We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saffron Guest House

Cnr of 7th Street and 5th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Saffron Guest House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Saffron Guest House
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    26
    18
    4
    0
    0
See reviews for
4
14
6
14
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (48)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (8)
All months
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great atmostphere, professional staff, beautiful decorated and clean rooms with comfortable self serving kitchens as well as stunning and historical surroundings. Breakfast at the corner restaurant a pleasant experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Saffron is a very nice place to stay in Johannesburg. First, the location is perfect, you can walk to restaurants and bars of Melville and you're 10-15 mn driving from CBD, Greenside or Parkhurst. The rooms are also big and very clean. And the rates remain ok. I recommend this place to stay if you come to visit Johannesburg.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Netherlands
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed here for just one night. Friendly welcome in a very nice decorated and clean room. Location is good, next to a couple of restaurants - we ate in Lucky Bean; good food - and bars. Breakfast in cafe on 100 meters was very good - omelettes, fresh fruit, etc. Also on just a short driving distance to several attractions... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed 6 nights at Saffron and would do it again. Calm and safe place. Very nice and helpful staff (Emily is great) and a delicious breakfast. At my arrival the wifi didn't work. The owner fixed it immediately and it worked from that on. Perfect place to stay and explore Joburg.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

2 of us stayed at Saffron in separate rooms. We were both very pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and the very helpful friendly staff. When returning to Johannesburg I would not look anywhere else to stay as this is perfect. The breakfast at the close cafe included in the price was also very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I were visiting from the USA and had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful place. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations and the breakfast. A convenient place to make as a home base as you explore Johannesburg. Hosts were awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My stay in Johannesburg was made am absolute pleasure staying in Saffron guest house, the room was nicely appointed and had everything I needed. Breakfast was brilliant and staff were extremely helpful. Would stay there again happily.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
East London
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
94 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

7th Street in Melville is always a place to be at, so what a pleasure to fund Saffron with big size room, kitchens facilities and just good service all round, the parking arrangements were a big tricky but manageable. Lovely we pot, breakfast organized at the Cafe up the road.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Abidjan
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There are not many rooms here but the place is well kept. They have suites with kitchen facilities. For the price, a family can stay and be happy. I love the decoration and the lights of the rooms. There is a guy called Yannick 'Nick", who works there. He speaks French

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Incredible service with very neat and modern rooms. Would recommend to fellow travellers. Extremely well located. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Perfect place to stay if you are visiting melville.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Saffron Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Saffron Guest House

Address: Cnr of 7th Street and 5th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Saffron Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay