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Melvin Residence Guest House

4.0 of 5 184 Pine Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
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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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful accommodation, very comfortable and spacious. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back there. Breakfast was fantastic. Piet helped us order food and even called a taxi for us back to the Gautrain. 10/10 service nothing to complain about

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was surprised at excellent quality versus moderate fee. No overly fancy frills but well appointed room, sparkling clean, fluffy bed. Delightful breakfast, superb omelette, more than I could manage. Owner organised a taxi service, Kwathlano and I had the friendliest driver ever, Alfred. Manor house is about 1880 and features in Hannes Meiring's book of drawings about old Pretoria.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Lahore
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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 6
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