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“Good stopover place”
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Airport Inn B&B
Ranked #31 of 64 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good stopover place”
Reviewed December 10, 2011

we stopped here for one night and they were very accomodating when i called them from the uk to let them know our flight was delayed and we would not arrive until the next day, they let us book in at 9am and no extra charge which was great so we could get a few hours sleep before we went out again, the accomodation was basic but clean and the restaurant was ok for breakfast it has a backpackers feel which it is also advertised as so wasn't suprised.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Maputo
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

We booked the Airport Inn on the basis of the free transfers from / to OR Tambo Airport which if we had actually flown would have been a good perk to this accomodation.
We only needed somewhere to stop for one night after a concert and the accomodation and price was adequate for this purpose.
Unfortunalely the location is only really convenient if you are using the airport, If you want to go elsewhere in Johanesburg you will need a taxi to take you to the station or your own transport.
It also does not appear to be well known amoungst the taxi driving community as we drove around the area for approximately 1 hour with a driver who was insistant that they knew best.
Room was spacious and clean, and towels were provided. The pool (although we were not there long enough to use) was very small.
Also staff did not tell us we needed a remote to return after 23:00 (even though our return taxi was booked for 01:40) whih resulted in a scramble over the gates, which went unnoticed by any security.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

When we reached the hostel and were taken to our little cottage (at around 20:00), the attendant said, "Here, let me turn on the heat (a small wall-mounted plug-in heater), so you don't freeze to death." We laughed. We shouldn't have. Very few venues in South Africa are prepared to house you comfortably during a cold snap, but Airport Inn (a/k/a Emerald Guesthouse) took the cake. I've never had a more uncomfortable night of sleep in my life. The shuttle service to the airport is quite convenient, but the experience so bad that I would have gladly paid 400 more rand to stay at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo that we drove by. That said, during the summer this looks like it could be a nice stopover place for backpackers.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Africa
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

This hotel have been in business for a long time and as such know what the guests needs
Very Close to the airport and offer free airport transfers both ways
2 swimming pools and a great garden

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 31, 2010

Airport Inn B & B - Johannesburg
The best thing about the Airport Inn B & B is the free airport transfers. We returned to Johannesburg late in the afternoon and were flying out the next day and compared to other accommodation close to the airport it was seemed very reasonable, so it suited us to stay here. Besides, the photo’s didn’t look too bad at all. That’s the end of the good news.
I don’t know which room they took the interior photo’s of but it certainly wasn’t the one we were given. The accommodation is very shabby and definitely needs a makeover. Our room was very dated and in need of repairs. It is easy to imagine the section we were staying in was once a large house which was divided, very cheaply, into bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms.
On checking in we were told that the ceiling light doesn’t always work so we should use the bedside lamps if it doesn’t. The fluorescent ceiling light flickered on and off so we used the one working bedside lamp. The shower leaked onto the parquetry floor which was mouldy and rotting. Obviously the leak has been there for some time and most likely this is where the musty smell of the room comes from.
The guy that does the airport pickups is very cheerful and friendly. The rest of the staff act as though guests are a nuisance which must be tolerated, and everything is too much trouble. The breakfast cook looked at my husband as though he had gone mad when he had the audacity to ask her for 2 eggs with bacon, and then scowled at me because I only wanted a hash brown and bacon. To top it off you receive a note on your table saying “You may tip the chef”. What a joke. My tip is buy a cookbook and learn some people skills.
People reading this should also be aware that this accommodation is also known as Emerald Guest House.
The interesting thing is that there was only around AUD $10 difference between this accommodation and the luxurious accommodation with full buffet breakfast at the Protea Wanderers Hotel where we spent our first night in South Africa (although they are around 40 minutes drive from the airport and do not offer free transfers).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Suno, Italy
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2009

I have booked double room in this hotel, and for this I had to pay ZAR700 as deposit.
The cancellation policy in the contract stated that, if I cancelled my booking within 14 days in advance, the deposit loss was 50%. I had to cancel my reservation for airline schedule change 16 days in advance, and so I asked my ZAR 350 back, but, in spite of my frequent enquiries, I never had 1 ZAR back, nor I had any answer from the hotel staff. Just, simply, ignored.
If you are going to book in this hotel be careful, don't pay one penny in advance.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

After an international flight I am happy to lay my weary head almost anywhere quiet and clean - and so it is with the Airport Inn. Being picked up from the airport was great except when you have to pick up another guest who was an hour late - leading to an hour wait on our bags after a 20 hour flight. The In was 10 minutes away - why not just drop us off and go back?

Anyway, being winter and not having the heater work was a cold surprise but we were here for a safari, so were fine to rough it. There is a premium placed on the convenient location, but this is a NO FRILLS place. The hot breakfast was a welcome goodbye to a relatively clean, simple airport inn.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Airport Inn B&B
Address: 19 Halifax Street | 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 #31 of 64 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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