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Saffron Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a gorgeous little place; very funky and stylish. Really easy to find in Melville and the breakfast across the road was top knotch. Villa was enormous and very clean and new...way bigger than my place at home! :) Really enjoyed our stay; will be back!

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EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much and we look forward to your next stay!

Hamtramck, Michigan
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our first trip to Africa this March. We wanted to spend some time in Johannesburg before setting out on safari, and chose Saffron Guesthouse based on the neighborhood and the good reviews on various websites. We were extremely pleased with our choice. The rooms are small suites, tastefully decorated and arranged around a private courtyard....

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EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

KZN
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are poorly trained. Accommodation is beautiful, clean and spacious, and the breakfast at a restaurant across the street is excellent. No coffee or tea in room... very disappointing for the room rate. I changed to a smaller more arty hotel nearby with better trained staff and even a welcome sherry in the room. Same location, lower rate and...

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Chicago
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed in room number 4, for 4 nights. The first night I thought the noise was really loud but then realized that the windows were open. The "room" was huge, with a really modern bathroom and a nice sitting area. The room had a fridge and a microwave. The guest house is very conveniently located, in a hip neighborhood,...

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EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all your kind words and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Gratuity is already included with breakfast, no need to tip extra unless you really insist. We look forward to your next stay.

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Saffron is in a very artsy, hip neighborhood. Just the way we want it. The room is spacious, very clean , tastefully decorated with modern conveniences. Ours did not have ac but we didn't need it during our stay. It's a short walk to nice restaurants, cafes and bars, a bookstore and a lot of curio shops too. We would...

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EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. You stayed in the only room that did not have aircon but today they are at the guesthouse to install an air conditioning unit there. We look forward to your next stay and thank you again for your advise and compliments.

Roma
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Really great house with beautiful furnishings. Situated in the Melville's Main Street, near to different restaurant and pubs. Wifi works well. Privacy guarantee. Be careful if you walk around by yourself on the streets, safety in Jo'burg is difficult to reach.

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Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice self utility rates competitive very good location with loads and lots of attractions for night revelers.Different clubs, restaurants on one street making it a perfect street to hangout at night and enjoy metro Melville

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EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment, we look forward to your next stay.

Reviewed 6 July 2016

The hotel/guesthouse is impeccably stylish and well maintained and the rooms are quite luxurious. The location at the end of 7th street is within a very short walk of numerous cafes, restaurants and bars and feels very safe even at night, on the main street. The management is absolutely wonderful and could not be more helpful and genuinely caring for...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 July 2016

My friend walked in and first thing we said was "woah." It was a cool suite, huge glass shower, and just looked really nice. Staff there was also very helpful. We actually had to leave early in the morning, and breakfast is provided by a restaurant a few doors down, and they pre-packed a nice breakfast sandwich for us. Only...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had a wonderful spacious and beautiful decorated room. Own little garden patio access to coffee shops around the corner from guest house. It was actually more than a room, it was a little flat. Nice and clean and very secure.

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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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Address: Cnr of 7th 5th Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: £40 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saffron Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We stayed in Number 4. If you are a light sleeper you may want to ask for a room that does not abut 7th street.”
chicago821, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was number 8 was more like a small house, but the other rooms more compact are just as good.”
782lynnw, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with an outdoor patio's are nice.”
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“Choose a room with a covered outside courtyard.”
AngieSydney, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“There are no telephones in the rooms. So make sure everything in the rooms works right after you check in.”
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