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Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Melville, South Africa
#5 of 19 hotels in Melville
51 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chilled out, relaxed, friendly. There are so many words to describe this place. I wasn't going to write this place a review because of my selfishness - I don't want this place to get over popularised that it turns into a party hostel like Sunflower Hotel. But then I thought to myself I had such a great time there that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have stayed at Sleepy Gecko for a number of weeks and really enjoyed it. The staff are friendly and always eager to assist. The guest house is quiet and you have the options of being social or have quiet time on your own if you wish.

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Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came too Johannesburg,South Africa for a holiday in February We stayed at the sleepy gecko,and were warmly greeted on arrival. The rooms were up to standard,lovely king size bed,internet and DSTV. Breakfast were great.welcomed by the 2 chefs who made a great hot breakfast we had loads of advise on where too travel the next day in and arround Johannesburg.... More

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Durban, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had to return to JHB for business and were pleasantly suprised by the changes. There are now 9 rooms (luxury only) no more standard style rooms. The place was smaller - but more comfortable. We were met with more warmth and hospitality than before. There are the makings of an onsite restaurant, with a mongolian barbeque theme. This could... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Owners were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very large, nice, well decorated, and very reasonably priced. Easy walking distance to the bars and shops in Melville. Good breakfast, friendly staff, and fun animals on the property! LGBT friendly. If you're allergic to cats, there are a couple on the premises, so just request a room that they never... More

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Poznan, Poland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is without doubt the worst hotel/guesthouse I have ever stayed in. My whole time there was a complete disaster. Firstly, I was not picked up from the airport despite it being agreed and agreed in the price the conference organisers paid. I appeared to have turned up after a heavy party or something as the mamager was complaining of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the sleepy Gecko. Warmly welcomed by Nigel and Gregg. Collected from the airport by Mike the driver. The Guest house is quirky and interesting. We stayed in a standard room which was a good size. The room and bathroom was clean and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and we slept like Logs. The staff were... More

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great place to stay in Melville! Large 'suites' - you can't call them 'rooms'; a rich breakfast with excellent coffee and plenty to choose, eggs and bacon your preferred style cooked by the very helpful and friendly staff Christian. I stayed almost two weeks, including for a conference on site. Nigel was a wonderful host, providing a great atmosphere... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I stayed a week in the Sleepy Gecko and enjoyed it greatly. Nigel and his staff know how to look after their guests. I was part of a group that used the conference facilities at the hotel and they were equally of high quality. As a guest I had a good breakfast every day; as a member of the group... 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*
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