Melville Accommodation at The Purple View Guest House in Johannesburg
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests16
  • Rooms/Units5

The Purple View Guest House is a guest house with self catering option, providing accommodation in Melville for tourists visiting the Johannesburg region.

About The Purple View Guest House

This quirky guest house is located in the artistic town of Melville, close to Rosebank and Johannesburg CBD as well as various varsities and hospitals. Local attractions include 27boxes, Rosebank Craft Market, the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Melville Koppies and Emmerentia Park to name a few.

The Purple View is within walking distance of shopping malls and busy Melville central. We offer not just the most unique accommodation and friendly service but also conference facilities for up to 30 people.


Our rooms each have their own feel and the property is situated down a quiet beautiful 2nd Avenue just a couple hundred meters from the bars and night life of 7th Street Melville. We have six rooms in total of which two are part of one family flat.

Each room has access to Wi-Fi and has its own TV, fan, DStv and bathroom. A splash pool and deck overlooking a view of Johannesburg is shared. A laundry services is offered for those staying longer periods (charges apply).

Asian Themed 1 and 2:
Room one has a Queen Bed and Room two has a double bed. Both have en-suite bathrooms.

African Pride:
This room has a queen bed and shares a bathroom with the main house.

London Loft:
Self contained unit, downstairs there is a bathroom with a shower and a mini kitchenette. Upstairs is the bedroom with a queen bed.

Family Flat:
This 2 bedroom unit has a shared bathroom (separate full shower and bath ) and its own open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. There is a balcony with views of JHB and a walk in closet in main bedroom. There is a queen bed, two single beds and a sleeper couch.


Included in the fee is a Continental breakfast of (cereals, fruit salad, toast, fruit juices, yoghurt and tea and coffee) served between 07h00 and 10h00 Monday to Friday and 07h30 to 11h00 on weekends unless other arrangements have been requested.

We also provide the option of a cooked breakfast charged at an additional fee. Cooked dinners are also available on request and can be ordered in advance from a weekly set menu provided by our favourite catering company.


The guesthouse conference facilities can cater for up to 30 guests.


Transfers to and from the airport as well as locally can be arranged, a wide variety of affordable tour options are also available. Our friendly staff are service driven and we aim to create a home away from home experience. We look forward to meeting each guest and even more so to enjoying the view together.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Asian Themed 1 & 2

One with a double bed and the other with a queen bed

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

African Pride

Double bed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

London Loft

Queen Bed

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Family Flat

Queen bed – 2 x single beds and sleep couch

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

The Purple View was clean and very homey! My daughter and I loved the people and the breakfast in the morning. We enjoyed the possibility of cooking for ourselves and just time to reconnect! Thanks for everything.

October 2018

Mary Fry (Kansas City, MO USA)

Verified reviewvery good

Great service from both the owner and helping staff. They will do their best to accommodate your specific needs. So even if you are traveling with an infant like I was, the venue is totally convenient!!!

August 2016

Zikhona (KwaMhlanga)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Paypal, Diners, American Express, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since May 2016

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