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Melville Manor Guest House
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

For a small compact place, Melville Manor is very cozy. The staff are very nice and polite.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Thank Mayka1
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MelvilleManor, Manager at Melville Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2011

Thank you for the review and it is always great for the staff to hear compliments from the guests.

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Reviewed November 28, 2010

If you prefer to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the city core, yet still have plenty of restaurants, pubs, and small shops at your doorstep, then the Melville Manor Guest House may be an option for you. Melville is a hilly city district of Johannesburg with many private homes and gardens. It is also one of the older districts of the city, and harbors many students, which adds to its slightly bohemian atmosphere. The Melville Manor Guest House offers functional and clean rooms, friendly and service minded staff, and hearty breakfasts. Add to that a good taxi driver, and a nice garden with fragrant star jasmines, lagerstroemias, blue Agapanthus, and a swimming pool.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

i enjoyed myself, the staff were friendly, and were always willing to listern and adjust things to make us more comfortable, especially Annah, she is a star!!! my regards to her., always charming and friendly and patient and understanding. The whole team was awesome.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

The Guest House is conveniently located close to a wide range of restaurants and some shops, the area feels safe to walk around.
The house itself is a beautiful and well maintained building, with a pleasant garden including a small pool. There is a main building with 3 rooms and the dining room and kitchen, more rooms open to the garden.
Our room was comfortable, spacious, spotless and pretty and quiet and bed was very comfortable.
We very much enjoyed breakfast, there is a wide range of foods available. Breakfast was a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with other guests and we had some nice conversations with very interesting people.

The best part of the Guest House is the staff, who are so genuinely friendly that we were sad to leave as it felt as we were going away from home instead of heading there.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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MelvilleManor, Owner at Melville Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2010

Thank you for the wonderful review. It is always great to hear how guests enjoy the fact that one can walk down to the restaurants and shop and do feel safe. Melville does have that old-world charm. Chatting to other guests at breakfast time is also a fantastic time to hear ones traveling stories and get information on what they have been up to in Johannesburg that one might then decide to do that day. The staff at Melville Manor were delighted with the compliments from you and had a good chuckle that after your travels it felt like when you were leaving Melville Manor, you were leaving home. Thank you for the great words.

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Reviewed October 20, 2010

Immaculately clean guest house just off 7th Avenue in Melville. The set-up includes a beautiful garden, kitchen/dining area and shared bathroom. Staff are friendly and helpful, providing a kitchen cooked breakfast, and organising taxis and tours. Internet is available at reasonable rates, and there's a phone in the bedroom. Good security for Jo'Burg area, although felt fairly safe walking from the Guest House to and around 7th Avenue.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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MelvilleManor, Owner at Melville Manor Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to review Melville Manor. We are glad that you felt safe, as it is often a concern for travelers coming to Johannesburg, especially for the first time. We are glad we were able to help with assisting you on tours and taxis. As there is so much one can do in Johannesburg it is always great to be able to promote the good services around.

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