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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff, especially Jennifer at the reception, but also the owner Zorana, really went out of their way to make our trip a perfect short term stay in the heart of Melville. They advised on us and also organized transport and day trips, including a unforgettable bike trip through Soweto, and were just generally a very friendly and welcoming bunch...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly, cosy place with lovely little garden and great breakfast. Good service. Relaxed vibe. Our room was facing the garden. We heard some traffic from the street outside but still slept like babies.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 1 night in March. I was looking for a comfortable, quiet location, within walking distance of restaurants and I got everything I wanted. Despite the close location to 7th Avenue, I was never bothered by any street noise (I was located in a room on the far side though.) I wanted to meet with a colleague for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This guest house is in a fantastic location just steps away from a bustling cafe and bar street. The decor and ambience are warm and quaint. Staff are exceptionally friendly and obliging. My one suggestion for improvement would be blinds or double glazing in the front of room 10 - there is a significant amount of street noise and light....

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Simone, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with our team. Our omelettes are one of the reasons why our regulars keep coming back :) Thank you so much for your feedback. We have been considering doing exactly that, since that room is the only one that faces...

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Clean and safe. Very helpful and friendly staff and excellent breakfasts. Reliable wi fi. Proximity to excellent food venues and close enough to central Jo'burg to not cost a bomb in taxis.

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Andrew B, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We love that you think of us as an oasis. Like you said, though all of the Joburg hustle and bustle is only minutes away from us our little neighbourhood of Melville provides a happy medium between the interesting and relaxing. We hope to see you again soon!...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, clean and cozy place near many restaurants and bars. The cooked breakfast was amazing. Lots of nice outdoor space for relaxing. I was late in arriving and the staff was waiting for me upon my arrival to make sure I had everything I needed, including dinner. My only issue was that there was no fan in the room and...

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Emily G, Ha! Great caption! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We have fans in most of our rooms except for in a couple where we felt they might be an eyesore. I wish we had known in time because we could have given you one of the reserve fans. I'm so sorry about...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received excellent service. The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious, clean and nicely equipped with an "honest" fridge with drinks. Closely situated to small shops, a variety of eat-out places and yet quiet and homely. Most businesses closed at 7pm which meant that one experiences a quiet night Close to Millpark Hospital, University of Johannesburg (Previous RAU) and SABC Secure...

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Tertiao, Many thanks for this lovely review! It means a lot to us that our guests feel that their hard earned money is well spent on an experience at 84 on Fourth. Our honesty bar is a relatively new addition so it is good to know that it is appreciated. We will be holding you to your promise of...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will always stay there any time i visit. The staff is welcoming and warm. The location of the Property is also excellent, close to restaurants, bars and shops. The breakfast is breath taking. Thanks

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Emmanuelm195, We can't thank you enough for this lovely review. To hear that you found our breakfast breathtaking brings us immense joy! We are really looking forward to your return :) Warmest regards, Zorana and the Team at 84 on Fourth

Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

84 on Fourth is an oasis in Johannesburg with its pretty rooms and the wonderful garden. The staff is very friendly and caring and they help you organize cool trips in and around Joburg. The neighborhood is safe and a fun street with bars and restaurants is just around the corner. I already recommended this place to my friends visiting...

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Patricia D, We absolutely loved hosting you and Fabien! It was really inspiring to watch you both adventure through this amazing city with such curiosity. You have such a wonderful attitude towards travelling, you didn't turn down any offer at a new experience. We already miss your here and we're looking forward to having you back, hopefully very soon!...

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Really enjoyed my stay at 84th. The location is fantastic, one minute away from the main bar and restaurant scene in Melville. Service was excellent, particularly Jennifer the front of house. Also really appreciated the extra attention to detail paid at 84th, from complimentary sherry in the room to the organic eggs in the morning. Highly recommend.

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Zorana A, Owner at 84 on Fourth Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest serenaqayyum, Thank you so much for your kindness and this lovely review! Jen has asked me to pass along a big hug your way. The complimentary sherry is just a way to sweeten your stay. The free-range organic eggs are part of our healthy ethos at the guest house, we want all of our guests to enjoy the best...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in bohemian Melville, this boutique guest house has amazing accommodation at fantastic rates. We pride ourselves on providing superior friendly service, delicious breakfasts to start your day off right and we're always happy to provide you with the perfect itinerary to make your stay in Johannesburg memorable and unique. We are located in the heart of Melville, just a few steps away from some of Joburg's favourite restaurants, bars, cafes, vintage stores and the hip retail park 27 Boxes is just a stroll away. Our location is favoured by those wishing to be close to the University of Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, the Central Business District and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. For the nature lovers, just a few blocks away is the historic Melville Koppies, a nature reserve to countless bird and plant species, offering its visitors many footpaths for hiking that provide unrivalled views of the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 84 on Fourth Guest House

Address: 84, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $41 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 84 on Fourth Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The family room we stayed in is ideal for travelers with kids.”
njoy_travelling, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
“Outside definitely quieter!”
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“Get Windows. No one likes an aircon bathroom. Also... warn people that you have a cat. ”
belliseo, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the big bathtub”
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“I stayed in room 5 which has this cute hallway between the bathroom and the bedroom. ”
196tianag, Apr 29, 2016 | Read review
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