Welcome to Pablo House – Guest House in Melville, Johannesburg
Introducing the newest member of the HELLO PABLOS family, created by the founders of Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar, PABLO HOUSE promises to be the inner-city oasis you’ll never want to leave! Situated at the highest point in Melville, enjoy breath-taking views across the Koppies and Greater Johannesburg
Owners Louis and Leigh Roux first found this gem in 2016, previously known as ‘Yarramundi’. The pair reimagined the concept of a traditional guest house and focused on the experiential and tactile elements, resulting in a modern and elegant experience for today’s traveller. “What captivated us was the breath-taking views the property has. You don’t expect it until you step inside” said owner Louis. “Having a view in Johannesburg is a luxury in its own right. It gave us the feeling that anything is possible and so we designed the spaces to heighten the guest experience.”
Pablo House is a boutique guest house offering affordable accommodation in Melville, Johannesburg.
Pablo House has officially opened its doors and is now taking bookings.
Pablo House is situated on the highest point in Melville and has 360 degree views spanning the koppies, Sandton & Johannesburg.
Melville is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Johannesburg, known
for its bustling nightlife and exciting restaurant scene, with a bohemian
type flavour. With its close proximity to the Helen Joseph hospital, and
the two Universities, the neighbourhood benefits from the Rea Veya
transport system and access to all local shops and amenities.
Pablo House is conveniently located in close proximity to the following amenties in the heart of Johannesburg, including shopping centres, universities, transport, bars, and restaurants.
Whether you are a morning person or not, guests can look forward to breakfast every day at the famous Pablo-Eggs-Go-Bar, and try menu items such as the signature Red Shakshuka with Yemen Flat Bread.
The restaurant is situated on Melville’s famous 7th street, a 1km tuck-tuck ride away! Breakfast is served from 6:30am for the early risers through to 4pm for those who prefer to lie in. Should you be in a hurry, you can grab your brekkie to go or pre-arrange to have a cold breakfast delivered to Pablo House instead.
Design & Inspiration
The original house was a listed building along with many others in the areas and was as small as a cottage, but has changed significantly over the years as parts were added on.
Owners Louis and Leigh found this diamond in the rough in late 2016 and with some blood, sweat and tears opened the space up to improve the flow and transformed the floors and bathrooms to become both modern and homely.
The furniture was selected to add pops of colour to the living areas, defying the traditional mono-chromatic guest-house look.
What really brings Pablo House to life is the art collection that the owners have hand selected over the years. Mostly Southern African, their collection boasts pictures from renowned artists such as SA’s Norman Catherine and Parisian artist Patrick Willock, but some of their finest pieces they believe are from up and comers such as Pauline Ghutta and Gary Stevens who are fast becoming top of the SA Art-scene watch list.
Rooms and Extras
Each of the spacious rooms come standard with extra comfortable King-sized beds, en-suite
washrooms with rain showers, Nespresso machines, high-speed WIFI, and Netflix.
Some of the rooms are situated in the main house with a shared terrace, while others are more
private down a flight of stairs into the garden area boasting either spanning views or a private patio
Guesthouse add-ons, such as personal chef-tailored dinners, laundry services, spa-treatments or
home-style recording studio set-ups, are available on request. Pablo House also caters for limited
functions on its sun-terrace or garden and fire-pit areas.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms outfitted with rain showers. Each room boasts UHD Smart-TVs with Netflix, YouTube and WiFi connectivity. Suites 1 to 5 face north and enjoy breath-taking views across the Melville Koppies and greater Johannesburg. While room 6 boasts its own private patio.