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“The ONLY Place to Stay in Jo'burg”
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Sunrock Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2011

I just returned from a 5-week journey to South Africa. Based on earlier reviews on TA I chose the Sunrock Guesthouse for my first night in the country. I also stayed there my last night before returning home on October 10, 2011. In my view there is simply no other place to stay in Jo'Burg and especially near the airport. The price for the accomodation is the best you will find in the airport area. Request a pick up at the airport on your arrival and Henry will be there with a smile on his face to welcome you. Arrive at the Sunrock and Ina will welcome you while her husband Arthur will begin telling stories of South African lore and adventure and he will do so with his huge Scarlet Macaw attached to his shoulder. You can also purchase an evening meal for a little more than the B and B price and the well stocked bar has several libations to quench your thirst. I felt completely safe and very much at "home" during both of my stays here. If you have a departure flight later in the day you can hang out in the pool or just lounge around in one of the beach chairs. On your return to the airport Henry will be there with the van ready to take you to your flight whenever you need to go. This was my first trip to South Africa and I couldn't have chosen a better place to start or end the journey. I think you will feel the same way.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We spent 1 night here due to a flight shuffle and enjoyed our experience. The family who runs the place is very friendly and warm and they make it a home away from home. We took the option of the BBQ dinner at the lodge – also cooked by the family and really enjoyed chatting with the other guests, most of whom are repeat visitors. The lodge is just a few minutes from JNB airport and they offer a free pickup and dropoff service there. I would stay there again if I needed accommodation near the airport.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We were there twice, each time for one night in a double unit with dinner, bed & breakfast. We did not need anything more in Johannesburg but to spend a few hours and a night after & before an air flight. Guesthouse is close to airport and transfer is included. We liked meal, clean rooms and friendly staff. We felt safe there. They have a nice garden. For those who are looking for some activities in the city maybe ilocation is not so good.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank NatalyOds
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

The area surrounding Jo'burg airport is not the nicest and Sunrock provided us with a warm welcome in a secure surrounding for our one night stopover.

Our room was clean and comfortable, but I certainly would not want to stay here for an extended period since it does have drawbacks: no door to the toilet, little sound insulation, kitchen smells came straight into our room etc.

Overall: great value for money, especially when considering the free airport transfers and would consider staying there again for a stopover.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Sunrock guest house has a number of advantages: it's five minutes from Johannesburg Airport, they provide airport pickup and delivery, it's clean, the beds are very comfortable, the people who own (and run) it could not be nicer or more helpful, and it's very reasonably priced for its location. So what's not so great: the breakfast is ample but not great, they offer only instant coffee (for this American a major flaw, but not unique in South Africa), and while they offer three sport channels on tv, there's not one of news (also not unique in South Africa). All that said, my wife and I stayed there three times during our visit to South Africa and we'd stay there again if our schedule called for us to be near the airport.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

The staff here are warm and welcoming, and very helpful and accommodating, with friendly and timely transport to and from the airport. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the double room had a wonderful large bathroom. The breakfast and dinner were both exceptional. I would stay here whenever possible!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Beautiful setting and great service, the owner arranged for a shuttle service to pick us up at Joburg airport and this all went smoothly. He was friendly and helpful (we travelled with 2 little kids)
We had an excellent cooked breakfast in the morning, you can't miss it!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thought it was excellent value if you have to spend 1 night near Tambo International Airport.
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Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sunrock Guesthouse

Address: 11 Park Street, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range: $74 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunrock Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunrock Guesthouse is a highly recommended guest house in Kempton Park situated in a quiet, peaceful area north-east of Johannesburg, which offers superior comfort and service. Our Guesthouse is centrally situated and is a superb base for enjoying Gauteng and exploring the rest of South Africa. It is only 4km from O.R Tambo International Airport, and 10 minutes from either the Festival Mall in Kempton Park or East Rand Mall in Boksburg. ... more   less 
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