Photo courtesy of African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel
African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel
It’s a sad fact that many swaths of Johannesburg aren’t exactly walkable, but that’s not the case at Melrose Arch, a trendy complex filled with some of the city’s hottest restaurants, galleries, and shops. Guests are in the heart of the action if they book a stay at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, a slick property with 118 stylish, contemporary rooms adorned with modern African art. And now that the hotel falls under the Marriott family umbrella, guests can expect all sorts of perks and upgrades associated with the brand.
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The cafés and shops of the Melrose Arch complex are a go-to destination for hip Joburgers looking to hit the town. Eat at the African-themed Moyo, browse the pieces on display at Art Lounge, go for cocktails at the speakeasy-style Churchill’s, or have an active afternoon at the obstacle course at the nearby Acrobranch.
Need to Know
Rooms: 117 rooms and one suite. From $205. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: The March restaurant serves eclectic global fare, while the Library Bar and Pool Bar have lighter menus. Here in the Melrose Arch district, guests are amid one of Joburg’s most exciting dining scenes. Spa and gym details: There’s no spa or gym within the hotel. Guests can use the Virgin Active gym steps away, and there are spas in the Melrose Arch complex. There is a pool on-site.
Who it’s best for: Trendy travelers who like to be in the middle of the action. There aren’t too many parts of Joburg that are pedestrian friendly, but Melrose Arch has the feel of a secure city-within-a-city, with plenty to do and see around the hotel. Our favorite rooms: The airy Luxury rooms have their own balconies. Guests looking for peace and quiet should choose a room overlooking the pool. Good to know: Staff can arrange tee times at the nearby River Club Golf Course.