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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Excellent value. Staff were very friendly, courteous, and helpful at all times. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Great breakfast served. Nice neighborhood. I felt well taken care of and would definitely return. All in all, a delightful stay.

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

Hi 159Enin, thanks for taking the time to review us. Hope your trip back to CA was ok. It was lovely having you stay with us, You were most gracious with regard to the booking mix up and we enjoyed having you here. I am always so pleased to hear that you found the staff attentive and helpful. Perhaps we...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I arrived at"Life on 3rd" at the end of September having lived in the Melville area finding suitable place to call home was important, it's location is important very central close to Cresta centra for shops but also perfect to discover new places near by....my room was perfect, nice bed, shower and toilet, even a place to park the hired...

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

HI John, thanks for your amazing review and your very generous words on our rooms and staff. It was great to have you with us for so long and you did become part of the family here. We hope to see you again sometime if your travels do bring you back this way. Much luck to you.Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Managing this amount of rooms in a not very big area is accomplished brilliantly! Fantastic staff, great and welcoming owner, very clean in general, restaurants nearby, what else can I say,... thumbs up guys! I'll be back! Eric - Kenya

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

Hi Helen, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Thanks for the review. We would love to see you back again and thank you for saying so. take care, until next time....Bernard

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Very comfortable, clean and friendly guest house in one of the better neighbourhoods of johannesburg. We had a lovely small room with a private bathroom and a very comfortable bed with way too many blankets.

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

Hi There...thanks for your great review. We appreciate it. If your only concern was that you room had too many blankets then Im happy ;-). we hope to see you again on your travels! Regards, Bernard

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2014

myself and two friends shared one of the family rooms, very comfy beds, well serviced and maintained, clean and tidy throughout. Very much the feel of a boutique hotel, id recommend Life on 3rd to anyone wanting to visit Joburg. Bernard and the team go that extra mile to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. 10/10

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

Hi Jonny Thanks for the 10/10 review. We were sorry to you go! We enjoyed having you and the guys with us. We hope to see you again and as always it would be a pleasure to host you. Ill be posting photos to our FB page if you're interested of the newly renovated dining area. Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The service was friendly through and through, with the staff being very helpful. It was also reasonable and our visit to Jo'burg left us with more to spend on the trip. My partner was interested in the decor as there was a cosmetic renovation going on in the reception; I am a not so much of decor guy, give me...

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

Hi Thabang Thanks for your review. it is appreciated. If i recall, when you left, you said you would be back again so we were pleased to hear that. You felt it necessary to point out that we are not upmarket......we do not charge upmarket prices but we feel we deliver a more than average service and product. We strive...

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I stayed at Life of the third street for two nights, beginning of October 2014. I came in late evening - and the staff had organised with the driver so that I easily could check in. The place as a wonderful atmosphere, with a little nicely decorated and closed backyard which gives entrance to all rooms, and where you can...

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

Hello Dagny, thank you for your wonderful and positive review of the guesthouse. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Thanks for commenting on the courtyard. We are aiming to increase the greenery to make it more of a quiet oasis in the summer! We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour as well. Please have a look at our...

Rustenburg
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The place hade a very home feel and we had a very warm welcome from the owner and the lady who runs the house. The p,ace is very central and we were able to walk down the road to a restaurant.Very clean, very secure and we will be back :).

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

Hello Carol...thanks for the great review...,despite the rather chaotic welcome you received!! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, found it to be clean and centrally located. Hope you enjoyed the bike race. Please do come back....The renovations are complete and getting good reviews as well. Kind regards....Bernard, Lydia and Beaula!

South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Beautiful gardens, lovely units and very friendly and welcoming staff! Enjoyed the evening there. It was less than 8 minutes from the place I needed to be. Will definitely use this place again if I need to be in the area. Thank you Beulah and Lydia!

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

Hi Mamamia! Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We are most grateful. So glad that you found us to be centrally located. Thanks for your comments regarding the gardens and units. We are always so happy when our guests are happy too. We hope to see you again! Bernard :-)

Johannesburg
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Life on 3rd is a gem in the heart of Melville. Just two blocs away from the business of 7th Avenue, it allows for ease of access to the hubbub; but also provides enough distance for peace and quiet where necessary. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the guest house. Lydia, Bernard and the rest of the staff were...

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

Hi Nizenande, thanks for the fantastic review of Life on 3rd. We appreciate your kind words and would very much like to welcome a you and more of your students again. We enjoyed hosting them and they seemed to enjoy themselves. We look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy the rest of 2014! Bernard Lydia and Beaula

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $56 - $100 (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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