B&B on 8th Avenue is modern and comfortable. It is suitable for people who are holidaying or else here for business as it is close to the business centres and also to tourists attractions.
The bed and breakfast consists of 4 double rooms with en suite bathrooms with a shower. One of the rooms is a self-contained apartment with it own lounge and fully stocked kitchenette area for self-catering. The bathroom contains a bath/shower. It also has a separate entrance and small courtyard. Each room has its own TV and balcony, a dining room where breakfast is served and a patio area in the garden. There is parking available, internet and cable TV.
There is a washer and dryer available at an extra cost. Please liaise with me concerning costs.
The house is close to the CBD, tourist attractions like Rosebank, Sandton, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, hospitals, banks, universities and shopping areas.
Melville is a vibey suburb with lots of attractions like coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bookshops and a variety of other shops. The Melville Koppies is a well-known protected open space good for walks and getting a lovely view of the CBD skyline and surrounding areas.
Guests have access to the main dining room where breakfast is served and guests are welcome to sit and work in the area or else use the lounge for work or relaxation. Guest also have access to a communal kitchenette area where tea, coffee and baked items are available. There is comfortable seating area next to the kitchenette where guests can relax or else work. The garden is available for guests to sit and relax in.
Interaction with Guests
You will find me to be an attentive host and willing to assist you. I am a registered tour guide with Gauteng Tourism and am a licenced to operate a shuttle service. This service is cheaper than the public taxis. I am willing to assist in order to make your stay enjoyable.
Melville is an old suburb but is a very interesting mix of people and restaurants, bars, bookstores and other shops. There is lots to do in the suburb and it is close to the CBD and other places of interest whether guests are on holiday or else close to other business area like Rosebank or Sandton. Also centrally situated to a lot of places that tourists would find interesting and enjoy visiting like the Apartheid Museum.
Melville has 2 bus services that run past the University of the Witwatersrand and into the CBD. I also offer a transport service to guests and it is cheaper than the public taxis. I am also a registered tour guide and can assist you with places to visit or else be your guide if required.
Other Things to Note
The bed and breakfast is situated in a cul-de-sac so is quiet but close to 7th Street, Melville where most of the shops are. When convenient, I do offer a free drop off for guests in 7th Street, Melville.
There is no smoking allowed inside the house but ashtrays are available on the balconies and garden areas.
Denise is a perfect host, the B&B is in a beautiful, quiet neighbourhood, even when it's just a few minutes walk from the lively 7th Street. It's held at a standard higher than many hotel rooms.
She's also a great guide, will help with arranging you a trip of your own, or take you on a personal tour through the areas of your choice.
I had a fantastic stay with Denise at here B&B. Definitely in my top 3 on airbnb, the room and area were nice and Denise was really helpful with advice and help getting around, and she also had amazing breakfasts! Highly recommended.
My parents stayed with Denise and absolutely loved it! The place was beautiful, clean and Denise's breakfast was superb. Denise also happened to be the most wonderful host! We go back to SA quiet frequently as we are expats. We will 100% be staying with Denise again.
Denise was a great host! You would not be able to find a better place than this. A B&B and registered tour guide in one!
Denise was very helpful and friendly. I was pretty clueless as to what I was going to do in Johannesburg for few a days, but Denise offered a number of places to visit.
I really enjoyed my stay. The place was very clean, and very comfortable. And the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful. It's so nice to wake up to singing birds.
Breakfast was also delightful.
Denise was kind enough to invite me to spend Christmas lunch with her family, as my flight was on Christmas day in the late afternoon.
I really enjoyed my stay with Denise, and recommend her place to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in Johannesburg.
Thanks Denise !
I had a lovely journey with Denise at Melville. The garden and house are very pleasant to live, the room is extremeley welcoming and clean. It is a very nice play to stay for vacation as for working, with a wide choice of restaurants in the area. Denise was very helpful, driving me to my meetings, by giving me a lot of information about Johannesburg and its area, and all this with always good and welcoming mood. I am delighted of my journey in Johannesburg, thank you so much Denise, and I recommend her for anyone lloking for a nice and peacefull place in Joburg.
Beautiful place and Denise is an inviting host. Will def come back.
I had an amazing couple of days staying with Denise. She was a warm and welcoming host who went out of her way to assist as required. The room, house and neighborhood were all great, as were the delicious breakfasts. Would highly recommend Denise's place and will definitely stay again if I'm ever back in Joburg. Thanks Denise!
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I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I enjoy cooking, drinking red wine and chatting about all sorts of interestings things.
Love the outdoors and walk, cycle and hike as much as I can.
Have 3 dogs, love spending time with family and friends and enjoy learning new things.