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“Nice Experience”
Review of Melville

Melville
Ranked #20 of 177 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
Pretoria
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice Experience”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Went with friends and had a great time a once of experience don't know if we will be doing it again.

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Johannesburg , South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not the Same !!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just not what it was before - too many "dodgy" people hanging around - streets were not too clean - smell of urine is everywhere !

Visited July 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Past its sell by date”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

What a pity. Melville was once a delightful strip of eateries with a great bohemian atmosphere, but is now nothing more than a dirty street filled with hustlers and sub-par, desperate "restaurants".

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Good night clubs and antique stores”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

The unviversity crowd love Melville, but parking can be a nightmare. Care should be taken in the clubs with drinks since spiking is a feature we have experienced.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Safe place to stay”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Ive been staying in Melville for a couple of weeks as Im in Joburg for work. I find it quite safe and easy to walk the streets. There are a heap of reasonably priced guesthouses, heaps of good restaurants with plenty of variety. If your looking for a relaxing place to stay in Joburg, this is it.

Visited October 2012
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