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Saffron Guest House offers modern, private cottages surrounded by a landscaped garden. Each comes with free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with a microwave. Free parking is available on site.

The spacious cottages come with a brightly decorated bedroom, which is separated from the living room by a glass sliding door. It includes plush sofas and a satellite TV. The bathroom is stocked with toiletries and a hairdryer.

A freshly prepared breakfast is served at Café de la Crème, less than 2 minutes’ walk from Saffron Guest House. After breakfast, guests can stroll through the streets of Melville, which are lined with many boutiques and art galleries.

O. R. Tambo International Airport is just 30 minutes by car, and an airport shuttle can be arranged upon request at a charge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Saffron Guest House has been welcoming guests since 16 Jan 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast info

Breakfast to go

FREE private parking!

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • Is there safe parking
    Yes we have one parking space allocated for every room.
    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • Good day. Kindly is there a fridge and microwave in all the rooms? Thank you.
    Good day, We do have microwaves and medium fridges in all the rooms. Kind Regards Emily
    Answered on 24 February 2021
  • Hi, I'm Nancy. How much do you charge for your game drive and how do you charge it, e.g per head or? and what are the drive hours?
    Good day, We can get you a quotation on the game drive and it will be per person. When do you want to go on a game drive? Emil
    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • please let me know do have bath tubs
    Yes we do have bath tubs
    Answered on 4 December 2019
  • Hy Do you get a private bathroom?
    Good day, We do have private bathrooms. Kind Regards Saffron guest house
    Answered on 26 May 2021
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Host review score

Room 3
Saffron Guesthouse has the very best location in Melville, and therefor in Johannesburg. We are very close to the restaurants and shops in 7th street yet quiet, spacious and comfortable. Off street parking is included and security is provided.
We are a professional team that staffs the reception 24/7. A manager during the day and night reception/security at night so we assure that our friendly staff will assist you with all your queries. Just ask. We look forward to your stay.
Melville is the vibrant and trendy center of Johannesburg’s bohemian life, it still maintains a buzz with a busy student population, great restaurants and funky bars. It’s also home to the lovely Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. Melville Koppies Nature Reserve was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its archaeological significance. Melville still boasts a terrific location – close to town, close to two universities (the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg) and with the lovely Melville Koppies Nature Reserve on its doorstep.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,French,Xhosa,Zulu
Property surroundings *
Facilities of Saffron Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Aerobics Off-site Additional charge
  • Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Pub crawls Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Game drives Additional charge
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking Off-site
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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From 14:00 hours


03:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
ZAR 100 per child, per night
2 years
Cot upon request
ZAR 100 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 300 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 300 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Saffron Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Saffron Guest House

  • Guests staying at Saffron Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • Saffron Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Bowling
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Water park
    • Bike tours
    • Pub crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live music/performance
    • Movie nights
    • Happy hour
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Aerobics
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class
    • Game drives

  • Room options at Saffron Guest House include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family

  • Saffron Guest House is 2.9 miles from the centre of Johannesburg.

  • The prices at Saffron Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Saffron Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Saffron Guest House by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 40min