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Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Melville, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Additional Information about Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

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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