Menlyn Boutique Hotel

Menlyn Boutique Hotel

209 Tugela Road Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081 South Africa
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#2 of 69 hotels in Pretoria
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Pretoria’s most awarded Boutique Hotel & Restaurant. An oasis with art in abundance, many spaces to explore and personalised, attentive service. Forget about a chain hotel; Menlyn Boutique Hotel is where luxury, tranquillity and premium facilities meet. Our Five Star hotel boasts six room types with smart TV’s, aircon and free WiFi. Other facilities and services on offer include 24h security, backup power, conferencing, tailor-made events, heated pool, spa, a pizzeria and So Subtle, our upmarket restaurant. Easy access to the N1 and a short 30-minute drive to O.R. Tambo International Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Patio
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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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.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

Location

209 Tugela Road Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria 0081 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Ushantha N wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
MBH is a beautiful, modern hotel tucked away in South Africa's capital, Pretoria. The amenities provided rival and surpass that of its commercial cousins in the hotel industry and is peppered with a great attention to detail. Rooms are thoughtfully equipped with every necessity a traveler might need with anticipated luxury touches like robes and slippers to complete a five star experience on a modest rate. I highly recommend their restaurant as well. The breakfasts are sumptuous and prices are reasonable. The décor is very pleasing on the eye as well with clean lines and tasteful cast iron sculptures.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 21 Apr 2021
Dear Ushantha N, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for the feedback and detailed observations. We strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible and appreciate your great review. Your business is valued and we look forward to welcome you back. Thank you for your support. Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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FarAway63314870386 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire hotel staff for their exceptional service. Starting with Lilian at the reception and extending to the dedicated cleaning team, every encounter with a staff member during my stay was marked by professionalism, kindness, and a strong commitment to ensuring a comfortable experience. The level of service made me feel like I was in a home away from home. The culinary offerings, both in terms of food and drinks, were consistently fresh and satisfying. The rooms exceeded my expectations in every way, and the attentiveness of the bar and restaurant staff was remarkable.

While I unfortunately couldn't visit the spa due to its closure when I initially settled in, I did have the opportunity to converse with a highly informative staff member on the day of my departure. Without hesitation, I would wholeheartedly recommend this establishment to anyone seeking tranquility and solace amidst the bustling city life. My experience has left me convinced that this is a place where one can find respite and comfort without compromise.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Dear FarAway63314870386, Thank you so much for taking the time to write an exceptional review for us. We appreciate that you would recommend our establishment and that we are worth our stars. Hopefully next time you can visit our spa and enjoy a relaxing treatment. Thank you so much for your support and business - we look forward to host you again in the future! Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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casp742 wrote a review Feb 2020
Klintehamn, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel really goes out of their way to make sure you're comfortable. The excellent roomservice combined with great food and friendlyness. The only little things i bothered myself with was small decorations that were crooked or forgotten to clean. Otherwise this place was great! Would definetly stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Dear casp742, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for the feedback. We strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible and appreciate your great review. Your business is valued and we look forward to welcome you back. Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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KarinVS1984 wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a week at Menly Boutique Hotel while visiting family on a return trip from Hong Kong in an Executive Double Room. The room itself was very spacious and nicely decorated with a comfortable bed and bathroom. We had breakfast at the hotel on a number of mornings and the food and service was generally really good. We also had dinner at Black Bamboo one evening which was fantasitc with really high quality food, wine and service. In general the staff were really friendly and helpful. They also have.a generator onsite which is pretty handy during loadshedding.

One negative was how noisy the room was in which we stayed. Our room was situated above the restaurant and the patio is above the outside decking area an a few meters from the highway. You can very clearly hear the cars on the highway especially early on weekday mornings. Also there was a private function which lasted until just before midnight one evening and we could hear the music and guest very clearly in our room. It is an unfortunate consequence of the location and the layout of the propery so not much that can be done about it and perhaps the rooms toward the back of the propery are a bit quiter. However, this would prevent me from staying here again for such a long stay.

