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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I took a close friend 'away' for a night for her birthday, so we could relax without husbands, kids and commitments for 24 hours, and I chose the African Pride Melrose Arch because I'd been there before and really enjoyed it. But this trip was even better than my last: the service, attention to detail, efficient check-in and check-out, lovely...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TiffanyMarkman Thank you for acknowledging and appreciating the very elements that make the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel such an iconic property. It is an absolute privilege to host a GUEST who has such an eye for detail and recognises the various touches that we have implemented to ensure an exceptional experience for each and every one of our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is one of the friendliest places in Melrose Arch.....I loved the service I received. The cocktails are delicious. I loved the quirky decor. Will definitely be back even if it's for a Caipirinha:)

Thank RionaArjoon
APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RionaArjoon It was an absolute treat for us to host you and we’re delighted that you so thoroughly enjoyed your experience at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel! We already look forward to hosting you in the near future – even it’s just for a Caipirinha Have a lovely festive season and terrific New Year! Warmest regards Tania Malan...

London, UK
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Location is great and the pool is nice. Service is glacially slow in the restaurant and pool bar ....I waited 10 mins for a menu despite counting 7 waiters loitering around the restaurant with their arms folded. The lady who eventually brought a menu/took my order walked so slowly it was almost insulting. Took almost 20 minutes to make a...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rachelw77 It is with great dismay that I received the feedback on your recent stay at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. While incredibly disappointing, I must thank you for your candour in this regard. Please would you be so kind as to contact me directly on tania.malan@africanpridehotels.com or +2711 214 6667 so that we can discuss the mentioned...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This hotel is fabulous. Very well located in a vibrant and safe area of Johannesburg surrounded by upmarket shops and restaurants. The hotels service standards and second to none. There are a variety of room sizes and standards and the pricing is quite reasonable. A great choice.

Thank Peter T
APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter T Thank you so very much for this wonderful feedback! We are overjoyed that you so enjoyed your time with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. The value of our offering is unquestionably enhanced by the Melrose Arch precinct boutique stores and lovely restaurants at our doorstep! Thank you for acknowledging the level of service delivered...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

It's not easy to pull off being a hotel for business - very nice meeting room facilities - while at the same time having that boutique feel with low lighting and nice design. The African Pride pulls that off really well and is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in on business for a while. Because my wife was...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Segaria226 What a pleasure to receive such wonderful feedback! Thank you so very much for acknowledging our beautiful facilities and recognising the property’s appeal to both the corporate and leisure markets. It is indeed a feat of excellent design combined with warm, authentic service and the privilege of hosting distinguished GUESTS such as yourselves. I’m delighted that you and...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I was delighted to be back after some years and that standards had been maintained. Check in quick and friendly as was check out. I had a corner room, long and thin but with all the amenities I expect. Nice and quiet. Bath is separated from the room by a curtain but the shower and WC have a door and...

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APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Coleman M Thank you so very much for your thorough review! I really appreciate the time taken to comment on all aspects of your experience and am delighted that your return stay was as enjoyable as the first! I will certainly address your comments regarding the training of our waitering STAFF regarding breakfast service. We do host a number...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Enjoyed a business trip there. Terrific staff that are friendly and ready to accommodate. Well appointed, nicely decorated, quiet. In a safe area with pedestrian streets where you can walk to 5-6 restaurants alone. My only issue is there is a heavy perfumed odor in the hotel that permeates all common spaces that bothered my eyes.

Thank JulieBMW
APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JulieBMW Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel. It was our privilege to host you and we are delighted that you so enjoyed the property’s beautiful offerings and the variety of Melrose Arch precinct. We will certainly look into the strength of our hotel’s signature scent;...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The service is very good. The check in works smoothly. The rooms facing in toward the garden/pool area get a better view. The rooms themselves are modern and well appointed. There are some great touches like free water and free M&M chocolates daily. There are also 2 small yellow ducks waiting for you in the room and you are invited...

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

My stay @ African Pride Melrose Arch was an absolute delight.Staff was efficient and friendly, service was brilliant. Breakfast was Devine and overall ambience was very good. Me being a Prokard Member this is arguably one of the best Hotels I've stayed in.Highly recommended.

Thank Dokes2014
APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dokes2014 We love receiving such glowing reviews of our special property, and especially from our most loyal travellers – our Prokard members! Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback! Our breakfast is indeed one of the absolute highlights of...

Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful decor lovely food top class service. The food was exquisite perfectly platted. The waitor was top notch excellent service. I would definitely recommend African Pride (and have done to friends) for first class food and service. The decor is lovely.

Thank Lisa V
APMelroseArch, General Manager at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LisaV Thank you so very much for this wonderful review of our March Restaurant! We are incredibly privileged to have an Executive Chef with such a flair for combining beautiful and interesting ingredients and presenting them so exquisitely. I will certainly convey your compliments to both him and our entire Food & Beverage TEAM, who will be delighted to...

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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel has become an international destination in its own right, attracting discerning GUESTS who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa's first truly HIP 5-star Hotel. The luxurious African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa is situated within the exclusive urban Melrose Arch lifestyle development, a "city within a city", that offers an extensive array of shops and restaurants to be explored. So, if shopping is on the cards, you couldn't ask for a better position. The entire Melrose Arch precinct is patrolled by 24 hour Security and monitored by CCTV surveillance for peace-of-mind comfort. If you want to arrive in style, simply book a transfer in one of our luxury vehicles. Engulf yourself in the trendy precinct that is Melrose Arch, which offers GUESTS everything and more at your doorstep. Loosen your tie and make your way outside to the Pool Bar. Make use of our complimentary internet access, take off your shoes and have lunch at our unique tables that sit in shallow water; perfect for that midday cool down. Want to get out and explore? With the vast attractions that Johannesburg has to offer, why not visit the nearby Military Museum or the musical landmark of Sophia Town; both of which have played huge roles in the history of our country. With so much to do within close proximity, a visit to our own March Restaurant is a must and offers a truly sensual dining experience; where decor meets a whimsical fusion of international flavours and cooking techniques.Too early for bed? Make yourself comfortable in the leather couches of the Library Bar. Indulge in a nightcap and be kept company by a selection of great authors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

Address: 1 Melrose Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $202 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
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African Pride Melrose Arch Johannesburg
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#6 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#8 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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