"...the perfect home base in Joburg"
- Geo-Saison, Germany’s largest travel magazine
Lucky Bean Guesthouse offers great warmth and care, and is an ideal stepping stone to Johannesburg. We know and love our city, and are happy to share this with you.
Peaceful, safe, quiet and very central. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure; or you are a visiting academic, Lucky Bean has what you need.
All of the rooms have excellent free wi-fi, and all have a desk. There is a full breakfast, including fruit salad, yoghurt, cereals and cooked meals, and there is safe parking.
For travelers our knowledge of the city, and our assistance, ensure an easy and interesting stay, from arrival to departure.» Explore our rooms
Melville is one of Johannesburg’s oldest and quaintest suburbs, with leafy streets and a village feel. Very mixed and comfortable, it is a favorite destination for tourists, business people and locals seeking the warm and authentic heart of true Johannesburg; an integrated, bubbling city alive with an enchantingly multi-cultural energy.» Find things to do
Set on a large, peaceful Melville property with a beautiful garden and pool, the guesthouse has a gentle sense of quiet and harmony. 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. On many of our perfect mornings you will be able to enjoy breakfast in the garden, or join the friendly conversation in our farm style kitchen.
From Our Guestbook
My husband, my sister-in-law and I stayed at this wonderful guesthouse for 3 nights, prior to joining an OAT Southern Africa tour. The neighborhood is charming, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast conversations are interesting! We met other guests from Turkey, Zimbabwe and various European countries. The owner, Conway, went out of his way to assist us with safe transportation, an insiders tour to Soweto, and advice... Read More
For our first time in Jo'burg, we were referred to the Lucky Bean by several different friends who travel there frequently for business and pleasure. What a safe, fun, welcoming respite from that huge, crazy city. The owners and staff took amazing care of us (including loaning us a phone and helping us get around). Our room was beautiful, spacious, and clean; breakfast was delicious. Everyone made us feel... Read More
The owner was great! I had a long 36 hour layover in Joburg, and he helped me feel at home and find great things to do for the day. The house is extremely comfortable, and breakfast was excellent! The gardens are also beautiful, even in winter. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Joburg.
We just stayed there for two nights after a 5 weeks holiday-travel in South Africa. It is simply an excellent place to stay: a lovely garden in a nice and lively quarter of Johannesburg, really nice rooms, a friendly and competent host and team - we could not wish more. And don't miss the Lucky Bean Restaurant!