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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Facilities were very good,offered what i was looking for, good sized room with nice big bathroom with disabled facilities which with my missing leg was very favorable. All round good hospitality as in clean room every day washing done everyday over my extended period of stay full breakfast to any size needed.More than one would think of from a bed...

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Cpt_JackG, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there again Alg, Its been a long time mate. Hope your new leg is "carrying its weight..." LOL It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope you are doing well back in Zim. Thanks again for the review. Hear from you soon I hope. Your friends in Melville, Thulani Lodge Jas, Beat and Bongi

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 17 January 2016

It is a small but agreeable lodge, with a small swimming pool, situated in one of the few quarters, in Johannesburg, where it is possible to walk safely (Melville). There is plenty of restaurants bars and shops just around the corner. The staff is very kind and helpful.

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Cpt_JackG, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Fernando, So great to hear from you. I trust the remainder of your trip to South Africa was as enjoyable as when you were with us at the lodge. Thank you so much for your review, The staff always love hearing compliments and feel great to have been able to assist you in any way. We hope that on...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Just want to say thank you to Jason and the Thulani team. The staff was fantastic, always concerned about how our stay is and how they can improve it. Everyone is super friendly and it just makes you feel comfortable and at home. I will definitely come back for another stay. It was a great stay. :)

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Austin, Your kind words mean a tremendous amount to us. You are now and always will be part of the Thulani Family, so come back soon, you are always more than welcome! Your friends in Melville, Jason and Bongi

Sacramento, California, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We had a great three-night stay in Thulani Lodge, thanks in large part to Jason (a super spunky young guy) and the rest of the staff. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we arrived. Nice breakfast in the morning. Secure parking. Excellent location within Melville for walking to hipster restaurants. Be sure to book a tour of Soweto...

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are always so sad to see our guests check out, but it is a comfort to know that you enjoyed your stay and feel part of the Thulani Family. Bongi sends her regards and wishes you all the best. See you again when you are back in Melville, Jason, Beat & Bongi

Durban
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Felt like home from home even though the nature of our visit meant we we in and out a great deal. Delicious breakfasts and roomy and comfortable room. Warm and welcoming hosts who were friendly and helpful.

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Irene, It was a pleasure having you with us and welcoming you to the Thulani family. You are welcome back any time, Bongi says thanks for enjoying her breakfast, we hope to see you again on your next visit to Melville. Regards, Jason, Beat and Bongi

Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I stayed there for one night as we were partying in the area. Bongi received us with a smile and was very friendly and welcoming. Great place to stay and relax. Walking distance from the hubbub of Melville.

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Greg, I speak on behalf of all the staff and myself, when I say you were a pleasure to host at Thulani Lodge and you are always more than welcome to come back when ever you are in the area. Bongi was very happy and grateful to read the kind words you wrote about us and...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We opted to stay at Thulani in Melville so that we would not have to drive at night to go anywhere. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and really enjoyed Jason's hospitality. Laid back, just what we wanted. Since we are fussy eaters, Bongi let us into her kitchen to help with our breakfast, that not many cooks...

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for making our jobs easier. It is always more fun and a lot easier to go the extra mile for guests that appreciate it as much as you did. Not to mention the fact that you brought the cutest little visitor that we have ever had at the lodge. Although you didn't find a home for Savanna and we...

Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Love this place. It's like a chill zone for strangers looking to have a good time. The owner (I think) is a riot! Cool place all round. It's a walking distance from 7th Street, which is a big plus. If you're in Melville on a Saturday night and don't wanna go home, check in to Thulani Lodge!

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot, Your only mistake with the review was that you forgot to mention that Thulani is only as good as you think it was because of the people that come and stay here. We wouldn't be anything without people just like you. It would be almost like Kentucky Fried Chicken without that famous recipe. Look forward to your...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I had a project in JNB for 10 days, and the folks at work arranged my stay. I was pretty lucky they set me up at Thulani. The enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff from the first nanosecond was amazing. They did a number of "little things" that made the stay even better. Very warm greetings every time I saw...

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Scott, Your review of Thulani Lodge is much appreciated, your flattering yet honest words really do make this job worthwhile. The team all send their regards and we will have you back anytime you like with pleasure. The comment about "the small things" stands out because that is something we are proud of and strive to achieve, it's...

Reviewed 16 January 2015

Great stay in the heart of Melville. Friendly staff add to the experience of the laid back suburb. Food was delicious, great start to the weekend. The Lodge is around the corner from Hells Kitchen which is a great bar to meet the locals

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ThulaniLodgeOwner, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear back from you Darrin, Thank you so much for the review of the Lodge, Bongi and Esther both send their regards, and say that you are always welcome back because you were so cheerful and polite. Please keep us informed if you are ever back in the area and we will book you the Deluxe Double room...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Golf course
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This stylish, rustic African guest house is conveniently situated in the heart of Melville village with some of Johannesburg's top restaurants, coffee bars, boutiques and shopping mall within safe walking distance. The tranquil surroundings combined with the elegance of the lodge both with a full house and without makes it perfect for meetings and quiet relaxation whilst being pampered by Jason, Bongi and Beat - true to our commitment to service excellence. Combined, we spent over 70 years in the upper echelon of the world's hospitality industry, enabling us to offer you a truly international home away from home bed and breakfast experience, and now with the reduced prices starting from R380.00 Per person sharing, including breakfast free high speed Wi-fi and taxes, Thulani Lodge is as friendly on your pocket as we are in person. So book with us now, and we will organise your airport transfer, tours excursions and other activities for the rest of your stay in our beautiful town. We aren't just a lodge, we are your new family. Welcome home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thulani Lodge

Address: 85 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €42 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Personally, I liked the one overlooking the pool and garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottcpt, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“When booking tell Beat what needs you would like from the room. He will help you choose the room to meet your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles Andy3212014, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“The ones deeper into the property are a little quieter at night because of the party scene on 7th Street. But the rooms are solid and spacious and so it is quiet in any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 146johna, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If it's available, we'd recommend the annex with its super-size bathroom and four-poster bed.”
 of 5 bubbles smt1810, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
“All th rooms were very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles LauraF315, 11 Nov 2012 | Read review
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