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Melvin Residence Guest House

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184 Pine Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bochum, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent about 24 h in Pretoria and hence only one night in the Melvin residence. We all regret this as we found this a beautiful, civilized and very agreeable place to be. The rooms are spacious and clean and well equipped. The environment is green and quiet and we all appreciated the carefully prepared breakfast. Piet, the host,... More 

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Bothaville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a joyful experience to stay at this unique Guest House near the stately Union Buildings! Peaceful and a almost romantic old-world feeling and definitely a memorable stay to be repeated in future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A spir of the moment thing brought me to this place. Nice gardens and awesome hosts. Very very yummy breakfast and the accomodation is just as awesome. Very close to Union Buildings and Loftus. Basically anything. Use the Gautrain to Pretoria station and Uber to Melvin Residence. It was an official accomodation partner for the 2010 FIFA world cup and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Marlvin Guest house is a fairly nice guest house with very chearful and lovely owners who are able to take care of vistors.It is one of the good guest house found in Pretoria.It is an ancient building of its own kind with fantastic surroundings

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Melvin Guest House very much. My room was comfortable, the breakfast en joyable and the gardens lovely. Piet the owner was very helpful with arranching transportation. All in all a very enjoyable and pleasant stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Melvin House is by far one of the best guest houses that I have ever experienced. The house is a historical monument on its own and the hospitality superb. I stayed there on my own while my Husband was hospitalized close by. I felt safe and welcome, enjoyed the beautiful garden and made new friends. I will definitely recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Another quick trip to Pretoria for a few days and it is nice to know that the accomodation decision and arrangement is simple. Well located, secure, comfortable, close to good restaurants, a chance to catch on reading about and discussing Porsches of all eras. Planning next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nestling in a beautiful garden of rose bushes, strelitzias, showers of bougainvillia, and the odd lavender bush, lies this restored treasure from Pretoria ´s historical past. The owners have done a admirable job of restoration and it shows everywhere from the original Oregon pine wood to the handcrafted Tiffany glass of the windows done by the owner´s wife. Check in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Historic home in excellent condition with beautiful gardens. Easy walking distance to Union Buildings and associated park, and walking distance to a neighborhood shopping plaza. Piet was super friendly and helpful. We felt very welcomed and at home. We will definitely return to Melvin Residence on our next visit to Pretoria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Melvin is in an amazing location a few meters from the Union Buildings, surrounded by jacarandas, very inviting, beautiful, homey, gardens, welcoming, good breakfast. Delightful hosts. Hard to beat! Fully recommended :-)

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