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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The hotel is in a safe area with shops and restaurants to hand, meaning that unlike many other places, as a female staying here alone I feel comfortable going for a walk around to get some air. Have stayed here a few times and the staff are always helpful, the rooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable and the pool... More

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

Dear Holsandbus For single lady travellers - there is no better place to stay in JHB! Luxurious accommodation, safety, amazing food, service, and loads of shopping! Thank you for staying with us, and for your great feedback! The TEAM look forward to hosting you again - safe travels! Jean-Claude & TEAM More

Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great hotel, fantastic service and perfect bathrooms. Location is safe with great restaurants just across the street. Spend some time here 6 years ago and the experience is still the same.

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Dear Reeijm It is a great pity we haven’t seen you in 6 years, however it is excellent to host you again!!! Thank you for coming back, and for your feedback! Our location is ideal for all travelers, the Hotel and Melrose Arch precinct has a myriad of retail, and dining options available. Next time try our March Restaurant -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed for 4 days at this wonderful spot. We reside in Australia but are south Africans . Service was excellent as was the room and breakfast dining area. Buffet and quality/quantity of portions excellent. Coffee in front of the fire in the coffee library wonderful. Location fantastic as its in a quaint area with all shops restaurants and cafes... More

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Dear Bushk It is a privilege and pleasure to host you! The TEAM really appreciate your feedback – a special thanks for your mention regarding our service culture and delivery! We look forward to being your “home” every time you travel back to SA! See you soon! Best regards Jean-Claude & TEAM More

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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

In a trendy section of Johannesburg one would expect a trendy, upscale hotel and this is it. Staff are well trained and attentive. The Library bar is nicely designed. Too bad their outdoor seating doesn't have a smoking area for cigar fans. The rooms are spacious and airy. One criticism: the dresser is adjacent to the bed on one side.... More

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Dear 007…HotelSpy55! Thank you for staying with us, and for the feedback! I am pleased to hear you had an excellent stay - the Hotel and Melrose Arch precinct is the best address to visit when in JHB! We are in the process of looking at enhancing our hotel, with a planned refurbishment on the cards, I will raise your... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We attended an engagement party in the Melrose Arch Hotel penthouse suite - WOW! such luxury. We were treated to our own 2 barmen, 1 hostess, Executive Chef and assistant Chef. I felt like a princess. Welcome drinks were an array of different alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails at the pool area before we proceeded to the 5th floor. The food... More

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Dear Lucrecia1511 I had a look at your pics – coupled with your excellent feedback, and speaking to the TEAM, sounds like you guys had a party to remember! At the African Pride Melrose Arch our purpose is around creating special memories – we are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back,... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Loved it, centrally located in Melrose Arch, crawling distance to all restaurants. Arrived at 2pm, check in took a bit long and they gave us a smoking room. They changed it very quickly for us. Went down to the pool for some oysters and champagne, exqusite. Check out was seemeless.

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

Dear Seanvaderwalker Champagne and oysters are the call of the day - glad to hear you had a moment to enjoy it all! Thank you very much for saying with us, and for commenting on your excellent stay. Please accept my apology for the delay on arrival, I will look into this with the Front Office TEAM. The Melrose Arch... More

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23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I was here for almost 6 weeks,. Everything is special, from the doormen to reception, check in is a breeze. Rooms are large and well laid out. Free Internet is a bonus. Hotel meals are expensive, but there is a huge range of restaurants just outside within the safety of the compound.

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

Dear Knuddys Thank you for the excellent comments, my TEAM really appreciate the feedback! From the special mention to the WOW - it is our pleasure to host you! See you soon! Best regards Jean-Claude & TEAM More

Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We had a short 1-night stay at the Melrose Arch between flights and had a wonderful time here. We didn't use the room service but the service at reception was very friendly and quick. The location was great because it is located in Melrose Arch - a small and safe community/mall with shopping, restaurants, and bars around. Because we were... More

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

Dear Christo416 I am very pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay and that the TEAM took good care of you! The hotel’s location is an ideal base whilst visiting Johannesburg. The Melrose Arch precinct has numerous dining and retail facilities for local and international travelers. If you wish to venture out, the hotel also offers a courtesy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

I live 5 kilometers from Melrose Arch. In a flight of fancy I thought we, my girlfriend and I should be local travellers and enjoy a local getaway. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the amenities and friendly service. All the staff were helpful and clearly well trained. My only criticism was that it felt a little OTT (Over... More

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

Dear Mr. Thabang Skwambane The TEAM are here to provide OTT service! It was a privilege to host you for your local getaway! Thank you for the detailed comments regarding your weekend – sounds like you had a great break!! We do offer in house GUESTS complimentary WIFI, the vouchers issued are limited to 500Mb per voucher, I will reiterate... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

i stayed at this hotel, was impressed with the breakfast , and friendly staff. very safe and enjoyed every moment, but disappointed with the laundry service. my clothes were returned in this lovely black box , but was horrified . my clothes was returned not properly ironed and marks that were never there in the first place.

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

Dear Kieron F Thank you very much for selecting the AP Melrose Arch as your hotel of choice when travelling to JHB. It is an absolute pleasure to host you, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service, breakfast and that the TEAM looked after you! Please accept my sincere apologies for the poor delivery in our laundry... 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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