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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Sleepy Gecko Guest House turned out to be poorly maintained and a disappointment. ? the 4 star rating We paid full fee deposits for bookings in March 2016. On arrival we were informed that the automatic sliding gate for the vehicle entrance was not working as a result of previous heavy rains and was pending repair. In the meantime we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Host very good, marvellous tasty breakfast. Fair price value for money if you are on a tight budget. The only let down is the loitering by some homeless people in the surrounding- although seemed harmless but make the guest feel insecure

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback. It is completely safe in the area, unfortunately cars are every evening found alongside the roads of Melville. We have car guards who watch these vehicles. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Kind regards Greg More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Easy booking via telephone and an affordable rate for rooms. Rooms in main house available as well as separate rooms outside. We stayed in a luxury room which came with kitchenette, aircon,WiFi and a bath/shower. Owners were friendly and helpful. Premises is pretty and very relaxing. Located right in the heart of Melville and is within walking distance of bars/restaurants.... More 

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much for staying with us, it will be good to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I loved the comfortable, homey feel of this colourful, comfortable guesthouse. The location was perfect for me as it was close to the office, and seconds away from 7th Street in Melville - a few blocks of great bars, restaurants and shops. I was told the area is relatively safe - I never felt unsafe during my stay, but then... More 

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your detailed review, It will be awesome to welcome you again. Thanks Greg More 

Anaberg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Friendly owner, nicely decorated and clean rooms, big breakfast / common room and sunny terrace - everything right next to the center of melville's busy street full of cafés and restaurants. I really enjoyed it!

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments More 

Kibuye, Rwanda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have stayed several days at Gecko's. It was really fantastic! A very spacious room with nice bathroom. No effort is to much for this host. A special demand is taken care of before you finish the sentence. Good wifi, also in the bedroom. Very happy and relaxing to sit outside by the little pool. One night we got food... More 

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It was great to have you stay with us. More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

In a nice neighborhood near the 7th street that is great to go to the restaurant/bar on foot with locals, our room was clean and spacious. We were very well welcomed by Greg, included breakfast is okay.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The guesthouse is in a perfect location, right next door to a street where you can go bar hopping. To be able to walk safely from bar to bar at night in Joburg is actually a big deal! The staff is friendly and helpful, but we waited a long time to be served for breakfast,even if we were sitting in... More 

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Thank stian a
gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Please note that we are addressing the state of of the guest house and are currently renovating and painting the exterior and interior. We have had the entire property deep cleaned as you can see from our latest reviews. I have fired all the staff and am handling the operations personally. If... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This location was truly disappointing for following reasons: 1) they charged my credit card twice (2x 100 percent of the room price several months before arrival) i wrote several emails to claim the money back, however no response from their side. 2) When we arrived we had to wait sevaral minutes outside of the entrance gate until someone let us... More 

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gregbsalm, Owner at Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse, responded to this review

My Apologies that you had an unhappy stay. We have addressed all your concerns and feedback for which we are grateful. The entire premises has undergone a complete deep cleaning. Also new linen has been purchased. I fired all the staff and am handling the operations personally. If you are ever in Melville again. I am happy to offer you... More 

jakarta
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

i always enjoy to sleep at sleepy gecko, the place is perfectly situated in the heart of Melville, the breakfast is amazing, the room are quiet and the owners are always available and feiendly. what more? good internet, well furnished and spacious rooms. my favorite place in joburg.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are your home away from home. We aim to make you feel safe, secure and comfortable. We do our best to cater to your every need. All you need to do is ask, and we shall do our best to assist. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse

Address: 84 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $34 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sleepy Gecko Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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