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African Rock Hotel

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Province of Treviso, Italy
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This gorgeous boutique hotel is just what needed when looking for luxury accommodation close to the airport and not far from the city's main attractions. Main areas and all rooms boast a particular and beautiful interior design. The service is impeccable starting with the check-in procedure, which includes a delicious welcome drink, to dinner, which is absolutely astonishing and the...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and wish you many more happy travels!! Otti.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 24, 2017

W were returning from Namibia and this hotel was booked for us by Venture To Africa for a single night before our return to uk.From the time we checked in to the time of departure was absolutely fantastic. its only a small 'Boutique ' hotel about 15 minutes from the airport but the rooms are very comfortable and exceptionally well...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! We all appreciate this! I wish you many more Happy Travels!! Otti

Washington DC
Reviewed February 24, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the African Rock Hotel three different times as we traveled across South Africa. We had three comfortable, relaxing stays as we prepared for the next leg of our trip. We took advantage of the laundry service several times. Each time we came back, it always felt like we were returning home. Regina and Kennedy...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We stayed at the African Rock hotel for 2 days upon arrival in Johannesburg and again for 1 night before departing South Africa. We were greeted at the airport by the hotel driver. He was friendly and was already waiting for us when we arrived. The drive to the hotel was in a new BMW which was very comfortable. He...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a detailed review, much appreciated!! I wish you many more happy Travels, Otti

Etten-Leur, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed February 22, 2017

The African rock hotel really served up what I was expecting and then some more. The room was spacious and luxurious. The bed was really firm exactly the way I like it. The staff was fabulous. The pickup from Johannesburg was spot on I was transported in a nice bmw 5 series.

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Hi there, Thank you for your review and nice pictures! Until next time, Happy Travels!! Otti.

England
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We spent two separate nights here, between flights in and out of Jo’burg airport and it was fine. Pick-ups from the airport went fairly smoothly (though on the first visit the local agent gave an incorrect flight number and we were put into a taxi as the hotel transport had given up when we didn’t appear from the earlier flight)....

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This hotel is something special. We were met at the airport terminal as soon as we came through the gates, and got driven to the hotel in a luxury car. As soon as we stopped at African Rock Hotel I could tell that this place is luxury and first class service as good as you will ever get. The staff...

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Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed January 9, 2017

An amazing hotel with just NINE rooms! Exceptional food and accommodations! Kennedy took great care of us! He was very concerned about our experience and did everything possible to make our stay a great one. The dinner was a very nice five course meal with exceptional food! The breakfast options were very good as well. This used to be a...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you very much for your nice review, it is much appreciated and it motivates! Apologies about the pool, with sunny weather we get a 28degree centigrade (82 F) temperature with the solar system but the rain spoils it again.. :) Happy Travels !! Otti Meijer

Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I only stayed here as a stop-over however the stay was special. We had the most amazing dinner - 8 course taster menu, presented with great charm. The meal was lovely. The rooms are good, spacious and clean, though the lighting could be improved with the addition of a floor lamp by the armchair.

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Gebertingen
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We are a couple of 60+ and traveling quite a lot around the globe and visiting mainly natural and historical places . Mostly we enjoy lovely boutique places as well small personal lodges. We are glad to share our experiences in a brief form below (including photos) with YOU: + . A very small and familiar place (only about 6...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This exclusive 5 star boutique hotel is located 10 km from the Johannesburg International Airport, O.R. Tambo in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has quick and easy high way access to Johannesburg, the Sandton area as well as Pretoria. A well established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living. The interior "look and feel" boosts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is contemporary, includes all modern day technologies is practical and comfortable. The hotel offers a complimentary meet and greet and a return airport transfer. The on site restaurant, The Blue Hippo, offers a fusion cuisine. All meals are prepared by a top chef with fresh ingredients and served in a fine dining manner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Rock Hotel

Address: 48 De Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $228 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“try room 2 which has a separate bath area, or room 4. book early though.”
allanm254, Feb 24, 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid rooms with inside access as they are noisier.”
weasie8, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2, it walks out into the pool area which is great when travelling with children.”
LieslP503, Jan 31, 2017 | Read review
“Does miss out on dinner! Room 1 is quiet and nice room!”
vincec161, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“There is no specific choice - all rooms are unique”
world-traveller8725, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
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