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“Good staff, but hotel itself not quite up to standard” 3 of 5 stars
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Aero Guest Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   81 Kempton Road | Kempton Park Extension 1, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #12 of 56 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
West Yorkshire
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38 hotel reviews
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“Good staff, but hotel itself not quite up to standard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed her overnight between connecting flights.
The hotel is 10 minutes by transfer vehicle from Johannesburg Airport and that is it’s main attraction.
It is also quite reasonably priced, but having said that, not exceptional value.
Our room was adequate but spoilt by there being no partition between the bedroom area and the bathroom/toilet. Some people would find this impossible to cope with. And the fitments in the room were a bit below par, although the bed itself was comfortable.
The staff were the main plus point, being very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was fine with a good choice.
The transfer to and from the Airport was also good and ran very smoothly.
A good hotel in general, but it needs a few improvements to it’s infrastructure to be classed as a wholehearted recommendation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a perfect stay for a quick stopover especially if you need to be near the airport. The shuttle service was great. It arrived 10 minutes right after our call, as promised. The rooms are done up very nicely and the beds are very comfortable. As we had to catch a very early flight the next morning, we told the lady serving breakfast that we were contented with just cereal or bread but she made sure we had a satisfying breakfast completed with scrambled eggs before we departed.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Have stayed at the Aero Lodge on two previous occasions. Stayed for one night again this time.
Shuttle service to and from the airport was very good - we had another flight the next morning. Room was clean and comfortable in a nice setting. Breakfast was not quite up to previous standards, rather haphazard. However we would certainly use the Aero Lodge again as it is so convenient and safe.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed here twice one night when flying in late evening to South Africa and flying back home.

The shuttle service works well - just remember to call the hotel and expect 10-15 minutes time if they are ready at the hotel.

The rooms are ok with the very basics that you need We had family room that had beds for 4 people. However no air conditioning in the rooms at all and the rooms are not too sound proof. Planes will take off and land until 11-12 pm and the noise starts again early in the morning. So you need to be a heavy sleeper not to be disturbed.

The breakfast was good and the lady serving the breakfast is the best person of the hotel. Our boys fell in love with this grandma.

there is also a pool which is ok.

i would not stay here anything more than a short night where you need to be close to airport bu are not willing to pay the premium of the airport hotel price

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We travelled to SA for a funeral so not for a happy occasion, however our stay at Aero Lodge was lovely. The staff were very helpful and accomodating and the grounds are well maintained. Breakfast service was lovely. We did not stay in for the evening meals, but did sped time on the patio relaxing.
Thank you for making our stay comfortable and I hope we were not too difficult!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Family room needs maintenance (exposed electrical wire in bathroom!), Beds comfortable but bathroom linen tatty and in poor supply, lack of information for late night arrivals, lack of service and supplies at breakfast, and pool green. Some staff helpful, others need training. General lack of ongoing upkeep in evidence. But good location for airport and transport included, So you decide!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We arrived one day earlier than our travel group, so needed lodging close to the airport for one night. Aero Guest Lodge filled that need. The shuttle service to and from the airport was quick, for a small fee we were able to go to a local mall in order to exchange money, and we had a tasty South African dinner for a modest cost. Breakfast and wifi were included; we do wish wifi had been available in the rooms instead of just the common area, but for the cost and convenience, this met our needs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 81 Kempton Road | Kempton Park Extension 1, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aero Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Aero Guest Lodge is conveniently located just 2.7km from Johannesburg International Airport. It offers a variety of 13 luxury en-suite rooms all individually styled and decorated to the highest standard with private outside entrances. Set in stunning tranquil gardens, which compliment the large sparkling swimming pool, it allows all guests to enjoy the beauty, charm and serenity of the lodge in an ambience that is warm and friendly. Relax and enjoy quality and service that exceeds your expectations.Aero Guest Lodge offers tours around Pretoria, Soweto, Sun City and other areas. It also provides free airport transfers in executive vehicles.Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Aero Guest Hotel Kempton Park

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