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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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Melville ok for a party...or a jol...

In general Melville has many different kinds of bars, restaurants and all sorts of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice district with restaurants and shops

I spent a couple of hours walking around Melville during a visit to Johannesburg. There are some... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Paul K
London, United Kingdom
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“lucky bean” (8 reviews)
“la luna” (3 reviews)
“quirky shops” (3 reviews)
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general Melville has many different kinds of bars, restaurants and all sorts of entertainment...in one package...so one should find whatever you want and or need...if it fails after all,I recommend trying Yeoville!!

Thank folanke
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I spent a couple of hours walking around Melville during a visit to Johannesburg. There are some nice shops, including the well known and interesting 27 Boxes. There are also a number of nice restaurants and bars. It is a nice area to stroll and...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have eaten here several time during the day, but I am unable to comment about what it is like during the evening. Parking is a bit tight but plenty of places to eat and drink.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Great venue for after the walk the talk coffee excellent carrot cake delish quirky paraphernalia on walls created a great ambiance staff super attentive know all the regulars and offer great conversation

Thank owenjullies
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed on 4th in Melville for 3 nights. Was very relaxed with plenty of cafes bars and restaurants. Some interesting independant shops and 27 boxes is worth a drop by. Good place to return too each night.

Thank DavidLittlewood
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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
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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.