Welcome to the Melville Turret Guesthouse – B&B accommodation in Melville, Johannesburg. The Melville Turret Guesthouse offers clean, safe and affordable accommodation in the best part of Melville, Johannesburg.
Over the years the house has been used for many purposes; private residence, boarding house, architects offices, back packers lodge and now a guest house. The house has recently been renovated, with a mix of traditional and contemporary - the result being an eclectic mix, but still remaining true to the original splendor of the property.
The Melville Turret Guesthouse is a 100-year old landmark building, built in 1906, by Erik van den Berg, and is one of the most established and popular guest houses in Melville, offering both standard and self-catering rooms, all en-suite.
Nestled near the heart of Johannesburg’s Bohemian suburb of Melville, Melville Turret Guesthouse is an historic and picturesque landmark dating to 1906.
Melville’s main street is a mere two blocks away, whilst The Turret is also conveniently situated for those whose business brings them to the Universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand or the suburbs of Auckland Park, Greenside, Emmarentia, Hurst Hill, Parkhurst, Richmond, Rossmore, Sophiatown, Sunnyside and Westcliff, with easy access to Braamfontein, Cresta, Northcliff, Rosebank and the Johannesburg CBD.
The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve offers breathtaking views over the city from the rocky crests of its undulating hills marked by seven archeological sites, from Stone Age artefacts dating to around 250,000 years ago to Tswana smelting furnaces, and a living floor and cave used by the San People during more recent centuries.
Melville and its verdant sister suburbs with their gardens, golf courses, well-tended public parks and lakes have streets lined with bistros, cafes, restaurants and stores of singular character, lending it a warm, old-worldly ambiance.
At its northern and southern edge, two unique centres enhance Melville’s trendy character. In the northeast, the Bamboo Centre is a fount of art, books, collectibles, décor and haute couture. Upstairs @ Bamboo, a 90m2 gallery space, is available to artists, curators and publicists.
To the south is 44 Stanley, a more extensive development fusing uptown sophistication with smalltown authenticity. Carefully curated, bespoke stores, independent eateries and spacious lofts make 44 Stanley an appealing community of entertainment, shopping, working and living spaces.