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The Space Guest House

93- 4th avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Clean rooms good prices very upmarket! Love it in hart of Mellvile. If you are coming to JHB this is the place to stay. Will definitely stay here again. Walking distance from bars and restaurants. Staff are very friendly and always willing to help. Stayed here for 5days and every day was awesome

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Prudhoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I spent a week at the Space House in July. Located in the heart of Melville, it is a very comfortable place with a sitting room, a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. My room overlooked the street, which is full of life. Breakfast across the road in a cafe is great. Would recommend all those who want to be comfortable but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rooms are modern, a good size, very clean and serviced well with all the convenience of staying in an apartment. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. It's located in Melville - a really nice suburb of Johannesburg where you get to experience the real Joburg unlike Sandton which feels like staying in a shopping centre.... More 

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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

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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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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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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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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