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A Room with a View

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   1 Tolip Street | Corner 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa
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A Room with a View
Ranked #50 of 229 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here while visiting for a wedding, and it took my breath away. Gorgeous property, with gorgeous buildings and rooms. Staff was very friendly and helpful! They upgraded us to the main suite both times were were there (without us asking), and allowed us to leave our larger bags while we went off to a game... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

whenever I stay i joburg i book "room with a view". it was recommended to me by I photographer friend of mine who had fallen in love with the architecture and views of this place i stayed there for 10 days when i moved to joburg for 2 years in 2009, the owners were really helping me to find a... More

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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

What makes this B&B “Room with a view” special is its lack of resemblance to any other guest accommodation in the world. An usual and fantastic architectural configuration of buildings, stairs, rooms, balconies and garden plants; inspired by Tuscan palaces but yet very different. Surprising, overall and in detail. Not truly luxurious, but exciting and with great views indeed. Very... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Staying at Room With a View some years ago is among the best Guest House (boutique hotel) i've stayed at, highly recommendable. This is located in the middle of Melville a very cosy area. The breakfast is great and need to say so, but the view is great.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This a B n B with an identity. A great space in the middle of Melville, a once working class, now somewhat trendy suburb of JHB. The B n B has a website that gives some insight into the place and actually highlights the room we happened to stay in for a few days in Nov 2012. I recommend this... More

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I was among a group staying here. This place is a miniature castle perched on a hill. The rooms range in size, but are all lovely. My room was large and had a balcony with a great view of the area. The staff are extremely friendly and ready to help. The breakfast is terrific. The neighborhood, Melville, is pleasant. There... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

I had read a very complimentary snippet in a travel magazine about this guesthouse, and so I booked a room here, for three nights. I am a regular visitor to Melville. As another member stated, it is helpful to have a GPS with you, and with that, it easy find it; otherwise, good luck! Made by bookings by email, and... More

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Salvador, BA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

This was my first time in Johannesburg, and I was concerned about safety. This hotel, as other reviews state, is like a small castle with superb views over the city. I reserved a luxury suit but was upgraded - it looked very slow season in the beggining of October. Our room was in the upper part, just by a beautiful... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This accommodation is very different to anywhere we have stayed before. Each room is quirky and with such high ceilings you get a real sense of space. Views are fantastic. Brenda looked after us so well.Location was great for us and we could get cabs cheaply to places we needed to go.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I've stayed at, but of course such things are subjective. It was elegant, interesting, cozy, homey and relaxing - the hotel was built in bits, making it appear haphazard but every corner & staircase made me want to explore! I loved spending time by the pool, even though it was winter, because... More

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Additional Information about A Room with a View

Address: 1 Tolip Street | Corner 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — A Room with a View 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The passion, charm, colours, luminosity and timeless quality of this beautiful guest house consistently draws guests from all over the world into invigorating social exchange - yet also allows for gentle non intrusive privacy. Set high above the heart of Melville with splendid views over a forested Johannesburg and 70km on to the Magaliesberg. Each of the fourteen en-suite rooms has a unique sense of style and design, some with their own conservatory, balcony and fireplace. Beautiful bathrooms with large showers and deep baths. Spectacular breakaway lounges and swimming pool. The gentle hearts, softness of smiles, the warmness and memorable breakfast’s, imbues care to all who have found this home from home. Designed to provide memorable accommodation for well- informed international travellers that seek the best that Johannesburg and South Africa can offer, at affordable prices.A Room With A View is beautifully situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s most blessed parklands and also close to every necessary amenity. More than just B&B or guesthouse accommodation, rather like a boutique hotel.The timeless quality of this magnificent guesthouse and bed and breakfast consistently draws visitors from all over the world into invigorating social exchanges – yet allows for gentle, non- intrusive privacy.A spectacular high visitor’s lounge is open to all, with handy catering facilities, making it conducive to socializing while also providing you with a venue to entertain your own Johannesburg guests. A Roman- style swimming pool and surrounds offer outdoor relaxation throughout Johannesburg’s glorious 8 month summer season. Two conference rooms, each accommodating up to 14 delegates are served with wholesome lunches and beverages to order. With free internet and satellite DSTV, why stay in Sandton or Randburg if you can have luxury accommodation nearby in Melville and more. ... more   less 

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