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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this magical place with my wife. The property is unbelievably beautiful and the surroundings transports you to a different time and space. The room we stayed in was beautiful and luxurious. The management is friendly and helpful and staff are available 24/7. It is located centrally and is in a beautifully part of Johannesburg. The rooftop seating area...

Thank F.G. K
Ramsgate, South Africa
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

Over the years we have stayed at the opulently faux French themed Room With A View more times than I can remember as it is situated close to a family members home in Melville. We found the decor fun and enjoyed the great views. The Roman pool for the children was always a success and the lovely breakfasts and friendly...

Thank Vicky W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 September 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here while visiting for a wedding, and it took my breath away. Gorgeous property, with gorgeous buildings and rooms. Staff was very friendly and helpful! They upgraded us to the main suite both times were were there (without us asking), and allowed us to leave our larger bags while we went off to a game...

3Thank Coliemonster
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2013

whenever I stay i joburg i book "room with a view". it was recommended to me by I photographer friend of mine who had fallen in love with the architecture and views of this place i stayed there for 10 days when i moved to joburg for 2 years in 2009, the owners were really helping me to find a...

4Thank Christian P
Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 12 April 2013

What makes this B&B “Room with a view” special is its lack of resemblance to any other guest accommodation in the world. An usual and fantastic architectural configuration of buildings, stairs, rooms, balconies and garden plants; inspired by Tuscan palaces but yet very different. Surprising, overall and in detail. Not truly luxurious, but exciting and with great views indeed. Very...

4Thank RobertRx
Humlebaek, Denmark
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Staying at Room With a View some years ago is among the best Guest House (boutique hotel) i've stayed at, highly recommendable. This is located in the middle of Melville a very cosy area. The breakfast is great and need to say so, but the view is great.

4Thank Travelnaut66
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2012

This a B n B with an identity. A great space in the middle of Melville, a once working class, now somewhat trendy suburb of JHB. The B n B has a website that gives some insight into the place and actually highlights the room we happened to stay in for a few days in Nov 2012. I recommend this...

4Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I was among a group staying here. This place is a miniature castle perched on a hill. The rooms range in size, but are all lovely. My room was large and had a balcony with a great view of the area. The staff are extremely friendly and ready to help. The breakfast is terrific. The neighborhood, Melville, is pleasant. There...

3Thank Patrick123NYC
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2011

I had read a very complimentary snippet in a travel magazine about this guesthouse, and so I booked a room here, for three nights. I am a regular visitor to Melville. As another member stated, it is helpful to have a GPS with you, and with that, it easy find it; otherwise, good luck! Made by bookings by email, and...

10Thank reginafug
Salvador, BA
Reviewed 12 October 2011

This was my first time in Johannesburg, and I was concerned about safety. This hotel, as other reviews state, is like a small castle with superb views over the city. I reserved a luxury suit but was upgraded - it looked very slow season in the beggining of October. Our room was in the upper part, just by a beautiful...

6Thank baianointheworld

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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The passion, charm, colours, luminosity and timeless quality of this beautiful guest house consistently draws guests from all over the world into invigorating social exchange - yet also allows for gentle non intrusive privacy. Set high above the heart of Melville with splendid views over a forested Johannesburg and 70km on to the Magaliesberg. Each of the fourteen en-suite rooms has a unique sense of style and design, some with their own conservatory, balcony and fireplace. Beautiful bathrooms with large showers and deep baths. Spectacular breakaway lounges and swimming pool. The gentle hearts, softness of smiles, the warmness and memorable breakfast’s, imbues care to all who have found this home from home. Designed to provide memorable accommodation for well- informed international travellers that seek the best that Johannesburg and South Africa can offer, at affordable prices.A Room With A View is beautifully situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s most blessed parklands and also close to every necessary amenity. More than just B&B or guesthouse accommodation, rather like a boutique hotel.The timeless quality of this magnificent guesthouse and bed and breakfast consistently draws visitors from all over the world into invigorating social exchanges – yet allows for gentle, non- intrusive privacy.A spectacular high visitor’s lounge is open to all, with handy catering facilities, making it conducive to socializing while also providing you with a venue to entertain your own Johannesburg guests. A Roman- style swimming pool and surrounds offer outdoor relaxation throughout Johannesburg’s glorious 8 month summer season. Two conference rooms, each accommodating up to 14 delegates are served with wholesome lunches and beverages to order. With free internet and satellite DSTV, why stay in Sandton or Randburg if you can have luxury accommodation nearby in Melville and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Room with a View

Address: 1 Tolip Street | Corner 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: ₹ 4,667 - ₹ 8,557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room in the building next to the pool. Best views on the south side!”
Coliemonster, 17 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you are mobility-impaired, advise management. The rooms with views of the Koppies or the pool are nice.”
reginafug, 15 Dec 2011 | Read review
“Ask for the room I stayed at, besides the pool, with a big balcony overlooking the city.”
baianointheworld, 12 Oct 2011 | Read review
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