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“A home away from home :)” 5 of 5 stars
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Life on 3rd
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #23 of 260 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“A home away from home :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just had the priviledge to stay at Life on 3rd for 2 1/2 weeks, along with my class of 12 for a masters international residency. Bernard and his team: Lidia, Boula, and Blessing made me feel at home. The house, the rooms, and shared spaces are all super comfortable, cozy, clean, and inviting. I am a picky traveler, especially when it comes to cleanliness- bathrooms, sheets, towels, etc. i was more than impressed with how the team just kept everything spic and span! Anything I needed was at my fingertips, and Bernard was amazingly helpful and graceful. Last but not least, the area, just 8-10 mins walk from 7th St where you have many nice, trendy restaurants and shops is really awesome. I loved Life on 3rd! And if I ever go back to Joburg will def stay with Bernard and the ladies. Thank you team!!!

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hello
we had a wonderful, stay at life on 3rd.. a suggestion ill say replace the fans with aircons in the rooms, all in all, great value for money!

great breakfast and you guys make an awesome omelette

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi there

We say thanks so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to write it. Thanks for the suggestion regarding the aircon units. This would be a wonderful addition and is on our list of to do items but it's lower on the list. We are currently upgrading all our rooms and as we can afford, we will certainly add the air con units. Kind regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Life on 3rd offers a home from home atmosphere in a central location in Johannesburg. The property is safe, well situated and offers excellent value accommodation. Rooms are spacious, bathrooms spotless and bedding - crisp white linen. The staff were accommodating - nothing was too much trouble. Bernard, the owner, went out of his way to make our business visit stress free. Wi-Fi was easy to access and speed consistent.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful with individual décor.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Hi ATG2014

Thanks for your great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and I must say it was an absolute pleasure to have you here with us. We are also pleased you enjoyed the room and took time the time to thoughtfully evaluate our rooms and service. We are currently redecorating more rooms to provide our guests with variety and something a little different. Thanks for the "room tip" as well. We hope to see you again the next time you are in town.
Kind regards

Bernard, Lydia and Beaula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay, owned and run by wonderful people who could not have been more helpful and welcoming. This was the perfect base for me to explore Johannesburg and I would definitely recommend it to others. I will be back!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Member

Thank you for your lovely review....it is always so rewarding when people acknowledge our friendliness as we aim to be personable and helpful all the time. We certainly hope to see you again as you say in your review. We look forward to welcoming you once again. kind regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A wonderfully quaint and charming guesthouse in a beautiful part of Melville, close to all amenities. Friendly and very helpful staff- who accommodated our early check-in. Lovely breakfast, clean common areas and fast and free wifi! Attentive owner.

Room Tip: Rooms on the inside have a bit more privacy
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, March 26, 2015
Thanks you Minoshni.

You review is much appreciated...thank you. It was a pleasure to have you both here and the early check in was no problem! Thanks for your patience will the renovations. I try to be as attentive as possible so recognition thereof is great! we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a technical review meeting in this quaint part of town. We were accommodated in a highly professional and guest oriented way. The rooms were cleanly, the staff were incredibly hospitable and the food was delicious. Management is kind and all in all we had a wonderful time!

Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, March 26, 2015
Hi Ryanubuntu,

Thanks very much for your review. it was a pleasure to host you and your group and get to know you on a personal level. Thanks for the kind words in your review and we hope to see you back again. Kind regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a lovely stay at Life on 3rd. The personnal is so nice and take care of you as much as possible. I met interesting people there and recommand people to experience that guesthouse. Many good bars around

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review, February 22, 2015
Dear Malik

Thanks for the good review. It was great to meet you and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels! Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Regards, Bernard
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Address: 28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Life on 3rd 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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