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Arum Place Guest House

nr 15 1st Street Melville, Johannesburg 2109 South Africa
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Imagine a guest house in trendy Melville, in Johannesburg South Africa with all the style, luxury and space that you expect from a four star establishment with the warmth and homeliness that you will only find at your own home. Overlooking the Melville Koppies, Arum Place Guest House is a small private retreat, although only a minute’s drive away from the Melville buzz. The spacious rooms with wooden floors and steel pressed ceilings are beautifully restored and individually decorated. Four luxurious rooms with full en-suite bathrooms are situated inside the main house and three self catering units are available for longer stays. Three of the rooms have king-size beds which can be converted into twin beds on request. Each room has been decorated, furnished and equipped according to the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa’s (TGCSA) criteria for four star grading.24 Hour sincere and friendly hospitality by live-in owners.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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nr 15 1st Street Melville, Johannesburg 2109 South Africa
Arum Place Guest House
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jnoerg597052 wrote a review Nov 2023
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It was a stay we will never forget. All staff were lovely, and the manager Neo was extremely friendly, helpful and warm. The area was safe, but not much to do near by. But easy to get to different areas and the center. We will definitely stay there again when in Joburg.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Curiosity16800667790 wrote a review Aug 2023
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The manager Neo is the most rudest person i ever spoke to. screaming without giving you a second to explain your situation. the land line is not working and he never answers hes cellphone to give entry to the guesthouse. slept in my car infront of the property.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Samanta Alexia C wrote a review Nov 2022
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We get robbed. Not a big amount, but because of the room doesn t have a safe, we hidden the money and someone took almost the 10% of it. Whe we told the manager, the was ANGRY AT US! And treat us like the scammers. We assure her that we don t want the money back, but she has to know this. Still she wouldn t listen and mistreat us and was very agressive and call the cleaning lady in front of us tontell her that we were acussing her, etc. Worst expecience ever.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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hkymde874816 wrote a review Oct 2022
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We left from Hoedspruit at 08:30 and arrive in Johannesburg at 15:00 and had to search for the Guest House, I tried my GPS but not accurate. What is confusing is the fact that the address is in Melville or Westdene. After enquiring at a fuel station, we arrive at Arum Place Guest House and nobody at home. After a while there appear a woman from down the street. The main entrance is good but could not park my vehicle in small garage and was referred to the back. The guy assists us with our baggage up the steps. When we arrived there, it was loadshedding and no water, we spend the night in hot and humid condition. There was no air-conditioning as advertised. The next day the host moved us to a room near the entrance and has back up power but still no water. The host was very helpful and assist where she could. I would recommend that they install a generator for backup power.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Tamelyne V wrote a review Jul 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow Wow Wow. Words can't express how happy and awesome Arum place is. Chichi and her sister Neo went out of their way to make our international guest feel at home and welcome. Everything was top class and I just wanted to say a very big thank you. We will definitely use them and I will definitely be recommending them to my friends and colleagues.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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annerielouw wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Arum place was very close to Helen Joseph Hospital where I had to work. The cottage was very well equipped and clean. Self catering. The electric blanket was a winner on a very cold JHB evening and morning. Staff very friendly and breakfast had a good variety and tables very beautifully set. Overall a good stay. Thank you, keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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chuenekj wrote a review Apr 2022
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I am a PhD candidate. I had come to collect data at UJ with six participants. I could not had chosen a better place to spend the night. Sesi Chichi was a star. She accompanied us to a restaurant so that we don't get lost. The rooms are beautiful inside and the peace and tranquility.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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LODE548 wrote a review Jun 2021
Wilmington, Delaware2 contributions
My last visit to Arum Place was in October 2019. Ownership changed since the last time I stayed, but I wouldn't have known unless I had asked about the previous owner, The new owners and staff have maintained the quality of the hotel to my expectations. I booked initially for 8 nights (I extended another week) as my flight arrived in Johannesburg at 3:55 in the morning and the staff easily accommodated my 6am check in. The breakfasts are excellent and my request for no pork products was also happily fulfilled. The gardens on the property are beautiful and the property itself is located in a quiet neighborhood in Melville. Rooms are clean and very comfortable, and when I had an electricity issue in my room I was moved to another before I was even able to ask. Keletso was a wonderful guide and help in Melville as well and always a call or a text away for anything I needed. Excellent value for money, and I hope to return later this year.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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sblanc483288 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We very sincerely had great time in this guest house . Kado (sorry for the way to write it) has been a gorgeous host who took care of us amazingly . No other place to go to except this place in Johannesburg !!!
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nyenyezit wrote a review Jan 2020
Lilongwe, Malawi13 contributions6 helpful votes
Arum Place is beautiful, in a very safe neighborhood! They provide the best service with their friendly staff. The rooms were clean and well kept. Breakfast had a variety to choose from, delicious and tasty. Ww were just looking for a place to unwins and relax before ending the Christmas holidays and Arum.was the best choice. Will definitely be returning to Arum any time we are in Joburg.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hello Nyenyezit , Thank you soo much for a lovely message ; it is you who make us great hence we try our level best to make you happy , see you soon .
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arum Place Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Arum Place Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Melville Neighborhood (0.7 miles), 27Boxes (0.7 miles), and 24 Boxes (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arum Place Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arum Place Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arum Place Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Arum Place Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arum Place Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bambanani, Cafe Picobella, and Casa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arum Place Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arum Place Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Arum Place Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arum Place Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Arum Place Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.0 miles), Johannesburg Fort (3.3 miles), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (4.3 miles).