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“Tranquility and warmth in Jo'burg”

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Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Ranked #24 of 291 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Tranquility and warmth in Jo'burg”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a wonderful place to stay, especially if you travel often and tire of hotel chains. Sue is wonderfully warm and welcoming without being intrusive. We stayed for over a week and it was always a pleasure to come back after a long day out. The rooms are very comfortable and the pool and gardens are soothing. It is located within a safe walking distance of shops and interesting eating places. Parking for the car was secure. We will certainly book again if we're ever back in Jo'burg. Thank you Sue!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Melrose Place Guest Lodge is a wonderful B&B place with a small garden and even a swimming pool. We stayed here twice on our trip to and from Madagascar recently. The staff is very friendly and the owner, Sue, was extremely helpful. We ask for late cheque out due to flight changes with Air Madagascar. No problem at all. On our return from Madagsacar we even arrived middle of the night, but again no problem. Our room was great and also the breakfast was good. They can arrange a very reliable taxi driver called Collin to pick you up at the airport. He charge R 400 per trip. The lodge is also easy walking distance from Rosebank Mall, at least daytime. We also found a nice greek restaurant only 5 minutes walk from the lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I've stayed at the lodge 4 or 5 times now and with each stay I continue to be amazed by the quality of service at this lovely bed and breakfast. The rooms all maintain a homey feel and - as a frequent traveler this - is a real treat. The beds are incredibly comfy, most rooms have lovely large windows, the bathrooms are large and the other amenities are spot on. The staff are all incredibly pleasant, affable, and ready to help out in any way. The food is homemade daily and absolutely delicious. The landscaping provides a perfect and relaxing environment, so that you don't even feel like you're in a big city. I've also organized a few meetings at the lodge as well. The conference/meeting room is truly quite lovely. It too maintained a homey but professional feel that our meeting participants really appreciated.The lodge has spoiled me for any other hotel. This is truly the only hotel I'll stay at in Johannesburg. As other's have said, it is truly a gem and for me a home away from home.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank L A
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Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Elaine and I arrived at Melrose Place on the 28th May and stayed for just 1 night before travelling on to Zimbabwe. Immediately on arriving at Melrose Place we knew we had landed somewhere very special indeed!!
We were drawn straightaway to the lovely landscaped gardens and lovely swimming pool at the property. The guesthouse itself and our room were both brilliant and faultless.
We soon met with Sue, the owner of Melrose Place and what an exceptional host she was. Sue made us feel very much at home from the outset. Sue helped us arrange a shopping trip to the nearby and massive Standton shopping centre. We were taken to and from the shopping centre by a cab driver Sue uses for guests called Colin. He was a really nice man and an exceptional character.
We also met Sue's lovely golden retriever, Charlie and her very friendly black cat called Sooty (14 years old!!). On returning from our shopping trip, we had dinner which was really enjoyable. Sue introduced us to the other guests and we all sat down in the lovely dining room and had a really lovely dinner together.
We left the next morning and were taken by Colin to the airport. The guesthouse, gardens etc. were all very beautiful but what stood out with our stay was Sue's hospitality. She was so welcoming and remembered everyone's name which is always great. All the other staff were excellent too and very friendly and approachable.
Would highly recommend a stay here with the garden, Charlie & Sooty and Sue's hospitality being the big draws that impressed us.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank owen m
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Sue is an exceptional host. Melrose place is extremely well run, comfortable and situated in a beautiful garden. Good location. Secure safe parking. Use of nearby Plant Fitness was included. Full breakfast included

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

This was a business trip for me and my wife,we stayed 11 nights in March 2013.
Beautiful house and gardens, room was lovely,. we ate out on a couple of occasions but I really liked the cooking at the guest house.. Sue is a great host and she makes sure that everybody is introduced at the table.
Membership to Planet fitness, which is just down the road, is included, and this was the best gym I have ever been too.
The location is ideal just tucked away on a private estate, round the corner from shops and restaurants and a short distance to the main motorway routes.
Staff are friendly and the rooms were always cleaned to a high standard.
Big plus for us was meeting a celebrity who was staying there,he signed the guest book saying great breakfast, so right.
he was An idiot Abroad, but knows a good place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank andy m
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

A unique place with very nice staff and very beautiful rooms. Looks like a little paradise in the big city. Location is perfect, with nice restaurants and good shoppingcenters nearby. A perfect place to stay in Joburg.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Address: 12A North Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #24 of 291 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Melrose Place Guest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Home in the heart of Johannesburg. Centrally situated between Rosebank and Sandton. Melrose Place offers luxurious en-suite accommodation and has earned its reputation by providing warm hospitality and excellent service, making it a true home from home for the discerning guest. The wonderful garden shaded by many trees sets off the swimming pool where guests can take time out to relax from the pace of their travels. Secure parking. ... more   less 
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