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Thulani Lodge

85 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small but agreeable lodge, with a small swimming pool, situated in one of the few quarters, in Johannesburg, where it is possible to walk safely (Melville). There is plenty of restaurants bars and shops just around the corner. The staff is very kind and helpful.

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1 Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
Cpt_JackG, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Fernando, So great to hear from you. I trust the remainder of your trip to South Africa was as enjoyable as when you were with us at the lodge. Thank you so much for your review, The staff always love hearing compliments and feel great to have been able to assist you in any way. We hope that on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Just want to say thank you to Jason and the Thulani team. The staff was fantastic, always concerned about how our stay is and how they can improve it. Everyone is super friendly and it just makes you feel comfortable and at home. I will definitely come back for another stay. It was a great stay. :)

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1 Thank AShandu
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Austin, Your kind words mean a tremendous amount to us. You are now and always will be part of the Thulani Family, so come back soon, you are always more than welcome! Your friends in Melville, Jason and Bongi More 

Sacramento, California, United States
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a great three-night stay in Thulani Lodge, thanks in large part to Jason (a super spunky young guy) and the rest of the staff. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we arrived. Nice breakfast in the morning. Secure parking. Excellent location within Melville for walking to hipster restaurants. Be sure to book a tour of Soweto... More 

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1 Thank Minh H
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are always so sad to see our guests check out, but it is a comfort to know that you enjoyed your stay and feel part of the Thulani Family. Bongi sends her regards and wishes you all the best. See you again when you are back in Melville, Jason, Beat & Bongi More 

Durban
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Felt like home from home even though the nature of our visit meant we we in and out a great deal. Delicious breakfasts and roomy and comfortable room. Warm and welcoming hosts who were friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Irene R
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Irene, It was a pleasure having you with us and welcoming you to the Thulani family. You are welcome back any time, Bongi says thanks for enjoying her breakfast, we hope to see you again on your next visit to Melville. Regards, Jason, Beat and Bongi More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I stayed there for one night as we were partying in the area. Bongi received us with a smile and was very friendly and welcoming. Great place to stay and relax. Walking distance from the hubbub of Melville.

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1 Thank Gregory G
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Greg, I speak on behalf of all the staff and myself, when I say you were a pleasure to host at Thulani Lodge and you are always more than welcome to come back when ever you are in the area. Bongi was very happy and grateful to read the kind words you wrote about us and... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We opted to stay at Thulani in Melville so that we would not have to drive at night to go anywhere. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and really enjoyed Jason's hospitality. Laid back, just what we wanted. Since we are fussy eaters, Bongi let us into her kitchen to help with our breakfast, that not many cooks... More 

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1 Thank savanna2015
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for making our jobs easier. It is always more fun and a lot easier to go the extra mile for guests that appreciate it as much as you did. Not to mention the fact that you brought the cutest little visitor that we have ever had at the lodge. Although you didn't find a home for Savanna and we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. It's like a chill zone for strangers looking to have a good time. The owner (I think) is a riot! Cool place all round. It's a walking distance from 7th Street, which is a big plus. If you're in Melville on a Saturday night and don't wanna go home, check in to Thulani Lodge!

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1 Thank Sbu S
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot, Your only mistake with the review was that you forgot to mention that Thulani is only as good as you think it was because of the people that come and stay here. We wouldn't be anything without people just like you. It would be almost like Kentucky Fried Chicken without that famous recipe. Look forward to your... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had a project in JNB for 10 days, and the folks at work arranged my stay. I was pretty lucky they set me up at Thulani. The enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff from the first nanosecond was amazing. They did a number of "little things" that made the stay even better. Very warm greetings every time I saw... More 

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1 Thank Scottcpt
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Scott, Your review of Thulani Lodge is much appreciated, your flattering yet honest words really do make this job worthwhile. The team all send their regards and we will have you back anytime you like with pleasure. The comment about "the small things" stands out because that is something we are proud of and strive to achieve, it's... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Great stay in the heart of Melville. Friendly staff add to the experience of the laid back suburb. Food was delicious, great start to the weekend. The Lodge is around the corner from Hells Kitchen which is a great bar to meet the locals

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1 Thank Dazza H
ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear back from you Darrin, Thank you so much for the review of the Lodge, Bongi and Esther both send their regards, and say that you are always welcome back because you were so cheerful and polite. Please keep us informed if you are ever back in the area and we will book you the Deluxe Double room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stayed at Thulani Lodge for 5 nights, but already on the first morning I felt at home. The drive from Cape Town was a long one but the peaceful resting nature of the lodge sorted out my tired body quickly. Then lets just say that Jason brought life back to the now well rested guests. After that Bongi made... More 

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1 Thank ryanhotnot
Cpt_JackG, Guest Relations Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ryan. You are not the only ones who enjoyed the few days we spent together.... Bongi was so sad that you and Temba left this morning. "Thulani and Lodge!" What an amazing title for your review. Me, Beat, Bongi and Esther (even parachute Pete) were sad to say goodbye. You are part of the Thulani Lodge... More 

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