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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began and ended our South Africa Trip in Johannesburg. On our way in, we were only going to be in town for one night, leaving early the next morning for Cape Town. We would be arriving on a 16-plus hour direct flight, so I knew we were going to be fried and exhausted when we landed. After a bit...

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Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is definitely a nice guesthouse in one of the more active areas of the city, just 500 meters from 4th street, where restaurants and bars are located. Unexpectedly after new year eve everything was closed down so we did not really enjoy the area; the guesthouse is nice with a little swimming pool and delicious breakfast in the morning....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We loved our stay here - the room and (guesthouse garden and pool) was beautiful, the food delicious, the staff and owners so welcoming, and the location fantastic. We were picked up at the airport, and the owners organised a great tour of Soweto for us, and had some great recommendations for other things to do in Jo'burg. Melville is...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Conway is a very nice man who will do everything he could to please you and he is a professional . The ambiancy is cool and people feel confortable with each other and very good experience plus he knows everything around

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Kansas City
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple nights here. It was very clean and friendly. There is an honor bar and swimming pool to keep you comfortable. There is a lovely garden. They helped us arrange transportation to several places we needed to go in town. We felt nicely looked after by the staff. Our room was not air-conditioned but did have a...

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Chehalis, Washington
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had 2 days to kill waiting for our flight and this was the perfect place to unwind after 3 weeks in Africa.Owner Conway was great,friendly and had lots of info of the area to share.Breakfast was EXCELLENT with home cooked eggs and bacon PLUS the usual small buffet type foods.There is a fridge with beer,wine,water you can take from on...

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leeds
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The guest house is situated in the trendy Melville area of Jo'burg. We were staying for one night with an evening flight the next day so wanted somewhere giving easy access to bars/restaurants etc and this fit the bill as many bars and restaurants are a 5 minute walk away. We arrived on a late Friday afternoon and were met...

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Nkhata bay Malawi.
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We love Melville and we love the lucky bean guest house. We have stayed there twice now and have always recieved a warm welcome and great service. This place is perfect for enjoying the best of Johannesburg.

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Saxtons River, Vermont
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed at Lucky Bean Guesthouse one night as we needed a place to stay while making an airplane connection. The accommodations are very nice and the service excellent. We had two special requests that the guest house fulfilled with no problem. One request was to leave a suitcase for three weeks that we did not want to take on...

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Maseru, Lesotho
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed at Lucky Bean Guesthouse for 2 nights after an action-packed trip to Kruger. This comfy, peaceful, beautiful guesthouse was just what we needed. The hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable- they even planned a fun day for us in the city with awesome recommendations. Melville is a great neighborhood, very funky, with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owned and managed by the owners of Melville's renowned Lucky Bean Restaurant the guesthouse is set on a large, old world style Melville property with a beautiful garden and pool. Rooms are light and spacious with clean lines and a chic and urban contemporary style. Each with its own entrance, most of the rooms offer patio space and garden views. True Johannesburg warmth and also free, fast wi-fi! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lucky Bean Guesthouse

Address: 129 1st Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $79 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room next to kitchen can be nosier than others”
 of 5 bubbles VT_Herring_Hill, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Look a their website”
 of 5 bubbles col4dt, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“room nr. 9 with balcony overlooking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles letter4sue, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had room, I think no 1, on the side, it was very quiet and private.”
 of 5 bubbles jocelyned775, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“rooms with swimming pool view have big veranda's”
 of 5 bubbles svanervenv, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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