3-Star Accommodation In The City


Accommodation in the city doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, so if you’re in need of a quick weekend getaway or mid-winter break, you’re in luck. To help you save a little money to splurge on having some vacation fun or to put away for that awesome holiday down at the coast this December, we have found a few 3-star accommodation options for you to choose from. Take your pick from a hotel, a guest lodge or even a B&B. 

Melville Manor House
Melville Manor House

Melville Manor House

If you’re looking to stay somewhere central to all the hip and happening events and venues in the city, then why not book a stay at the Melville Manor House? This beautifully restored 3-star B&B is located close to the heart of the historic suburb of Melville, which is filled with old-world charm, plenty of character and, of course, a variety of cool stores, boutiques, markets, cafes and restaurants to check out. The Melville Manor House offers seven rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi, a room safe and mini fridge. The rooms are designed to make your stay not only comfortable but also memorable. And if you want to get a little fresh air, pay a visit to the Melville Koppies, a Johannesburg Heritage Site.

Details: www.melvillemanor.co.za / 011 726 8765 / 80 2nd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg / mmh@icon.co.za 

Lido Hotel

How about a quick getaway to a destination that lies out in the country side, not too far from the city? If this sounds like just the getaway you need, then relax and feel at home at the historical Lido Hotel in Eikenhof. The hotel is a classic Art Deco-style building that dates back to the 1930s. Its design was inspired by the ‘British royal family’s visit to South Africa by steam boat in the 40s. They offer 24 luxurious rooms at great prices to cater to whatever party size, be it single, double or family. You can get some fresh air and soak up some sun on the large balconies or down by the huge sparkling pool, set in serene and relaxing surroundings. Grab a bite to eat at their in-house restaurant or sip on a few sundowners at the main or ladies bar.

Details: www.lidohotel.co.za / 081 457 6275 or 081 418 9535 / Plot 17, Old Vereeniging Road, Eikenhof, Johannesburg / info@lidohotel.co.za

Melville Manor House
Melville Manor House

Thulani Lodge

We all deserve a peaceful getaway from time to time, but sometimes our budgets just don’t allow us. Which is why Thulani Lodge in Melville is just the place to visit when you’re in need of some relaxation, new scenery and alone time. Each room has a bathroom en suite with complimentary toiletries, ensuring you have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable. There’s also a peaceful garden, a clear swimming pool waiting to be dived into and dozens of great restaurants, boutiques, bars, markets and gift stores within safe walking distance at the Melville Strip for you to explore and enjoy.

Details: www.thulanilodge.co.za /  011 482 1106 / 85 3rd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg / info@thulanilodge.co.za

Sierra on Main Hotel

Whether you’re away on a business trip or simply want to enjoy a quick weekend getaway with your partner or family, why not book at stay at Sierra on Main Hotel in Ferndale? Not only is this hotel close to trendy suburbs such as Rosebank and Sandton, but it also offers a lovely spot to relax and recuperate. The hotel boasts 70 modern en-suite bedrooms – all equipped with air conditioning, television, DSTV, free Wi-Fi as well as a tea and coffee station and, of course, restaurants to tantalise your taste buds, a ladies bar for a few sundowners and the Phree Beauty Salon offering indulgent treatments. And if that’s not enough, you can head to Sandton City or The Zone@Rosebank.

Details: www.sierrahotels.co.za / 011 787 9840 / Republic Road and Main Ave, Ferndale, Johannesburg / randburg@sierrahotels.co.za

Thulani Lodge
Thulani Lodge

Merwehuis Bed & Breakfast

Merwehuis Bed & Breakfast in Rossmore is just the guest house if you’re looking for a quick night’s stay or a weekend escape. The guest house has five well-decorated and spacious rooms that are all furnished with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV and self-catering facilities. Their renowned Design-a-Breakfast is served in your room or in the dining room; you can decide where you wish to dine.  Not only will you enjoy a lovely stay with friendly service, but you’ll also have fun exploring the surrounds and the city as Merwehuis Bed & Breakfast is within close proximity to Melville, Randburg and Sandton.

Details: www.merwehuis.co.za / 082 852 2193 / 35 Ripley Road, Rossmore, Johannesburg / hans@merwehuis.co.za

Garden Court Eastgate

For business or leisure, Garden Court Eastgate offers everything you need for an affordable and relaxing break from everyday life. Whether you’re looking for a weekend away or simply need somewhere to stay for the night between meetings or flights, this 3-star hotel is ready and waiting. The hotel offers 157 comfortable en-suite rooms, in-room amenities include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, DStv, tea- and coffee-making facilities, electronic safe, writing desk and 18-hour room service. There are also smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. And if you are looking to grab a bite to eat, stop over at the Garden Grill and Bar, which offers relaxing views and overlooks the outdoor terrace and pool.

Details: www.tsogosun.com / 011 622 0570 / Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma, Johannesburg

Garden Court Eastgate
Garden Court Eastgate

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