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Life Hotels OR Tambo

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa (Formerly Life Hotels JHB International)
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Ranked #16 of 21 hotels in Kempton Park
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I stayed at Life Hotel two nights ago after a trip around South Africa and Victoria Falls. I got an excellent rate on Expedia but that's where the value ends. I have to say the woman at the front desk is so unbelievably unpleasant I was tempted to cut my losses and book another hotel for the night. The room... More

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Salvador, BA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Our expectations were guarded, especially considering the very reasonable price (approx. US$75). We were pleasantly surprised with the friendly and helpful service, including free airport shuttle and Internet, and enjoyed the offbeat aviator decor. The bed and linens offered a good night's sleep--all we needed for a night in transit from Sydney to São Paulo. You can't get a better... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 via mobile

Free airport shuttle, realiable wireless and great food make this the perfect airport hotel.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Five to ten minutes to JNB with a shuttle service. I advice to call the hotel in advance and let them know your flight info, the shuttle will be awaiting for you even if your flight got late. To catch the shuttle exit the airport, cross the street and the courtyard behind like bounded to the Hilton, the shuttle bus... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The hotel is in a great location for the airport and with free shuttle to the airport and breakfast, at £40 a night, who could ask for more? The interior is modern and stylish, designed to reflect an aircraft theme. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The nieghbourhood isn't great, but as a lone female, I didn't feel... More

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Durban, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Easy access to City - Johannesburg and Pretoria. Neat and comfortable hotel. Staff very pleasant and a pleasure to work with. I had a group of 60 pax (mainly pensioners) and they accommodated us very well.

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Waterloo, Iowa, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
44 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

I have stayed at 100s of hotels, including many airport hotels, but have never encountered one as noisy as the Life Hotel. There was lots of street traffic noise, but the worst was the room shaking every time a jet took off (and OR Tambo is a 24 hour airport). Service was also inconsistent…we were only provided with 1 towel... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2010

We drove for 45 minutes trying to find the hotel and ended up many times in bad areas... even the GPS could not find this hotel, we had traveled already for 3 weeks in SA, never had such challenge. Instruction from the hotel staff were totally inefficient. At one stop a local told us, "it is a hard hotel to... More

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Address: Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa (Formerly Life Hotels JHB International)
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #16 of 21 hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Life Hotels OR Tambo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Life Hotels OR Tambo is situated less than 5 minutes (3 kilometres) drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The hotel is probably the second best placed hotel in terms of accessibility and convenience for airport travellers.Consisting of 90 hotel suites, each consisting of one and a half bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette, lounge / dining area and a small outdoor balcony. Each hotel suite can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults (double bed) and 1 child (under 13). ... more   less 
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