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85 3rd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2192 South Africa
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#7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Melville
Thulani Lodge is a warm and lovely guesthouse that will provide you with comfortable accommodation, kind service and a delicious breakfast. Our guesthouse in Melville caters to local business professionals and tourists alike. At the heart of Melville, a cosmopolitan village, our guests will be within walking distance of all pubs, restaurants. With the click of a button we will arrange your Uber to the nearby shopping centres or tourist attractions that Johannesburg has to offer. Located within walking distance of UJ & Wits Are you coming to further your studies or give a lecture at the University of Johannesburg or WITS? Thulani Lodge is within walking distance of both the universities and Milpark Hospital. Secure Private Entrance Upon arrival you will receive keys to the front door. This keeps all the guests in control of their own movements and the area being very safe gives you the ability to enjoy the Melville night life. Secure Parking We have a limited amount of secure
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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Zarpy wrote a review Feb 2019
Brussels, Belgium64 contributions29 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in this lodge. The location is superb: Melville next to 7th street - a couple of steps from restaurants and cafes but no noise from them! the hosts are really nice and welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Axolile Ntsika Q wrote a review Aug 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
My girlfriend and I visited Thulani lodge in the first half of July 2018. We received great service and hospitality. From Bongi's amazing breakfast, Jason's charisma and enthusiasm, to a lovely and comfortable room. It's great place for couples and families, super close to touristic attractions, and we would strongly recommend it as a place to stay in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sara H wrote a review Aug 2017
Springfield, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
I want to thank Jason, Bongi and the rest of the staff at Thulani Lodge. My husband and I where on a safari when he slipped a disc in his back, we were airlifted to a hospital in Johannesburg, at 10 o'clock that night I was told that I couldn't stay at the hospital with him. So I started calling around to find a room, it seemed everything close to the hospital was booked. I called Thulani Lodge and Jason said yes he had a room and would even send a Uber to the hospital to pick me up. I got to the lodge and I forgot to stop at the ATM to get some local money. Jason said "no problem" paid for my ride and even gave me money for my ride back to the hospital the next morning. Needless to say I didn't spend to much time there but the breakfast was delicious the rooms clean the bed warm and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to make me feel good (even got hugs every morning) I am back in the US my husband is doing well and I just want to thank them once again! Hugs 😍
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ThulaniLodgeOwner, Owner at Thulani Lodge
Responded 16 Sep 2017
Hi Sara! Good to hear from you and to know that your husband has recovered. We had a blast meeting you and you are always welcome back (hopefully in better circumstances next time). Bongi says hi and we both send hugs for you and your husband. Jason
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drkhuz wrote a review Jul 2017
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution1 helpful vote
The place was amazing.. rooms were tidy and neat ..very well organised .. cozy enviroment , beatiful garden . Best was the staffs . MAMA Boinge .. she was excellent and a great assitance to everything you need . Felt like at home away from home . The area around is safe and restaurants are walking distance .Thank you to thulani lodge for making our short stay worthwhile ...
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Cpt_JackG, Manager at Thulani Lodge
Responded 20 Jul 2017
Wow thank you for the very kind words and fantastic review. We are humbled to know that you enjoyed your time with us at the lodge. Bongi sends her love and thanks for the compliments. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Johannesburg.
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Andy W wrote a review May 2017
Zaventem, Belgium318 contributions138 helpful votes
This isn't my first visit to the lodge. Every time I stay I am treated like a member of the family. This family run lodge provides all one could ask for while staying in the area. Airport transportation, city or museum tours can be arranged by the staff. Prior booking would be helpful. There is a seasonal pool to use. The rooms have new excellent WiFi services. The rooms are clean and have the necessary items for a long or short term stay. I appreciate the provided desk and other furniture in the room to relax or work. Bongi provides an excellent breakfast to fit each person's needs. Just around the corner of Thulani Lodge are small food stores, a book store and several restaurants with different menus that serve food all day. Refrigerators are provided and can be stocked if requested. Laundry service is provided at a small price. I always feel relaxed and pampered when visiting. I look forward to my next trip. Bongi, Jason and Beat thank you for always making me feel so welcome. The friends I have brought over the years feel the same and many have returned. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Cpt_JackG, Manager at Thulani Lodge
Responded 05 Jun 2017
Thank you for this amazing review Andy, It is always such a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next visit to Thulani Lodge so we can do a bit of Geo-cashing together. Bongi and Beat send their regards and thanks for the kind words too.
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US$40 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburgMelville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thulani Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thulani Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Melville Neighborhood (0.08 km), 27Boxes (0.2 km), and Clyde on 4th Antiques (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thulani Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Thulani Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Thulani Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thulani Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thulani Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucky Bean, Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar, and De la Creme Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thulani Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thulani Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thulani Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Thulani Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Melville.
Are there any historical sites close to Thulani Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.6 km), Johannesburg Fort (4.1 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (5.7 km).
Is Thulani Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.