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Melrose Place Guest Lodge
12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #11 of 229 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Sue and the staff at Melrose Place Guest Lodge are fantastic! They went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable when visitng Jo'burg and when our baby was sick and made us feel at home. The accommodation is comfortable, clean and the grounds are beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely stay again when we return to SA!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I've just come back from a week in Johannesburgh for work. Melrose guest house felt like home from home! Sue (the owner) and her staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The whole place had a relaxed, warm, cosy feel.

So much nicer than staying in yet another hotel chain!

My room was large, elegantly furnished and spotless. Breakfast and dinner you eat with the other guests and it was lovely opportunity to meet new people, do some networking and swap travel tips! I was travelling with a colleague, but it would be an ideal place to stay as a single traveller. The food was proper home cooking, delicious - again so much nicer than most large hotels (I've stayed in a few).

A couple of things to mention - the wifi was a little up and down and you don't get an iron and ironing board in your room (one was available in the laundry room but as i was out all day it would have been really help to have one in my room). They also don't serve food on a Sunday (apart from breakfast) but there are some lovely restaurants within walking distance (quite safe to walk too). I can recommend the Greek restaurant - sorry can't remember the name.

None of these things should put you off - the pros completely outway the cons, those points just stopped me giving it 5 stars! I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed here last week for a few days. Excellent accommodation and service and very well located if you have business across town. Also handy for Melrose arch restaurants. Also found very interesting range of guests from around the world. Also one of best breakfasts had in an SA guest house.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just attended a 4 day workshop there and everything was handled very well. Meals and refreshments were great - very generous. Security good with ample parking. Some of the group stayed at the Lodge and found it very pleasant and good value and location. Would highly recommend.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Visiting Johannesburg for a one-night stand (to attend a wedding) can be stressful for laid-back Capetonians. How reassuring to find affordable accommodation in a central suburb with all the amenities a traveler could want - and then some! Although we arrived late at night, the security check-in at the gate was both professional and welcoming. The room was more than adequate (MUCH more spacious than 4-star hotels in Europe, South America or Thailand), with an en suite bathroom (shower and bath), large balcony and HUGE, comfortable bed. The breakfast was delicious and Sue's warm conversation made us feel like we are old family acquaintances. While we waited to be collected, she hospitably fed us great coffee and muffins. And of course, the real owner, Sooty, did his best to keep us on the couch for him to lie on our laps.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The room with the balcony overlooking the garden is really spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I returned once more to Melrose Place Guest Lodge and was pleased to be welcomed by the same ever-smiling staff which is so re-assuring. The conference was run smoothly and on time with all the amenities at our disposal. Meals and snacks were hearty and delicious. At the end of the day I looked forward to retreating to my peaceful and spacious room. Awoke each morning from a restful sleep on a comfy bed . Great value for money. Looking forward to my next visit. Thanks to Sue and her great staff !

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

After reading all the positive reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided to book Melrose for my overnight during flights in Jo’burg. I had requested a pick up, and Collin greeted me with a name board and big welcoming smile at the airport; would have been nice though to indicate the price to me beforehand when my booking was confirmed . I thought it was included at first. A short 30 minutes ride, we arrived at the Guest House. My room [311] was on the far end, hence very quiet. The room was spacious, contained the necessary. The only thing that bugged me a little was the faucets. In the shower, they did not have an indication which is hot / cold. I had to let the water run for quite a bit until it was actually hot. Collin dropped me off the nearby Rosebank Mall which is very convenient; however, stores close as early as 6pm. Dinner is done on request, but I chose to eat out that night. Breakfast was ok, very family style with large tables for guest to mix and mingle; maybe not ideal when you are a bit of introvert wanting peace in the morning. Sue [the owner I guess] is swarming in the middle making everyone feel at home. In general, all staff was very friendly and helpful which is a definite plus to this place. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Melrose Place Guest Lodge

Address: 12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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