Autograph Collection African Pride Melrose Arch

Johannesburg, South Africa

The hotel

A seriously trendy hotel, the Autograph Collection African Pride Melrose Arch combines the best of New York, Miami and San Francisco in Africa! Opulent, open-plan rooms are characterised with exposed brick, leather headboards and chic glass and marble bathrooms. A world-class restaurant, relaxing bars and a full length swimming pool complete this unique and extremely enjoyable experience!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in the exclusive Melrose Arch Precinct, a gated community where European and African styles combine, home to an excellent selection of bars, trendy shops and restaurants. Transfer from O.R Tambo International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

118 rooms on 4 floors in 1 building. All rooms with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD, complimentary 500MB voucher per person per day, telephone, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Some rooms with balcony. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

March Restaurant (International cuisine), Library Bar (International cuisine) with pool table. Swimming pool with pool bar. 24-hour front desk. 24-hour room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting* (on request).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel. Excellent management and a very curteous and helpful staff.

Apr 14, 2020 PRAO2K1062 Sydney, Australia

I had to move to The African Pride Hotel after Marriott Johannesburg shutdown due to the coronavirus lockdown, and i stayed there for 3 weeks. But, now this hotel will be my first choice every time I am in Johannesburg ! And here are the main reasons for that -1) Their GM, "Tania Malan" who went out of her way to make sure i had a comfortable… Read more
I had to move to The African Pride Hotel after Marriott Johannesburg shutdown due to the coronavirus lockdown, and i stayed there for 3 weeks. But, now this hotel will be my first choice every time I am in Johannesburg ! And here are the main reasons for that -1) Their GM, "Tania Malan" who went out of her way to make sure i had a comfortable and pleasant stay. Her attention to detail in ensuring the comfort of her guests is exceptional ! 2) Her entire staff - Hotel Manager, " HEINRICH GöTTSCHE" and Front Office Manager " Chad Louw" , Katharina, house keeping, in room dining and restraunt staff, all made sure that in-spite of the tough coronavirus situation, the comfort of the guests was not compromised 3) Also, the decor and ambience of the hotel is quite nice. A+++. When i Jo'burg and looking for a place to stay........head straight to The African Pride ! Read less
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Apr 2, 2020 Eskarina_travels Doha, Qatar

I really liked this hotel, it was a safe area surrounded by places to eat and some shopping so basic needs could be easily met without being completely dependent on the hotel. Melrose Arch is a cute little area, geared at pedestrians and feels really safe. I did go for a walk and felt a change once out of the immediate little bubble but I still… Read more
I really liked this hotel, it was a safe area surrounded by places to eat and some shopping so basic needs could be easily met without being completely dependent on the hotel. Melrose Arch is a cute little area, geared at pedestrians and feels really safe. I did go for a walk and felt a change once out of the immediate little bubble but I still felt safe. The hotel itself was nicely appointed, comfortable, clean and the staff were pleasant. I would recommend the hotel and think I would have liked it even more if the weather had been nicer so the pool area would be more welcoming. The hotel really was all good, no complaints, even decent value for money. However, I would likely stay on more of a train line if I returned. I didn’t like that transportation had to combine train plus Uber or bus. I think there may be other safe areas that also feel less isolated. Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 Parrottuk UK

Business type hotel though of better quality than most. Check in after a long flight from the UK was a pain 'not until 3pm' Good location for the Melrose Arch complex which is a 'town' encompassed by security, so wandering about in both the daytime and at night to the many restaurants and bars is relaxing and enjoyable. Lots of shops here too.… Read more
Business type hotel though of better quality than most. Check in after a long flight from the UK was a pain 'not until 3pm' Good location for the Melrose Arch complex which is a 'town' encompassed by security, so wandering about in both the daytime and at night to the many restaurants and bars is relaxing and enjoyable. Lots of shops here too. Good restaurant and a bar looking out towards to square, adequate pool and limited sunbeds plus outside tables some of which are uniquely placed in around 300mm of water to keep you cool! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A beautiful hotel that is a wonderful combination of African style and luxury

Mar 5, 2020 moirac677

A really lovely hotel and my favorite in Johannesburg. The staff are friendly and charming and go out of their way to be helpful. The food is excellent and they happily accommodate dietary needs. The bedrooms are really comfortable and stylish. My only complaint is the perfume smell in the reception area that makes me sneeze! Melrose Arch has good… Read more
A really lovely hotel and my favorite in Johannesburg. The staff are friendly and charming and go out of their way to be helpful. The food is excellent and they happily accommodate dietary needs. The bedrooms are really comfortable and stylish. My only complaint is the perfume smell in the reception area that makes me sneeze! Melrose Arch has good security and as a woman travelling on my own I always feel safe walking around the shops. Read less
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Feb 23, 2020 WhySlamDoors

I am now in my 6th year of enjoying this hotel. Melrose Arch is a great location and this hotel achieves a blend of personalisation and respect for privacy which is second to none. The door team, check in team, food and beverage team and the team caring for the rooms all, without exception are friendly and welcoming and somehow anticipate every… Read more
I am now in my 6th year of enjoying this hotel. Melrose Arch is a great location and this hotel achieves a blend of personalisation and respect for privacy which is second to none. The door team, check in team, food and beverage team and the team caring for the rooms all, without exception are friendly and welcoming and somehow anticipate every need. There is a sincerity to the welcome and a true sense of teamwork between all the functions. A hotel this good ensures that working away from home (in my case Europe) is made significantly easier. For those who need ground transport the team on the LuxLink desk cannot be beaten. Cars and drivers have always been available even at short notice and the drivers know the city inside and out and are always on time. Traffic conditions never affect them! This is a World Class hotel and in my business and leisure travel experience is the best anywhere. Thanks African Pride at Melrose Arch! Read less