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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel
Ranked #6 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I booked this hotel on a recommendation from a very chic friend, expecting to be disappointed.. Well I was totally shocked; it was totally awesome modern chic hotel... I was in room 309... room was spectacular, I could have stayed in the shower 24/7..

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Francis B
The TEAM are delighted that you were totally shocked with our awesome hotel!
Thank you very much for staying with us, and for the excellent review!
We appreciate your kind words, and cannot wait to welcome you back!
Best regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Standards definitely dropped on our last visit in December 2012. Overall staff morale seemed low which impacted on the service. The pool was not particularly clean nor child friendly. Also our request to specify dietary requirements to the chef was frowned upon...which indicates disrespect to guests unique needs. Reception not ALLOWED to provide telephone number or email address of the General Manager. So much for being accessible to the guests . Quality of the rooms were fine, but overall experience was not satisfactory. Think the Fire and Ice around the corner will get my business in future....

Ps .... This was my third stay at the hotel.... So this recommendation is not a once off experience.

Room Tip: Try to get a suite
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

Dear Mr. Lambat
Thank you very much for staying with us.
The TEAM are very disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to expectations.
As discussed telephonically all the points raised have been addressed through correction and training.
We look forward to personally welcoming you back for an amazing stay!
Kind regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Absolutely top class .... Great location, rooms really comfortable with plenty of home comforts..attention to detail is superb. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed due to refurbishment but plenty of others locally, would definitely recommend a stay here

Room Tip: Recommend a pool facing room
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joeybum
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Dear Joeybum
Thank you for your great review, and for staying with us while visiting our beautiful country!
We apologise for the inconvenience of the closure, but look forward to being able to offer you an amazing new restaurant from the 1st February.
The TEAM can’t wait to host you again!
Kind regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I have stayed here two or three times now, and would have done so more if rooms were available! Nice, contemporary design, with a stronger focus on customer service than at the equally designer Fire & Ice (which is also good).

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Dear LondonMariner
The TEAM were really excited to read your review regarding our service delivery!
Thank you for staying with us, and for the excellent feedback.
We cannot wait to host you again, we are unveiling our new restaurant on the 1st of February and am sure you will love the new design!
See you soon!
Best regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

i stay at the African Pride Melrose arch Hotel for about 6 weeks per year and have done so for the past 5 years.It is a great Hotel in all respects.

Food is good but there are many restaurants within a few minutes stroll as well.The service is excellent and the accomodation is very comfortable and afro-mod.

The location is perfect and safety and security are all fine.Staff are very very friendly and welcoming.

I highly reccommend this hotel

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Dear Sayan69
Thank you for the excellent feedback!
The TEAM cannot thank you enough, for staying with us for the last 6 years – we look forward to hosting you for many more ahead!
In 2013 we are proud to offer a number of exciting upgrades to our beautiful hotel!
We cannot wait to see you in the new year - safe travels!
Best regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is one of the most beautifully decorated hotels with good use of lighting. Extremely clean and comfortable beds. Excellent location, you can shop in the mall located in Melrose, great variety of restaurants for a private dinner or fun night out with friends without having to drive afterwards. In upmarket area of Johannesburg, close to Sandton and Rosebank with Gautrain bus passing thru the complex.

The service is terrible. From front desk to porters. For a 5 star hotel, they need major training for staff.

Tip, the parking is not free and the valet guys have a bad attitude.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Dineo_m
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2012

Dear Dineo_m
Thank you very much for staying with us, and for your feedback!
I am glad to hear you got some shopping in just before the festive break.
On behalf of my TEAM, please accept my sincere apologies for the service experience.
As discussed telephonically, all the points will be addressed with the TEAM to ensure that this does not happen again.
This is not the norm at the hotel or the standard of service we pride ourselves in offering.
I look forward to personally welcoming you back in the new year!
Best regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Stunning hotel with oustanding service, beautiful attitudes.
Very relaxing and quiet professional atmosphere
The pool deck is a place to unwind and take a load off
The food was perfect every single time we had the opportunity to eat, really very tasty everytime
My kind of lifestyle

Room Tip: my room was spacious, it makes it more relaxing if you have more space
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2012

Dear Johnathan N
The TEAM are delighted to hear that you had such an amazing stay and exceptional experience with us!
In the hustle and bustle of JHB, our poolside is the perfect space for some needed relaxation!
We look forward to your next visit!
Best regards
Jean-Claude & TEAM

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Additional Information about African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

Address: 1 Melrose Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#8 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range: $129 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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 
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