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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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226 reviews 226 reviews
50 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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

Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

This place was very good. It is right on 5th in Melville (which is a street full of bars, bookstores, restaurants, etc), one of the really nice safe bohemian districts in JBurg. There are two buildings (one each side of 5th ave). The properties are fenced and locked (usual in JBurg). My suite had a separate bedroom and bathroom, and... More

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Buford, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

The Space Guest House is in an excellent neighborhood in Joburg. It is very secure. At no time did I worry about security. We stayed in a suite which was very spacious, had a nice kitchenette with cutlery, fridge, and microwave. The bed was great, very cozy and comfortable. Breakfast is available at a near by French cafe which was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

The Space House was great, roomy apartment style accommodation right on 7th St which was a great, safe street. Ruby was helpful and Melville and the Space House exceeded all our expectations. Breakfast was excellent too!!!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

I was amazed at the quality of this place. It's clean, very modern and perfect for all travellers. Melville is a safe part of the city and very convenient for the city centre.

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Bogotá, Colombia
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47 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

I've stayed here twice and it's been very nice. The Internet is fast (especially for Johannesburg standards) and rooms are perfectly clean and new, plus the people at service are very nice. Just once there was some noise in the property next door (some concert of some kind) but the rest was great. Plus there are all these very nice... More

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mt. orab, ohio
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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

If your looking for a place to unwind away fom the airport this is for you. We have lovely and roomy accomadations including a kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. I would recommend arranging transportation from the airport to their place which they are glad to do. We didn't and ended up paying $80.00 . The Space Guest house is in... More

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18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

I have no complaints.The reception was welcoming and check-in efficient. Room modern and spacious with large bathroom and walk-in shower. The security is good and we felt safe at all times. There is enough space within the hotel compound for parking 2 cars. Breakfast was at the Illy cafe 2mins walk away. Along the main road are plenty of bars... 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): $
Number of rooms: 5
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