Melville Accommodation at Life on 3rd Guest House in Johannesburg

Life on 3rd

Guest House / Conference Venue at 28A 3rd Street (cnr 8th Avenue), Melville, Johannesburg, 2109, Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

About Life on 3rd

Life on 3rd is a stylish guesthouse located in a leafy and tranquil corner of the cosmopolitan village of Melville, which is conveniently situated in the heart of the Johannesburg Metropolitan area, South Africa.

Life on 3rd is the only guesthouse in Melville that boasts 14 rooms and can accommodate almost any need, whether it be a group, a couple or an individual. It’s a sophisticated getaway from the bustle of the city and a memorable place to stay for the discerning business or leisure traveler.

Guests can expect clean lines, earthy tones and a contemporary chic ambiance when staying at Life on 3rd. Our wooden decked courtyard with casual outdoor seating offers guest the opportunity to soak up the African sun or take refuge under the umbrellas whilst enjoying a novel or just relaxing.


Guests can look forward to a relaxed and peaceful stay in rooms decorated in a fresh understated style of white and earth tones with hints of red. Guests have a choice of a mix of fourteen rooms of five different types of which some are in the main house or with private entrances. All rooms have shared satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet access. Our rooms comprise of nine Standard Rooms, three Europa Rooms and three Twin Rooms. All rooms are equipped with :

• Colour TV with Satellite ( 10 channels )
• Ceiling fans
• Heaters
• Electric blankets
• White Egyptian linen
• Wi-Fi Internet access
• Hairdryers
• High quality mattresses & pillows
• Coffee and tea facilities
• Alarm clock

Our Rooms

Standard Room - In house bedroom (4 units)
Features in rooms: Queen bed, DSTV and en-suite bathrooms with shower.

Luxury Standard Rooms (5 units)
Features in rooms: Queen bed, DSTV and en-suite bathrooms with a shower

Europa Compact Suite (3 units)
Features in rooms: Double bed, DSTV and in-room bathroom with shower.

Twin Rooms (3 units)
Two in-house Twin and one Loft room. Features in rooms : Twin beds (2) and one sleeper couch. One en-suite bathroom and one in-room bathroom.

Breakfast and Refreshments

Accommodation includes a Continental Breakfast, which is served daily from 7.00am – 9.00am in our communal dining room. Breakfast includes a selection of cereals, Ayshire yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread basket, selection of cold meats, cheese, scrambled egg, preserves, fruit juice and coffee & tea.

Refreshments and dinner from our set menu are available on request. Complimentary coffee and tea is available 24hrs in the dinning room.


Life on 3rd offers a laundry service, secure off-street parking and assists with booking airport transfers, taxi services, restaurant reservations, day tours and other activities.


Our conferencing venue suitable for up to 16 delegates. Amenities include a large roll down screen, projector, dvd player and flip charts and free WiFi. We provide snacks, tea and coffee, a fully catered lunch and desserts, to your requirements, which can be enjoyed outside on our deck under the trees or in our dining room. rate are competitive, so please call us! We look forward to hosting you and your team.

Surrounding Area

Life on 3rd is in close proximity to the famous 7th Street with restaurants, galleries, shops and a vibrant nightlife. Main Road has numerous fast food outlets, restaurants, shops, gyms and banks. Campus Square Shopping Center, Parkview Golf Course, SABC, Media 24, AFDA Film School, Wits and the University of Johannesburg are within a 5kms from where we are located. For nature lovers, Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a 5-minute walk away.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (garage)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.172616666
Longitude: 28.001833333333334

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 30km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 18h00
Check-out by 10h30

Listed on
May 2008 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Even better than I thought. I presented my make-up workshop at Life on 3rd Guesthouse in Melville and it is even better than I thought as I only saw it...

Carla De Bouchet, Carletonville Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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