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Saffron Guest House
Ranked #38 of 295 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
san diego
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great experience at Saffron Guest House”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Melville was a great neighborhood, and the accommodation was very comfortable. Several good restaurants within a couple blocks, which was good. They provided secure off street parking. The fact that it included a full breakfast at a neighboring bakery/cafe was icing on the cake. Recommend it highly.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

A lovely place to stay. This isn't the normal guest house or hotel, these are individual rooms and studios within an enclosure, all at ground level. Suitable if your mobility isn't brilliant but you can cope with slopes, small steps and thresholds but probably not suitable for a wheel chair. Very secure, there are tall walls and fences around and overnight security too. Cars are parked inside without charge. Melville is magic, 7th Street and Melville Restaurants, Cafes and shops are literally on your door step. We had room three which was large, beautifully decorated, air conditioned and the bed was very comfortable, also had microwave kettle and sink. From observation sizes and facilities do vary. WiFi access was free and good. Breakfast from a cafe a short walk away was delicious and offered a good selection. Staff friendly and very helpful and the laundry service excellent. We would certainly stay again if we return to South Africa and were not surprised to find they were full when we tried to book in for an overnight stay on our return from Durban.

Room Tip: They all looked lovely but sizes do vary.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

I used to live in Joburg and love Melville, so I was pumped to be put up on 7th street where i was there for meetings. And I was not disappointed. This place was really superbly situated, and the rooms are really spacious and comfortable. I loved it! Good breakfast as well. In general staff was great as well. However, as a heads up, it is a bit of a challenge if you don't have cell phone access (as many international travellers do not)--- there are no phones in the room, and no phone at reception if you want to contact people (or people want to contact you) or even order delivery after a long flight. A bit frustrating! But aside from this, the place is great and i would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Chapel Hill, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 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!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 21 December 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, travelled solo
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 19 December 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.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 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, travelled solo
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Property: Saffron Guest House
Address: Cnr of 7th 5th Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: 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 #38 of 295 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Saffron Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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