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Life on 3rd
28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #35 of 232 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
1 review
“Hospitable B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Life on 3rd was a great place to stay at. It felt like a home away from home. The food was delicious, the rooms were all decorated beautifully which added to the welcoming aura, and the ladies worked very hard to make sure that your comfort was always first.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Aswan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

Great location, excellent breakfasts. Damien is a gem.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Damien, the owner: a great guy!
Everything amazing: the rooms, the breakfast, the enviroment, the transportation.

Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

I'm not sure I have the words to express how absolutely perfect my week at Life on 3rd was! From the beautifully, romantically, thoughtfully decorated rooms, to the incredible, 3-course, creative and delightful breakfast feasts, to the company of Damien and the ladies, whose energy, enthusiasm and love for their work is infectious, I felt like the centre of attention and completely at home--a beautiful home--during my stay :) Life on 3rd truly has every detail covered, and so thoughtfully--I think I walked away from my business trip feeling as thought I'd spent the week at a spa, rather than at an intense training! Must have been a combination of the super comfy bed and yummy complementary teas! I loved everything about this guest house and will continue to return, again and again, for future business and pleasure trips!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Life on 3rd during the World Cup. We had our own driver named "Big Boy" that was arranged by the hotel to pick us up and drop us off. He was friendly, knowledgeable and we felt very safe being escorted around with him. The hotel personell were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The rooms were nice and breakfast was always delicious. There was a common dining/living room shared among all guests, which was a nice way to interact with the multi-national guests. Life on Third is walking distance from a strip with trendy, fun restaraunts and bars, and we felt safe walking with a group. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

We decided for Life on 3rd after reading the amazing reviews here on TripAdvisor.
The guest-house's room might not be the biggest or most luxurious ever, but they are absolutely lovely, very comfortable and completely romantic.
The whole place glows from the happiness and friendliness of the hosts. Damien, as mentioned many times, will do everything he can to make your stay memorable.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

I stayed at Life on 3rd for two nights, when our flights home were cancelled due to snow. I found the place last minute on Trip Advisor, and couldn't be happier! The guest house is fantastic, very nicely decorated, with an really individual twist. The rooms were the cheapest I found per night, and despite being small, they had the all the finishing touches I would exect of a 5* hotel.

The owner Damien has made a real effort to make something special here, and it has really paid off. He and the staff are friendly, welcoming and go out of there way to be helpful, which is the icing on the cake.

Life on 3rd gets my strongest possible recommended!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Life on 3rd

Address: 28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
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