Motel Mi Pi CHi

Motel Mi Pi CHi

35 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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R 954
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4.5
#1 of 1 boutique hotel in Melville
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated in the centre of Melville, Johannesburg, motel Mi Pi CHi offers spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel's rooms are elegantly decorated with modern furniture and wooden floors. Each room features a flat-screen satellite TV, an electric kettle and a minibar. Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet served in the cafe, including muesli, muffins, scones and fruit juices. The open plan kitchen area with the floral glass vases and the Portuguese tiles provide a easy start to the day whether you are travelling for business or pleasure. motel Mi Pi CHi also has 3 self catering-suites as well as budget accommodation options. In the area around the motel there are many bars and restaurants. Melville is close to Johannesburg City Centre, Braamfontein Werf and the Grand Central Airport is 24 km away. Free parking is also available on site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Czech, German

Location

35 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Johannesburg Intl Airport
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Lanseria Airport
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nturne248995 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mi Pi CHI is a stylish little guest house in Melville within easy walking distance of the strip on 7th Street.This is a very popular spot, especially after dark. There are numerous bars, restaurants and cafes and the place is buzzing.
The guest house is spotlessly clean and the staff are very efficient and accommodating. A continental breakfast is served at the three small tables adjoining the reception area. I would not think that this place is suitable for children but is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a good B&B.
The price is very reasonable and I felt that the place is secure. They have a security guard on duty right through the night.
I used Mi Pi CHi as my base to come and go during my five-week trip and it turned out to be an excellent choice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Harald Gracholski wrote a review Aug 2022
Cologne, Germany7,218 contributions557 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While our stay in Johannesburg wasn't necessarily one of the highlights of our Trip to SA, did at least the Motel in the city make matters much rosier! In a city that is not particularly great at making one feeling safe & secure, did the Mi Pi CHi provide a safe oasis, with a gated inner courtyard for the car, beautifully designed rooms and friendly staff. Everything was uncomplicated, cozy and actually quite fair value, mkaing this a very recommendable stay. We would definitely come back to the motel!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nicky Rofail, Owner at Motel Mi Pi CHi
Responded 06 Aug 2022
DEAR HARRY TOURS THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY REVIEW, IT MEANS SO MUCH TO US.
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fhutza450398 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice house, very friendly welcome, interesting neigbourhood. Additionally, everybody was very flexible. We arrived in with five instead of the announced four persons (one even before the rest of the group and she was invited to a cup of coffee) and within minutes an extra mattress was organised.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mmafor123709 wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mi Pi Chi, is urban rustic hotel, with outside indoor feel. The energy is great, the service is great. Pleasant stay. Security escorted me to Poppies in the evening when I wanted to get a bite to eat and picked me up when I was done. It felt like VIP treatment. Above and beyond service.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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agurlu966229 wrote a review Dec 2022
Izmir, Türkiye1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was big and clean. The staff were so kind and helpful. The location was excellent because it is relatively safe in Joburg and close to the clubs, restaurant and university area. The only problem is Johanessburg has electricity cuts (load sheddings) and the place does not have generator. So sometimes you don't have electricity to charge your stuff etc.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Shalds wrote a review 06 May
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Motel MiPiChi was fantastic. Virginia was amazing and so helpful with answering all our questions. Tyson helped us feel safe every time we stepped out of the building. All these extra services provided by the lovely staff at Motel MiPiChi is what sets this place apart and made our stay thoroughly comfortable and enjoyable. Thanks again Virginia, Miriam and Tyson!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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abcxd2022 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 1 night and it was comfortable. The bathroom was very modern and unique, only thing is that the water easily spills outside the walk-in shower. The bed and the room were good, just the floors creak a bit if you walk. Closeby the motel there are some restaurants and a supermarket, so good location.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nicky Rofail, Owner at Motel Mi Pi CHi
Responded 31 May 2022
THANK YOU FOR REVIEWING motel Mi Pi CHi. reviews MEAN SO MUCH TO US. AS A MATTER OF INTEREST, MELVILLE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST SUBURBS IN JOHANNESBURG. OUR BUILDING IS AN ALMOST HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD CONVERTED MUNICIPAL HOME AND HENCE THE CREAKING OF THE FLOORBOARDS. :) IT IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF ALL HOMES IN THE AREA.
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nguill235167 wrote a review Sept 2022
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is really a nice and cozy place to stay. The small terrace in the rooms make the space wide and luminous. Really confortable. Good location, close to bars and restaurant and also secure. Fantastic service! So recommendable!
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nyandajosiah wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm welcome, comfortable bed, conveniently located. Beautiful open showers that blend with the outside world yet giving you the privacy you need. A fully equipped kitchen and fully furnished rooms. All the staff are warm and ready to assist. I have decided to make it my home every time I am in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gparke426917 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved it here. Lovely room and cool bathroom. The lady who worked there was lovely too. A couple things to note; the room was very cold but they do have extra blankets and we like it that way anyway, also there’s a shared kitchen but you can’t use the hobs. There are a few cafes and restaurants nearby though if you want to eat out.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Jazzy
Vancouver, Canada211 contributions41 helpful votes
You can use uber to get around. The BB is closer to some great restaurants. I was there only for a night and didn't look for a shopping mall or groceries.
Roger B asked a question Oct 2016
United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Is there 24 hour check-in? Because we might not arrive until 1am or 2am.
Answer from NathalieduPreez
Brisbane1 contribution1 helpful vote
Yes they are very accommodating. Just tell them when you book and I'm sure they will be able to arrange for you.
Answer from Gabriela K
58 contributions34 helpful votes
Hello! There is a big avenue very close to the hotel (like...300 meters), is the same avenue that passes by The Johannesburg Botanic Garden. I didn't use any public transportation, but i imagine there is on this avenue (Beyers Naudé Dr). I used the tuk-tuk for close destinations, that is also very close to the hotel. Hope I've been helpful =)
marycsilvia wrote a tip Oct 2018
Newton, Massachusetts23 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request the apartment if you are looking to accommodate 3 or more people!"
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Pickle W wrote a tip Jul 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida117 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check in during daylight hours as there are no lights on the grounds to see your way around."
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AfricanMade wrote a tip Jan 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa18 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try avoid the room next to the breakfast set up"
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m0nk2017 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed at 37A and it was very good."
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Gino-Vee wrote a tip May 2017
Limpopo Province, South Africa3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother - dodgy place"
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PRICE RANGE
R 764 - R 927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburgMelville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Mi Pi CHi
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Nearby attractions include Lindfield Victorian House Museum (1.1 km), Melville Neighborhood (0.6 km), and Melville Koppies (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bambanani, The Great Eastern Food Bar, and De la Creme Patisserie.
Is Motel Mi Pi CHi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Melville.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Motel Mi Pi CHi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel Mi Pi CHi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (4.3 km), Johannesburg Fort (4.8 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (6.3 km).
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