We had a night to wait by the airport of Johannesburg before leaving S.A and honestly thought we were going to end up in one of these soulless airport hotels when we arrived in the ARH. But we were proved so wrong! This place is amazing. Beautifully decorated with African crafts and South African stones (hence its name). It has a beautiful quiet little back garden with a small swimming pool. Perfect to relax during the day. The staff are all friendly and professional. The food is absolutely fabulous.
For dinner, they treated us with a fantastic meal (salmon, ostrich, tasty sauces and sorbets in between to clear the palate). The breakfast was all homemade and fresh with a great selection. As for our room, we had the standard suite but their standards are obviously very high: the room was very spacious with a comfy sofa and bed. The marble bathroom had a shower and a jacuzzi bath overlooking our little private yard... Just bliss!
What a shame we couldn't stay longer!
- 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
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