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Saffron Guest House

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Cnr of 7th 5th Street Melville, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Suites
Kitchenette
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The rooms (or rather mini-apartments in the case of the suites!) are lovely, and the combination of location, price and loveliness of everybody involved couldn't be better. I'd definitely stay here again.

Thank henrisch
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Friendly staff/owners. Comfortable beds and very large rooms. We wanted to stay in the heart of Melville and this establishment is perfectly positioned. Only 2 minute walk to the strip where you find all the restaurants. We enjoyed our stay.

Thank PETRAVELBLOG
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stayed here for 6 nights in April, and thought it was excellent choice. A good price, even the compact room had more than enough room. The staff were really friendly and helpful, \it is situated in the heart of old Melville so there are...More

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Nice, cozy, and clean guesthouse. we were there twice in a month. We experienced two different rooms: first, a "compact" one, which was very comfortable, and then a larger one, which was great! Both open onto the tidy and pleasant garden, where you can also...More

Thank Dr_Giorgio_ft_Ale
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very comfortable and semi private room. Friendly staff. Very good breakfast with a good selection in the bakery just in the corner Easy to find, it's locate close to the city, but in very quiet place.

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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$51 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$51 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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You should use Uber, like in european cities. It's safe and easy. Buy a south african sim card at the airport and then you will have internet on your phone. It will be the easiest way for you to go everywhere and it's not... More
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"Room 8 is very private"
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"We stayed in Number 4. If you are a light sleeper you may want to ask for a room that does not abut 7th..."
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"Our room was number 8 was more like a small house, but the other rooms more compact are just as good."
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"Rooms with an outdoor patio's are nice."
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