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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo
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Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days 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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I actually attended a conference that was held at the hotel but had other business for another 2 days in Gauteng so I decided to stay on for those nights. The hotel is OK. It was clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, WiFi free and relatively reliable. Defintely not the kind of location I'd normally feel comfortable in... More 

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Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If like us you have a late international arrival flight and early departure this is your ideal half day/night transit hotel. Yes it is off the airport premesis but they have a genuine 24 hour free shuttle service. The rooms are compact, clean and we'll equipped but at this price don't expect the Ritz Plaza!! Oh and our rate included... More 

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Kigali
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my hotel of choice when I need a clean, safe, budget option near the airport. The shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back is great, leaving every 30 minutes or so. Simple rooms with a microwave, kettle and instant coffee. I've stayed several times now and always found the staff pleasant and helpful. The only... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel conveniently located close to the airport (O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg). The rooms were basic, but clean and tastefully furnished with comfortable beds and a good shower space - the things that you are looking for a one night stay close to the airport. The staff were very friendly and helpful and delightful breakfast... More 

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Minna, Nigeria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I loved the simplicity of the hotel and the comfort of the rooms. There hotel has space, and l love the use of planes as a theme for the hotel. The aesthetics of the hotel grounds is well thought out.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The hotel, just 4 km from the airport, has a free shuttle, which runs every half hour from and to the airport. Room basic but clean. As there is no restaurant or take away within walking distance of the hotel, we had the buffet dinner for R140, was acceptable, although we would have preferred just a light snack, which wasn’t... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A bit querky are my initial thoughts. The hotel is situated in a residential/commercial area at the end of the runway. It's not an area to go out and look for somewhere to eat. The rooms are in two separate tower blocks with open stairways so a bit cold in the winter and wet getting to and from in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I'd thought this would be a decent airport hotel, but alas, not. On arrival, staff couldn't find our prepaid and confirmed reservation. It look 20 minutes to sort out before they "found it". Not a single attempt at an apology was made. The rooms are old and dirty. Bathroom was falling apart. Beds rock hard and uncomfortable. My back hurt... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
47 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It is what I look for in an airport hotel. Reliable transportation to the airport, and ok everything else. The staff was pleasant. And one bonus was that the shuttle will also take you to the Gautrain, which makes for an easy way into the central city. Breakfast was ok, it basically was ok, but a reasonable value to the... More 

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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