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Saffron Guest House

Cnr of 7th Street and 5th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Ranked #42 of 233 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
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  • 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
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Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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Hamburg, Germany
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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.

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Sydney
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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.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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.

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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.

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East London
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91 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

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Abidjan
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41 helpful votes 41 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

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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
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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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The rooms are big and clean and the staff are very helpful. If you include breakfast in your booking it is supplied at a wonderful bakery/cafe two doors down the street, great food even greater pastries. Melville presents the right balance for a visitor that is looking to experience Johannesburg culture outside of the shopping malls.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A very good place to stay, excellent located in melville. Its at the bottom end of 7th street, which has several lively bars and restaurants. Its not so close that it is noisy at night, but its close enough to walk to any bar in a couple of minutes. Its also very secure, and you're always walking in the light... More

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Address: Cnr of 7th Street and 5th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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