Quirky and refreshingly contemporary, Motel Mi Pi Chi is a fabulously user-friendly hideaway, ideal for urban nomads with a taste for easy living and original style.
Boasting easy drive-in, drive-out accessibility its an unexpected oasis on the other side of a rough, high brick wall on Melvilles vibey fourth avenue.
Motel Mi Pi Chi announces itself to the weary traveller by means of a cute neon pink sign, that is a just a little clue to the stylish contemporary accommodation that lies beyond our big, badass front wall. The perfect location for globetrotters to unpack their bags and make themselves at home, our sassy overnight establishment gives you the opportunity to refuel and refresh during your trip to Joburg, Mzansis hippest afropolitan capital.
Accommodation at Motel Mi Pi Chi:
Each bedroom suite opens onto a screeded concrete shower room with under-floor heating that in turn flows out onto a little private courtyard with a waterfall, so guests feel like they have their own little piece of wilderness to enjoy. Its like taking a sensual outdoor shower minus the rough edges.
Our open, visible clothes racks (with lots of hangers) mean you dont have to dig around in a dark cupboard to find what you want to wear. Each shower room is equipped with a hairdryer and shaver plug.
Each room has its own signature colour accent, drawn from original linocut prints by Mozambican artists Isaac Sithole and Ezekiel Mabote. The rooms also have a lovely zen blankness about them, enabling visitors to inscribe them with their own personality.
The bleached wooden floors (original 1930s Baltic deal) and pale moonbeam-coloured walls give off a soft glow reflecting the crisp, white cotton percale bed linen. Oh, and there are tick-tock clocks for when you need them.
- Museum Africa 6 km
- Market Theatre 6 km
- Kippies Jazz Bar 6 km
- Constitution Hill 6 km
- Meville Koppies 500 km
From or Tambo airport:
-Leave the airport and take the R24 to Johannesburg lane. Pass the Barbara road and Edenvale road turn off.
-About 9.5 kms from the airport take the N3 to Johannesburg Durban and Kimberley. You will now pass the van Buuren road turn off.
-Take the m2 west to Johannesburg and Germiston. Travel for about 10km passing the Cleveland, Denver, ruven road, Rissik Street and Selby off ramps.
-Now take the m1 north to Sandton and Pretoria. Pass carr street and smit street off ramps.
-Then take the empire road turn off and keep/turn left when you reach the bottom of the turn off. You are now travelling west. Stay in the centre lane making sure not to accidently slip off empire road.
-When you reach a traffic light at a T-junction turn right onto Kingsway you will have passed the holiday in, a steers and an engen garage.
-Pass Media Park on your right and turn right onto lothubury (not so visible) road at the following traffic light. There is also a signboard that says melville (more visible).
-It is lothbury road if you turn right, cookham if you were to turn left.
-Continue on Lothbury Road until it becomes seventh street (of 7de Laan soap opera) you will now be in the heart of what is referred to as old Melville or Melville village you will see a lot of restaurants and shops.
-At the only traffic light turn left onto Fourth Avenue and follow the road along until you get to number 35.35a. There is only one traffic light and you will have seen de la crme, graffiti and studio gesso.
-Motel mi pi chi. If you get lost phone us on 082 450 6790
-Drive down the lane on the left hand side when facing motel mi pi chi to a black steel sliding gate. If you arrive before 18h00 it would be good to give us a ring to open for you. After six, our vigilant night guard will escourt you in
Looking forward to seeing you