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    Life on 3rd

    28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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    Reviewed 29 May 2015

    I booked Life on 3rd for college student group and we enjoyed our stay. Thank you Lydia for great planning months prior to arrival. The rooms are lovely and the owner and staff wonderful. The B&B is nearby restaurants and entertainment as well.More

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    Thank efj2015
    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 31 May 2015

    Hi efj2015 We love having college groups!! It was great to meet you and your group and we appreciated the communication and planning in advance. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thought our rooms was lovely. We hope to see you again...More

    Reviewed 19 May 2015

    I really enjoyed my time at Life on 3rd! It made my first trip to Johannesburg so memorable and special. The location was great and had nearby restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The rooms were clean and accomdating. The hosts were gracious and made me...More

    Thank Yodit78
    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 31 May 2015

    Hello Yodit78 Thank for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your 2 week stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet and host you. We hope that one day you will return....More

    Reviewed 10 May 2015

    I stayed here for four nights during a study trip. Great people working there, and a short walk to the shops and restaurants in Melville. Good breakfast made as you want it. I would happily come back next time I visit Joburg.More

    Thank TorunnGrymer
    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 19 May 2015

    Hello Torunn, It was lovely to have you at Life on 3rd. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words. We appreciate the effort. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you...More

    Reviewed 9 May 2015

    Owner and staff are wonderful and went above and beyond to make this a pleasant stay. Rooms are clean and I slept wonderfully. There is a great cold and hot breakfast. Free wifi is available. Guesthouse is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Uber...More

    Thank Astee
    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 19 May 2015

    Hi Astee! What a great review from you. Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us. Your entire group was friendly and a a joy to be around. Thanks for your comments on the guesthouse and our breakfast. We continually try to...More

    Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

    I just had the priviledge to stay at Life on 3rd for 2 1/2 weeks, along with my class of 12 for a masters international residency. Bernard and his team: Lidia, Boula, and Blessing made me feel at home. The house, the rooms, and shared...More

    Thank Ilovetravel_IM_NY
    Response from Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rdResponded 19 May 2015

    Hi Ingrid thanks so much for the amazing review. We all appreciate your kind works. It was wonderful to have you here and we are sop glad that you appreciated the efforts we made to make your residency a success. Lydia, Beaula and Blessing work...More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Conference Facilities
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    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • USD 43 - USD 72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    13 October 2016|
    Response from Amanda F | Reviewed this property |
    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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