We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A really wonderful place”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Melvin Residence Guest House
Ranked #12 of 363 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Being in Pretoria, I stayed here for a night with my family. The house is really beautiful and rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast is outstanding in quality and presentation. Let me say that we made a very good election when choosing Melvin Residence. I strongly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Celestino S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
There are newer reviews for Melvin Residence Guest House
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

113 - 119 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 25 October 2012

This is such a beautiful, tranquil place. I stayed here for for a week and have already booked another couple of visits. It is great being in a place you can safely walked to good restaurants and places of interest.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Carol W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I have stayed at Melvin Guest House while on business in Pretoria on more than 20 occasions so far this year - almost one or two nights a week since March 2012 - and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The historic house is beautiful, the accommodation is very comfortable and the breakfasts are exceptional. Piet and Elize (and their friendly staff) have been so hospitable and have made it home from home for me.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank BobsCapeTown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2014

Thank you for your kind review. It is about time you head back this way to keep an eye on the project you were busy with! Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2012

An excellent choice in the secure Arcadia area, next to the Union Buildings. We arrived with our rental car in Pretoria and found this lovely place to spend a night in town. The rooms are comfortable, situated in the attached building (not the one on the picture). A truly a family guest house. Good Restaurants around the corner (10 min walk).

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank hophi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2012

Thank you for your kind review. We always enjoy getting feedback from our guests. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We stayed for 4 days to break our journey en route to a safari in Botswana.
Piet, the owner, arranged for a taxi to meet us at the airport, very welcome after a long flight from London.
The accommodation was delightful, just as described on the website. We didn't hire a car, so the location was just right, as it was in a quiet steep road, yet near a main road and walkable ( yes, we did walk and use the buses) to the Union Building and Art Museum.
Piet very helpfully recommended Cafe 41, where we went for all evening meals, as it was only a 10 minute walk away. He arranged for a guide, Ted Stilwell, to take us on a fascinating day tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.
Two minor points: I would have welcomed 2 small easy chairs in the bedroom as we couldn't use the lounge in the lovingly restored main house after 8pm. The breakfast coffee was variable, but the rest of the breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Margaret L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that the weather was a bit better in Botswana. Our winters are very mild in Pretoria, but I would recommend that you come back in October when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom.

Regards

Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2012

A friend and I stayed at Melvin Residence for 4 nights in July and found everything comfortable and very peaceful. We loved the quiet surroundings. Excellent breakfasts, lovely rooms, and wonderfully helpful hosts - what more can you say? Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank canukl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thank you for your kind review. I trust your friend enjoyed the rest of her stay in South Africa.

Regards

Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2012

lovely, quiet place in the heart of Pretoria with very warm welcome

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bernhard M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PietvanBiljon, Owner at Melvin Residence Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thank you for your review. I believe a comfortable bed after such a long journey with the 4X4 camper msut have felt very inviting. Do come back soon and spend more time in Pretoria. We have a lot to offer!

Regards

Piet & Elize van Biljon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Pretoria hotels
1.5 mi away
Morning Star Express Hotel
0.3 mi away
Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
#11 of 73 in Pretoria
513 reviews
0.4 mi away
Court Classique Suite Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Hotel 224
Hotel 224
#26 of 73 in Pretoria
109 reviews
1.9 mi away
Manhattan Hotel
Manhattan Hotel
#20 of 73 in Pretoria
122 reviews
0.8 mi away
Southern Sun Pretoria
Southern Sun Pretoria
#7 of 73 in Pretoria
313 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Melvin Residence Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Melvin Residence Guest House

Address: 184 Pine Street | Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 363 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range: £44 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melvin Residence Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melvin Residence is a 4 star Guest House that ideally located for doing business in Pretoria. We offer:- Four luxury double rooms with en suite showers- One standard room with an en suite bathroom One single rooms with an en suite bathrooms- Private entrances with comfortable relaxation areas - An awesome view over the capital city- All rooms are fully air-conditioned- Easy access to highways leading north and south - Secure, fenced parking- Non-intrusive, but welcoming service. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L., Expedia and Cancelon so you can book your Melvin Residence Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing