Located in Johannesburg, African Pride Melrose Arch is near the airport and close to Wanderers Stadium, Sandton Convention Centre, and Sandton City. Additional points of interest include South African Museum of Military History and Hyde Park Corner.
Dining options at African Pride Melrose Arch include 3 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. This 5-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Johannesburg property has event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, and conference/meeting rooms. For a surcharge, the property offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Business services, concierge services, limo/town car service, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a library, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking. The property has designated areas for smoking.
There are 118 guestrooms at African Pride Melrose Arch. Guestrooms have pool, garden, or courtyard views. Beds come with premium bedding. Furnishings include desks and ergonomic chairs. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in-room safes (accommodate laptops), guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. 74-cm flat-panel televisions have satellite channels and DVD players. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, complimentary bottled water, blackout drapes/curtains, and welcome amenities. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
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Great energy from the hotel from the moment u walk in. Great location. The rooms were great, comfortable bed and great shower. Fantastic Internet connection Special mention to thandaza who was a superstar.
"Top class almost boutique style hotel"
Attending a wedding of a friend on Saturday nearby I decides to stay at the African Pride Melrose Arch. They are on the Marriott reservation/rewards system. In all fairness, everything is great about this hotel: the hotel / the rooms / the staff / the breakfast / the location etc etc etc. Not your cheapest option but very much worth the additional Rand you spent.
"First Class Service in beautiful surroundings"
Stayed here with my spouse a total of 3 nights on two different occasions. We were floored by the service from the moment we set foot in the gorgeous surroundings of the lobby. The front desk treated us with respect and care, especially as we had just traveled for 20 hours to reach this first stop of our journey. We were upgraded without asking to a room by the pool - if it had been just a bit warmer, we could have walked out our room and into the pool. Room was very comfortable, although the shower took a little getting used to. Found the layout a little odd on the first floor above the lobby; there are several steps up to the floor with the rooms, and that makes it difficult for the bell hop to bring heavy bags from the elevator to that floor (and definitely use the bell hops for moving your luggage). Yes, the breakfast buffet costs more than most, but it is worth it - splurge a little, and enjoy the caviar! The hotel is located in a safe, secure part of Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg, with a good selection of shops and restaurants in the immediate surroundings. Note - like in Europe, the shops will close at 6 pm most weekdays. There is an ATM just around the corner from the main hotel entrance. Even our tour guides congratulated us on choosing the African Pride in Melrose Arch. When, not if, we come back to Joburg, we will stay at this hotel!
"Modern and uninspiring"
Clean, comfortable city hotel. Could have been in any city anywhere in Europe, nothing African about it, lacked character. Very business like, no warmth to the reception or service, but it was efficient. We only stayed one night before flying. Reception arranged our transport to the airport which was very expensive. Our room overlooked the pool and pool bar which was quite noisy. The pool was shut for our stay. After having a drink at the hotel we chose to eat elsewhere. On reaching the airport my husband found he had mislaid his ring, which wasn't found in the hotel room!
I was a bit disappointed. The staff was not very friendly at check in and the concierge was not overly helpful when I asked for assistance in booking restaurants for dinner. I found he whole hotel to have a more stuffy business atmosphere than one for the vacationer. The hotel is located in a safe area with lots of restaurants and shopping around. The room was large in size and had a safe. I only received a turn down service on one night of my three night stay. The breakfast is plentiful. There is a huge buffet of cold items and you can order hot items from the menu.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM