Lucky Bean

129, 1st Avenue, MelvilleJohannesburg2092South Africa
Bed & Breakfast
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About Lucky Bean

Boasting tranquil gardens and an outdoor swimming pool, Lucky Bean is a family-run guest house located in the leafy Melville suburb of Johannesburg. Guests can choose between nine individually decorated suites at this boutique property, which offers bed and breakfast accommodation.

The light and airy quarters come with en-suite bathrooms, private entrances, flat-screen TVs, safes and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some units boast patios and garden views. Others enjoy city views and private verandas or balconies. One split-level unit sleeping up to four people contains a small kitchenette.

Facilities comprise a tour desk, a sun terrace and free high-speed Wi-Fi access. Secure parking is available, too.

A freshly-made breakfast is served daily in the garden or farm-style kitchen. The associated Lucky Bean Restaurant, which is ten minutes’ walk away, serves South African cuisine in cosmopolitan surroundings.

Lucky Bean sits about ten minutes’ drive from Johannesburg Zoo, where visitors can see lions and other African animals. Johannesburg Art Gallery is four kilometres away.


129, 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
Telephone: +27 829024514 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A pleasant neighbourhood location

One thing that stands out about the setting of this property is its pleasant neighbourhood location in the inner suburbs of Johannesburg. Guests love the safe and leafy surroundings of the Melville neighbourhood, noting that there are plenty of places to eat and drink within easy walking distance of the front door.

Praise for rooms and facilities

Guests are usually impressed by the quality of the rooms here. The units are frequently described as being spacious and clean with cosy beds and smart bathrooms. The individual décor of the rooms also appeals to guests, who say there is a pleasant home from home atmosphere about the place. Furthermore, shared amenities like the pretty gardens and outdoor swimming pool also find favour with guests.

Hospitality and food prove popular

Travellers routinely sing the praises of the helpful, friendly and customer-focused members of staff at this guest house. Reviews also indicate that the property is managed by an efficient and pleasant husband and wife who have extensive local knowledge to share. When it comes to breakfast, diners say the food each morning is tasty and freshly prepared. In addition, reviewers often speak highly about the guest house’s associated restaurant, which is situated a short walk away.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 19 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 19 reviews