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“Not what we expected but in the end very nice!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Airport Inn B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   19 Halifax Road | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #24 of 56 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
Mortsel, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not what we expected but in the end very nice!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We booked a room for one night.
The friendly staff picked us up at the airport and after a short drive we arrived at the Airport Inn. We booked a bed and breakfast room and expected just that.
When we arrived we where amazed by the lovely garden and overall atmosphere.
The reception is located at a small bar next to the breakfast area.
There is a wall right next to the reception where all the guests can write messages.
This gave us more the impression of a hostel than a B&B.
We quickly realised the Airport Inn is a mix of both: they have a hostel area and a B&B area. And somehow the make it work.
We asked the reception to set up a guides tour thru Johannesburg and they arranged even a personal pick up.
At night we asked them for a nice place to eat and the brought us to the Emperor hotel and casino.
We also enjoyed the long conversations with the staff and owner (in Afrikaans :-) ).

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Barry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good breakfast. Room was comfortable, but near runway. Good shuttle service. not far from town centre. Used hotel when strikers threathened to block motorway, and entrance to airport. Hotel is within walking distance to airport.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Arriving so late and feel a warm welcom at your geusthouse I slept very well and was to late for breakfast. Still the lady offered some fresh coffee and a sandwich. Great !
We will remember your name and adress.
Baukje Hk, Cameroon

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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RSA
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We booked 70 people on a sports tour at the Airport Inn. Although the shuttles from the airport to the lodge were a bit slow in coming, the rates were extremely reasonable and included great breakfasts and all our shuttles backwards and forwards to Festival Mall and those shuttles were spot on time every time and whenever we needed them. The kids on the tour had freedom and space to move around with the lodge grounds which were safe and secure. So much better than being couped up in a hotel room and corridor! There were 2 stunning swimming pools although the water was a bit chilly heading into winter, they still made use of the big pool. The gardens were lovely with lots of tables and chairs to relax around. The rooms - although different configurations and sizes, were clean and comfortable - and they are building more units which will then better accommodate our big group next time :-) Very friendly staff, always willing to help - thank you Willem for your patience with all our requests. Amazingly enough this lodge is practically on the doorstep of the airport and yet the plane noise was much less here than it is at my house which is about 20km from my local airport. Thank you for a lovely 4 night stay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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croydon
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

When we arrived at the property we didn't look at the room before we paid our money. We then entered the room which was dirty, tired and not at all what we expected. We then explained our dissapointment to the staff who were very rude and unhelpful. One gentleman continued to text on his phone whilst we tried to explain our dissatisfaction to him. His customer service was appauling. Needless to say, we checked out immediatly (with no refund) and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Although the accommodation is a bit tired and shabby, we had an excellent "cooked before your eyes" full breakfast and the staff went out of their way to help. Lunch and dinner are a bit more unusual - home cooked but microwaved and served in containers - but still tasty. If you have a late flight home you can also book a day room so that you don't have to sit around the airport for hours.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

To start with, they answered all my emails very quickly and the free shuttle bus from the airport was super efficient. I phoned them on arrival and they were there in 5 minutes to pick me up.
The place itself is very close to the airport which makes it ideal for stays while in transit although it is probably not where you would stay for a longer visit.
While a previous reviewer has described this place as shabby, I would describe it as anything but. Sure, the decor is old fashioned (think floral curtains, matching bedspreads, pine furniture) but everything both inside and outside the room is well maintained and very clean. I would suspect this is a lovingly maintained family business.
Breakfast was far better than I had expected.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Airport Inn B&B

Address: 19 Halifax Road | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Inn B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located less than a 5 minute drive from the international airport, our reasonably priced establishment is within easy reach of the motorways, providing swift access to the area. Despite such a strategic position, we include free transfers to and from the airport. Tours and other travel services are provided and inquiries can be made to the reception via email. Housing a range of en suite rooms, our property also features 2 swimming pools, a bar and a restaurant on our premises. Each of the room features a private entrance from the garden, creating a relaxing atmosphere and giving you freedom and independence. Our guest house has been in operation for 10 years and we have recently being awarded a 3-star status by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. ... more   less 
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