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Situated in the suburb of Melville in Johannesburg, Lucky Bean Guesthouse features a lush garden and an outdoor pool. The guest house is 1 km from the Country Club. Stylishly decorated, the bright and spacious rooms offer a patio with garden views, satellite TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is available. Breakfast is served outside on the terrace or in the breakfast room. A variety of restaurants, coffee shops and bars can be found within 1 km walking distance. Lucky Bean is 3 km from the University of the Witwatersrand and 10 km from Soccer City. Central Johannesburg can be reached within 10 minutes by car.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Johannesburg
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  • Roelf
    South Africa South Africa
    Excellent location, stunning garden, well-kept and clean accommodation. Friendly hosts & fantastic service. Good breakfast and relaxing homey vibe.
  • Joseph
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    - the host was very friendly and informative, she was full of knowledge and passion about the area, also helped with a dinner reservation which turned out to be great - Julie made a great breakfast, all items of good quality - was given a...
  • Werbrouck
    Belgium Belgium
    Very friendly people, great place, delicious breakfast!
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Natasha and Conway

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Natasha and Conway
Set on a large, peaceful Melville property with a beautiful garden and pool, the guesthouse has a gentle sense of quiet and harmony. Whether you are travelling for pleasure or business, are a visiting academic or need to be close to the hospitals, Lucky Bean is ideal. The nine rooms are all spacious, light and stylish with five-star graded beds. They have their own private entrances, most with patio space and garden views. There is complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet connectivity, DSTV (hotel bouquet), room safes, tea and coffee facilities, a desk and chair and safe parking. For travelers, our knowledge of the city, and our assistance, ensure an easy and interesting stay, from arrival to departure.
Conway and Natasha are born and bred Joburgers. We have a great love for our city and know it well. Natasha was a dancer, a phot-journalist and now teaches Yoga. Conway worked in, and then owned bars and restaurants, and they have a great passion for music and culture. We are super warm and friendly, and only wish for our guests to feel at home and cared for, from the moment they enter our gate, to the moment that they leave.
Melville is the most central base for visiting Joburg. Its central location makes it easy to access Soweto, The Apartheid Museum, Braamfontein, the City Centre, Maboneng, the Red Hop-on Hop-off Bus, The Cradle of Humankind, Rosebank and Sandton. We are also close to University of Johannesburg, Wits University, Parklane Clinic and the Donald Gordon Medical Centre. We are perfectly positioned for visiting all of those places, and you have a selection of good restaurants, coffee shops and bars close by on 7th Street. The ideal Joburg visit is 2 or 3 days long, to allow you to truly experience how diverse and exciting the city is. Speak to us, we are happy to share!
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Lucky Bean Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Squash
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Concierge service
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Express check-in/check-out
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Sun umbrellas
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Lucky Bean Guesthouse takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 14:00
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 10:00 to 11:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Adult (18+ years)
    Extra bed upon request
    ZAR 415 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are not allowed.
    Accepted payment methods
    American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubCash
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Quiet hours
    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    One child under 2 years stays free of charge in an existing bed.

    One older child or adult is charged ZAR 350 in an extra bed.

    Please inform Lucky Bean Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    FAQs about Lucky Bean Guesthouse

    • Room options at Lucky Bean Guesthouse include:

      • Family
      • Double
      • Twin/Double

    • Check-in at Lucky Bean Guesthouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Lucky Bean Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Squash
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Swimming Pool
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Walking tours
      • Bike tours

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

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

    • Lucky Bean Guesthouse is 2.5 miles from the centre of Johannesburg. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.