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Melville Turret Guest House

118 Second Ave Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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The Melville Turret is a landmark building in Melville, Johannesburg and was built in 1906 by Erik van den Berg who owned a bicycle shop in downtown Johannesburg. The house is a mix of the old and new, traditional and contemporary. The guest house is very conveniently situated for visitors to Milpark Hospital, Media 24, SABC,Wits University and University of Johannesburg and within walking distance from the famous 7th Street and Bamboo Centre. We pride ourselves in our friendly service and relaxed atmosphere, whilst striving to provide the best service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Karaoke
Patio
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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njonty196268 wrote a review Jan 2024
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I loved and enjoyed my stay, the place looked quite clean, aesthetic and breathtaking. I would surely recommend. They have the best service and staff, I loved mam'prisca's service and patience. The breakfast was also good. Keep it up 🙏🏾🔥
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martinmwade wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had stayed previously at one of the ground floor units. On this particular trip we stayed in the Loft suite. We found it to be spacious and bright, with a large king size bed and separate sitting area. The bathroom is lovely and has both a shower and a separate bathtub. The only slight drawback is that in terms of self catering it would be hard to do much more than a simple breakfast or light meal. The sink is more of a small bar style sink, with cold water. Other than that the unit was perfect! Prisca, the manager, was very friendly and helpful.
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Scenic542174 wrote a review Apr 2023
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We absolutely loved our stay at Melville Guesthouse. The guesthouse is well located in a safe area within walking distance from restaurants and shops. Prisca, the hotel manager, is wonderful and makes you feel welcome and at home. would definitely recommended the place to anyone looking for a good quality/price accommodation.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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jeff20232023 wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had a very nice stay at the Melville Turret. What makes this guesthouse special, apart from the historic building, charming rooms, off-street parking and hearty breakfasts, is the incredibly warm welcome and care of the manager, Ms. Prisca. Thank you so much for making this a home away from home! The only small hiccup was on the last night of our stay, when a guest, who was apparently a friend of the owners, came back very late and made quite some noise. However, he apologised the next morning.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Alexey_Dubna wrote a review Feb 2023
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Small quiet hotel in Melville. Nearby are shops, restaurants and a pharmacy. The rooms are excellent. The patio is very cozy. The staff are very friendly and willing to help. Lulu the cat is just beautiful.
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rethabile166 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Good value for money but roommate was an insane Asian senior citizen who demanded presidential treatment at my cost disregarding the type of facility she was in, A BACKPACKER, A share facility which requires one to work well with others,... I love Melville House but my stay there hell on earth because of her. And I feel the staff did not fairly resolve the conflict. Never corrected her or taught her how to share space
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David N wrote a review Aug 2022
Mamoudzou, Mayotte7 contributions12 helpful votes
Warmly welcomed by Prisca, who did everything she could to make us feel at home and comfortable. Nice rooms with both a bath and a shower. Original and comfy house. Excellent breakfast. Quiet neighbourhood.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Wayne G wrote a review Jun 2022
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We notified them of our late arrival and received an acknowledgement. But when we arrived at 9:30 pm we were locked out. No response to the gate buzzer, phone call, text, or email. We were simply stranded outside on the corner. Had to find other accommodations. Called the next day and were told that they close the desk at 8:00 pm, sorry. Terrible, simply terrible way to run a guest house.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are plenty of other guest houses in the area. Avoid this one.
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yvonnemello wrote a review Apr 2022
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I had a wonderful stay and the staff they are very friendly and welcoming,Melville Turret guest house is a place to be if need a place to stay, you won't go wrong and the wifi is very fast and reliable.I personally recommend this guest house.
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schote612425 wrote a review Apr 2022
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A little confusion with the reservation but all was getting on well very quickly. Personnal very kind and good breakfast. Bedrooms very pretty , no noise.good situation, restaurants are closed………………….
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R 707 - R 1,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melville Turret Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Melville Turret Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Lindfield Victorian House Museum (0.9 km), 44 Stanley (1.0 km), and Melville Neighborhood (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Melville Turret Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Melville Turret Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Melville Turret Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Melville Turret Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melville Turret Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salvation Cafe, Bambanani, and The Great Eastern Food Bar.
Does Melville Turret Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Melville Turret Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melville Turret Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Melville Turret Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.3 km), Johannesburg Fort (3.8 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (5.6 km).