Another slight negative was my attempt to make a booking at the onsite spa. I enquired two weeks in advance of our stay for a booking at the spa via reception. Reception simply copied the spa on my email request which was dissapointing although I understand that the spa is probably independently operated. The spa’s response was even more dissapointing - in one-line email responses they informed me that they only had space available on the day we were checking out of the hotel. We stayed for 7 nights, I enquired 2 weeks in advance and the spa couldn’t find a single slot to accomodate a hotel guest in over a weeks stay. Why even bother advertising the spa if this is going to be the response?
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from QuinWie, Owner at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 06 Feb 2020
Dear Karin, We apologise for your disappointing stay at Menlyn Boutique Hotel. Thank you for the positive points and constructive criticism. You are right in saying the Spa is independently operated and extremely popular, therefore advance bookings is highly advised. We take feedback from our guests very seriously and always strive to improve, your feedback will be discussed with the team. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Brett D wrote a review Nov 2021
Calabasas
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here three times for a combined 8 nights while we visited family on our trip from Los Angeles in October. The hotel is very neat and the service from the wait staff was impeccable and friendly. The rooms are large and neat. The only criticisms we have are that they don't serve any fruit at breakfast which seems strange and would be something worth adding, especially if guests are staying for a few days. Eggs and cereal can get a little boring eventually. Secondly, there is not a soul there at night so no way to get a cup of coffee or a snack in the later evening, and I am not sure what a guest would do if the room key didn't work because there is nobody available in the lobby or anywhere. Lastly, the hotel was basically empty, yet when we asked if we could check out late because our flight back to the USA was in the later afternoon, we were told for one hour we need to pay R1000, for 2 hours we need to pay R2000 and anything longer would cost the rate for a night. The hotel was EMPTY!! There were white door hangers on every room saying that it has been sterilized meaning not one guest other than our room. When I told the manager this she said not true. The parking lot is empty, the restaurant is empty. All signs that its empty. I was incensed that after spending 8 nights and in excess of R20,000 in the hotel, they could even try to accommodate us. Very disappointing. We plan on coming back with our adult children in February but we will look elsewhere for accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 07 Nov 2021
Dear Brett D, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We value your review and appreciate your feedback. We are deeply disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations and sorry that you did not enjoy you stay with us. Your feedback has been shared with the team as we strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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Nomsak wrote a review Jan 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room position was dangerous ,steep staircase traveling with two small kids. The bathtub was not holding water bathing the kids was a mission. At Breakfast there was no hot chocolate or milo ,my four year old had to settle for rooiboos then waited for almost an hour for my breakfast with i ended up not having cause i left. Settled for Macdonald. Worsed stay at my favorite spot.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 20 Jan 2022
Dear MrsKPlk, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We have been in contact with you to apologise for the inconvenience caused and for further follow up. We strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible and cannot do so without feedback to help us improve. Thank you for the constructive criticism, we are looking into your suggestions and critique. Apologies for the inconvenience caused, as we surely do not operate like that. Please accept our sincere and humble apologies again. Kind regards, The MBH Team
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Petrus N wrote a review Nov 2021
Polokwane, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok very nice place very close to all areas and near highway. There is restaurant and pizza place on site so no need to go eat out. The rates is not bad and they match rates or better of online bookings but ask them Very safe secure parking with free wifi and backup power that kicks in fast with load shedding so u can watch all your netflix channels or stay online There is converance room and wine rack also with very sexy ladies lol Asked them to install usb plugs and they said they will
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms even the small one was enough for me and a partner
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Dear psnortje, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for the feedback and detailed observations. We strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible and appreciate your great review. Your business is valued and we look forward to welcome you back. Thank you for your support, we appreciate it! Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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Sherpa04494040651 wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was beautiful, the checking in was a breeze, they took us to our room and briefly told us about facilities etc. The rokm was beautiful and spacious, very clean with a nice view of the pool area from the balcony. The highlight was my room set up that I requested for my husband's birthday. It was beautifully executed, the staff was so kind to set up Bubbly, Champagne, wine, cheese platter, snacks, chocolates, a personalized cards, and rose petals on entrance leading to our room. It was absolutely stunning. My husband was so pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. We also made use of the sauna in the morning, just before a beautiful breakfast. Thank you everyone, we loved it so much. We are definitely coming back and would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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 PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2023
Dear Sherpa04494040651, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we will share your feedback with the team. We are very pleased to hear that you had the best hotel experience and that you would be coming back. We appreciate your business and support. Thank you so much! Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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Jacobus F wrote a review Feb 2020
South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights. The whole atmosphere is relaxed with great food a fabulous restaurant where you can sit inside or outside weather permitting and have a drink or something to eat. We will be staying here again when traveling to Pretoria. The spa was full, so maybe next time we will be able to get a booking.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from QuinWie, Owner at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we really look forward to welcoming you back!
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Jem W wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel exceeded all of our expectations. Every single staff member we met greeted us with a warm smile and a feeling of being cared for while we were far from our home in the US. The rooms were beautiful and we are still talking about the absolutely delicious meals we ate during our stay. The breakfast every morning provided an excellent variety of choices and was enjoyed by all in our party, including two teens. Dinners were gourmet, and the room service was also excellent. The staff was also very helpful in assisting us in booking day tours and ground transportation. I don't expect to return to South Africa until next year, but am already looking forward to my next stay at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel!
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Date of stay: August 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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from PR Manage, Marketing at Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Responded 29 Aug 2022
Dear Jem W, Thank you so much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate the feedback and are looking forward to host you again. Thanks for supporting us! Kind Regards, The MBH Team
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Answer from PRManage
Pretoria, South Africa
Hi, you can head over to the website and click on "book now" to find a price. There are different room types that have different costs.
Christine asked a question Nov 2019
South Africa1 contribution
Hi, is there any form of room service at this hotel?
Answer from Sebastien D
Lille, France1 contribution
Yes you can order food to have it in your room.
Answer from only1thebest
Greater Accra, Ghana67 contributions9 helpful votes
No, not a shuttle. Uber or a hired driver. Sometimes a driver a driver is more flexible.
Ken-Mandy asked a question Nov 2018
Mbombela, South Africa51 contributions22 helpful votes
Are you within walking distance of the Sun Arena?
Answer from PRManage
Pretoria, South Africa
Hi Ken-Mandy, unfortunately not, the hotel is about 4,3km away.
Answer from Moroatshoge M
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi. The prices start from R1400 to R3500 per room per night depending on your room preference.
Petro B wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The only negative thing is the highway is very close but was not really a problem for me."
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Neo M wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick any rooms close to the fountain :)"
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Euclea S wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We didn't get earplugs as promised, probably just an oversight Plugs in room 9 could be improved upon. "
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Mampe L wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tzaneen, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room 23.. Enjoy! "
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Khesa M wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always running late in the mornings? The breakfast buffet is only continental, you order your hots from the menu. Don’t miss it, the best!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,907 - R 2,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Menlyn Guest Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengPretoria
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Menlyn Maine Central Square (1.2 km), Menlyn Park Shopping Centre (0.5 km), and The Barnyard Theatre (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caraffa Restaurant, Forti Grill & Bar, and Baobab Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Menlyn Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Menlyn Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Menlyn Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Menlyn Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Union Buildings (7.2 km).
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