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Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge

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65 Sunny Road Lakefield, Benoni 1501 South Africa
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#5 of 6 hotels in Benoni
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Finding an ideal hotel in Benoni does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge, a nice option for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a minibar.

Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and a lounge.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Benoni's popular Mediterranean restaurants such as Cielo Resto-Lounge-Bar, NIKOS Benoni, and Piatto, all a short distance from Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge.

Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Benoni.

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Free airport transportation
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605Mel wrote a review Mar 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Africa Centre Lodge in Benoni. I got a prompt free pick up from the airport. On my arrival I had noticed that they have moved premises and the management is new. I must say that the service is really stepped up from my last visit. I felt at home the moment I walked into the lodge. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic, as most would say, 10 out of 10. It has good atmosphere where I found tranquility and peacefulness. They got even a free WI-FI awesome for my business views and social networking of course. I have spend my evening around they heated pool and the experience, was a blessing. I must add that the indoor gym kept me in shape for few days. Wish I have stayed longer and will most certainly tell my friends and recommend to anyone the new Africa Centre.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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ProHospitalityCons wrote a review Nov 2013
Maun, Botswana226 contributions86 helpful votes
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I don’t know where to start even! This is the worst thing ever happened to me, and I have travelled a bit… I am also a 20+ years hospitality veteran, so what I experienced at Africa Centre is a shame for the complete industry. The worst is that I found out that this has been going on for a long time, even other lodge owners know about it, but there seems nobody from an official tourism office to have gotten wind of it. Back in September, I had booked two nights for first week of November and made the transfer as requested. I had not checked reviews on the hotel as I had stayed there a few years back and it was a very successful place, lively and good value for money. Little did I know what happened over the past months that the owners had split up and the place is completely run-down. When I called Zaneta (one of the owners) for the pick up from the airport she informed me that there is no electricity in the hotel. Well, out of experience I know that power cuts are common in Africa, ad also in Jo-burg, so I did not further think of it as being a big problem. Once we arrived at the hotel, I had a weird feeling as I could not see many people and all neighbouring places had electricity. I was brought to a room and pointed out a candle. I fumbled with the little candle light for my small torch in my luggage. Then I saw there was no towel and not even soap in the room. So I went out to find someone, this is when I really had a strange feeling. Finally I found a lady who promised to bring the items to the room. I asked if there was any chance of getting some dinner, but was told that due to lack of electricity that is not possible. Instead I was told to walk out of the residential area to the next shopping center. So, in walked all by myself (not a good thing to do in Jo-burg, specially as a female), not knowing exactly where but I managed to find a gas station and some fast food restaurants. When I returned to the Africa Centre, I noticed a young man with luggage trying to find somebody for check-in. It turned out he had been there the week prior for one night and then also there was no electricity. So clearly, they have not paid their bills. The next morning in daylight I could only see the extent of the disaster (see photos). The grounds are completely in a mess, the pool is overgrown with algae, the furniture dirty. I went to the reception to find it closed. Finally I found the lady from the previous night and she informed me Zaneta was gone to get breakfast which would be ready at 8 am. I looked around and noticed garbage all over the place. The eating area was absolutely filthy! There were two cables fixed together with some tape, and a guy stepped on it causing a fire from the cables. He managed to put it out with his shoes. I demanded my money back, but Zaneta said she did not have any money to pay me back. I went back to the airport to find another place which of course I had to pay for again in full. Even after several emails, Zaneta has not responded. This place must be officially closed so that no more people get ripped off. Amazingly, Zaneta has well-manicured nails and drives a big Mercedes…
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Date of stay: November 2013
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davidpatient wrote a review Nov 2013
Nelspruit5 contributions5 helpful votes
I was scheduled to stay at the African Centre Hotel, 65 Sunny Rd Lakefield, Benoni, I had EFT’d the payment of R1200 for my two night stay and received a thank you note and confirmation of my paid booking. When I arrived I was informed that the hotel was closed down and that the owner, Zaneta, would find me other accommodation in the area. So I called her and she promised to come right back to me. Twenty minutes later, I called her and she had turned her phone off and her land line went to voice mail. An hour later, nothing had changed despite at least a dozen calls to her. She was clearly avoiding me. So I had to find alternative accommodation at Birtchwood, and spend more money. I also want other travelers to be made aware that the hotel is not operational and that they don’t get caught out like I did. Fraud is fraud,
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Date of stay: November 2013
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skibill wrote a review Oct 2013
Aberdeen, United Kingdom138 contributions48 helpful votes
Friends of ours who come every year suggested we come here for our overnight before flying out. The hotel grounds were nice and the room adequate. The food was ok nothing special. There was a bit of confusion with our day trip to Soweto and the driver was not too interested. The BBQ place he took us for lunch though was very tasty. This was not the highlight of our trip but it was just an overnight so was fine.......not sure I would stay again and surprised our friends like it so much!
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Date of stay: November 2012
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CharmsZn wrote a review Aug 2013
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa69 contributions35 helpful votes
This place is a VENUS Flytrap. Looks good on the outside and totally disgusting and dirty on the inside. Complimentary Tea/Coffee tray was dirty from previous guest. Room and bedding was unchanged (looked discoloured). Towels were torn and frayed on edges - and very discoloured. One almost feel sick with disgust on entering the room. There is no hot water in the mornings. The toilets don't flush properly, the hand basins do not flow. Breakfast is a definite NO, as this is bought from somewhere else, and is rather cold and unappetising. The kitchen is FILTHY. This Hotel is UNSAFE and house a lot of young and rowdy people, hang around the pub area...not sure if they are paying guests. They party until early hours of the morning without the consideration of other guests. If you are traveling as a family - This hotel is NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY...!!!!!!!! I will NOT recommend this Hotel to anyone. We were locked out of our room. No supervisor and no management visible after 5pm. NEVER EVER AGAIN, DONT GO THERE...!!!
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Date of stay: August 2013
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgBenoni
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kota Joe Roadhouse, Perk Coffee . Eatery, and Cafe Ambrosia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Franz Hoenig Hauz (9.9 miles).
Is Africa Centre Airport Leisure Hotel & Guest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.