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Reviewed 6 December 2014

I stayed at Thulani Lodge for 5 nights, but already on the first morning I felt at home. The drive from Cape Town was a long one but the peaceful resting nature of the lodge sorted out my tired body quickly. Then lets just say that Jason brought life back to the now well rested guests. After that Bongi made...

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Cpt_JackG, Guest Relations Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ryan. You are not the only ones who enjoyed the few days we spent together.... Bongi was so sad that you and Temba left this morning. "Thulani and Lodge!" What an amazing title for your review. Me, Beat, Bongi and Esther (even parachute Pete) were sad to say goodbye. You are part of the Thulani Lodge...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 September 2014

This was my third or maybe fourth stay at Thulani and I do love this place. It is not chic or fancy but it very warm, pleasant, and comfortable. The rooms are nicely furnished with comfortable beds and the WiFi is fine. Breakfast is pretty much made to order if you don't want anything too exotic and it is quite...

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Cpt_JackG, Public Relations Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Your review was very helpful and your kind words mean a lot to us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we always look forward to having you with as at "Your Home Away From Home". We do offer adapters upon request I am sorry we did not offer this to you and your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Thulani Lodge. The house staff really went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. The house is simple, comfortable and has everything I needed for a pleasant stay. For me, the most important thing is that I felt safe. In some places, Johannesburg can feel a bit dangerous, but Thulani Lodge and...

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Thulani_Lodge, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for you're feedback, We are always overjoyed to hear these kind of responses. Especially with the overall grim view that SA has overseas with regards to crime. Our friendly natured staff is driven by the personalties and warmness of the guests that we have staying with us. Thank you for your kind words. We are always more than...

New York City
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I booked this lodge based on TripAdvisor reviews and I was shocked to find a place that does not match what I read here. I have never found a review that was more off base to my experience than this one. It was quite the surprise and typically not my experience. The room was really run down with very stained...

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Thulani_Lodge, Manager at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Firstly I would like to appologise on behalf of the Thulani family for your dissapointing stay with us, as well as thank you for pointing out the details that we need to focus on and improve. After reading your reveiw myself and Beat (owner) went through the room you were in and have begun to...

Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at Thulani Lodge, its very affordable,the place is very homey,tranquil and the staff treated us like royalty... wish I could have stayed for a couple more days, but I'll definitely be back!!

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Your review was very helpful and your kind words mean a lot to us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we always look forward to having you with as at "Your Home Away From Home". Bungi sends her love. See you again soon. Your friends in Melville, Beat, Esther and Bungi

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I have enjoyed four visits to this amazing lodge. Beat has helped organize my entire stay in the area each time, from airport pickup to tours of the surrounding area. Friends that have come with me have also been very pleased with the service and quiet oasis just a couple of blocks from the center of Melville. Each day starts...

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for that amazing review of Thulani and our staff Andy! I always enjoy your visits and I speak for the entire staff (Bungi, Ester & myself) that each of your four visits have been just as memorable to us as they were for you. See you soon, Your home away from home... Thulani Lodge Beat, Bungi & Ester

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Bert and the other staff members of Thulani Lodge go all out to make one's stay a excellent experience. The location is perfect for the upbeat Melville area of shops, restaurants and bars. They can arrange for transportation to and from the airport,train station or bus terminals. The breakfast is wonderful and the rooms are very adequate especially for the...

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Paul, Your review was extremely helpful and was especially enjoyed by Bungi and Ester. We look forward to your next visit. Your home away from home, Thulani Lodge. Regards, Beat, Bungi and Ester

Sausalito, California, United States
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I've been staying here annually for 7 or 8 years. Its my haven in Johannesburg for a day or two rest after a long flight or to do business for a week or to just enjoy myself. It is less than a block from countless wonderful restaurants, shops, cafes etc. Its quiet and safe and has a pleasant woodsy feeling...

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks a million John, Your review was very helpful and your kind words mean a lot to us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we always look forward to having you with as at "Your Home Away From Home". Bungi sends her love. See you again soon. Your friends in Melville, Beat and Bungi

Paris, France
Reviewed 20 February 2014

I spent two nights in Thulani Lodge. Close to 7th Avenue and its numerous bars & restaurants, Thulani lodge is nonetheless a very peaceful and quiet place. The bedroom I slept in was nicely decorated, clean, had a huge bathroom and a good quality wifi connection. I especially appreciated the help the owner Beat and his manager Bongi provided me....

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Bonjour Christian, Your review of Thulani Lodge was extremely rewarding and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on our customer service and it is nice to hear that we could be so helpful, and it was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We look very forward to having you with us again...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Managed by a Swiss-native, Thulani Lodge is a really decent place to stay. Melville is said to be one of the safest areas in Joburg. Around the corner, on 7th Street, you have nice restaurants and shops. The guest house itself is situated in a quiet street. I enjoyed my stay very much and can recommend it. Staff is very...

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Thulani_Lodge, Owner at Thulani Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. I am extremely happy that we could make your trip a happy one and we look very forward to seeing you again shortly. Thank you for the complement about our staff being so friendly, we strive to bring that personal touch that only a small well run guest house such as we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: €44 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thulani Lodge 3*
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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