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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Shoestrings has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the accommodation is in poor condition and is not worth the money spent. This is not wheelchair friendly accommodation although if you ask for the room downstairs, you are able to get around. It is far from any social attractions except the airport, although they do offer a shuttle service. There is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My dad stayed there with my brother on a stop over to India Rob was an amazing and kind host...he drove them to kempton park as well as drove us to the airport I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience SA location is convinent it is on the gautrain bus route the hospitality is true UBUNTU you will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed on two separate occasions during my trip around southern Africa. Really friendly, well-kept, secure place to stay, right by the airport and highway but very quiet. Simple breakfast of toast and cereal included. Good wifi but only in the morning and evening. Good kitchen facilities for self-catering, and walkable to decent restaurant at Protea.

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Dublin
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a horrible experience our first night in Johannesburg and had to book a new hostel to stay in. Showing up exhausted and terrified at Shoestring's we met with such kindness I cannot but recommend staying here. The owner collected us from the train station when we arrived from our first hostel, drove us to and from the station... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My first experience in joburg was made easy and homely because of the helping hand.I met other travelers here too....i wish I notified the owner before hand to get a free pick up from the airport which I didn't.....and its funny how it's expensive to transport people to nearby places from the airport. Rob and Brian made my stay worth... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Rob is a great host! The Rooms offered plenty of storage, they were secure. The beds are very comfortable and the showers were warm. The price was right.. It is a great Guest house with breakfast in the morning.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My review may be biased since I stayed here after a really nice safari lodge, but here goes. Main good points: super close to the airport, cheap and airport transfers with friendly owner. also the toilet near our room was broken and when asked was promptly fixed Main bad points: there were a lot of ants crawling on our nightstand,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The lodge is conveniently close to the airport and Rob, the owner is extremely helpful, collecting you from there. He is also happy to take you to and from the Gautrain station (providing tickets for you to top up too) and to the nearest supermarket, as well as back to the airport when you leave. So ideal for a night's... More 

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NZ
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We loved staying here. This is not a 5 star hotel, it's more like hanging out at your eclectic uncle's house. The house is outdated, the furniture is a bit old, but from the moment you walk into the front door you are made to feel at home. There are several sitting areas, and I think 3 large tables (including... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed here for a layover between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. I'm not from South Africa, and I don't have a cell phone. I was told to call the lodge when I arrived in Joburg, and somebody would come get me. I then had to go to the information desk to ask to use the phone because I had no... More 

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