Melrose Place Guest Lodge

Melrose Place Guest Lodge

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4.5
#18 of 146 guest houses in Johannesburg
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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. Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. Perfect base for the business and leisure traveller either on business or passing through Johannesburg. we have back up power for the comfort of guests on our property.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Zulu

Location

12A North Street Melrose, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Johannesburg Intl Airport
Lanseria Airport
25.2 km
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Andrea Davis wrote a review Sept 2022
Calgary, Canada
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I beautiful property in the best and central location. Magnificent tranquil gardens, secure and well cared for. The staff is accommodating and friendly. The breakfast is homemade daily, nothing is too much! This is home away from home for me, I have stayed at this lodge on numerous visits to Johannesburg. I never want to leave.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Palmer66 wrote a review Jan 2020
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After touring through South Africa following cricket and using a number of guesthouses Melrose is top of my list!
Sue and her staff work tirelessly to ensure their guests have everything they need. It is such a relaxing and caring guest house in the most beautiful setting. The pool is clean and refreshing and the loungers comfortable - just ask for towels and Sue ensures they arrive.the rooms are huge, beds comfortable and bathrooms big and bright. Lots of wardrobe space and perfect laundry.
Food is amazing. We ate here 3/5 nights and were not disappointed with any of our beautiful home cooked suppers. Breakfast again, lovely, cooked to order and plentiful. Such an amazing place Sue;thank you for everything and long may it continue. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jhb12345, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Responded 03 Feb 2020
Dear 340jaynef, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a super review on your recent stay at Melrose Place. We so enjoyed accommodating you here and are really pleased that you felt well looked after and comfortable. We have been doing this for a long time now and always enjoy accommodating the guests that love what we do which is just simple hospitality that is relaxed and not fussy at all. We would be so pleased to see you back here another time. with very best wishes sue
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Jim H wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this place because it was near the cricket ground and it exceeded all expectations. It is more like staying in a house than an hotel. The garden is lovely, as are the rooms which are dispersed in small buildings dotted round the gardens.
Meals are communal at large shared tables and the honesty bar is a great idea for this sort of accomodation.
Staff and owner were all very helpful with tips and recommendations.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Our lovely room was in the building to the right of the gate and was very quiet and peaceful.
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Rm j wrote a review Mar 2023
Riantec, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the chance to stay 2 days in this establishment during a family trip. The staff is very nice and accommodating. We were 11 people and we received an excellent welcome. The evening meals are very good and homemade, with a vegetarian version each time. The establishment is secure. It also has a swimming pool but I didn't have time to test it. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms are huge. Each room is equipped with a hair dryer and French sockets. We have suffered the power cuts that occur regularly in the country but the establishment is equipped with a generator which allows us to keep the lights and emergency sockets. I recommend this property if you have to stay in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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janemcc2017 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My son and I stayed at Melrose Place for the five days of the recent Test Match. We chose it partly because of the great reviews and partly because it was near the cricket ground. From the moment of our arrival we were made to feel welcome and our every need taken care of. Sue, who runs it, is the most charming lady. The venue itself is stunning. Outside there is a swimming pool with seating and plenty of shade from the hot sun. A terrace outside the dining room made a good place to relax with a drink. Inside the bedrooms were spacious and the beds outstandingly comfortable. We had a delicious breakfast cooked individually on the spot and our evening meal was equally good.
I cannot recommend Melrose Lodge too highly and I hope to return there one day for a longer visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jhb12345, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Responded 03 Feb 2020
Dear janemcc2017, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a great review on your recent stay with us at Melrose Place. We so enjoyed accommodating you both and are so pleased that you had a super trip to Johannesburg and especially that the weather enabled a wonderful cricket test match. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our facilities and especially our good comfy beds. We would love to see you back here another time. With very best wishes sue
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Laura B wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot write more highly about all the staff at Melrose Place. Our flight was significantly delayed coming in and we got a message that the chef has cooked us dinner for when we arrive so we have less to worry about. Everyone was so friendly and helpful both with touring advice but also safety tips like not taking marked taxis. The garden was beautiful and the room was nice.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't take marked taxis as the community will peg you as a tourist.
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Janet M wrote a review Nov 2023
Harare, Zimbabwe
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved my room, clean, comfortable and had everything I needed. The room also nicely decorated, big and on point. Nice balcony for me to exercise from in the morning was a plus. I would recommend and I can go back stay there with o hesitation.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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arripblesa wrote a review Aug 2018
Mendoza, Argentina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful and quiet place to stay in Johannesburg. One of the best of it: their owners hospitality. Rooms are surrounded by gardens and plenty of natural light. Ideal for work! Definitely, I will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Elissa T wrote a review Jan 2018
Memphis, Tennessee
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 4 (mom, dad, and 2 boys) stayed at Melrose Place for one night at the start of our trip and for 2 nights at the end of our trip. We had the two bedroom suite on the 2nd floor of the main building, which was very convenient. The room was very comfortable and gave us space to spread out. Everyone at Melrose Place was super helpful and friendly, and by the end of our stay, we felt like we were at a friend's place and not a guest lodge.

