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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Fantastic staff who went out of their way for me during my stay. The place has a friendly vibe and the full English breakfast is just what you need before a long day of meetings. I would recommend life on third to all business travellers needing somewhere close to central jhb

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello 759leong Thank you. we are pleased that as a business traveller you found our guesthouse to be perfect for your needs. we value our business travellers a great deal. I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast and our friendly vibe. Our guests are our priority and we always try and go out of our way to please. We hope...

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic guest house very comfortable room with ensuite, Bernard's and Lydia's hospitality superb. Very clean and very friendly breakfasts delicious and plentiful. Had two very good evening meals aswell. Easy to reach other parts of the city and good taxi service available on request.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello Amanda F Wow. Thanks for your terrific review!!! Your kind words are so appreciated by us. We are pleased you enjoyed the breakfast and dinner as well as found your room comfy. Thanks again. Positive reviews really do make our job worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon Amanda! Kind regards Bernard. Lydia and Beaula

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Exterminate room stuffiness prior to occupation by next customer and eradicate spiders. we had kill one big spider' Other than that the place is so excellent with very hospitable staff a very scrumptious breakfast. we enjoyed our stay-in and hope to visit very soon.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi Sitholel Thanks for your review. Its great thanks! Our rooms are cleaned daily by the way ( from top to bottom). in this particular case, a sneaky spider must have got in! We always open our rooms up for airing ( perhaps this is how the spider got in?). We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and found...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stayed here with a university group of 18 students. It was wonderful, the service is spectacular, the rooms are similar to a luxury hotel. There is a beatiful courtyard and a great conference room. It is located in a safe suburban neighborhood a five minute walk away from the town center. Would definitly recomend staying here. The breakfast was...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Thank you _jrnajarian, What a terrific review. It was such a pleasure having you and your group here for a successful stay. Thank you for all your kind words and your rave review. We are so grateful. Of course, we would love to have you back anytime both in your personal capacity or with the university again. We are so...

Montana
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Arrived very late the first night here and the hotel arranged for airport pickup and late check-in. My sister and I stayed here for 3 nights in a room with 2 twin beds. It was small but very nice and cozy with comfortable beds. We don't usually eat breakfast so can't say much about that except that it looked good....

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello JRT2 Thanks for your lovely extensive review and for recognizing our strong points! We appreciate it. we are glad you enjoyed your room and found it cozy. We hope that you will indeed come back to Joburg again sometime of course we would love to see you both again. As a side note, I think any hotel in Johannesburg...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I've stayed at Life on 3rd on a number of occasions. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The breakfast is great. And, the accommodation comfortable and relaxed. Thank you for another great stay.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi Mignonh802 Thanks for your lovely review. it is always great to have you back here with us. We value your business and your positive review. Thank you. Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Phalaborwa, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The nicest place with the friendliest staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The beds and down bedding was divine, even down to the electric blankets for the cold weather and lovely panel heaters on the walls. The decor was really nice. Secure parking too. I will definitely stay there again.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Dear rmeyer Wow! Thanks for writing such a stunning review. You are very kind!! we look forward to welcoming you back again the next you're in Joburg! Kind regards Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Maryland suburbs of DC
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I was here with a group for business/academic experience. My room was small but comfortable and clean. The staff is wonderful. Host Bernard was always gracious; staff Lydia and Beaula were accommodating and took care of anything we asked for. A hot breakfast of eggs and bacon was offered every morning,along with an assortment of yogurts, cereal and fruit. The...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello Susan G Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this review.. We appreciate it. Also, thanks for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you and the rest of the group here for the two weeks. i am glad you found your room comfortable. We hope that you enjoyed your South African...

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Stayed one night in this little private and safe place. A little confusion at check-in and not optimal attention on me as a guest, but nonetheless we were checked in and upgraded because of a mistake in the booking system. Always nice with these types of mistakes :) The room was on the first floor in the back and the...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi Jonassl Many thanks for your review. We appreciate all reviews and we are usually quite willing to take criticism when its due. I'm glad you found some nice things to comment on. I am always surprised when guests arrive at a guesthouse having booked the cheapest room but expect a luxurious experience. We offer very well priced accommodation ,...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very friendly owner and staff. Just around 7th Street with Restaurants and Bars. Very save area. Excellent breakfast. Inspiring interior and lovely artworks gave me a private feeling during the 1 night stay.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi E6976EVpeterr, Thanks so much for your great review. Thanks for recognizing our friendliness! :-) We are so glad you enjoyed your breakfasts here with us and enjoyed the interiors and artworks. We have tried hard to create a unique and welcoming space. We hope to see you again sometime. regards Bernard, Beaula and Lydia

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Additional Information about Life on 3rd

Address: 28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $51 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Life on 3rd 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Some rooms have queen size beds”
 of 5 bubbles _jrnajarian, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“I was told that in the rooms upstairs in the main house you could hear folks in the dining area below. My room off the patio was quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SGwantsmoretravel, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with glass doors open up into the yard. I believe those are carpeted rooms. Mine was in the main house, and had hardwood floors”
 of 5 bubbles Mannahistory, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed quiet. The area in front of the rooms are communal, but guests were very thoughtful. Beautiful baths in luxury rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Nicki43, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Best views nearby, Bright & Green.”
 of 5 bubbles Hardiknim, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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