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Melrose Place Guest Lodge

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12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here the first two nights of our trip to Southern Africa. The rooms were comfortable and quiet, in a garden setting. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Our meals were buffet style, with a good selection from which to choose.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We (a family of 4) recently stayed at Melrose Place Guest Lodge on 3 occasions whilst touring around Southern Africa. Sue, the owner, was extremely hospitable and most helpful with organising a range of local tours and transport. The Lodge is quiet and calm with a range of lovely rooms and a good pool. An excellent breakfast was provided. The... More 

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Regina, Canada
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We just returned from a 3 week stay in South Africa which we ended at Melrose Place. What a great place. The rooms are all individual and very private with seating areas outside. Large ensuite baths with showers and tubs. The breakfasts are delicious served in the beautiful dining room. We had our own driver that was there at our... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

tried numerous guest houses before this one. location is super. not to mention there's a park down the road, great restaurants a few min walk away, gyms and yoga studios close by. and of course the rooms are spacious, with great finishing touches to make you feel at home. staff are great and for business travellers there's dinner in the... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Melrose Place Guest Lodge is a pleasant and quiet place in the Melrose section of Johannesburg, an upscale suburb. The lodge is not convenient to any of the major attractions in Johannesburgt and requires either a car or the use of taxis or drivers to get to anyplace except for the nearby strip mall and the larger Melrose Arch... More 

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melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Many of our guests travel to Johannesburg for business and find Melrose extremely central. Unfortunately Johannesburg does lack sufficient public transport and as a sprawling city a car or taxi is required to get to the various tourist attractions. The success of Melrose Place has been due to our no-fuss attitude, simplicity and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having stayed at Melrose Place Guest Lodge again in June 2014 I am happy to report that once again my stay was most comfortable and enjoyable. It is a testament to the owner that the staff turnover is almost zero with the same welcoming smiling staff available on hand . The room was a peaceful haven and the meals were... More 

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Atlanta
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is lovely, reasonably priced guest house near Melrose Arch. We stayed in the family 2-bedroom suite upstairs with our three children. It was spacious, very clean. The breakfast area is equally nice with charming furniture and morning sunlight through the window. The breakfast food was excellent. You can walk up to a small retail area with a few restaurants;... More 

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melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am very sorry that you felt isolated from myself and my staff. Unfortunately, as you mentioned, my mother was in hospital at deaths door and I did not have the time to appoint someone to stand in for me. I do... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Thanks to Sue for her very warm welcome and for creating this wonderful haven of luxurious tranquillity in the middle of the city. Great location, wonderfully comfortable room, scrummy breakfast and friendly helpful staff. We particularly appreciated the availability of reliable drivers who Sue arranged to take us out whenever and where ever we wanted. We will certainly be back.... More 

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melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We thoroughly enjoyed having you here and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sue Truter More 

San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a wonderful welcome for my first trip to South Africa! A delightful surprise in suburban Johannesburg, with shady garden, swimming pool (not in use yet--still winter!), charming dining room, good food, and friendly, helpful staff. Our large room had an adjoining bathroom with both shower stall and big old-fashioned bathtub. The whole place has a "vintage" feel to... More 

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melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Irene, Thank you very much for your lovely review on Melrose Place. We thoroughly enjoyed having you here and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. (Hopefully in the summer-time when you can make use of the swimming pool) Kind regards, Sue Truter More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I stayed for 10 nights at Melrose Place Guest Lodge over a two week period. It is a well located, charming and relaxed oasis of peace and quiet. Staff were friendly and helpful. Gardens are magnificent. Rooms are comfortable. I felt very safe here - good security around the property and there are patrols of the local streets. The team... More 

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