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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2011

This accommodation is very different to anywhere we have stayed before. Each room is quirky and with such high ceilings you get a real sense of space. Views are fantastic. Brenda looked after us so well.Location was great for us and we could get cabs cheaply to places we needed to go.

3Thank jane_cavanagh
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2011

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I've stayed at, but of course such things are subjective. It was elegant, interesting, cozy, homey and relaxing - the hotel was built in bits, making it appear haphazard but every corner & staircase made me want to explore! I loved spending time by the pool, even though it was winter, because...

3Thank eunicelanna
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 30 April 2011

This was one of the best places I have been to. It is like living in a fairy tale. Everybody is friendly and we felt like at home - we could even do a "braai" in the "castle" permises. Lovely, just perfect. Breakfast was delicious and generous. It certainly worth the money - we even got an upgrade to a...

3Thank Coroaci
New York, NY
Reviewed 25 July 2010

Booking: got a last minute room for less than half the price of the Holiday Inn Sandton. Room With a View is a hip and beautiful place to stay as in "if you only can stay one place in Johannesburg..." stay here! Its in an old mansion type building with some of the best views of downtown (free too)! Staff:...

5Thank jsbslam
Reviewed 4 December 2009

The Room with a View took a bit of finding in the dark as the signposting in Jo Burg is not great. The whole place is a most eccentric design with columns all over the place and windows in odd places, whether you like it or not you certainly won't forget staying here. For a city it is quite quiet...

5Thank ShropshireOldfart
Reviewed 10 December 2007

I stayed here at the end of a six week trip and found it to be the perfect place to unwind before the long haul back to Australia. I had one of the main rooms on the top floor and found everything to be terrific. Great location, excellent, helpful and friendly staff, terrific breakfast, good security and a great location...

8Thank ozvpm_andy
Reviewed 25 December 2006

This is an ecclectic, urban castle of a guest house with many charming details: vaulted ceilings, columns, lovely tiled bathrooms, etc., and its breakfast is awesome. I came for a repeat stay because I had enjoyed it one winter a few years ago although the rooms are not heated and do not all have fire places, so it was chilly....

11Thank yeahmyyacht
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Portland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2005

Upon arriving at this castle-like accommodation in Johannesburg, we were shown our room and the breakfast room and then left on our own to explore the hotel. We discovered a pool, caged exotic birds, a balcony/smoking room and that our hotel was attached to a private residence. Needless to say, it would have been much more welcoming to have had...

7Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 November 2004

We stayed here at the end of 2002 and just loved the warm and tranquil atmosphere. It felt like we were in Tuscany! Staff was friendly and breakfast was absolutely wonderful with fresh fruit sallad, etc. Good location, close to many restaurants. We felt very safe walking around the area.

7Thank crmse

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 4,713 - ₹ 8,640 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles reginafug, 15 Dec 2011 | Read review
“Ask for the room I stayed at, besides the pool, with a big balcony overlooking the city.”
 of 5 bubbles baianointheworld, 12 Oct 2011 | Read review
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