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Nestled in the hills surrounding Pretoria, the suburb of Arcadia provides a refuge from the urban hustle of the capital. Within this Jacaranda lined setting, stands a gracious villa, a landmark of elegance and tranquillity dating from the turn of the previous century.

The main residence was originally built in 1890. It has a Victorian style and is one of a few houses from this period still in existence. The building has undergone a number of restorations, but the character of the house has not changed.

Soaring moulded ceilings, period wooden doors and windows, stained glass and antique furniture give the main residences interior a warm glow.

Hannes Meiring describes this residence as follows:
The house reminds one of the ostrich palaces of Oudtshoorn and is a rather amusing conglomeration of styles that were popular at the beginning of the century: decorative wooden railings around the stoep, a near classical gable and ornamental plaster work above the bay window, tall chimneys and a stairway that widens towards the bottom and is decorated with pot plants. Today genuine Victorian houses such as Melvin Residence are once again appreciated.

Activities:

-Union Buildings - 1 Km
-Voortrekker Monument - 8 Km
-University of Pretoria - 2 Km
-Centurion cricket grounds- 15 Km
-Loftus Versveld Rugby stadium - 1.5Km
-OR Thambo (Johannesburg) airport - 50 Km
-University of South Africa (UNISA)

Facilities & Services available:
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Restaurant
Gym
Spa
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Wi-Fi
English
Casino on site
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Mini Golf

Melvin Residence Guest House is a Guesthouse in Arcadia Pretoria Gauteng South Africa
Directions:

From North of Pretoria:
Travel South along the N1. Take the Pretoria/Witbank off-ramp (just after Stormvol off-ramp). Go past the Witbank turn-off and take the Pretoria turn-off.

Travel West into Pretoria along Pretorius street past McDonalds etc.
Turn right into Becket (just after the US embassy on the left). Turn left into Church street. Turn right into Pine street. We are half-way up the hill on the right.

From South of Pretoria:
Travel North along the N1 towards Polokwane. Take the Pretoria/Witbank off-ramp (just after Lynwood off-ramp). Stay in the left lane and take the Pretoria turn-off.

Travel West into Pretoria along Pretorius street past McDonalds etc.
Turn right into Becket (just after the US embassy on the left). Turn left into Church street. Turn right into Pine street. We are half-way up the hill on the right.

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Rooms and Units Available at Melvin Residence Guest House

We offer four spacious double rooms and two single rooms all of which have en-suite facilities. The double rooms have showers and the single rooms have baths.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have outside doors to give the guest as much comfort and privacy as possible. The stoep extending across the length of the quest house provides a place where guests can relax while enjoying the beautiful view it provides of the city and surrounding hills.

Latest Reviews
The guesthouse was simply beautiful and the efficiency of their services exceptional. The union buildings literally at the back yard! Though short stay,we had a great time. Will definitely recommend Melvin guesthouse to a friend.
Lungile Nene Nov 2015