Our new name was derived from the beautiful tree mural in Soulsa. Photographs of this tree have been seen around the world.
Our restaurant has featured in, amongst others, KLM, Swissair and British Airways in-flight magazines as well as in Lonely Planet, on Unlike.net and in numerous other publications and TV programs, locally and internationally.
This tree, the Erythrina Lysistemon is also known as the Coral Tree and “die Kanniedood nie (cannot die)”. It is called the Mophete in Tswana and the Umsinsi in Zulu.
Also commonly known as the Lucky Bean tree it is used for traditional medicines (muti) and the seeds are used as lucky charms and as beads and necklaces. The trees were planted on the graves of Chiefs.
Centrally located in Melville it is close to the Johannesburg CBD, Soweto, both Johannesburg University campuses, the SABC and the shopping centres of Rosebank and Sandton.
The guesthouse is 400 m 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 mixed and comfortable it is a favourite destination for tourists and business people.
Set on a large, old world style Melville property with a beautiful garden and swimming pool, Lucky Bean Guest House has a gentle sense of peace and harmony. 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. Some of the rooms have the original pressed steel ceilings and wooden floors that have been treated and whitewashed to create a simple and sophisticated ambience.
Complimentary internet connectivity, LCD TV, room safes, tea and coffee facilities, safe parking, on-site management and great attention to detail are all features. On many of our beautiful summer mornings, you will be able to enjoy breakfast at the pool.
There are two types of rooms: Extra large and medium, all en-suite with their own entrances; all are light and luxurious.
The extra large rooms have king size beds that are able to convert to two singles and the medium size rooms have queen size beds.
For the business traveller, each room has a work station. All of the rooms feature five star beds, fine linen and finishes.
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Centrally located in Melville it is close to the Johannesburg CBD, Soweto, both Johannesburg University campuses, the SABC and the shopping centres of Rosebank and Sandton. The guest house is 400 m away from 7th Street, a buzzing mix of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, art galleries and book stores.
Melville is one of Johannesburg?s oldest and quaintest suburbs, with leafy streets and a village feel. Very mixed and comfortable it is a favourite destination for tourists and business people.
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Lucky Bean Guest House Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
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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!
Rating: Reviewed by Gerd Nies over a year ago
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