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    Saffron Guest House

    Cnr of 7th 5th Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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          1 - 5 of 64 reviews

          Reviewed 20 March 2017

          This is a gorgeous little place; very funky and stylish. Really easy to find in Melville and the breakfast across the road was top knotch. Villa was enormous and very clean and new...way bigger than my place at home! :) Really enjoyed our stay; will...More

          Thank LucasNorth
          Response from EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest HouseResponded 4 April 2017

          Thank you very much and we look forward to your next stay!

          Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

          My husband and I took our first trip to Africa this March. We wanted to spend some time in Johannesburg before setting out on safari, and chose Saffron Guesthouse based on the neighborhood and the good reviews on various websites. We were extremely pleased with...More

          Thank John N
          Response from EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest HouseResponded 4 April 2017

          Thank you for all your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

          Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

          The staff are poorly trained. Accommodation is beautiful, clean and spacious, and the breakfast at a restaurant across the street is excellent. No coffee or tea in room... very disappointing for the room rate. I changed to a smaller more arty hotel nearby with better...More

          Thank 252dobby
          Reviewed 20 October 2016

          We stayed in room number 4, for 4 nights. The first night I thought the noise was really loud but then realized that the windows were open. The "room" was huge, with a really modern bathroom and a nice sitting area. The room had a...More

          Thank chicago821
          Response from EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest HouseResponded 11 November 2016

          Thank you very much for all your kind words and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Gratuity is already included with breakfast, no need to tip extra unless you really insist. We look forward to your next stay.

          Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

          Saffron is in a very artsy, hip neighborhood. Just the way we want it. The room is spacious, very clean , tastefully decorated with modern conveniences. Ours did not have ac but we didn't need it during our stay. It's a short walk to nice...More

          Thank Rndlgn
          Response from EmilFa, Owner at Saffron Guest HouseResponded 11 November 2016

          Thank you so much for your kind words. You stayed in the only room that did not have aircon but today they are at the guesthouse to install an air conditioning unit there. We look forward to your next stay and thank you again for...More

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          • USD 61 - USD 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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          • Kitchenette
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          • 5
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          kristina r
          We are two couples traveling together in September. One couple will have two days there and the other couple only one complete day. My question concerns transportation as we will not have a car. We are concerned about getting from and to the airport, sightseeing Jo'Burg and also getting to Sandton for shopping. Is the Saffron Guest House a wise choice if we do not have a car at our disposal?
          20 February 2015|
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          You should use Uber, like in european cities. It's safe and easy. Buy a south african sim card at the airport and then you will have internet on your phone. It will be the easiest way for you to go everywhere and it's not... More
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          "We stayed in Number 4. If you are a light sleeper you may want to ask for a room that does not abut 7th..."
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          "Our room was number 8 was more like a small house, but the other rooms more compact are just as good."
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          "Rooms with an outdoor patio's are nice."
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