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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 2, 2015

In this sort of hotel bracket a regular business traveller expects a lot. The African Pride delivers a lot but ultimately falls just a bit short. On the plus side, the African Pride is not a "cookie-cutter" American-style box like a Hyatt. Staff are welcoming and very friendly. The hotel is decorated in an imaginative and quirky fashion, which makes...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear n1968ick Thank you for sharing your thoughts and to advise our prospective GUESTS of what to expect at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. You have summed up several of our unique selling points and I specifically appreciate the comment about the STAFF friendliness and welcoming nature dearly. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient STAFF and I...

Edmonds, Washington
Reviewed May 1, 2015

Rather upscale, very modern hotel nestled in the Melrose Arch area. Nice bedroom and amenities but I do find trouble with the almost flat shower stall. Those deep beautiful tubs can present difficulty with getting out with nothing for support. But other than that it was a wonderful stay for the 3 nights I was there.

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NWtraveler69 Thank you for your feedback about your recent 3 night stay at our beautiful property. It is great to hear that The African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel still uphold its reputation of an upscale, modern Hotel. We are definitely proud to have such personality! Sad to hear that the bathroom fell short of your expectations, but amazing that...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed for 7 nights and had a great time! Plus sides: Comfortable room - lovely bed! Lovely bathroom inc bath and monsoon shower Delicious breakfast ( but at 230R pp per day it should be!) Excellent staff - housekeeping and porters/valets particularly great. Bed made and turned down every day. Gorgeous pool/ cabanas but too cold in April Down...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anna B What an amazing and thorough review on Tripadvisor. Thank you for the wonderful and candid feedback. It is delighting to receive the complete experience of a traveller with the plus and down sides to it. Your experience enlightened me to the needs and requirements of a leisure international traveller. I can only thank you for that. Although...

London
Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a fine hotel, aspiring to its advertised 5* status, but not quite yet getting there. It lacks common 5* facilities like a gym and swimming pool, but has an arrangement with the nearby Virgin Active, at a nominal rate. There is an unusual pool bar, with tables and chairs sitting in ~12"/30cm of water, so you can keep...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hotel is faultless; I simply do not have a bad word to say about it. The customer service was first class, every member of staff were always more than willing to help and were always very polite and friendly. The hotel in general is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The surrounding area is very safe, with a variety of restaurants...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emily H In your words "This Hotel is faultless" lies the dream of any aspiring Hotelier. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the amazing TEAM at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel who strive to offer our GUESTS an "unforgettable experience"! Your words of appreciation inspires us to do even more, be even better. With heartfelt gratitude Tania...

South West London
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Arrived early on Saturday morning, exhausted after the long flight and with a meeting set up for midday and the girls on reception couldn't have been more helpful, ensuring I could have a room then and there, although check in isn't until 2pm. Huge comfortable room, with sofa and big sofa table, a desk and office chair plus all the...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hotelsarelovely Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. It is evident that you are an appreciator of the wonderful combination of design, comfort and a the beautiful setting that is incorporated into what makes the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel so unique. A personality to be reckoned with. I am...

Nigel, South Africa
Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have stayed in this hotel on several occasions, mainly to appreciate its elegance and beauty. Also, due to the fact that the hotel is located close to all amenities, like restaurants, bars, galleries, and mall.

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SVMthembu In the words of Audrey Hepburn "Elegance is the only beauty that never fades". Thank you for acknowledging the beauty and elegance that embodies this iconic property. We appreciate your comments and loyalty tremendously. The Hotel and its location within the Melrose Arch precinct symbolises perfect synergy and we are amazingly proud and fortunate to be able offer...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here recently for four nights. The hotel is located in a wonderful area that has exciting restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. There is a constant vibe in the area. There are really some spectacular restaurants within a few feet of the lobby. The hotel is modern, has a wonderful but expensive breakfast (great alternative is at JBs just...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DDO89 Thank you for your thorough and candid feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel’s facilities and that my TEAM lived up to an A+ reputation of service excellence. Your feedback can possibly be used as our next brochure copy as it encapsulates the complete service and location offering. We are extremely proud to be part of...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed April 13, 2015

A bright, interesting hotel, very comfortable for a night's stay. Very clean with all the details and little extras included. Nice location, and very good service. Some of the coloured lights were a bit much for us (especially in the bathroom), but really enjoyed our stay. Rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated, and we especially liked the rain shower and...

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Dear roxdebruyn Thank you for sharing your experience with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. We value your assessment of us as a fun and comfortable hotel and are so grateful for your wonderful review of our property. Our oversized baths and rain showers has been the reason for many wonderful experiences and your suggestion of adding bubbly...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 12, 2015

As with most people visiting Jo-Burg, this was just an overnight between trips for us. The hotel is beautiful, very modern and decorated in a very quirky manner, in what I can only describe as Alice-in-Wonderland style. The pool, for example, has trees planted in giant buckets on plinths rising up in the middle of the pool and giant rubber...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel has become an international destination in its own right, attracting discerning GUESTS who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa's first truly HIP 5-star Hotel. The luxurious African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa is situated within the exclusive urban Melrose Arch lifestyle development, a "city within a city", that offers an extensive array of shops and restaurants to be explored. So, if shopping is on the cards, you couldn't ask for a better position. The entire Melrose Arch precinct is patrolled by 24 hour Security and monitored by CCTV surveillance for peace-of-mind comfort. If you want to arrive in style, simply book a transfer in one of our luxury vehicles. Engulf yourself in the trendy precinct that is Melrose Arch, which offers GUESTS everything and more at your doorstep. Loosen your tie and make your way outside to the Pool Bar. Make use of our complimentary internet access, take off your shoes and have lunch at our unique tables that sit in shallow water; perfect for that midday cool down. Want to get out and explore? With the vast attractions that Johannesburg has to offer, why not visit the nearby Military Museum or the musical landmark of Sophia Town; both of which have played huge roles in the history of our country. With so much to do within close proximity, a visit to our own March Restaurant is a must and offers a truly sensual dining experience; where decor meets a whimsical fusion of international flavours and cooking techniques.Too early for bed? Make yourself comfortable in the leather couches of the Library Bar. Indulge in a nightcap and be kept company by a selection of great authors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

Address: 1 Melrose Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $135 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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African Pride Melrose Arch Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#8 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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“We were on the 1st floor, and there were some stairs, so if mobility is a problem, try and stay on another level.”
 of 5 bubbles harado, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
“You need to go up and down steps to get to some rooms, so let staff know if this is an issue.”
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 of 5 bubbles Daman1992, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Room 112 is right off the pool and is a bit bigger than other rooms.”
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“Choose an Executive Room - overlooking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Aneesh2011, Sep 6, 2016 | Read review
“Pick top floors overlooking the poolside”
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