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Thulani Lodge

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85 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was my third or maybe fourth stay at Thulani and I do love this place. It is not chic or fancy but it very warm, pleasant, and comfortable. The rooms are nicely furnished with comfortable beds and the WiFi is fine. Breakfast is pretty much made to order if you don't want anything too exotic and it is quite... More 

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Cpt_JackG, Public Relations Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Your review was very helpful and your kind words mean a lot to us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we always look forward to having you with as at "Your Home Away From Home". We do offer adapters upon request I am sorry we did not offer this to you and your... More 

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