendly. The hotel is decorated in an imaginative and quirky fashion, which makes... More 

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

Dear n1968ick Thank you for sharing your thoughts and to advise our prospective GUESTS of what to expect at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. You have summed up several of our unique selling points and I specifically appreciate the comment about the STAFF friendliness and welcoming nature dearly. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient STAFF and I... More 

Edmonds, Washington
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Rather upscale, very modern hotel nestled in the Melrose Arch area. Nice bedroom and amenities but I do find trouble with the almost flat shower stall. Those deep beautiful tubs can present difficulty with getting out with nothing for support. But other than that it was a wonderful stay for the 3 nights I was there.

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

Dear NWtraveler69 Thank you for your feedback about your recent 3 night stay at our beautiful property. It is great to hear that The African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel still uphold its reputation of an upscale, modern Hotel. We are definitely proud to have such personality! Sad to hear that the bathroom fell short of your expectations, but amazing that... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights and had a great time! Plus sides: Comfortable room - lovely bed! Lovely bathroom inc bath and monsoon shower Delicious breakfast ( but at 230R pp per day it should be!) Excellent staff - housekeeping and porters/valets particularly great. Bed made and turned down every day. Gorgeous pool/ cabanas but too cold in April Down... More 

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

Dear Anna B What an amazing and thorough review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for the wonderful and candid feedback. It is delighting to receive the complete experience of a traveller with the plus and down sides to it. Your experience enlightened me to the needs and requirements of a leisure international traveller. I can only thank you for that. Although... More 

London
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a fine hotel, aspiring to its advertised 5* status, but not quite yet getting there. It lacks common 5* facilities like a gym and swimming pool, but has an arrangement with the nearby Virgin Active, at a nominal rate. There is an unusual pool bar, with tables and chairs sitting in ~12"/30cm of water, so you can keep... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hotel is faultless; I simply do not have a bad word to say about it. The customer service was first class, every member of staff were always more than willing to help and were always very polite and friendly. The hotel in general is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The surrounding area is very safe, with a variety of restaurants... More 

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

Dear Emily H In your words "This Hotel is faultless" lies the dream of any aspiring Hotelier. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the amazing TEAM at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel who strive to offer our GUESTS an "unforgettable experience"! Your words of appreciation inspires us to do even more, be even better. With heartfelt gratitude Tania... More 

South West London
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Arrived early on Saturday morning, exhausted after the long flight and with a meeting set up for midday and the girls on reception couldn't have been more helpful, ensuring I could have a room then and there, although check in isn't until 2pm. Huge comfortable room, with sofa and big sofa table, a desk and office chair plus all the... More 

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

Dear Hotelsarelovely Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. It is evident that you are an appreciator of the wonderful combination of design, comfort and a the beautiful setting that is incorporated into what makes the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel so unique. A personality to be reckoned with. I am... More 

Nigel, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have stayed in this hotel on several occasions, mainly to appreciate its elegance and beauty. Also, due to the fact that the hotel is located close to all amenities, like restaurants, bars, galleries, and mall.

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

Dear SVMthembu In the words of Audrey Hepburn "Elegance is the only beauty that never fades". Thank you for acknowledging the beauty and elegance that embodies this iconic property. We appreciate your comments and loyalty tremendously. The Hotel and its location within the Melrose Arch precinct symbolises perfect synergy and we are amazingly proud and fortunate to be able offer... More 

Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I stayed here recently for four nights. The hotel is located in a wonderful area that has exciting restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. There is a constant vibe in the area. There are really some spectacular restaurants within a few feet of the lobby. The hotel is modern, has a wonderful but expensive breakfast (great alternative is at JBs just... More 

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

Dear DDO89 Thank you for your thorough and candid feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel’s facilities and that my TEAM lived up to an A+ reputation of service excellence. Your feedback can possibly be used as our next brochure copy as it encapsulates the complete service and location offering. We are extremely proud to be part of... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A bright, interesting hotel, very comfortable for a night's stay. Very clean with all the details and little extras included. Nice location, and very good service. Some of the coloured lights were a bit much for us (especially in the bathroom), but really enjoyed our stay. Rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated, and we especially liked the rain shower and... More 

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

Dear roxdebruyn Thank you for sharing your experience with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. We value your assessment of us as a fun and comfortable hotel and are so grateful for your wonderful review of our property. Our oversized baths and rain showers has been the reason for many wonderful experiences and your suggestion of adding bubbly... More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As with most people visiting Jo-Burg, this was just an overnight between trips for us. The hotel is beautiful, very modern and decorated in a very quirky manner, in what I can only describe as Alice-in-Wonderland style. The pool, for example, has trees planted in giant buckets on plinths rising up in the middle of the pool and giant rubber... More 

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