Breakfast was simple, but good and fresh. Eggs and meats cooked to order. Muffins, toast, fruit salad and juices. Coffee and tea.

My boys enjoyed the pool on our last day, and it was nice to relax in the beautiful garden area.

We walked to dinner one evening, and felt perfectly safe. We ordered in another night or two and had no issues. It was easy to uber to and from the property, as well.

One tip: upon arrival both times, the windows in the room were open and the AC was off. This being summer, the room was very warm upon arrival, but the real downside was that little flying bugs made themselves comfortable on the beds and pillows in the main room. We managed to shoo them away, and after closing the windows and turning on the AC, no more came. But the appearance of those little bugs freaked out my kids so that they slept on the couch and in chairs for a night or two. By the last day of our stay, there were no bugs because we kept the windows closed and AC on. If flying pests will annoy you, then you might ask the owners to keep the windows closed and AC own prior to your arrival to avoid them.

Other than that, our stay was lovely, and I'd definitely recommend Melrose Place as a safe, convenient place to stay in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2018
Dear travelgirlEJ, Thank you very much for your comprehensive review of our guest house, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Melrose Place. We try to make each guests experience as comfortable as possible and so glad that we met your expectations. There is only one family suite at Melrose Place and fortunately it was available for both of your stays as it is very comfortable for adults with children. Because our roof is slate and it is a loft room it does get hotter in summer but absolutely gorgeous in winter...for this reason we installed air conditioning in that suite only. We have a very moderate climate in Johannesburg during the day with no humidity and with night time temperatures dropping considerably. Open windows and lights on unfortunately do attract night time insects...we apologise for this. The windows should have been closed when evening came and the lights turned on to welcome you.. because the days are warm and sunny it is natural to open the windows to let the fresh air into the room. Regards Sue Truter
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desertdivajones wrote a review Sept 2017
Singapore, Singapore
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With more than a hint of 'olde world charm' this guest house is quite charming. Miss Sue is the petite manager who rules with a white laced cotton but iron fist. Miss Sue is efficient and professional.
Our room was large, the bed cloud like comfort with a fresh cotton laundered crispness that I love.
The breakfast was good country South African hospitality, generous, delicious & not at all hurried. Breakfast times extended by Miss Sue with a simple request. Miss Sue had coffee & tea available in the breakfast room all morning.
The garden had a jasmine fragrance to the air that I couldn't get enough of. The wisteria in full bloom was gorgeous.
The decor in the breakfast room was very inviting. I love blue & white china. The hues of sunlight coming thru the glass on the windowsill made a delightful start to my day.
Thank you Miss Sue & staff.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from melroseplacejhb, Owner at Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Dear desertdivajones, Thank you so much for your super review, it was an absolute pleasure accommodating you at Melrose Place. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and loved so much of what we do here. It really is a true home from home and a place to settle for a short while just enjoying being out of the rush of the city. I agree that the jasmine and wisteria are absolutely gorgeous - if only we could preserve them for the whole year.. with very best wishes Sue
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Jill S asked a question Oct 2017
Toronto, Canada
What is your smoking policy?
Answer from desertdivajones
Singapore, Singapore
I noticed tables & chairs outside of our room with ashtrays
asked a question Dec 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
Is there a gym, fitness area, etc. on hotel grounds?
Answer from melroseplacejhb
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hi Joshua,, Melrose Place has an agreement with a nearby Gym it is called FIT Gym and is 150 metres walking distance. There is absolutely no charge for useage of the facilities and you may go as many times as you wish to whilst a guest of Melrose Place. they do not have a swimming pool, however we have a very large pool on our own property.
Laura B wrote a tip Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't take marked taxis as the community will peg you as a tourist. "
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Jim H wrote a tip Feb 2020
Stockport, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our lovely room was in the building to the right of the gate and was very quiet and peaceful."
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Corey S wrote a tip Sept 2019
Hermanus, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great room and service"
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th0mas1960 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Hamburg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms more inward are more quiet during the day - at night I did not experience any noice"
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NyumbaniEst2017 wrote a tip Sept 2018
Kruger National Park, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with the toilet enclosed (not open plan), if you do not like sharing a toilet in the open."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,348 - R 1,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt (0.8 km), Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (0.2 km), and Deer Design by Jess (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grillhouse Rosebank, Fishmonger (Illovo), and Fishmonger Rosebank.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Melrose Place Guest Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Melrose Place Guest Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melrose Place Guest Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melrose Place Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.
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