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Lucky Bean Guesthouse

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129 1st Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of staying at the Lucky bean on two separate occasions on a recent trip to Joburg and everything was excellent from beginning to end. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms are large, comfortable and ultra clean, most with a small outside area. You are walking distance (3minutes) to the cafes and restaurants of 7th street and feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner was great! I had a long 36 hour layover in Joburg, and he helped me feel at home and find great things to do for the day. The house is extremely comfortable, and breakfast was excellent! The gardens are also beautiful, even in winter. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Joburg.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first time in Jo'burg, we were referred to the Lucky Bean by several different friends who travel there frequently for business and pleasure. What a safe, fun, welcoming respite from that huge, crazy city. The owners and staff took amazing care of us (including loaning us a phone and helping us get around). Our room was beautiful, spacious,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was such a cute little place and loved my room. Will definitely stay here again on my stopovers in Joburg. Might be a bit difficult to find if you not familiar with the area but they do offer shuttle service which is great! Next time will try the breakfast. Pity I had to rush out

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love the Lucky Bean! I stay frequently when I'm working in Johannesburg and it is consistently excellent! Fun, calming and at the same time a caring place. When I was visiting with a colleague who fell ill a while ago Conway, Natasha, Pretty et al were fabulous at looking after her and making sure she had what was needed.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed at Lucky Bean for four nights in early May, and would definitely recommend. It is tricky to get the balance right between attentive personalised service and privacy, and Lucky Bean gets it spot on. Very pleasant room with lovely terrace overlooking the CBD. Good location close to 7th street bars and restaurants. Conway and his team are at hand... More 

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East Bergholt, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I spent 2 nights in this lovely guesthouse. It was clean, comfortable and secure. Breakfast is excellent and sets you up for the day. The staff are all really friendly and there is an honesty fridge with bottled water, beer and wine which you just mark on a list what you have had and it is added to your bill.... More 

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Boutersem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This guest house is absolutely excellent! Very nice location (just off 7th street), excellent room, parking spot, beautiful environment (in a nice garden) and above all: a very friendly and helpful staff. Conway and his team not only make you feel at home, but help you out on every issue, in particular on what to do and what to see.... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I stayed at Lucky Bean for the last night of my holiday in South Africa, the rooms where massive, great showers, very comfortable bed. We weren't able to have a late check out but were able to leave our car and luggage at the Lodge for the day and keep our Gate Key so that we could get in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very comfortable place to stay. Conway and his team do a great job caring for guests and I would suggest Lucky Bean to anyone needing a quality guesthouse. The rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed and service is excellent.

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