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Tama Rumah Guest House, Melville, Johannesburg
Tama Rumah Guest House, Melville, Johannesburg
This vibrant and colourful guest house is close to Melville's trendy 7th Street cafe culture. 
Location: Melville
Type: Guest House
Price Range: Standard R350 - R500 pps
Atmosphere:
  • Informal
  • Relaxed
  • Casual
Guest Rating: 7
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Tama Rumah Guest House is like a breath of fresh air.  It's just different.  Every room is individually done out to a theme and there are enough rooms to offer everyone something that just 'clicks' with them AND keeps within the budget.  The welcome is unfussed, friendly and


If you've got a taste for champagne ... but a budget more suitable for beer, try one of the standard rooms.  If you like to spread your wings a little more, go for the suite which has its own private lounge.  And if you really want to be private and get away from it all, ask for one of the outside rooms or cottages (where there's also gorgeous under-floor heating to shrug off freezing Jo'burg winter nights!).


Accommodation

All rooms have a TV with DSTV, tea and coffee facilities, bar fridges and an en-suite bath and/or shower, wireless ADSL


Rooms:

LAVENDER - bright & airy single room with 3/4 bed and en-suite with shower
IRIS - small double room with queen-size bed, quaint slipper bath in the room with an overhead shower and separate loo (WC)
ARUM - stained-glass windows, queen-size bed, Victorian bath and separate antique loo.
AGAPANTHUS - double room with wooden floors, queen-size bed, wooden floors, en-suite bath with Victorian bath and shower
HONEYSUCKLE - double room with wooden floors, queen-size bed, en-suite bath and shower and its own private patio
CANNA - double room with queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and private patio with fully-stocked bar fridge

Suites:

HYDRANGEA - mini-suite, queen-size bed, lounge area with desk, en-suite shower & loo
JASMINE - mini-suite, queen-size bed, lounge area with desk, en-suite bath with overhead shower
BOUGAINVILLEA - large suite with private entrance, separate bedroom, sleeper couch, queen-size bed, en-suite Victorian bath
PLUMBAGO - large open-plan suite, queen-size bed, leather sleeper couch, en-suite slipper bath and separate shower

Outside room:

ALOE - small room, perfect for singles but can sleep two with queen-size bed, en-suite with slipper bath and shower and its own covered wooden deck.

Cottages:

WISTERIA - popular cottage with underfloor heating, queen-size bed, lovely en-suite bath and separate shower, private patio
HIBISCUS - next to the pool, this cottage has a separate lounge & bedroom, queen-size bed, leather sleeper couch, en-suite Victorian slipper bath and separate shower

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Contact Details

Contact Person:
Email: info@tamarumah.co.za
Website: http://www.tamarumah.co.za/
Cellphone: +27 (0)82 461-2800
Phone: +27 (0)11 482-7611
Fax: +27 (0)11 482-7965
Street: 88 4th Avenue, Melville
City: Johannesburg
State: Gauteng
Country: South Africa

Directions

Directions: From Oliver Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International)

As you exit take the R24 to Johannesburg. Always stay in the 2nd lane from the left and always follow the signs for Johannesburg as you exit the airport. Rather go slowly as it can be confusing if you take the wrong turn.
The R24 merges with the N12. Stay in the 2nd lane from the left. Take the N3 South.
 As the road widens to 5 lanes take the M2 West off- ramp to Johannesburg. Stay on the M2 West (the city will be on your right) until you get to the Crown Interchange. Stay in the middle lane after the speed limit is reduced to 80.
 At the Crown Interchange take the M1 Sandton/Pretoria off ramp and you’ll proceed North on the “double-Decker” freeway.
 Look out for and take the R55 Empire Road off-ramp after the Smit Street off-ramp.  and flow into Empire Road. Stay in the middle lane and proceed straight along Empire. Don’t be tempted to take the left hand lane over the bridge. Continue past the Holiday Inn Garden Court on your left and through the big intersection with Barry Hertzog. Empire becomes Stanley .
 Continue to the T-Junction at the SABC. Turn right.
At the 3rd traffic light turn right (the ABSA call center will be diagonally opposite you) into Woodham, which becomes Lothbury. Continue down Lothbury, which become 7th Street until you get to a traffic light at 4th Avenue. Turn right into 4th Avenue.
Tama Rumah is at number 88, the 3rd house on the right hand side. It has distinctive wrought iron palisade fence.

