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African Rock Hotel

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48 de Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over at african rock hotel before we travelled overseas and this is a great intimate hotel with friendly staff and lovely rooms. The food was great and the personal service was much appreciated. Although the hotel is small and intimate and cater for the overseas market it is highly recommended . The only concern is that is quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located 10-15 minutes close to Johannesburg International Airport. Kempton Park is a safeguarded area close to Johannesburg. African Rock is a so called boutique hotel unlike the mainstream hotels and unique in style and personal touch. Each room had uniquely decorated. We stayed in the double bed garden room. A spacy room with a look to the garden and swimming... More 

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netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was a extended nice hotel with very kind hotel members the room was beautifull and the whole hotel was nice decorated. The food was delicious and the wines too. The overall stay gives us a memorable memory. This place is very recommanded!

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arnhem,netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

hello everybody at African Rock, Since the opening of the hotel we have been there many times and always we experienced the same warm welcome. What a staff! Last time Joyce was the chef and she is like Christine excellent and Carmen is a gem! We hope to see all of you again in april for our next two nights... More 

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Milhac, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed here for one night en route from Port Elizabeth to Kruger. The welcome was very friendly and relaxed as we were shown to our suite where there was a half bottle of Champagne and some nibbles. The hotel has been designed in a most unusual way, a spiral staircase leading from the reception to a library/lounge and a small... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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50 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed only one night at the African Rock Hotel in Kempton on our way from Namibia to Botswana and the Okavango Delta, but we would have liked to stay longer. Good location 10-15 minutes from the international airport. Is situated in a gated community. Not really close to the attractions in and around Johannesburg. The hotel is beautiful. Marvellous... More 

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Ocean, NJ
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23 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We spent 2 non-consecutive night here on our 3 week trip to Africa. I chose it because of the close proximity to the airport, we would be able to get meals without leaving and they offer private tours. The first night we spent our flight was late, the driver (wish I could remember his name, he was fabulous) was there... More 

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Praslin Island, Seychelles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I visited this Hotel in November 2014 for 4 nights. I have to admit that i was pleasantly surprised by the charm of this place. I have booked the Hotel due to its great reputation on Booking.com and i have to say that it exceeded my expectations. I had a room very close to the reception area which was spacious... More 

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cape town
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25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was booked into this awesome boutique hotel and was well pleased from start to finish. The dinner was a real treat and the wine pairing was well done!! Comfy rooms etc etc..it was great to have breakfast in the well manicured gardens with the sound of birds instead of traffic.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Quiet getaway place. Peaceful sanctuary. Clean. The food is absolutely delicious! The staff are friendly and courteous. We had a wonderful stay. I only give this 4 stars because of the location. It's not really close to anything that you can walk to.

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