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Reviewed 22 January 2015

I had a lovely stay at Life on 3rd. The personnal is so nice and take care of you as much as possible. I met interesting people there and recommand people to experience that guesthouse. Many good bars around

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

Dear Malik Thanks for the good review. It was great to meet you and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels! Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Regards, Bernard

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Fabulous location near the heart of Mellville, great rooms and lovely staff. A safe and secure gem of a place. Would recommend it to families or couples who love that personal touch you get from staying in smaller more boutique places rather than the big hotels.

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

Hi CharlieandIIlya Thank you so much for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will recommend us to future visitors as you say! Thank you. Perhaps we will see you again one day. Once again...thank you for your kind words. regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Life on 3rd is like staying at a friend's house as opposed to staying in a hotel. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the location is in a neighborhood with restaurants and bars near by. The breakfast is delicious with cold options as well as hot choices (eggs, bacon, beans, mushrooms...). I would recommend choosing Life on 3rd to anyone...

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

Hi 412sandrae :-) Thanks for the awesome review. It was wonderful to meet you and spend time with you. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully one day we will see you again. It is the greatest compliment to have a guest say " its like staying at a friends house". What more could we...

Nairobi
Reviewed 7 January 2015

My organization has a Joburg office in the CBD and regularly recommends this guesthouse for international staff passing through. The staff at Life on 3rd are very friendly and welcoming - helping with directions, taxi bookings, etc, and the place is an excellent value for the rate charged, Breakfast is solid and wi-fi in my upstairs room. The space is...

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

Hello achemitryofstars, Thanks for your lovely review. We appreciate all feedback. Yes, we are in the process of making some decorating improvements but we are careful not to change the entire look of the guest house as we realize that our regular clients appreciate what our space offers. We are redecorating some of the rooms to freshen them up as...

Cape Town
Reviewed 29 December 2014

A very comfortable spot to spend the night, within walking distance of the lively strip of Melville. The staff are incredibly pleasant and helpful, even a 12-hour power outage didn't stop them from providing a very tasty breakfast (complete with good coffee) on the morning of our departure.

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

Dear Lurkeress, Thanks for the really positive review. It is always great to read that our guests enjoy the guesthouse and we are so glad that you found our staff to be helpful, courteous and friendly. The power outages are beyond our control and thank you for having such a great attitude about it. We don't let them stop us...

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Reviewed 12 December 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Life on 3rd. The guesthouse has a unique design and it feels just like home. The staff was very helpful and arranged a trip to Soweto for us in no time. Melville district is a nice and safe place to stay in Johannesburg.

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

Hello...thank you so much for your lovely 5 star review. We are so glad that you found our guesthouse enjoyable and we hope that you will come back again sometime soon. we hope that you enjoyed the Soweto tour! Kind regards, Bernard

Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

I booked one night stay on bookings.com. On the profile it shows free parking. We arrived and the first thing the receptionist say is "you're late!" We came all the way from Polokwane. But non the less I wanted to park my car on their premises. Reseptionst said there is no parking left as it is a first come first...

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

Hi Anton Thanks for your review. If you were to read all of our reviews you will find that almost every single one will comment on how polite, friendly and helpful Lydia and Beaula are. They get rave reviews to be frank. Your review indicates that you were spoken to in a rude manner or that Lydia was unhelpful. I...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Ideal environment away from all the noise and yet very centrally located for convenience. The rooms and the entire facility was home away from home. Ensured that I could focus & Keep up the good work.

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

Hi Neobonolom Thanks for your great review...we are pleased that you find it peaceful and quiet, but still close enough to all the amenities Melville has to offer. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Bernard

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Keep up the good work I had a very good stay the rooms were clean and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I got more than I expected and I liked the fact that I can order in my room. Everything was good

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Hi 383aphiwem Thanks for the lovely review.....you seemed to enjoy your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it. Please do come back again. Regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2014

This is a very cosy, clean and nicely furnished guesthouse with very pleasant and helpful staff. Furthermore, the breakfast is delicious. I really enjoyed my stay at Life on 3rd and would definitely book again. Thank you for all your support.

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Hello there...thanks for your great review. We really appreciate it. Thank you for YOUR support. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again! Regards, Bernard

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $54 - $96 (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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