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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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Quaint old Joburg area worth a visit

7th Street in Melville, and the surrounds, are charming and the area is full of lovely shops and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicola K
Johannesburg, South Africa
Love this hood!

We love this lovely neighbourhood. Visiting about 7 years ago I was disappointed to see that it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“antique shops” (6 reviews)
“lovely suburb” (3 reviews)
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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

7th Street in Melville, and the surrounds, are charming and the area is full of lovely shops and restaurants. Visitors must be aware that this is a high traffic area for party goers and students, and that always comes with some unsavory elements. Rather take...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this lovely neighbourhood. Visiting about 7 years ago I was disappointed to see that it looked run down, We have moved to Joburg a year ago and I went to check out the area to see if it has improved. I am please...More

Thank elaineromero9977
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went to a guesthouse here just to appease our curiosity but the area is a sad reflection of what it once was. It is not somewhere that you would want to go to unless it is for a specific reason. It's probably just a...More

Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The shops lovely. The beggars who target tourists outside the shops are scary and demanding. I was holding my kids tightly and was uncomfortable.

Thank Sharmela R
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We haven't being to the area for a while as it went down a slump during last tebn years or so. But our recent visit to the area made us pleasuntly surpised with a viby environment and many many restaurants and shops. Really worth checking...More

Thank EA_Oussov
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It used to be a great place but is going downhill fast.Firstly you could get harassed by a drunk or drugged ``car guard'' and as you walk about there is a strong stench of urine and faeces.I will definitely never return,

Thank Samgaffor
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a nice part of Johannesburg with plenty of restaurants and some shops in between the restaurants. It is mainly one large street. If you want to shop, do not expect a large number of shops; there are just handful of shops - don't...More

1  Thank Anne-Marie W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

SO cool. Melville is a must. The youngsters think it belongs to them, but they don't realise we invented it

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

With terrible parking limitations and higher than average motor-vehicle related crime rates, this once idyllic suburb has become a real dump, because of overcrowding, crime and decay

Thank Johan G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

7th Street Melville is a buzzing multi-cultural multi-ethnic venue of great restaurants and lively bars. great in daytime or evening, I personally have never has a security or safety problem.

Thank Bignick263
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Susan K
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Response from Joyce Wilfred D | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I stayed in Melville in a B & B Lucky Bean and we were most satisfied. Even though it is not a hotel, we would highly recommend this B & B. Transportation was easy with tuk tuk to visit around.