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The Space Guest House

93- 4th avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Ranked #70 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is the sister establishment to the 12 Stars Lifestyle Apartments, so too class furnishings, smaller suites but completely supporting the self catering feel. Lovely spacious rooms, private and secure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights in this guest house, located nicely in Melville, which is supposed to be a trendy quarter with nice cafes, restaurants, and bars. Modern equipped and spacious, nice cafe around the corner where you have your breakfast (incl in our rate). Good support for taxi services, eg. For trips to restaurants or to the airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place. The location is very central and the rooms are very trendy and comfortable. I stayed there for almost 3 weeks and at the end of a long day it really was like coming home. I would drfinitely stay there again and choose it over any hotel any day.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Space is a nice guesthouse in a great location. First, our room was spacious, with a nice kitchen area, a large bathroom, a really comfortable bed, and a nice sitting area. The room was spotlessly clean and well-lit, which is important because the room was a bit darker, though that was of little concern. We could have happily spent... More

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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Two years ago, when I was living and working in Johannesburg for some eight months, Melville was one of THE suburbs of Johannesburg to be. Its bustling high street (7th Street between 1st and 5th Avenues) was full of restaurants, bars and little shops, attracting a bohémien crowd of often large size. Last month me and my boyfriend returned to... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

We stayed in Suite 2 and there is a small garden area but is has no comfortable furniture there for relaxing outside - so there is no real good outdoor space.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

For anyone thinking of opening a guest house, I highly recommend that they go to the Space Guest House and learn from the very best. Space turned out to be a real gem. Ruby and Johann as hosts, treat you with a warmth and friendliness that makes you feel like family. They do everything within their power to ensure that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I had stayed at this guest house on a previous occasion which led me to select this guest house. I reserved a room online and received confirmation at the end of June that my guest suite had been booked. On arrival, I was told that I had been booked into a completely different guest house because a large group had... More

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32 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We made a booking @ The Space, & arrived just before sunset. The person on duty, didn't know of our reservation so left us out on the street with our bags while she apparently checked for our reservation. Then she suggested we go next door to the The Saffron guest house. In any case, they are owned by the same... More

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Johann S, Owner at The Space Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guest. You were never booked with my establishment, but with Saffron Guest House, which is located directly opposite me, and have their own staff and check-in procedures. I cannot take responsibility for another guest houses guests. Hope you had a pleasant stay, as they are our neighbors and we work well together with them. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

I was booked in for 3 weeks but had to leave early due to work plans changing. I can only talk about Suite 2 cos that's the only room i was in - although Suite 1 looked nice also when i was offered the choice of the two, took 2 because of the full garden access. Suite 2 feels like... More

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12Stars, Owner at The Space Guest House, responded to this review

I took time as the owner to read all the reviews. i thank all my guests for the wonderful response and we always strive to make your stay more comfortable, and secure. Please feel free at all times, during your stay to voice your concerns, as this will only help us to offer you the best service, and make your... More

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Address: 93- 4th avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Space Guest House is centrally located in the heart of trendy Melville, close to SABC, Media 24 and the University of Johannesburg. The guest house is on Melville’s vibrant main road which boasts a variety of top restaurants, cocktail lounges, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and coffee shops.The Space Guest House is also close to the main highways and centres of Johannesburg, the closest being Rosebank, Parkhurst and Greenside, as well as many of the city’s tourist attractions, including the Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Court and the Nelson Mandela Bridge.Modern, stylish and contemporary bedrooms have private entrances and many comforts, including shared satellite TV and bar fridge. Full breakfasts are served. Other facilities include ADSL Internet access in each room, laundry and airport transfers and arranging of tours.Safe and secure parking is also available. ... more   less 
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