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“Exceptional service - caring host” 5 of 5 stars
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Blu Trea
10 8th Avenue, Melville 2092, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Melville B&B and Inns
KwaZulu-Natal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional service - caring host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

Blu Trea is a quiet elegant place to stay where the gracious care of the host Natasja makes you feel really welcome and looked after. I stayed for over a month while working away from home and throughout that time I enjoyed the gracious and comfortable accommodation, the delicious breakfasts and the sense of being looked after and cared for. Blu Trea is very conveniently situated for the city, for the delights of trendy Melville and for open spaces such as the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. At the same time it is in a quiet street and adjacent to the beautiful Melville Koppies. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

Due to some unforeseen circumstances we we were in Jo'berg for around 21 days. Those difficult 21 days had 1 silver lining and that was Blue Trea. Coming back to the place every evening was like coming back to your cozy, comfortable home. Natasja is a wonderful host and is a powerhouse of energy, she is avery good conversationist and is a fountain of knowledge regarding South Africa. She takes care of your likes and dislikes, she is very observant and makes changes to make you feel comfortable. Infact me and my wife want to go back to Jo'berg to stay with her, her place is lovely.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

We were treated with respect and that was very inportant to us! The facilities are satisfactory, we could not ask for more!

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

My wife was medivaced from Cameroon to Johannesburg. With all the stresses of being in a strange place and my wife in the hospital, Blu Trea was a wonderful surprise. Natasja's hospitality left absolutely nothing to be desired. If we were to return to Joburg we wouldn't even consider looking for a different place.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Blu Trea is a welcome respite from the buzz of Joburg. Situated on a quiet street in Melville, the guesthouse is within walking distance from Seventh Avenue and Main Road, and easily accessible to shops and restaurants... but far away for the noise from the busy streets to not be heard.

The rooms are very comfortable and furnished with all the mod-cons you would expect in a hotel room - tv, tea/coffee facilities and the like. Owner and host Natasja went out of her way to make her guests feel at home and quite spoiled - what a welcome treat to arrive back on a chilly evening and find even the electric blanket is turned on as part of turndown service !

A hearty breakfast is served, with the host cooking a hot breakfast according to individual guest needs. There is a great patio outside, which flows onto a swimming pool and a garden, perfect for afternoon tea or sundowners - the sunsets in Melville are amazing !

I stayed in a room which forms part of the house (with a separate entrance), but there are also other rooms in the garden area.

Would definitely recommend BluTrea to anyone passing through the area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blu Trea

Address: 10 8th Avenue, Melville 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Melville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Melville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose your “chill spot” from a small garden table for two, to a sunny spot on the deck overlooking the pool or enjoy al fresco breakfasts when weather permits. This owner-operated establishment offers three stylish bedrooms, each with their own private entrance and en-suite bathroom facility. ... more   less 
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Blu Trea Melville, Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

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