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“Very warm” 5 of 5 stars
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Melrose Place Guest Lodge
12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #8 of 233 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Very warm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Was there in 2011. The lady who manages the place, I think Sue was very warm. Food is home cooked and served with love. The guest lodge manager knows every guest by name. It is 5 star service and very affordable.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This gorgeous B&B is located in Melrose, a nice and safe neighbourhood within walking distance of Rosebank and about a 5 minute drive from Sandton City. Two blocks away there is a handful of nice and reasonably-priced restaurants, and a 10 minute walk will take you to Rosebank mall and Gautrain Station; we took this new, comfortable and safe high-speed train to visit Pretoria(R82 return fare); the trip was just 20 minutes to Pretoria Station where you can transfer to Gautrain bus(R6 when combined with train) to reach downtown -or just walk.
Back to Melrose Place, we stayed at the second floor, a huge two bedroom apartment, very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Beds, linens and towels are first quality which, added to the quietness of the place, will ensure great sleep.
Breakfast is very good and many things are cooked to the order.
Sue, the owner, will make sure you have a great stay and try helping with all your needs, including tourist advice and assistance. There is a nice, safe and comfortable taxi service in the hotel which -in my opinion- happens to be a little expensive according to SA pricing(R120 for a 5-min drive to Sandton City, for example). But if you need it occasionally do not hesitate to take it.
All in all this is a great place to stay, comfortable, spotlessly clean, with excellent service and location.

Room Tip: The apartment at the second floor is perfect for families: huge, quiet and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Stay here. Don't stay anywhere else. The rooms are fantastic...the space is quiet...extremely comfortable...the food is very tasty...and the staff wonderful. Far and away the best space in Joburg...look no further.

Room Tip: They're all great - I like the really big suite with private balcony but they're all very wo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The Merose Place Guesthouse is fantastic! Clean, well decorated large rooms. Lots of beautiful courtyards and cosy places to have tea and check email with the free internet. Great people and superb service. This is my second stay here. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottburgh, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I spend a large part of my life living out of a suitcase, so coming to an oasis like this one is a treat second to none. The room I stayed in had everything one could think of to make the night a pleasant one, including a bar fridge with a nice selection of refreshments at supermarket prices, large flat screen TV, a cavernous sized room and a bathroom of equal proportions. Thankfully it was not provided with one of those showers-in-the-bath contraptions but a huge bath at one end of the bathroom and a really big comfortable sized shower at the other. The selection of teas and coffees was more than one needed.

The off street undercover parking is a requirement for me as is free wi-fi ( I try to avoid hotels with ripoff Wi-Fi charges) The splendid breakfast with a choice of just about anything was the cherry on top.

Sue is a fantastic hostess and has the ability to make a new guest feel as welcome as an old friend and has the same graceful tranquility as her wonderful garden.

The single regret I have about my one night stay was that I was intensely busy and did not have enough time to spend relaxing at this super venue. This makes me look forward to returning soon.

I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

Room Tip: Room 304 has a secluded verandah (I dont know if the others have) and is the room I described.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We stayed there for a couple of days from 15/10/11 - 16/10/11. Sue was a perfect host and the staff are all very friendly and always very helpful. The rooms were very clean. Thank you Sue and all the staff for a wonderful couple of days at Melrose

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

This is a delightful B&B set amidst a lovely garden with pool, with staff who just could not be more friendly and helpful. The B&B is also ideally situated for getting around the city

Room Tip: Ask for rooms 201, 202 or 203.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 233 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Home in the heart of Johannesburg. Centrally situated between Rosebank and Sandton. Melrose Place offers luxurious en-suite accommodation and has earned its reputation by providing warm hospitality and excellent service, making it a true home from home for the discerning guest. The wonderful garden shaded by many trees sets off the swimming pool where guests can take time out to relax from the pace of their travels. Secure parking. ... more   less 
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