From the metal gates spelling out MPC to the rough face-brick walls and stripped wooden floors this place is a fresh breath across one of Melville’s thoroughfares. Designed by Andrew Makin, famous for his work on the landmark Constitutional Court building, the rooms have great original features (front rooms have showers opening onto private courtyards). Decorated with the owner’s light but quirky touch, and some Afro-Asian inspiration, room names are inspired by artworks on the guesthouse walls. The rooms here are designed with simplicity and comfort in mind, guided by the philosophy that the visitor should be able to inhabit the space in their own unique way. Breakfast is served daily and the Motel is on the tuk-tuk transport route, and is a great base from which to access the city, suburbs and Soweto.