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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I presented my make-up workshop at Life on 3rd Guesthouse in Melville and it is even better than I thought as I only saw it in pictures. The guesthouse's conferencing venue is perfect for small workshops and functions. The guesthouse itself is private, spacious and has lots of natural light. There is security close by so I had a sense... More 

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

Thank you Carla D for you lovely review. it was a pleasure to have you here using the conference facilities. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. I'm glad you appreciated the make up friendly food. I did the best i could with my limited knowledge!! LOL. We hope that you will come back to us again. More 

Kimberley, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy and in a very nice quiet area ! From the outside you wouldnt say it is a guesthouse , but once inside it is really nice and private with a homy vibe! The staff is really friendly and overall it is very good value for money.

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

Hi nadinegK2668LK Thanks for the review. We are pleased to receive it. We are glad you enjoyed the homey and cozy vibe. we hope to see you again sometime. kind regards Bernard, Lydia and Beaula More 

Durban
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My trip was quick and unplanned but the service I received from Life on Third was amazing. Due to work circumstances I was only able to check in at 9pm. I loved the quietness and excellent service received from the staff. Thank you!

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

Hi AmandasC2013CM Thanks so much for your glowing review!!! We are always pleased to assist and accommodate our guests as much as possible. We are pleased that you found the staff to be excellent. Take care. We hope that you will return! Bernard More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The staff were pleasant and very accommodating. There is a not a large variety of breakfast, but if you not fussy and just want the stay over , then its okay. Nightlife is great and a lot to do. If you not the nightlife type, then just staying in your room or soaking up the sun on the terrace id... More 

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

Hi Haroon Thanks for your review. Since your stay we have increased our breakfast variety, so we hope that if you return you will be satisfied with is. I'm pleased you enjoyed sitting out on the terrace enjoying the sunshine. Thanks for appreciating our staff. Bernard, Beaula and Lydia More 

Johannesburg
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very cosy feel to the bedrooms, very pleasant and helpful staff. Communal facilities needs a bit of attention outside and parking is a bit of an issue. But overall a very nice place to stay for an evening.

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

Hello AppleSeed9 Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. Thanks for recognizing our helpful and pleasant staff. As you saw, we have a small property and our communal facilities are limited to some outdoor seating areas. Parking can be an issue sometimes but we do find that most guests are quite understanding and recognize that parking in Melville is... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Staff were accomodating, rooms were cleaned but we used same towels for four days without being changed. we left them on the floor so that stuff can change them but they didn't. Sunday afternoon there was no electricity we had to use cold water on Monday Morning, staff did not apologise for this inconvience, as much as it was not... More 

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

Hello Sneh I'm glad you found our staff accommodating. i am very surprised to hear you say that your towels were not replaced after leaving them on the floor. That is not our policy at all.We refresh towels every couple of days and if you had asked we surely would have made sure this was rectified. I was at breakfast... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed at Life on 3rd for our first three nights in South Africa, and it was a very warm welcome. The staff members are friendly and helpful, the included breakfast is delicious, and the rooms are cozy and clean. The guesthouse is also a short walk from the cafes, bars, and restaurants of 7th Street. It's... More 

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

Hello TFalish. As promised, you took the time to write a review for us which we certainly appreciate. Thanks very much. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and to come back a second time, really does mean alot to us. We enjoy return visitors as it shows that our guests appreciate the effort that we go... More 

Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Friends and I stayed here in a twin room and a two queen bed room. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast in the morning. Area felt safe to walk around, which we did both during the day and at night. Great local pubs and restaurants a five minute walk away on 7th... More 

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

Hello Craig G Thanks for your review and your positive words. We appreciate that you took the time. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime. Thanks for recognizing our helpfulness and friendliness as well. take care Bernard, Lydia and Beaula More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our family stayed here for 3 days. The owners and their staff were extremely friendly and helpful, assisting us to find a guide for a tour of Soweto, and providing lots of helpful advice. Unlike many other places I've stayed, the staff were genuinely friendly and got to know people! The B&B is centrally located just off Main Road, in... More 

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

Dear TravellerNotTourist Wow...thanks so much for your amazing review. We are so please that we are one of your "favourite B&B's ever!". We hope that means you will be back again sometime? It makes such a difference to us to read well thought out and fair reviews like yours. Thanks once again. take care, Bernard, Beaula and Lydia More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stayed there for one night, we really liked Melville, went to 27boxes and got a great coffee at rubi roastery, in fact we went twice! Life on 3rd is a very nice guest house, feels very secure, we got a very nice welcome from the owner and the room was very comfortable. It did get quite cold overnight but... More 

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

Hi Nursienz, Thanks for taking the time to give us the Tripadvisor review as well. Much appreciated. we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Take care Bernard, Lydia and Beaula More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 - $110 (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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