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“Bright, clean, and friendly staff.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Life on 3rd

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Life on 3rd
Ranked #19 of 290 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“Bright, clean, and friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had a very positive experience at Life on 3rd. The room was a bit on the small side, not much space for more than a bed, but it was spotless and made up for it with the nice ensuite bathroom.

Everything was nicely decorated and the breakfast/lounge area was very pleasant.

The staff were great and flexible in meeting our special requests of an early breakfast.

The Melville area itself is great with lots of restaurants and places to go out in the evening. I definitely recommend it and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

I keep on coming back! This is a three star establishment with very good value for money. And the service is consistently great. What a pleasure to experience the hospitality of these ladies time and time again.

Room Tip: Rooms 6,7,9 and 10 for smokers. One can sit on the patio under the umbrellas to have a smoke.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Cape Vincent, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

My husband and I also stayed at Life on 3rd during the Bon Jovi weekend and our experience was totally opposite of Lionsguesthouse-Els. Yes, parking was tight but everything was sorted out in good spirit by very friendly, efficient and helpful staff. The place has a very unique charm and serene atmosphere. I will highly recommend Life on 3rd and most certainly return when I'm back in Johannesburg.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Very special place - quiet, relaxed, and pleasant atmosphere and delightfully helpful and friendly staff. Melville is a nice, leafy suburb of Johannesburg with its own bars and restaurants. Really great!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Polokwane, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

The room was cosy, peaceful and comfortable. The design of the building and courtyard was lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful.

I got a very good price for the room, and will definitely return.

Stayed March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Life on 3rd in Melville Johannesburg. Its location was an added advantage as it lay hidden in a serene and secure environment. Its staff were among the very best that I have ever seen in recent times, making it truly seem like a home away from home. I would highly recommend to my friends as it was truly representative of value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

This fantastic abode would appeal to anyone who is search of a safe and homely accommodation when in Johannesburg. Its serene and easily accessible location stands it in good stead among its peers. The attention to detail and caring attitude exhibited by its staff lends it a comparative advantage and I would state that I enjoyed my stay at the Life on the 3rd and would readily recommend same place to any prospective visitor to Johannesburg.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Life on 3rd

Property: Life on 3rd
Address: 28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 290 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Life on 3rd 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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