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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The place was clean and the room was clean as well. The host was very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and the area has some restaurants you can walk to. I felt safe walking around on my own.

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

Hi Vanessa C. Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are ever in Joburg again, we would be happy to have you with us again. Kind regards, Bernard

Edinburgh
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We chose Melville for our 3 nights in Jo'burg because of the proximity to resaturants & bars and chose Life on 3rd based on the great reviews. We were not disappointed, the Guest House is stylishly appointed, and Bernard the owner, Lydia the manager and the rest of the team were excellent hosts. Bernard arranged tickets for the City Bus...

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

Wow TravelmadEdinburgh...thanks for that amazing and thought review! As an expert in your field, we value and appreciate your kind words and positive review. Thanks again....and we hope to see you again one day. thank you for the referral on your own website. Fantastic! Kind regards and gratitude...Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Life on 3rd is a charming guest house in a good location, with wonderful and very helpful staff, a tasty warm breakfast and quaint little garden to sit in and relax after a hectic day in Johannesburg. Both business travellers as well as families will feel welcome and secure there.

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

Thanks LenaH778 We appreciate the review and of course the proof is in the pudding as you will be back with us again next week! That speaks volumes.......Lovely! Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I stayed at Life on 3rd to conduct archival research at Wits. I was there for quite a while, and the staff were always very friendly, kind and accommodating. They saw to my needs, and really went beyond my expectations. Special thanks to the ladies. The facilities are clean, and the breakfast was good and filling. It is close enough...

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

Hi Mannahistory Thanks for your wonderful, in depth and well thought out review. We appreciate the time. We are glad you found everything to your liking and enjoyed all aspects of the guesthouse. Thanks so much for staying with us and thank you also for sending other guests to us. We certainly do appreciate it very much. We hope to...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Traveling with eight university students and a colleague to Joburg for 2 nights, I felt some trepidation about where to stay. Bernard and his staff made our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Bernard helped to arrange transport and dinner reservations. It was really a pleasure to stay at Life on 3rd. The rooms are cozy and well appointed and the breakfasts...

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Hi Wloball....thanks for the great review and the kinds words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and i must say your group was an absolute pleasure. The Students were so polite and well mannered. We are pleased that you appreciated our efforts in terms of the transport arrangements. Thanks so much. Perhaps you will be...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I was attending a conference at the University of Johannesburg. This guest house are minutes away and very central. It is in a quiet area, but you need to take a taxi or make other transport arrangements as it is not advisable to walk to the nearby restaurants or shops. Lovely stay. Comfortable room and excellent staff.

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

Hello Nicki43 Thank you. We value your feedback. We are pleased you found us to be comfortable and pleasant and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at our centrally located property. We always advise guests to take a taxi to wherever they are going instead of walking. We are only a few minutes walk from 4avenue and 7th street. We...

Boston
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We loved this B&B found it very convenient and very well located, We loved Medville neighborhood with trendy shops and restaurants. The owner Bernard was very helpful and very efficient from the first time I contacted him. We felt very safe and very comfortable. The room was a bit small with a large bathroom but very comfortable. They do have...

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

Hi Lucianissimo, Thanks for your thoughtful and kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and of course, I'm pleased you found me to be helpful! We are only to glad to assist where we can! Thanks for your fair assessment of our room sizes. We do offer a variety to suit all budgets! Thanks once again and...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I stayed at Life on 3rd. I liked interiors which are traditional but trendy. Mr. Bernard is extremely helful and sensitive human being. He did all the help to book my travel for safari and other local arrangements. He & his staff took special care for my food ( I being pure vegie).

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

Hi Hardik Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to have you with us. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We enjoyed assisting you with your travel plans and I hope you enjoyed Kruger Park. Perhaps we will see you again. We hope so. Take care Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2015

They welcomed else warmly even though we arrived late in the evening. The breakfast was incredible. The decor in the house is beautiful. They are still renovating the rooms and I'm sure when they are done, they will be just as beautiful.

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

Dear Pamela M Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are glad that you were so impressed with us! We try hard. We are continually upgrading the rooms and we have just completed a few more! We post pics on our facebook page! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Bernard

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.

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

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 on your next trip to SA! Kind regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.

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Address: 28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: ₹ 2,663 - ₹ 4,506 (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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