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Arum Place is a new stylish owner run guesthouse, set in a quiet area, positioned on the outskirts of Melville. A warm welcome awaits at this lovingly restored 1935 Melville house.

Arum Place has been designed to meet the needs of the business or leisure traveler seeking peace and luxurious comfort, warm hospitality and personal service with attention to detail that only a home can offer.

Relax on the terrace and enjoy outstanding views at sunset, or breakfast at sunrise.

The suburb of Melville is extremely central, only minutes away from the M1 South, M1 North highways, 30 minutes from OR Tambo Johannesburg and 25 minutes from Lanseria airport, The University of Johannesburg, ( a short walking distance to the main campus in Kingsway ), Wits University is nearby as well as the broadcasting studios of the SABC in Auckland Park, Media Park, The Milpark, Donald Gordon and Garden City Hospitals.

Arum Place has been designed to meet the needs of the business or leisure traveler seeking peace and luxurious comfort and personal service with attention to detail.

TV in Room
Wi-fi internet connection
Safe Facilities
Secure Parking
Languages Spoken: English & Afrikaans
Children over 12 welcome

The Guest House is a non-smoking establishment. Smoking is permitted outside on the patio.

All the rooms are equipped with:
Rooms serviced daily
crisp white cotton percale linen
a bar fridge with complimentary soft drinks
mini-bar on request
ironing board & iron on request
tea/coffee tray
complimentary toiletries
color TV with selection of DSTV channels
clock radio / alarm
dressing table /desk
fan / heater / electric blankets in winter
Wi-Fi Internet access
fax and printing service
newspapers on request
laundry service
credit card facilities
guest lounge
dedicated smoking areas.

Ebony & Ivory
This is our most basic room with a double sleigh bed, en-suite bathroom with bath only. Walls are decorated with wallpaper in a black and white damask design. Door leading from room onto main patio.

Touch of Grey
Large bedroom with king size/twin beds, a private patio. The king size bed can be split into two single beds on request. A magnificent en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and separate shower is inviting you to unwind. Small private patio.

Shades of Blue
A divine open-plan bathroom with large oval bathtub to soak in while you watch your favorite DSTV channel. Separate shower and private toilet. Bubble bath is complimentary. A luxurious king-size bed with percale cotton linen awaits your tired body. Have early morning coffee on your own patio.

Self Catering Units:
The self-catering units have all the comforts as in the rooms. The kitchenettes are equipped with a washbasin, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, refrigerator, toaster, crockery and cutlery, ironing board and iron.

Peaches & Cream
Kitchenette, Extra large sunny room with double bed, balcony with views over Melville Koppies. Full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Wallpaper in a cheerful cream damask design. A daybed can be added on request for a child to share the room.

Golden Slumber
Kitchenette, Lounge/dining area. Bedroom with king-size/twin beds, en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. Patio with view over the garden, separate entrance and parking. Decorated in a subtle chinoiserie pattern, gold damask curtains complete the picture. Ideally suited for the business executive wanting privacy and luxury. PVR with full DSTV boquet. A daybed can be added on request for a child to share the room.

Sugar & Spice
Kitchenette, bedroom with queen size bed, dining area. Full en-suite bathroom, separate entrance and parking. Bronze damask wallpaper pattern decorates the walls in the bedroom and bathroom. Small patio, dip into the sparkling blue pool.

Arum Cottage
Kitchenette, bedroom with double bed, Bathroom with shower only. Patio. This unit is often rented for long periods as a unit at discounted rates. Soft mint colored wallpaper gives the room a cozy feeling.

Rooms and Units Available:

Arum Cottage
The cottage is often rented for longer periods at reasonable rates. Kitchenette, bedroom with double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower only. Patio.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Crimson and Clover
Seff catering flatlet with full kitchen, Daybed provides sleeping for third person or two small children
Sleeps 3 Adults and 1 child

Ebony and Ivory
Budget double room Full en-suite bathroom Double bed, separate dressing room, door leading from room to patio
Sleeps 2 Adults

Golden Slumber
Spacious luxury double suite. King-size/twin beds, Full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, kitchenette with self catering facilities, lounge and dining area.PVR with full DSTV functionality.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Peaches and Cream
Spacious double room, self-catering facilities Full en-suite bathroom with seperate shower and bath, This is a large sunny room with an antique double bed with percale cotton linen and gleaming wooden floors. Balcony
Sleeps 2 Adults

Shades of Blue
Double room. This is the ultimate in luxury: A divine open-plan bathroom with large oval bathtub to soak in while you watch your favourite DSTV channel. Separate shower.Luxurious king-size bed with percale cotton linen, patio
Sleeps 2 Adults

Sugar and Spice
Spacious luxury double suite overlooking garden, Queen size bed, Full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, kitchenette with self catering facilities, dining area. Breakfast served the privacy of your own suite.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Touch of Grey
Spacious double room King-size/ twin beds Full en-suite bathroom with shower and antique style bath, Separate dressingroom, private patio.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee of 50% of the booking rate is payable should a confirmed booking be cancelled 14 days or less prior to the arrival date.

In the event of premature departure or a "no show" the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed, will be payable

2010 Soccer bookings has to be paid in full on arrival
Refunds and waiver of cancellation policies are at the discretion of management and the ability to re-let rooms.


From the Oliver Tambo International Airport, take the R24 towards Johannesburg, then the N12, the M2 West and the M1 North.
On the M1 North take the Empire Road turnoff.
Turn left into Empire road.

Carry on straight along Empire until you reach a T junction.
The SABCs offices will be in front of you.

Turn right into Kingsway until you get to 4th traffic light. (Campus Square shopping centre will be on your right)
Turn right into University Road, this becomes Main Street.
Travel down Main Street until you reach the third traffic light. (Mays' Chemist will be on your left)
Turn left (this is 4th Avenue)

Keep left at the circle and drive up the hill. On top of the hill 4th Avenue becomes 1st Street
Arum Place Guest House is the third property on your right hand side.

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