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Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Melville, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After one week of safari we enjoyed our quick stay in Johannesburg. The guesthouse is nice and especially our room (superior double) was great. Very spacious room and bathroom and comfy bed. The bathtub needs some kind of a curtain as you literally flood the entire bathroom once you take a shower. Furthermore, we would have wished to have wifi... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in on the evening of Friday 5 December 2014. The air conditioner in the reserved room was not working. We were moved to. Another room which seemed OK. In the middle of the night we were awoken by a dramatic lovers tiff outside our window. In the morning when we woke up there was no one available to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice and safe place to stay if you want to visit Johannesburg. In Melville a few nice restaurants and bars are within walking distance. The first day the owner took us by car to the center, excellent service. But you can also take a bus (Rea Vaya) to Johannesburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Myself and three friends recently spent five nights at the Gecko. It's a clean place. The breakfast is good but what really sets it apart are the friendly guys who work that. They were especially helpful, genuinely nice and made our stay in Jo'Burg both safe and enjoyable. And Boris the dog is an absolute sweetheart. Go visit.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Greg and his staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Greg collected us from the airport early in the morning and we were able to check into our room straight away. The room was lovely, and a very good size. The restaurants and shops of Melville are right on the doorstep. I would definitely stay here... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I'm very used to finding a place and staying there whenever I go. I didn't book the Sleepy Gecko myself and so I was concerned. However, my entire stay was great. We were well looked after, breakfast was great and the rooms were awesome! In addition the staff are friendly and even opened a bar for us. The famous 7th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed only one night at Sleepy Gecko, but we would have definitely liked to stay there more. Greg the owner is a very nice person, ha came to pick us up directly as the airport (instead to send a driver) so he gave us a lot of information about Jo'burg. The room was very nice (we had the Amarula),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Sleepy Gecko was a great choice for our first night in SA. It was a little tricky to find at night (due to hard-to-see street signs), but the neighbourhood was nice and safe and had lots of restaurants and bars within 1-2 blocks from the house. The rooms and beds were VERY comfortable, and the house kitties even snuggled... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I stayed at the guesthouse for a South African team retreat and it was great. The rooms were spacious and clean and i had the most gorgeous bathroom. We also made use of the conference facility and the owner Nigel really did cater to our needs. The team was made up of the 5 of us with all 5 different... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The owners of this cute guesthouse were so generous, helpful, and wonderful to me during my stay. They gave me suggestions on where to go and where not to go, sent a car to pick me up from downtown when I was stranded, and even drank wine with me when I had no plans. It's also in a cute, quaint,... More 

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Address: 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Melville, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Melville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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