African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection

1 Melrose Square, Melrose ArchJohannesburg2196South Africa
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About African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection

African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection is a luxury hotel located at Melrose Arch shopping and entertainment precinct in Johannesburg, that features six flexible venue spaces and a scenic outdoor swimming pool.

Each of the 117 designer rooms and one suite at the hotel is air-conditioned and comes with cable television, a safe, a mini fridge, and coffee-making facilities. Rooms also have a dining area, while select units offer views of the pool or a private lounge area.

A car rental desk, concierge services, and laundry facilities are found at the hotel. The property offers free Wi-Fi, paid valet parking, and a paid airport shuttle service as well.

Breakfast is on offer for an additional fee. March Restaurant serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For drinks and light meals, African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection also has Library Bar and Pool Bar.

Johannesburg Zoo, home to many rare African species, is six kilometres from the property, while Sandton Convention Centre is under five kilometres away.


1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Telephone: +27 112146666 | Fax: +27 112146600 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Outstanding location

The location of the hotel is its main drawing feature because it sits in Melrose Arch, an exclusive shopping and dining area in Johannesburg. Travellers say the area is very safe, thanks to the on-site security, and there are plenty of dining an entertainment options steps from the hotel.

Friendly staff

Employees go out of their way to welcome guests upon arrival and treat everyone very well while staying at the hotel. Visitors appreciate the staff and find most of them very friendly.

Spacious, clean rooms

The rooms at the hotel are large and the staff does a good job of cleaning them. Travellers like arriving to a clean room because it makes it easier to settle in.

Negative Reviews

No on-site fitness centre

There isn't a fitness centre at the hotel, forcing travellers in search of a workout to head to the gym across the street. Guests are shocked a hotel of this class doesn't have a fitness centre.

Poorly designed rooms

Many of the rooms have a quirky design that travellers don't like. These rooms don't offer privacy in the bathrooms, as there is a glass door, and the lighting is poor in many parts of the rooms. Overall, visitors say the design needs to be revisited to make the rooms more comfortable.

Not enough value

Guests complain about the hotel not offering enough for the cost, as they say it is one of the most expensive hotels in the city. For this cost, visitors expect true luxury, which they report the hotel does not offer.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 540 reviews