From Durban

Stay on the N3 to Johannesburg/Pretoria as you approach the city.
Take the M2 West Off-ramp at the Geldenhuis interchange. There's a cement factory on your left.
Stay on the M2 West (the city will be on your right) until you get to the Crown Interchange. Stay in the middle lane after the speed limit is reduced to 80.
 At the Crown Interchange take the M1 Sandton/Pretoria off ramp and you’ll proceed North on the “double-Decker” freeway.
 Look out for and take the R55 Empire Road off-ramp after the Smit Street off-ramp.  and flow into Empire Road. Stay in the middle lane and proceed straight along Empire. Don’t be tempted to take the left hand lane over the bridge. Continue past the Holiday Inn Garden Court on your left and through the big intersection with Barry Hertzog. Empire becomes Stanley .
 Continue to the T-Junction at the SABC. Turn right.
At the 3rd traffic light turn right (the ABSA call center will be diagonally opposite you) into Woodham, which becomes Lothbury. Continue down Lothbury, which become 7th Street until you get to a traffic light at 4th Avenue. Turn right into 4th Avenue.
Tama Rumah is at number 88, the 3rd house on the right hand side. It has a distinctive wrought iron palisade fence.

Facilities

  • Colour TVs with DSTV
  • Fully-stocked bar fridges
  • Phone lines
  • High speed wireless internet
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Ceiling fans & heaters
  • Secure off-road parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Spacious gardens with place to sit and relax
  • Large lounge and dining areas

Meals

Continental & sunshine breakfasts included in the tariff.
Dinner is served up on the street in whatever flavour or style you require.  Ask for recommendations on the many good options available.

Attractions

  • 7th Street Melville
  • Melville Koppies
  • SABC
  • University of Joburg
  • Wits University
  • Emmarentia Dam

Accommodation

No. of rooms: 13
Pricing: Standard R350 - R500 pps
Children Policy:
Welcome, please enquire.
Usual Guests:
  • Families
  • Singles
  • Business
  • Independent travellers
  • Gays

Best time to visit:
Spring and summer are best for the al fresco dining up on the street but this is the Highveld where even winter is blue sky time, so anytime is good.

What to pack:
Can get chilly in Winter so pack a jacket and some woolies. Summer is for swimming so bring your 'cozzy'.  A few flowing, trendy garments wouldn't go amiss.

Atmosphere:
  • Informal
  • Relaxed
  • Casual
Why visit Tamah Rumah Guest House
Best Features: You are practically in the middle of Melville and close to the 'Street' ... Position, position, position'. The Tama Rumah is Melville!

Bear In Mind: You have come to enjoy Melville and its boutique student/cafe culture - not to hide in the quiet suburbs.

 
Things to Do and See
  • 7th Street Melville
  • Melville Koppies
  • SABC
  • University of Joburg
  • Wits University
  • Emmarentia Dam & Botanical Gardens



Low season


  •                                         Single          Unit
  • LAVENDER ROOM              R520           n/a
  • IRIS ROOM                        R520           R730
  • ARUM ROOM                      R560           R760
  • HYDRANGEA SUITE            R630           R810
  • JASMINE SUITE                 R630            R810
  • BOUGAINVILLEA SUITE     R690            R880
  • ALOE ROOM                      R560            R760
  • WISTERIA ROOM               R630            R810
  • AGAPANTHUS ROOM          R560            R760
  • HONEYSUCKLE ROOM        R600            R790
  • CANNA ROOM                    R600            R790
  • PLUMBAGO SUITE              R630            R810
  • HIBISCUS SUITE                R690            R880

Rates include VAT and Continental & sunshine breakfasts

Mid season


  •                                         Single          Unit
  • LAVENDER ROOM              R520           n/a
  • IRIS ROOM                        R520           R730
  • ARUM ROOM                      R560           R760
  • HYDRANGEA SUITE            R630           R810
  • JASMINE SUITE                 R630            R810
  • BOUGAINVILLEA SUITE     R690            R880
  • ALOE ROOM                      R560            R760
  • WISTERIA ROOM               R630            R810
  • AGAPANTHUS ROOM          R560            R760
  • HONEYSUCKLE ROOM        R600            R790
  • CANNA ROOM                    R600            R790
  • PLUMBAGO SUITE              R630            R810
  • HIBISCUS SUITE                R690            R880

Rates include VAT and Continental & sunshine breakfasts

Peak season


  •                                         Single          Unit
  • LAVENDER ROOM              R520           n/a
  • IRIS ROOM                        R520           R730
  • ARUM ROOM                      R560           R760
  • HYDRANGEA SUITE            R630           R810
  • JASMINE SUITE                 R630            R810
  • BOUGAINVILLEA SUITE     R690            R880
  • ALOE ROOM                      R560            R760
  • WISTERIA ROOM               R630            R810
  • AGAPANTHUS ROOM          R560            R760
  • HONEYSUCKLE ROOM        R600            R790
  • CANNA ROOM                    R600            R790
  • PLUMBAGO SUITE              R630            R810
  • HIBISCUS SUITE                R690            R880

Rates include VAT and Continental & sunshine breakfasts

Specials

Ask on enquiry.

Terms & Cond

Terms & Conditions
Prices subject to change without notice.

  • Check-in time is 14h00 
  • Check-out time is at 10h00
  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking
  • Unfortunately they do have to charge for non-arrivals
  • Please try and give them at least a week's notice if you need to cancel, otherwise you could forfeit your deposit
  • Kids? Yes ...but please arrange with them beforehand.
RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED

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