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Lucky Bean Guesthouse

129 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Melville
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Owned and managed by the owners of Melville's renowned Lucky Bean Restaurant the guesthouse is set on a large, old world style Melville property with a beautiful garden and pool. Rooms are light and spacious with clean lines and a chic and urban contemporary style. Each with its own entrance, most of the rooms offer patio space and garden views. True Johannesburg warmth and also free, fast wi-fi!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Snack bar
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Curiosity565303 wrote a review Feb 2021
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Good location in johanesburg in a rather safe area in Melville nice house with swimming pool and lovely garden and veru nice wellcome we received a lot of explanations and answers to all our questions ; WE FEEL LIKE AT HOME
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: near to swimmingpool
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gdel64 wrote a review Mar 2020
Connecticut71 contributions22 helpful votes
We spent 4 days at the Lucky Bean when we needed to wait for a safari we were going to start in a few days. Upon our arrival we were met by one of the women who is a caretaker for the guest house. A few minutes later the owner Conway came in and we were shown to our room. Upon our request we were moved to a room with a/c and we soon found out that we did not need it. That night we walked down to 7th street and ate dinner, and we ubered back about $2 US. The next morning we contacted Conway and asked to move to a different room which was bigger but did not have a/c, Conway said we absolutely could and we spent the rest of our time there. Upon our return to Lucky Bean that afternoon our belongings had been moved to a beautiful and Big room. TV had some movie channels and sports, also CNN. We had a nice patio to spend some time outside and there was a pool but we did not use it. We got information about how to get downtown and both Conway and his wife helped us. He suggested if we wanted to visit Soweto a woman who had lived there. We took a day long trip with her it was fantastic. Other days we ubered to downtown the cost and the uber was about 4.50 US each way. Breakfast each day was made to order, great coffee, and there were also fruit and cereals if you wish. Water from the tap in all of Johannesburg is drinkable and we did drink it each day. Conway has a fridge stocked with wines and beers as well as juices and bottled water for your use at a minimal charge which is all on the honor system. The Lucky bean is in an area which is what we consider very safe during the day, we walked around and down to the 7th street area to eat when we wanted when it was light out. Very good restaurants there. After dark as Conway said just Uber back, very simple. We would highly recommend the Lucky Bean Guest House for anyone who is interested in a great place to see Johannesburg and relax. Conway and staff are very nice, accommodating and the place is so comfortable. Thank you Conway and staff for a great and restful stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: tell Conway you want the room on the left in front or the one around the corner.
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Jim wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed at the Lucky Bean for three nights in early January 2020. My stay was very nice. I had Skyline room, nice view! and room. Breakfasts were also nice, and the staff was helpful in arranging an Uber for me.
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Date of stay: January 2020
LiorSh wrote a review Jan 2020
Ramat Gan, Israel3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed over with a bunch of other couples and we had a great time. The owners, Conway and Natasha were very nice and helpful. The rooms are pretty big and clean, and the breakfast is delicious (and the staff are very friendly and kind!). It was the perfect place to just sit down by the pool and relax before our flight back home. Thank you so much for your great hospitality!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Christine V wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is THE place to be in Jo'burg. We got safety, space, precious decoration, comfort, tasty & full home made breakfast (even very early) and we have been welcome by so special owners👍💯. One of the double bedroom offers a very nice view on the city from a nice terrace.Book now & save the adress 🤗
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburgMelville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lucky Bean Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Lindfield Victorian House Museum (0.8 km), 44 Stanley (1.0 km), and Melville Neighborhood (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucky Bean, Salvation Cafe, and Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lucky Bean Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lucky Bean Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lucky Bean Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Melville.
Are there any historical sites close to Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.3 km), Johannesburg Fort (3.8 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (5.7 km).