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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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Vibrant street full of life and entertainment

7th Street Melville is a buzzing multi-cultural multi-ethnic venue of great restaurants and lively... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Boxes Melville

Wanted to experience the container shopping layout ! Nice shops, food etc.... Must maintain the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lucky bean” (8 reviews)
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 860 109 237
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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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wanted to experience the container shopping layout ! Nice shops, food etc.... Must maintain the level in case some of the places close. Parking a bit dodgy and security not always around.

Thank CTandyou
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Melville was a great find after the predictability of Sandton's shopping malls. It is a strip shopping mix of cafes and boutique retailers. There is a new retail site (27 Boxes) built from shipping containers which is architecturally interesting. Great if you love Opp shops,...More

1  Thank JoanneSydney
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Melville is the home of artists. It is the location of many restaurants and bars, which are mostly frequented by students from the nearby University of Johannesburg

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I visited the place on a business trip. Melville has a good atmosphere & great food. The restaurants are quite unique but Melville needs some improvements

Thank F8558VMvictorm
Reviewed 18 April 2017

New food/bar has opened in the area and on the busy 7th street. The vibe was amazing and a different take on a restaurant.

Thank abigailnorris
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stayed in the Melville area for 3 nights in March in the Blu Trea which is about a 15 minute walk from 4th street which forms the heart of the area – I had undertaken a long and detailed research to find an area...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Melville has always been known as the trendy and arty side of Johanesburg, with its proximity to the Universities and the SABC bringing in a younger student crowd. Many interesting little restaurants to choose from, with a good nighttime scene if you want the loud...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a super area to walk around and visit the various shops on the street. A very safe area to walk around (though perhaps not after dark) Great restaurants along the strip. Highly recommended.

Thank ericon991
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wonderful and interesting places , Shops and Eating houses. The Mexican makes you feel like you are not even in South Africa.

Thank HenryArundel
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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.