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“A Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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The Peech Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61 North Street | Melrose, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Johannesburg
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25 reviews
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“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Stayed here in April and then in May while traveling in Africa. Wonderful, warm, friendly staff right down to the resident cat "Peaches". Small 16 unit boutique hotel with uncompromised attention to detail. I say this because when I returned for a second stay I was upgraded to the suite. The reason? They remembered that I enjoyed all the blooming flowers and this unit had the best view of the courtyard. The food served was 5 star and I had the best blueberry muffins I have ever eaten!

Room Tip: They are all good as they all face the courtyard. Beautiful artwork throughout.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind words & I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, James Peech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I have been staying at the Peech for many times and will definitely be back again. Fantastic service, great spacious rooms (always stayed at the houses separate from main building), it is a lovely concept overall. The hotel cat is gorgeous too :-) James and his staff are there to make sure you have a great stay - the lobby with open fire is great place to sit in the evening with a glass of bubbles and they also offer a free wifi. This is a lovely gem of a hotel with very personable service.

Room Tip: Rooms on the separate buildings in the front are great with private balcony or terrace
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'll pass them on to the staff and peeches! Kind regards, James Peech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at the Peech after game viewing vacation and it was the perfect place at which to end our trip. The staff was extremely helpfull and the dining room was excellent. We had one of the suites and while this is not a suite in the traditional sense of he word it was quite comfortable. We could not have aked for more.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to share them with the whole team. Kind regards, James Peech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just returned from a business trip to Jo'burg and stayed 2 nights at The Peech. Loved the location, the small size of the hotel, so trendy. We had a room in the main house (number 1). Lovely views onto the garden. Drinks on the outside patio, followed by tete-a-tete dinner in the intimate-sized restaurant - great food! Lovely breakfasts, attentive and unobtrusive staff. I would love to stay here again, have a bit more free time and enjoy a glass of Chardonnay around the pool!

Room Tip: If you're a smoker, best to stay in one of the garden rooms with private patios.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and will be sure to pass on to the staff. Kind regards, James Peech
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This boutique hotel had the best bed I have ever slept on. The bathroom was very spacious and i was pleasantly surprised at the size of the room.

The staff were polite and room service was a delightful dish... Would love to stay here again.

Stayed May 2012
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I will be sure to pass them on to all our staff. Kind regards, James Peech
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at the Peech Hotel twice during a recent stay in South Africa, before and after a safari at the Tanda Tula lodge. The Peech is a small boutique hotel in the Melrose area of Johannesburg about a fifteen minute walk from Melrose Arch, a larger complex of shops restaurants and hotels. It is very close too to the Wanderers Stadium and sports complex.

The hotel has well manicured grounds and well appointed rooms that are perfectly comfortable and offer all the home comforts that you would need. There is also a small bistro at the hotel that we dined at once during our visit - food was good and priced in line with the local area. Breakfasts are good with a wide range of options on the menu.

There were only two small issues that arose during our visit that are worthy of mention; firstly I did not feel that some of the reception staff were particularly knowledgeable about the local area when seeking advice about reservations and booking etc, Secondly the hotel uses a firm of private hire vehicles when you ask for a taxi; in our experience these were more expensive than using metered taxis (180R for a return trip to Melrose) - if you are a limited budget then you might do well to remember this as metered taxis are not generally offered by the reception desk.

Other than the those two small points I would recommend the Peech Hotel for a stay in Jo'burg

Room Tip: Ask for metered taxis f you do not want to pay over the odds for local trips
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I will look into our taxi prices with our supplier as they should be in line with regular cabs off the street - a bit of inflation may have crept in so we will check... We will also get our front desk staff orientated in the area as some of them are I admit new joinees. Thanks for letting us know! Kind regards, James Peech
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay in excellent gardens , central located to largest shopping centre and easy access . Food was great , staff very attentive would certainly use again. Well organised and well arranged.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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James P, Owner at The Peech Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thank you for your review. I will be sure to share it with all the team here. Kind regards, James Peech
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Property: The Peech Hotel
Address: 61 North Street | Melrose, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#2 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Peech Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the suburb of Melrose, a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Peech is an eco-chic boutique hotel with sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden and a bistro restaurant. The hotel blends an awareness for the environment and the community with chic surroundings, fresh food and smart design. It has been described as "Contemporary, edgy and Afrocentric" by Conde Nast Traveller and nominated as South Africa's Leading Boutique Hotel for the last five consecutive years. ... more   less 
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