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Melvin Residence Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   184 Pine Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 294 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Piet and his wife Elize were both very helpful and hospitable. Our son and daughter in law were suppose to be dropped off at the Melvin but instead were dropped off in some other part of Pretoria. After a taxi failed to pick them up, Piet drove out and picked them up himself. Certainly beyond the call of duty! Breakfast... More

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although my stay was decent for the most part while I was there, the rooms are extremely cold during winter time. After spending the night in one of the rooms I woke up to enjoy a lovely breakfast, whereafter I found that my car had been broken into. The area isn't ideal, although I usually stay a block from the... More

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Lahore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Best thing about this place is Piet. He is such a nice and accommodating person. I didn't get to stay at the place but 3 of my employees did and they were very happy. I made all the arrangements and before they checked in, I went to meet Piet and took a tour of the place. Very comfortable and friendly... More

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Helmstedt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Everything was great: The residence is situated near to the Union Buildings and the city centre is not far away. Piet, the host, helps you by planning your activities and does nearly everything for you! :-)

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Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely time at this beautiful place in best environment. The Union Building is just 5 minutes away by foot. The house is very nice and surrounded by a huge garden. Especially the breakfast outside was amazing. Thank you very much to Piet for this wonderful stay! We will come back!

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Best start into our holidays for three days with very kind hosts and a wonderful breakfast before heading for the Kruger Park. We are a lesbian couple from Australia and were a bit nervous but our kind , helpful and informative hosts made us feel very welcome. Rooms are immaculate and internet fast and cheap.We'll come back again1

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Oberhausen, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Best start into our holidays with very kind hosts and a wonderful breakfast. We'll come back again and recommend this accomodation for visiting Pretoria or Jo'burg or starting to Kruger or Panorama Route

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PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon More

Manchester
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I sjould first say that i am a very fussy guest!! However, having spent weeks trying out different hotels and guest houses I felt like I'd won the lottery when I found this place. Rooms are immaculate. Internet, although paid, was the best I'd experienced in South Africa and was very cheap and incredibly fast! The owners are wonderful and... More

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PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We don't think you are a fussy guest at all! We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. See you soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon More

Dornbirn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

very beautiful house in a better area in Pretoria! you get a lot of information and you will have a wonderful breakfast. it was for us a perfect start in the holiday becaue we came in trough airport Johannesburg and were heading to Krüger Nationalpark. It was very good!

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PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon More

Haifa, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We ordered double room and received single with 2 pillows and two sets of toiletries. The bed was very small (140X190), There was only one chair in the room, and one chair on the balcony. There was no space for Luggage at all. I had to put it in the bathroom. There was no bath tube. Between the bathroom, toilet... More

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PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this review

Dear lanaid Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our guest house. It is a pity that you did not bring these issues to our attention while you were here. We would have attended to it right away! We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments further so that we can examine your... More

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Address: 184 Pine Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Melvin Residence Guest House 4*
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Melvin Residence is a 4 star Guest House that ideally located for doing business in Pretoria. We offer:- Four luxury double rooms with en suite showers- One standard room with an en suite bathroom One single rooms with an en suite bathrooms- Private entrances with comfortable relaxation areas - An awesome view over the capital city- All rooms are fully air-conditioned- Easy access to highways leading north and south - Secure, fenced parking- Non-intrusive, but welcoming service. ... more   less 
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