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Offering a peaceful setting and great service, right in the heart of the popular bohemian Melville, Life on 3rd provides accommodation that includes continental breakfast.

There are different room types that are individually decorated and contain high quality bedding, satellite TV, fans and WiFi internet access. Some rooms feature private entrances, electric blankets and desks.

A warm, 3-course breakfast is served every morning in the contemporary dining room. Guests can sunbathe and enjoy the welcome retreat of the wooden deck, away from the busy city.

The friendly staff gladly assists guests with arrangements to explore Melville’s popular street life, plan day tours, make restaurant reservations, or transfers from and to the airport.

Life on 3rd is close to the Johannesburg city business district and Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. It is also within driving distance of various shopping malls and The Apartheid Museum.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Life on 3rd has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 8 Apr 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Life on 3rd

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Hosted by Beaula, Elizebeth and Lydia - your hosts

9
Host review score

Beaula, Elizebeth and Lydia - your hosts
Our property is a lovely guesthouse with 14 rooms. We offer friendly personal service and are always willing to assist with questions, taxi arrangements, airport shuttle etc. we are your home away from home! Our rooms are comfortable and clean!
We are known for our excellent and friendly service. You will feel right at home when our staff welcomes you.
Melville is hip and fun. There are many bars and great restaurants around Melville. Our streets are tree lined and we have many arty and creative people that make Melville special
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
    0.5 miles
  • Campus Square Shopping Centre
    0.6 miles
  • University of Johannesburg
    0.8 miles
  • Lindfield Victorian House Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Radiopark Building
    1.1 miles
  • Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
    1.1 miles
  • Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg
    1.2 miles
  • Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    1.3 miles
  • 44 Stanley Shopping Area
    1.3 miles
  • Parkview Golf Club
    1.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Johannesburg Stadium
    4 miles
  • Gold Reef City
    4.3 miles
  • Apartheid Museum
    4.5 miles
  • Gold Reef City Casino
    4.6 miles
  • Observatory Golf Club
    4.8 miles
  • Gautrain Sandton Station
    5.7 miles
  • Montecasino
    10.3 miles
  • Modderfontein Golf Club
    11.1 miles
Closest airports
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport
    14.5 miles
  • Lanseria International Airport
    17.1 miles
  • Wonderboom Airport
    38.5 miles
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Facilities of Life on 3rd
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Kid-friendly buffet
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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House rules Life on 3rd takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 18:00

Check-out

07:00 - 10:00

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prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Life on 3rd accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

A 5% service charge applicable for American Express

Please note that parking at the property is limited. Guests are advised to contact the property before arrival to arrange parking. There is also 24 hour guarded street parking available.

FAQs about Life on 3rd

  • Life on 3rd offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The prices at Life on 3rd may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Life on 3rd is 3.1 miles from the centre of Johannesburg.

  • Guests staying at Life on 3rd can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Room options at Life on 3rd include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • Check-in at Life on 3rd is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.