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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was exhausted when I arrived at the Sleepy Gecko, and was delighted to find a lovely big bath, huge bed with down duvets and a quiet environment. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I couldn't believe the value. Breakfast was delicious, too, and the staff kindly let me leave my bag with them for a while...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sleepy Gecko was in a great location close to good restaurants, bars and shopping. It made getting around Melville extremely easy. The rooms were nice and the staff were very friendly. We would stay here again if we were in the area.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Nice guesthouse, nice owner, the only problem was the smell in the drains in the bathroom.The guesthouse is well situated in Melville, perhaps a bit too near of the busy and festive 7th street. But even though, we had a good 3 night stay.

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks very much for your review. We normally drain clean every three months. I have now trained the staff to include this in the deep clean cycle. Thanks for the constructive update. My apologies for the less than excellent stay. We have been doing our best to be highly attentive to guests and their needs. I hope that you...

Christ Church Parish, Barbados
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Feeling quite happy with the staff who is working together and seem happy to. The location is ideal for a parisian who likes to walk to the shops and restaurants. Also the pets look happy and that alone is a good sight.

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks very much for your positive feedback :-) The pets have had a good Christmas this year. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Thanks Greg

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The Sleepy Gecko is an excellent place to stay. Greg made sure we had everything we needed but was not at all intrusive. A really good location for restaurants and bars. We safe and taken care of while we were there. Room outstanding, as was the breakfast and pool. Would definitely go back.

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your compliments and response. I am glad that our evening security during Melville busy times is working.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The place is really peacefull. Thw owner very nice. We just spend One night but He wake up and did breakfast 6am just forma us, anda breakfast is good. Very big bathroom and room, with tv, coffemaker anda more.

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much, you are most welcome :-) Thanks Greg

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have absolutely loved our stay here. The vibe, setting, decor - and kitty cats - all combined to make this the perfect place to relax... Not to mention the hearty home cooked breakfast and blissful bath tub! The recently renovated Fossil Suite has met all of our needs for luxury and comfort. Thanks guys, we've had...

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Elanie, We love having you stay with us! Thanks for your thoughts on the fossil suite. The new tiled room makes the room look and feel great. Kind regards Greg

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the aloe room, which was well appointed, comfortable and clean. Management/staff presence was pretty low key, but always helpful upon request. Breakfast was nothing special, but great that they have a fancy coffee machine that makes espressos, cappuccinos, etc., which are available all day.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Delightful visit to a hidden gem in the city. Located well within reach of most amenities of Melville (7th avenue, the heart of the modern day contemporary culture of Johannesburg) I will definitely pay Sleepy Gecko another visit

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In July 2016 I booked in with almost 20 teenagers for 4 nights and we were treated to an amazing time at The Sleepy Gecko! It is located ideally in Melville, a vibrant suburb with lots to do. For me, it was convenient because it was close to any amenities I could need, as well as both UJ and Wits....

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Jolandi, It was a pleasure having your group stay with us. I was most impressed with the strength and determination the learners demonstrated everyday. I am sure they took back a great deal from your teams efforts. Congratulations! Hope to see you again, Kind regards, Greg

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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We are your home away from home. We aim to make you feel safe, secure and comfortable. We do our best to cater to your every need. All you need to do is ask, and we shall do our best to assist. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

Address: 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: £35 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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