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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is handy to the airport and offers a free shuttle to the airport 24/7. It is not a modern hotel but it does the job for a night before flying home. The staff were friendly and the pizzas and drinks at the bar were good.

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Accra, Ghana
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the last reviewer hadn't written "pig with lipstick," I would have. Doesn't look anything like the on-line photos, Could have been interesting, with airplane-style furniture and old brick walls, but is just sad. The rooms (we had two, which were sold as one family room) stunk, as if something had been found in the bottom of an old, old... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the website photos ... This hotel is a pig with lip stick ... 2 star at best. The bare minimum has been spent to give the illusion of decency - but don't be fooled. Paint peeling, ramshackle rooms and awful bathrooms. Unfortunately you get what you pay for.

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Knysna, South Africa
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for a business conference ,and was pleasantly surprised at the good value for money I received . My room was spacious,modern and clean . Everything in working order . The staff was friendly ,knowledgeable and very helpful . I enjoyed a varied well prepared breakfast each day ,and the hotel was close to my business... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great airport hotel, spacious rooms at a good price with pick up from the airport every half an hour. The staff were great and ordered us take out pizza when we didn't fancy the buffet. would recommend for those needing an airport hotel

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed for one night only after a very long flight. Very good security arrangements as we arrived late, had to pull in first, check in and then park in a gated and attended car park. The room was on the 5th floor, spacious with a nice big bed and all mod cons. Breakfast buffet was quite good too. Enjoyable stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Very good location for a stay close to the O R Thambo International Airport. Very good security. Although the room was not very big it was quite comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was excellent. Will stay there again

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is the 4th time we have stayed at the Aviator. Its location is perfect so close to the airport that after a long flight you dont have to drive miles to get to the hotel. Excellent food, pool and rooms. The staff are always friendly and helpful. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this place to anyone starting their holiday... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had an over night stay in Johannesburg and my agent suggested me The Aviator.. We got a complimentary coach just outside the Airport to the hotel (which is their service).. I had a problem in Checking In because of some misunderstanding with my agent and the Front Office staff were very patient with me and assisted me to solve... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One needs to make sure you have the right expectations when staying at this hotel. It is an airport transit hotel. It's not luxurious, but works, and works well. Our family just needed to stay overnight in Joburg before our morning flight out, so this was ideal, after 2 weeks of safari around southern Africa. It had what we needed:... More 

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