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About Melvin Residence Guest House

Melvin Residence Guest House is situated at 184 Pine Street in the quiet suburb of Arcadia, one block east of the Union Buildings, amongst a number of embassies, only 10 minutes from the Pretoria CBD.

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. 

We offer four spacious double rooms and 2 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.

We are very close to the following:Pretoria Botanical Gardens, CSIR, Embassies, Unisa, University of Pretoria, Loftus Versveld, Union Buildings, Hospitals, Art Gallery, Museums, Centurion cricket grounds and the N1 Freeway.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Melvin Residence Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Melvin Residence Guest House

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Es Deswardt
02 May 2017

What a beautiful restored residence...a treasure in Pretoria. The owner, Piet van Biljon, is also a treasure...so incredibly helpful with taxis, routes and maps. Apart from the many steps from the parking area to our accommodation which is not so suitable for elderly people, I must say that the rooms were clean with nice crisp bedding and all that we needed.

E Kalina
20 December 2014

We had a perfect stay at Melvin Residence where Piets only fault was that he may have been too friendly, haha. Rooms are beautiful and very well kept. It is clear that Piet takes a lot of pride in his guesthouse and the gardens. I only interacted with 1 staff member who was gracious and helpful all around. We all enjoyed the breakfast, which is pretty much anything you want, with a beautiful fruit cup to go with! We were very happy with the price all around as well. Piet even arranged a private tour for my parents to go anywhere they wanted, and it was perfect! Definitely would stay again...
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Melvin Residence Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Arcadia , the nearest airport 8.9km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling