We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Melville - Hey Day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melville

Melville
Ranked #25 of 169 things to do in Johannesburg
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
Johannesburg
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Melville - Hey Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Melville's prime was about 10 years ago - now - not so cool for us arty old folk.

Helpful?
Thank BonnieLeeBouman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

218 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    52
    97
    40
    19
    10
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Funky funky...hip 'n happenin'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Eclectic, bustling, moving, funky fantastic array of shops and eateries, this spot has tinges of Woodstock, NY, Soho or Parkhurst. There are bars till late, or delicate coffee shops to meet with a favourite friend. You will find people from all cultures and walks of life here - its truly wonderful.
Parking can be a huge problem at peak hours. My personal experience with safety has been fine.

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank Wolery
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Netherlands
Level Contributor
59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Sic transit gloria mundi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

The magic of Melville has gone. Many of the earlier establishments have closed down, some don't just open anymore, leaving painful holes in the previously bustling village high street. People stay away as well, restaurant quality has (sometimes dramatically) declined. If this is the effect of the global crisis, then it has been very harsh to Melville.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank Ton1705
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not melville but small nageria”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I feel unsave, it's noisy and not clean. It's just a nother suberb with low standart restuarants

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank limpo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting Suburb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Since I was a child Melville was different to me, it is part of the vibe of old Johannesburg. I just like going there, when I can.

Helpful?
Thank Jakalas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Melville also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Melville? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing