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129 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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#1 of 7 in Melville
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
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
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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Non-smoking rooms
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Thilo H wrote a review Mar 2022
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Enormous rooms, everything is of very good material, pool is nice, just perfect. Compared to other guesthouses in the same price range, Lucky Bean is on a different level. Absolute must for when you're in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Room 3 is the best
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Woody Conover wrote a review Oct 2021
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Great way to start our trip to Southern Africa. We arranged to be picked up at the airport on arriving. The location is in a quiet neighborhood in a suburb of the city. Conway and Natasha, the proprietors, were very helpful easing us into the workings of the city. They also helped us in setting up personal tours to the particular sights in which we were interested. The guesthouse served a wonderful full breakfast, with eggs prepared to order. The Shower in the room was excellent, and restaurants were within walking distance from the guesthouse. We also found that ride services, Uber and Bolt, were very useful in getting around when not on a tour.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sabine R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Due to school holidays we only had one night to stay at the beautiful Lucky Bean Guesthouse in Melville. Melville is probably one of the most European-like areas in South Africa with streets that you can wander and plenty of restaurants closeby to choose from. After 2 weeks in the bush we arrived in a big Toyota Fortuner which just fitted through the entrance gate so we had safe and free parking on the premises. We stayed in 2 spacious rooms looking out into the lovely garden and pool and the room that our 3 teenagers stayed in had an added third bed put in. Conway and Natasha are genuinely friendly hosts with great suggestions on restaurants, things to do or organizational stuff. Staff were equally friendly and breakfast was great. Upon our request prior to our stay Conway had organized a Soweto Tour for us with Cecilia, a great guide who took us on an incredibly insightful tour around her township - highly recommended. What else to say? Next time in Jo'burg we will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Uwe K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our stay at lucky bean guesthouse has been great. The owners and their staff are very friendly and make you feel home immediately. The rooms and garden are beautiful for relaxing and you can feel like in your own private summer house. We felt very save and got good recommendations for tours and restaurants at Johannesburg. The media in Germany is not always positive about South Africa and Johannesburg, therefore we came with reservations. However it was completely the opposite and our expectations were well exceeded. We can only highly recommend to come to South Africa, especially now, since there are not so many tourists yet.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking lots available at no extra costs
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bee wrote a review Sep 2021
Glenmore Beach, South Africa1 contribution
Once again, blown away by level of service at this hidden gem. Conway and Natasha always bend over backwards to make sure that your experience is memorable. Old Melville just around the corner, with its vibrant, bohemian atmosphere, is also something that makes this place such a pleasure. Outstanding, guys
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$50 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Salvation Cafe, De la Creme Patisserie, and Bambanani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lucky Bean Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lucky Bean Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Lucky Bean Guesthouse offers airport transportation 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).