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Life Hotels Airport Johannesburg

Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park, South Africa
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tennessee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here for our first night in Johannesburg after a very long flight and arrival in the evening. We were lucky that the shuttle was at the airport when we arrived, and it was just a quick drive to the hotel. Check-in was easy. We had to walk through the parking garage to get to our elevator. The garage... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had the better part of a day in Jo'burg, arriving at 7:30am. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, though we asked someone to call for us to be sure (we had to go across to the bus station to catch the shuttle). We were able to check in even at that early hour. The common area decor is in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Reasonable hotel, friendly staff. Room ok. Breakfast excellent. Will do it again. Poor Internet in rooms with distance to the router. But that's an average failure in many hotels. Shuttle buss between hotel and airport. That's a pluss.

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melbourne
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We discovered this place after reading the TripAdvisor review. After 20 hours of traveling from Melbourne to Johannesburg, we decided to have a short break before we take on our long itinerary in South Africa. Life Aviator hotel was the obvious choice because of its proximity to the airport and its budget room rate. Although the hotel offers shuttle service... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This hotel will be either great or not so great, depending on how and who you are traveling with. Things to be aware of (at least for our room...others can chime in with variations). -Door to bathroom and toilet is a glass, sliding, surface-mount door. This means the person sitting on the toilet is right in plain view of the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night after arriving late and before leaving on our afternoon flight to Namibia the following day. The hotel provides free shuttle service (every 30 minutes) and is located a mere 5 minutes’ drive away. We were picked up from the Shuttle Pick-up Point located just by the side of Intercontinental Hotel – walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Aviator was our layover hotel on our way to Botswana. The decor is hip Americana and I was surprised by some of the detail put into the lobby and the main areas. That said, the rooms were relatively simple. Our first room did not have functional AC, but after a little American pushy persuasion, we were relocated to a room... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
70 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed here on way to Malawi. It's convenient for such a stop-over as it is close to the airport...free shuttle is available. Too close to the airport as the noise of aircraft interfered with sleep....I suppose that was to be expected. Rooms adequate with all usual facilities. Was looking forward to a dip in the pool. However, had to abort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We found this an excellent choice for what we wanted - a short shuttle after a long tiring flight to a safe place, with a clean room, good food, friendly staff and free internet connection. It allowed us to recharge before proceeding on a long road journey the next day. It was exactly what we needed at a very reasonable... More 

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The Netherlands
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Hotel didn't suit our demands. Although close to the airport, still needed a shuttle to go there. Feeling a bit precarious when arriving there during the evening. Rooms were spacious but not clean. Non-defined hair in the sink. Terrible night. Seemed that planes landed in the backyard of the hotel. In addition, the noise of the closeby highway was even... More 

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