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About Lucky Bean Guest House

Owned and managed by the owners of Melville’s renowned Lucky Bean the restaurant is formerly known as Soulsa, exceptional hospitality and accommodation is assured. Hospitality is not just our business, it’s what we love.

Set on a large property with a beautiful garden and pool, Lucky Bean Guesthouse has a gentle sense of peace and harmony. You will stay in a room that is spacious, light and stylish with fine beds, cotton bedding and luxurious bath towels.

All of our rooms are non-smoking and have their own private entrances. Most have a patio space and garden views. A delicious breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, DSTV hotel bouquet, room safes, tea and coffee facilities, a desk and safe parking on-site management, you will receive great attention to the details surrounding your stay with us.

On many of our beautiful summer mornings, you will be able to enjoy breakfast at the pool. As we said earlier, hospitality is our passion, treat yourself.

Centrally located in Melville. It is close to the Johannesburg CBD, Soweto, both Johannesburg University campuses, the SABC and the shopping centers of Rosebank and Sandton. The guest house is 400m away from 7th Street, a buzzing mix of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, art galleries and bookstores. Melville is one of Johannesburg’s oldest and quaintest suburbs, with leafy streets and a village feel. Very colorful and easy-going, it is a favorite destination for tourists and business people.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • King suite King suite Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These are larger rooms with King sized beds. All of these have garden access and en-suite bathrooms with showers. The... see more
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      • Queen suite Queen suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Queens are smaller rooms with Queen sized beds, around the rear garden. They are all private with a small outside seati... see more
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          • Family suite Family suite Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B This is the largest suite and has a bedroom with a King sized bed, a separate bathroom with a bath and shower and a loun... see more
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              • Skyline suite Skyline suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B
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                  Reviews for Lucky Bean Guest House

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                  Ulrike Vorholz, Germany
                  28 September 2016

                  very nice hosts. a nice big kitchen where everyone has breakfast together, which is relaxed. We had a large room on the side which was a bit chilly, so I think the rooms in the main house are smaller but may be a bit more cosy.

                  Ross Pretorius, South Africa
                  13 July 2015

                  I would like to thank the Owners and Staff of Lucky Bean Guest House for their hospitality and friendliness. I enjoyed my stay there and the accommodation was very central to all my venues I needed to be at for my meetings. The Guest house is well run and maintained with comfortable rooms.Thank you once again.Ross.

                  BEATRIZ BUSCHEL PASQUALINO, Brazil
                  20 November 2014

                  Recomendo demais!! A equipe e o proprietário Conway são ótimos e estão sempre dispostos a ajudar. Como fui como viajante independente (eu e minha mãe), eles nos deram muitas dicas, adequadas ao nosso perfil. O bairro cheio de jacarandás floridos é um espetáculo a parte. Fica em uma região tranquila para andar e perto da famosa 7th Avenue, com muitos bares e restaurantes. Os quartos são limpos, decoração de bom gosto e tem wifi gratuito. É se hospedar e relaxar. The staff and the owner Conway are great and are always willing to help . I like how independent traveler (me and my mom ) , they...
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                  Julia Richardson, Kenya
                  09 May 2013

                  I chose Lucky Bean because it was close to where I was working and because the owner responded within minutes to my enquiry through SafariNow. It is a great little B&B. My room had a fantastic view towards the CBD and was well designed. The standing fan in the room was altogether too complicated though - you just need on/off/hi/low! The breakfast was great and relaxed and all the guests sit at the same table which I enjoyed. There also is a bookshelf with a great selection of books about the local area you could browse through. Highly recommended. And considering Melville's tiny propert...
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                  Anonymous, South Africa
                  16 February 2011

                  The Lucky Bean is a fantastic guest house with friendly staff, a central location and lovely rooms.

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                  Lucky Bean Guest House is 0.7km from the centre of Melville , the nearest airport 24.5km (Johannesburg International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling