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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Vientiane, Laos
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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here due to the proximity to the airport & our choice didn't disappoint. We arrived late & they happily arranged an amazing dinner. Varying the dishes to ensure they were gluten free was not a problem. We enjoyed the wine selection too. Breakfast was another gourmet affair, with the owner spending some time chatting to us. Our room... More 

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Glenorie, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the time of our limousine pick-up at the Airport we were treated to top class service in every respect. This was five star service and we felt completely at ease and very comfortable. "Unique" is the most appropriate description for this delightful, homely and elegant boutique motel. All requests were satified within five minutes, with good grace by the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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268 reviews 268 reviews
38 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 9 rooms !! Talk about personalized service. While the rooms aren't especially large, they do have all you need. There's a lovely vessel tub, as well as a separate glass shower. The bed is comfortable, with lovely linens. The property is located in a gated community just 7 miles from the airport. Great place to get out and walk... More 

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Gabon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had just less than 24 hours to spend in Johannesburg on a layover after a safari in Botswana. Our travel agent had booked the African Rock for us and we had no idea what an amazing experience we were in for. It felt almost as if we were staying in someone's very nice home (which, in effect, we were),... More 

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Family Minton! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. It was an absolute pleasure having you and the family staying here. I am glad that we could add value to your Holiday experience!! We wish you many more happy travels!! Warm regards Otti More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
105 helpful votes 105 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
53 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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