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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Flew in late at night and had to depart early in the morning for overseas flight. Did not see the need to pay huge amount of money for the airport hotels for just a bed. So opted to try out the Aviator. Well - turned out to be much more than a bed! What a great stay we had. Why?... More 

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Gold Coast
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed twice during our recent trip through Johannesburg. Both times we found the staff to be very efficient, accommodating and helpful. The hotel is in a convenient location close to the airport with a free shuttle service which is a good bonus.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is quite close to the airport, which makes for easy travel. The rooms are small, but clean and prim & proper. The breakfast was decent. We stayed for one night, and it wasn't a bad experience. Cost is also quite less, which helps the budget a bit :) .

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Aviator Hotel on a short stop over. It was the location close to the airport that made us choose the hotel. In fact, it is just a short drive from OR Tambo and the hotel even runs a free shuttle. We had our room in the building next to the motorway and the airport, so the... More 

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Aliwal North, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Home away from home, nice and close to the airport, free shuttle service!! Awesome stay, friendly staff, very helpful no matter what time of the day. Definitely recommend to anyone traveling overseas or coming home.

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Thank Harrydevilliers
Richard S, Public Relations Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Harry Thanks for your very kind words about The Aviator. Our staff are getting quite famous for being friendly! We look forward to welcoming you back 'home' again soon. Kind Regards Richard Sherman Marketing Manager The Aviator Hotel More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All amenities were good, restaurant was fine for the price, breakfast was good enough. Staff helpful and pleasant. Probably my only complaint was that although the room was clean, it was not what I would consider to be "hotel " clean. A bit dusty, and getting somewhat grubby around the edges. It would be a shame for this place to... More 

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Richard S, Public Relations Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Hilton Thanks for taking the time to review The Aviator. I'm sorry to hear that there were problems with cleanliness - I have taken that up with the housekeeping manager. I'm so glad you see our potential - and we are upgrading and updating many facilities at the moment, so we hope to welcome you to something Above Average... More 

California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a lot of research prior to booking. There are so many positive reviews and they couldn't have been more correct. The every half hour shuttle to hotel made it so easy. It is free. Hotel is tucked away just off the freeway. It is very clean and the staff are very helpful and polite. I cannot stress enough... More 

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Thank CaliforniaTeresa
Richard S, Public Relations Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Teresa Thank you for choosing The Aviator! I'm so glad you found the amenities convenient, as well as the location. It is generally not safe to walk around in many parts of South Africa - so I would warn against it in future unless you are with a local guide- but very glad you didn't run into any trouble.... More 

Columbus, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was awesome. Had a warm reception after having to stay 13 hours at OR Tambo due to a misspelt name in my flight details and having to stay somewhere. Natasha was the best as she understood my predicament and served me a meal on the house. The service after checkout is awesome too,could only afford one night but I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place was so relaxing , i really loved my stay although it was only one night . i would recommend someone or a couple to try it , they wont go wrong. the room was above my expectations . the service from the waiter that served us dinner was excellent,

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a stopover in Jo'burg the Aviator was an excellent choice. With the shuttle it is 10 mins from O R Tambo. Rooms small but very clean. Staff very helpful and friendly. They supplied a shuttle to get around which was welcoming seeing the safety issues in S.A. at present. Breakfast was superb. Shuttle from airport every 30 mins. Well... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

Address: Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $49 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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