Bed and Breakfast B&B on 8th Avenue
54a 8th Avenue, Melville, Melville, 2092 Johannesburg, South Africa – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 110 reviews)
Real guests • Real stays • Real opinions
The property started off as a farm and the initial house had a long passage which used to the cows 'milking shed. Since that time, 1906, the property and house has changed. When I inherited the property from my parents, I demolished the old house as it did not comply with certain building regulations and built a modern, double storey home. Once I decided to change it from exclusively a home into a bed and breakfast, I made extensive changes to the individual bedrooms by making them bigger, adding en suite bathrooms and adding on balconies. I am delighted with the result and many guests say that it feels like home - comfortable and relaxing!
I started off my career as a high school teacher, teaching English and History. Then left education to work in the banking sector. While still working for one of the large commercial banks, I decided that I needed a career change. As I am an outgoing and extrovert personality, and enjoy meeting, interacting and getting to know people, I decided that the best career would be in the hospitality industry. As part of my career change, I also qualified as a cultural tour guide for Gauteng province so am able to assist guests with tours or else advice and information as to what to see and do in Joburg. Part of being a tour guide means that I am licensed to shuttle guests and so offer a shuttle service - collecting and dropping off at the airport, places of business, shopping or tourist sites.
Melville is a fairly old suburb, being more than 100 years old. There are a variety of styles of houses with many of the very old, original homes still in existence. Today, it is an eclectic mix of styles, architecture and people which makes it interesting and enjoyable. My bed and breakfast has a view of the Melville Koppies, which is an open area where many people walk their dogs, jog or simply walk to the top in order to get a lovely view of the central business district of Joburg, Rosebank, Sandton and in the distance, the Magaliesberg mountain range. There is access at the bottom of my road and many guests have enjoyed the experience. I am also about a 5 minute walk from 7th Street and 4th Avenue which hosts coffee shops, book shops, restaurants, pubs and cocktail lounges. There is also a new development called 27 Boxes, made from old shipping containers, which has an assortment of interesting and unique shops. A further 10 minute walk will take you to Campus Square Shopping Centre where there are banks, chain stores, more restaurants and mobile phone stores. So lots to see and do in Melville!
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve0.6 miles
Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg0.7 miles
Campus Square Shopping Centre0.8 miles
Lindfield Victorian House Museum0.9 miles
Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry0.9 miles
Radiopark Studios0.9 miles
Parkview Golf Club1 miles
44 Stanley Shopping Area1 miles
University of Johannesburg1.2 miles
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens1.2 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Checkers Supermarket0.6 miles
Checkers Market0.6 miles
Great Eastern Food Bar Restaurant0 miles
Service Station Cafe/Bar0 miles
Natural Beauty *
Zoo Lake Lake0.9 miles
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve Ski lift0 miles
Closest Airports *
O.R. Tambo International Airport14 miles
Lanseria International Airport17.3 miles
Wonderboom Airport38.3 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Johannesburg Stadium3.5 miles
Observatory Golf Club4.2 miles
Gold Reef City4.3 miles
Apartheid Museum4.5 miles
Gold Reef City & Casino4.6 miles
Gautrain Sandton Station5.3 miles
Modderfontein Golf Club10.6 miles
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Most popular amenities
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
- Aerobics Off-site Additional charge
- Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Happy hour
- Walking tours
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
- Parking garage
- Secure parking
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage Additional charge
- Express check-in/out
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
- Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & Security
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Airport shuttle
- Non-smoking rooms
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2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 7 are welcome.
Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Can use an extra bed when requested
|ZAR 425 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
B&B on 8th Avenue accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The fine print
Please inform B&B on 8th Avenue of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.