A lovely place to stay. This isn't the normal guest house or hotel, these are individual rooms and studios within an enclosure, all at ground level. Suitable if your mobility isn't brilliant but you can cope with slopes, small steps and thresholds but probably not suitable for a wheel chair. Very secure, there are tall walls and fences around and overnight security too. Cars are parked inside without charge. Melville is magic, 7th Street and Melville Restaurants, Cafes and shops are literally on your door step. We had room three which was large, beautifully decorated, air conditioned and the bed was very comfortable, also had microwave kettle and sink. From observation sizes and facilities do vary. WiFi access was free and good. Breakfast from a cafe a short walk away was delicious and offered a good selection. Staff friendly and very helpful and the laundry service excellent. We would certainly stay again if we return to South Africa and were not surprised to find they were full when we tried to book in for an overnight stay on our return from Durban.
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- Saffron Guest House is centrally located in the heart of trendy Melville, close to SABC, Media 24 and the University of Johannesburg. The guest house is on Melville’s vibrant 7th street, which boasts a variety of top restaurants, cocktail lounges, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and coffee shops.Saffron Guest House is close to the main highways and centres of Johannesburg, the closest being Rosebank, Parkhurst and Greenside, as well as many of the city’s tourist attractions, including the Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Court and the Nelson Mandela Bridge. ... more less
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