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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I was undecided between two or three guesthouses before I chose Melville Turret. I just chose it because it supposedly had air conditioner. When I arrived I saw there wasn`t. I complained in the reception about it and the lady told me that there was air conditioner only in more expensive rooms and then I answered that, in booking.com, they...

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JFHeymans, Owner at The Melville Turret Guest House, responded to this review

Good evening. I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience at the Turret. I checked the description on Booking.com and notice that they do list air conditioners whereas we only have air conditioners in the more expensive rooms. I will request Booking.com to rectify this as soon as possible. I will also address the problem of the breakfast...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed at this place on our trip to Johannesburg. It is situated in Melville, and walking distance to 7th Street where all the restaurants are. Getting from here to other places can be a bit daunting. The closest Gautrain station though is Park Station. The guesthouse itself has a simple room, with basic necessities. The room we got was...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Excellent location, just 2 block from 7th streerm where are located many bars and restaurants. Very friendly staff, with a great breakfast. The rooms are very clean, with a great decoration. Everything went perfect during my stay there! I would recommend for anyone going to Johannesburg

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Visited in November 2012 and we were very satisifed with standards of the room, the service, and the staff. Cannot speak more highly of the staff. From the moment I made enquiries regarding their accommodation through a booking agent online, to the moment we left at the end of our stay we were treated with utmost courtesy and professionalism (even...

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Cape
Reviewed 16 August 2012

I recently stayed in the loft room which was quite nice. The stairs are steep so I definitely did not wish to carry my luggage down on departure. The staff were happy to do so. The bedding is pure cotton which is fantastic as so many places use poly-cotton these days. The weather was particularly cold while I was there...

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2012

A lovely, quiet and comfortable B & B. Staff pleasant and accommodating.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I recently stayed in one of the downstairs rooms of this guesthouse for one night. On the plus side: good & quiet location, safe parking (with a guard doing the rounds at night) and good quality bedlinen- I slept like a baby. However, there are signs that the maintenance/housekeeping is letting the place down: stains and peeling of paint on...

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JFHeymans, Owner at The Melville Turret Guest House, responded to this review

As an owner of an establishment it is never nice to read reviews such as this. I will however attend to the matters pointed out by yourself and want to inform potential gusts that all towels have been replaced since and we have started a refurbishment programme in the meantime.It is obvious that some areas need more urgent attention. Koos...

Michigan
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Stayed here last week and to total of 4 nights between two visits. Rooms are small but effective. Liked had outside access to the rooms. Breakfast is nothing special! Location is close enough to the town of Melville, two block walk, if that is your destination. It is also close to Joburg. The area is different from what we are...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2012

I feel so lucky to have The Melville Turret Guest House as my 'home' when I am working in Newtown. The welcome in gracious, the rooms are divine, the beds just fabulous. I've had the loft for a week which was like a Penthouse, just wonderful, but I also like rm 24 and 25, smaller but very cosy, I had...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Three of us from Australia stayed at Melville Turret in early September, 2011. We had an excellent stay and would highly recommend it. It was secure, pleasant and peaceful, and the breakfasts were fine. Part way through our three night stay, we were told that the loft room was available, for only a little extra cost, so two of us...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Melville Turret Guest House

Address: 118 Second Ave | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $67 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Check their website for options, but for luxury at an amazing price, choose the loft”
  • Private outside seating area (stoop)
  • Expansive seating, dining & kitchen area of loft apartment
  • Large king size bed in sleeping area of studio
  • View across from bathroom
  • View into bathroom which is large and well appointed
DiscoMatt, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Access to the rooms are from the outside and when you have a downpour it may be difficult.”
Sakkie58, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“The Loft as well worth the extra money”
Craig45, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Budget rooms are perfect for 1 or 2 people. Basic but comfortable. Ask for room with courtyard.”
seanw090, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the upstairs suite at the back.”
BeijingTimetraveler, 8 Jan 2014 | Read review
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