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A Room with a View

1 Tolip Street | Corner 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa
A Room with a View
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  • 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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Ramsgate, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Over the years we have stayed at the opulently faux French themed Room With A View more times than I can remember as it is situated close to a family members home in Melville. We found the decor fun and enjoyed the great views. The Roman pool for the children was always a success and the lovely breakfasts and friendly... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Leipzig, Germany
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182 reviews 182 reviews
52 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Humlebaek, Denmark
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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