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Life on 3rd

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff are very helpful and friendly. The outside rooms are damp and musky and have a bad smell. The inside rooms were not bad. Very cold and although the electric blankets were appreciated the room itself was too cold and the wall heaters that were available were ineffective.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Life on 3rd while spending two weeks in Joburg. It is a quaint little guest house with everything you need. Some rooms don't have microwaves or fridges, but I think it can be made available on request. The staff, Buela and Lydia, were kind and attentive. I was very impressed with how they learnt the names of...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Thank you Nadine S for your great review. We really enjoy the positive feedback and i will show Beaula and Lydia your review! It was great to have your group with us and foud you all to be so polite and accommodating. Thanks again! Bernard

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2017

At first, we were not too sure about the place but when we had a look at the surrounding area and rooms we were more then happy to stay. This place is very clean, homely, quiet and very cozy. Breakfast was just divine as well. Only points I can ask you too look at: 1.Sorting out the kettle as it...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello Cherelee, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you thought the breakfast was delicious! We have taken your points on board, some of the trees behind the rooms have been removed and the area has dried up nicely. We do offer sugar and coffee in the rooms so...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Life on 3rd and I have felt welcome and comfortable both times. The management is friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is comfortable and a 15 minute walk during the day to a neighborhood of restaurants and bars. In the evening the hotel will call you a taxi or tuk tuk to...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello 412Sandrae, I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. We appreciate your review very much and it was great to have you back again with us. Perhaps we will see you on your side of the world sooner rather than later. Thanks for your thorough and fair review. Kind regards, Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Cape Town
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Whilst searching for a B&B to stay in for 1 night close to the Johannesburg City Centre, I looked at this premises and decided to make the reservation. I only use guest houses or B&B's when I travel and must admit this establishment's price wise was OK, however whilst the staff is super friendly and the breakfast good, there are...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your review. As per my response to your email that you sent to me, we will take care of as many of these issues as possible. Thanks for bringing your views to my attention once again, via this forum. I am however pleased that you found us to be ' super friendly' and our breakfast good. Kind...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

I presented my make-up workshop at Life on 3rd Guesthouse in Melville and it is even better than I thought as I only saw it in pictures. The guesthouse's conferencing venue is perfect for small workshops and functions. The guesthouse itself is private, spacious and has lots of natural light. There is security close by so I had a sense...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Thank you Carla D for you lovely review. it was a pleasure to have you here using the conference facilities. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. I'm glad you appreciated the make up friendly food. I did the best i could with my limited knowledge!! LOL. We hope that you will come back to us again.

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Cozy and in a very nice quiet area ! From the outside you wouldnt say it is a guesthouse , but once inside it is really nice and private with a homy vibe! The staff is really friendly and overall it is very good value for money.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi nadinegK2668LK Thanks for the review. We are pleased to receive it. We are glad you enjoyed the homey and cozy vibe. we hope to see you again sometime. kind regards Bernard, Lydia and Beaula

Durban
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My trip was quick and unplanned but the service I received from Life on Third was amazing. Due to work circumstances I was only able to check in at 9pm. I loved the quietness and excellent service received from the staff. Thank you!

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi AmandasC2013CM Thanks so much for your glowing review!!! We are always pleased to assist and accommodate our guests as much as possible. We are pleased that you found the staff to be excellent. Take care. We hope that you will return! Bernard

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The staff were pleasant and very accommodating. There is a not a large variety of breakfast, but if you not fussy and just want the stay over , then its okay. Nightlife is great and a lot to do. If you not the nightlife type, then just staying in your room or soaking up the sun on the terrace id...

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hi Haroon Thanks for your review. Since your stay we have increased our breakfast variety, so we hope that if you return you will be satisfied with is. I'm pleased you enjoyed sitting out on the terrace enjoying the sunshine. Thanks for appreciating our staff. Bernard, Beaula and Lydia

Johannesburg
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very cosy feel to the bedrooms, very pleasant and helpful staff. Communal facilities needs a bit of attention outside and parking is a bit of an issue. But overall a very nice place to stay for an evening.

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Hello AppleSeed9 Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. Thanks for recognizing our helpful and pleasant staff. As you saw, we have a small property and our communal facilities are limited to some outdoor seating areas. Parking can be an issue sometimes but we do find that most guests are quite understanding and recognize that parking in Melville is...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Life on 3rd

Address: 28 a Third Street, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €37 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Life on 3rd 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Some rooms have queen size beds”
_jrnajarian, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“I was told that in the rooms upstairs in the main house you could hear folks in the dining area below. My room off the patio was quieter.”
SGwantsmoretravel, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with glass doors open up into the yard. I believe those are carpeted rooms. Mine was in the main house, and had hardwood floors”
Mannahistory, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed quiet. The area in front of the rooms are communal, but guests were very thoughtful. Beautiful baths in luxury rooms.”
Nicki43, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Best views nearby, Bright & Green.”
Hardiknim, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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