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Saffron Guest House
Ranked #34 of 299 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Steps away from the wonderful restaurants and shops in the Melville neighborhood. Accomodations were very comfortable and the staff always helpful. WiFi works well and the breakfast is excellent. I've been to Joburg many times and this is one of my favorite neighborhoods. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 3 was superb!
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a modern and well decorated place. Rooms are large and very confortable. To complete the location is perfect. Close to nice restaurants and coffee shops. Cozy street and very lively area. You can't go wrong! The manager, Emily, is a very sweet person. The whole staff will make you feel home. I'll definetively will be there the next time.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank ruy8484
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were very impressed with our 2 week stay at Saffron guest House/Johannesburg Suites on 7th in Melville. From the spacious and unique interior design, to the professional management and amazing staff, we could not ask for anything more. I would definitely choose to stay at the suites again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in an artistic & rich in culture community of Johannesburg, South Africa. Breakfast was included with our stay at the delicious Café De La Creme restaurant. Right up the street was our favorite upscale and affordable restaurant Melon. We also enjoyed many nights having cocktails at the cozy and colorful Ratz, a bar that had some of the most delicious foods to pair with your drinks. What a hidden gem was this perfect place to stay!

Room Tip: Love the private patio, a great place to unwind or have your coffee in the mornings.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My short two night stay gave me a taster for Johannesburg. Emily arranged airport pick up ,tailor made city tour and transfer with a professional reliable driver called Solly. Nothing was a problem. Room very comfortable and clean. Melville may not be Sandton but you get the chance to stay in what appears to be a real neighbourhood with good choice of bars and restaurants. Can't complete this review wihout mentioning breakfast provided by Cafe de la Creme. Vince

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Vincent C
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Really enjoyed out time at Saffron. The manager, Emily, was a gracious hostess who really did care that we were comfortable and well informed. We will be back in Jo'burg in one month and will stay at Saffron again. The town of Melville is artsy funky and safe to walk around in, even at night for two women on our own.

Room Tip: If you need a soft bed speak up before you are assigned a room.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank limell
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Saffron is one of the best places I have ever stayed. I will always go back. Melville is full of character, and despite a lot going on in the neighborhood, Saffron itself is quiet. The grounds are lovely, the rooms are spacious, very clean, and include everything you need. The wireless worked great, and the breakfast they arrange for you at a local cafe is also wonderful. But above all, and what made Saffron so great for us, is how helpful the staff was. They were so incredibly attentive, accommodating, patient, thorough, and helpful, despite several unexpected changes we had to make during our stay. I won't ever stay anywhere else when I come to Johannesburg!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Stone S
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I just stayed here for a week. Ive just moved to South Africa for work and need somewhere for my first week. I wanted somewhere within walking distance of restaurants, safe and with wifi and cable tv. The Saffon ticketed all those boxes. Restaurants are on the same street and there is one next door. The breakfast is good too, its a cafe a few doors up. Plenty of bars if you want to go for a drink and as I said its a pretty safe area. Oh and its quite modern.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Bryce Y
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Additional Information about Saffron Guest House

Address: Cnr of 7th 5th Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 299 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range: $62 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saffron Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saffron Guest House is centrally located in the heart of trendy Melville, close to SABC, Media 24 and the University of Johannesburg. The guest house is on Melville’s vibrant 7th street, which boasts a variety of top restaurants, cocktail lounges, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and coffee shops.Saffron Guest House is close to the main highways and centres of Johannesburg, the closest being Rosebank, Parkhurst and Greenside, as well as many of the city’s tourist attractions, including the Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Court and the Nelson Mandela Bridge. ... more   less 
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