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In a historic building surrounded by gardens and a furnished terrace, the Melville Turret Guesthouse provides guests with stylish accommodations. Melville’s 7th Street with its shops and restaurants are a 2-minute walk away. Some of the modern furnished rooms feature air conditioning and under floor heating. Each has a sitting area with satellite TV and some rooms include a kitchenette. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. There is a choice of continental or traditional English breakfast in the elegant breakfast room. Freshly brewed coffee is available all day. Free private parking is available on site. Newspapers and luggage storage are provided at the front desk. Melville Turret Guesthouse is a 30-minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. An airport shuttle service can be arranged.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Breakfast to go

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.1
Value for money
9.1
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
9.7
High score for Johannesburg
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  • Arthur
    United States of America United States of America
    The Melville Turret is a classic turn of the century (1906) home that has been converted into a guest house. The sitting room, reception and dining room capture the elegant design of the period. I had a ground floor room. It was quiet, clean and...
  • Alain
    United States of America United States of America
    This was our second stay. We like this property. It's located in a nice neighborhood with plenty of food and drink options nearby. Breakfast was delicious. Secure parking available. Quiet neighborhood.
  • Bcg
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Super comfortable beds, great location and a great host; Prisca!

Hosted by Koos Heymans (Owner)

9.4
Host Review Score

Koos Heymans (Owner)
The Melville Turret is one of the few remaining historical properties. The house was built in 1906 and has been meticulously maintained over the years by the various owners. The rooms are furnished in contempory style to make it comfortable and to adhere to modern day comforts.
I am an avid gardener, traveller and dog lover.
Melville is one of the oldest suburbs in Johannesburg and is in close proximity to Melville Koppies, Milpark Hospital, SABC, Media24, WITS and UJ. there are numerous award winning restaurants in Melville and numerous pubs, book shops and 2 shopping centres. recently 27 Boxes was built (a shopping centre built entirely from recycled shipping containers).
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Xhosa,Zulu

Area info

Amenities of Melville Turret Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Garden
  • BBQ facilities
  • Laundry
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

House rules

Melville Turret Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Curfew

The entrance to the property is closed between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

1 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free
6 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 200 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Melville Turret Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Melville Turret Guesthouse 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.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 07:00:00.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about Melville Turret Guesthouse

  • Room options at Melville Turret Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Family

  • Guests staying at Melville Turret Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • Check-in at Melville Turret Guesthouse is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Melville Turret Guesthouse is 2.6 miles from the center of Johannesburg. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Melville Turret Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The prices at Melville Turret Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.