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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 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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Silver City, NM
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here twice in 2013 on layovers. OK shuttle service, you have to walk through the airport parking garage to catch the shuttle. The second stay, my room overlooked a street, and there was a loud conversation which seemed to go on for hours. There are better places to stay but this place will do in a bind.

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Laguna Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there after our flight from the USA before driving to Madikwe Safari the next morning. The Van for transportation was full so had to wait for the next one but it was about 20 minutes and not a big deal. The Hotel Staff are extremely nice. The rooms were inexpensive so we stayed there because it was just... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was ok. -It is definitely convenient since it is close to the airport but there's nothing else around it so you have to drive at least 15 minutes to go to any restaurants/shops. -The restaurant in the hotel isn't bad but nothing amazing. -Even though the wifi was free, it was terrible- spotty and very slow. Really not even... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night before flying back to Cape Cape Town and was very surprised how good the Aviator was as it was picked mainly as a reasonable option. The food was good as we had an evening meal there, the breakfast was also goof. Staff very helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at Joburg airport and my friend had forgotten to pick me up - and worse, he was out of town and his phone was turned off. It was late at night and The Aviator was one of the cheaper options for acccommodation near the airport (and the shuttle was free). I was actually quite suprised, especially when you look... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're willing to do sit in a free shuttle for the 10 minute drive, it is definitely worth it. Funky design, very clean rooms and a decent breakfast. Staff seem to genuinelyenjoy their jobs, too. Definitely a welcome change from cookie-cutter big chain hotels.

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by without a reservation and inquired about a room for one night. Was quoted a price, asked to see the room, and was given a funny look and told to wait. Wait I did, for about fifteen minutes as staff made no attempt to show me a room. Because it was late and I had limited options, I conceded... More

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Durban, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hotel with free shuttles every so often to and from the airport. Good food and service at the restaurant Liked the modern room and fantastic shower. Definitely recommend for 1 or 2 nights lay over. Only problem was we had booked almost a month in advance on their website and when we reached the hotel, they had no record... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here went above and beyond what most staff do. The restaurant staff were funny and interactive and kind. The hotel staff were very helpful and let us use their phone a lot as we did not have phone service in South Africa. I really appreciated everyone at this hotel.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great option for an affordable place to stay while in transit in Johannesburg. The hotel isn't in the best area, but it is gated with tons of security. The best part is the free shuttle to and from the airport. They also have a restaurant and bar with good prices and pretty good food.

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Address: Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo 3*
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Featuring a free airport shuttle to OR Tambo International Airport (4 km), The Aviator offers stylish rooms with a satellite TV. Hotel facilities include outdoor pool and restaurant with terrace. All air-conditioned rooms at the Life Hotels. The Aviator come with a private bathroom and have a tea/coffee maker. Guests may make use of the safety deposit box at reception. ... more   less 
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