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    Life on 3rd

    28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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    • Excellent61%
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 17 November 2015

    We had a couple of nights in Johannesburg between trips to Namibia and Mozambique and Life on 3rd was a good choice. It was slightly disappointing that the nearby Botanic gardens is not recommended for a couple to visit on a weekday due to security...More

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    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 23 November 2015

    HI there, thanks so much for your review. We appreciate that you found us to be so helpful. We are pleased you enjoyed the breakfast and it was also our pleasure assisting you with airport transfers etc. we hope to see you again sometime in...More

    Reviewed 5 October 2015

    The place was clean and the room was clean as well. The host was very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and the area has some restaurants you can walk to. I felt safe walking around on my own.

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    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 27 October 2015

    Hi Vanessa C. Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are ever in Joburg again, we would be happy to have you with us again. Kind regards, Bernard

    Reviewed 19 September 2015

    We chose Melville for our 3 nights in Jo'burg because of the proximity to resaturants & bars and chose Life on 3rd based on the great reviews. We were not disappointed, the Guest House is stylishly appointed, and Bernard the owner, Lydia the manager and...More

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    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 27 October 2015

    Wow TravelmadEdinburgh...thanks for that amazing and thought review! As an expert in your field, we value and appreciate your kind words and positive review. Thanks again....and we hope to see you again one day. thank you for the referral on your own website. Fantastic! Kind...More

    Reviewed 3 September 2015

    Life on 3rd is a charming guest house in a good location, with wonderful and very helpful staff, a tasty warm breakfast and quaint little garden to sit in and relax after a hectic day in Johannesburg. Both business travellers as well as families will...More

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    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 10 September 2015

    Thanks LenaH778 We appreciate the review and of course the proof is in the pudding as you will be back with us again next week! That speaks volumes.......Lovely! Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

    Reviewed 20 August 2015

    I stayed at Life on 3rd to conduct archival research at Wits. I was there for quite a while, and the staff were always very friendly, kind and accommodating. They saw to my needs, and really went beyond my expectations. Special thanks to the ladies....More

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    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 10 September 2015

    Hi Mannahistory Thanks for your wonderful, in depth and well thought out review. We appreciate the time. We are glad you found everything to your liking and enjoyed all aspects of the guesthouse. Thanks so much for staying with us and thank you also for...More

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    No this is not an apartment but like a bed and breakfast with a room where you can watch the television and chat in I think .
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