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 Wonderful hotel, excellent buffet breakfast!

Jul 14, 2019 222fit London, Canada

The African Pride hotel is located in a gated trendy area (Melrose Arch). The upscale neighborhood consists of restaurants, bars, cafes & shops all intertwined on cobblestone streets. The area is very safe to walk around at night. We enjoyed Jamie Oliver's Italian eatery which is right next to the hotel. The buffet breakfast at the hotel is… Read more
The African Pride hotel is located in a gated trendy area (Melrose Arch). The upscale neighborhood consists of restaurants, bars, cafes & shops all intertwined on cobblestone streets. The area is very safe to walk around at night. We enjoyed Jamie Oliver's Italian eatery which is right next to the hotel. The buffet breakfast at the hotel is wonderful, and the dining area is posh. The hotel is 5 star, and has all the amenities, the rooms are tastefully decorated and the beds are super comfortable. You will not be disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay away...unwelcoming service

Jul 11, 2019 LevyShai Central District, Israel

In previous trips I asked to stay in this 5 stars hotel as its location in a nice neighborhood and it hosts some of my busienss colleagues. Soon I learnt that despite the expensive rate, the hotel doesn’t have a gym and it refers you to an outside gym for nearly $30 a day, it also charge you half a night rate for 11am early check in regardless if… Read more
In previous trips I asked to stay in this 5 stars hotel as its location in a nice neighborhood and it hosts some of my busienss colleagues. Soon I learnt that despite the expensive rate, the hotel doesn’t have a gym and it refers you to an outside gym for nearly $30 a day, it also charge you half a night rate for 11am early check in regardless if you are premium frequent customer and generally the service is mediocre. Anyhow, prior to my recent trip, I asked my travel dpt to get into agreement with the hotel. we got pretty good daily rate, inclusive of breakfast and a daily gym voucher. All documented in writing with Marriott sales team. Yet, when I checked in, the unfriendly front desk lady told me “your rate doesn’t include breakfast and we don’t have gym here”. When I shared with her the written agreement of Marriott she just ignored it. I was very upset and asked her to talk to the front desk manager. He wasn’t there and later that day I received an email from the front desk associate manager repeating same message: breakfast and gym are not included and are available for an extra cost. It took multiple international calls to get the hotel to respect the agreement made with Marriott sales team. While a sales manager called and apologized for the mistake, None of the hotel staff ever thought to admit their mistake, let alone apologizes for their behavior. On the positive side, breakfast is very good and the outside gym facility is excellent. Bottom line, if you want to feel welcomed, you better book another hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location & wonderful staff

Jul 2, 2019 briguy7727

Being able to walk from your hotel to an area with shopping & plenty of restaurants is a huge plus. We had reception hold our bags for the day after checking out since our flight was not until later at night & it was not a problem at all with prompt retrieval once we returned from our excursion. There was some sort of business meeting going on but… Read more
Being able to walk from your hotel to an area with shopping & plenty of restaurants is a huge plus. We had reception hold our bags for the day after checking out since our flight was not until later at night & it was not a problem at all with prompt retrieval once we returned from our excursion. There was some sort of business meeting going on but you wouldn't know unless you were specifically walking past the conference area. Our room was on the second floor & had a great view of the pool & courtyard. Unfortunately the pool area bar & restaurant wasn't open during the time of the year when we stayed, but its unique tables in the water concept would have been a fun experience. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. Read less
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Jul 2, 2019 xbessard avignon

Perfection! The African Pride Melrose Hotel is a real palace. With its modern design, it offers a unique and original living environment. Large and nice rooms, a beautiful swimming pool, a pleasant lobby, an excellent restaurant (including an exceptional breakfast), a professional staff, a kindness, an incredible efficiency. It is always an… Read more
Perfection! The African Pride Melrose Hotel is a real palace. With its modern design, it offers a unique and original living environment. Large and nice rooms, a beautiful swimming pool, a pleasant lobby, an excellent restaurant (including an exceptional breakfast), a professional staff, a kindness, an incredible efficiency. It is always an absolute pleasure to be the host of this house. It is the most beautiful hotel on the African continent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a wonderful adventure

Jul 1, 2019 Mlbosin Melrose, United Kingdom

I felt as though I arrived home at this amazing hotel. Everyone from the manager to the door men to the desk attendants to the concierge to the room attendants to the waiters in the restaurant were kind, helpful and friendly. I fell in love with every person i met here. When I needed space they did not bother me. When I wanted help they right… Read more
I felt as though I arrived home at this amazing hotel. Everyone from the manager to the door men to the desk attendants to the concierge to the room attendants to the waiters in the restaurant were kind, helpful and friendly. I fell in love with every person i met here. When I needed space they did not bother me. When I wanted help they right there ready to assist. Read less