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Melleney's Exclusive Guest House

149 12 Avenue | Rivonia, Johannesburg 2128, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't stay here. The rooms are so cold in winter I had to keep the air conditioner on all night. The owner has posted the most ridiculous bossy signs in the rooms. They make you feel like a criminal. You get one tiny piece of soap. The beds are cheap and the mattresses thin and nasty. The only redeeming feature... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've been staying at Melleney's on and off for nearly 14 years. I recently stayed there again and was delighted at the friendly and professional service that the guesthouse still offers. My room was luxurious and tucked away in a tranquil garden and although situated on a busy road I felt that I was somewhere in the country. I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in several rooms here on different legs of my trip, and all were fantastic. Beautiful features like private porches, outdoor showers, and heated tile floors. the two managers Andrew and Henni are wonderful, and all of the staff were so kind and helpful. Breakfast every morning was delicious. Andrew can arrange all your transport and set up appointments,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Melleneys is a beautiful guest house which is sadly owned and run by people who should not be doing what they are doing. We were treated like second class citizens and after advising we would have another 6-10 guests coming during the week, the rudeness continued - resulting us in leaving and them losing out on business! Sad when the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

These people are in the wrong business! It is called the "hospitality" industry but they were very unaccommodating, uncompassionate at a very sad, traumatic and stressful time for my family and not pleasant to deal with. Definitely not recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is one of the guesthouses our company uses for business trips. Somehow I always get what they call the Avery (guess the owners are into birds), this is a room located outside of the main building. The room as no air-conditioning but it does have a ceiling fan that circulates the hot Gauteng air nicely. The bathroom is in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I booked to stay in Melleneys based on the website, and checked in at midday prior to an evening appointment. However I found that the room that I was allocated was exposed to unpleasantly high levels of traffic noise due to the traffic in 12th Avenue, to the extent that I could not concentrate on my work. This is despite... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have stayed at this guest house on several occasions and always enjoyed my stay. Great ambiance in the gardens and rooms have always had that extra touch. I was disappointed in my stay this time round. The soap holder in my shower was filthy and had soap caked to it - I was scared to place my soap in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

After several years of traveling to Johannesburg on business and pleasure we had tried several establishments and settled on a guest house that provided what we wanted for our demographic. Unfortunately the place we used closed and we have for two years looked for something to replace it.We look for comfortable well appointed rooms, good beds, cleanliness, decent bathroom facilities... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed at Melleney's last week and had a pleasant stay. We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff member who directed us to our rooms. I was a little disappointed that we never got to meet Melleney and the morning staff still seemed a little quite and subdued rather than warm and friendly, although no major complaints.... More 

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