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Sunrock Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 15, 2010

There are many challenges to traveling to Johannesburg, particularly issues of security and inflated prices prior to the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. We were looking for a small homey place with good security, reasonable prices and good proximity to the airport. We stumbled on a little gem of a place run by a saavy couple (Ina and Arthur Johnson) who know how to make their guests feel welcome and safe. We arrived on Mother's day and were instantly invited to their own Mother's day celebration feast, We met their extended family and were treated like one of the clan. Their rooms were clean and recently updated with comfortable beds and very nice bathrooms. Their breakfasts were freshly cooked, more than adequate in proportions and served with a friendly verve. Arthur personally drove us to safe places to do our shopping and gave us a free tour of Johannesburg in his white van. This city can be dangerous. Even taking a cab can end badly, so Arthur made sure that we had no problems during our stay. Their guest house is well protected and Arthur carries a handgun in his van (just in case) when he leaves the compound. This may seem a bit extreme to those unfamiliar with this town, but we appreciated the attention to our protection and safety as much as we enjoyed the friendly chatter, the outdoor bar and the superb service.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2010

An oasis in the city, Sunrock is a lovely respite for the weary traveler. Arthur, Ina and staff really extend a warm welcome and make you glad you chose this spot.

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Reviewed March 30, 2010

We were three people and shared for 1 night a room with three beds. It was the night before our flight back home. The room was spacious with a very good bed and an excellent shower. They have a nice bar with pool billards and a big tv screen, pool and huge parking. Arthur and his wife were very, very nice. They helped us with information and drove us everywhere we wanted to go to.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 24, 2010

My 16 yr old daughter and I spent a total of 4 days at Sunrock Guesthouse in March (prior to and following a safari in Kruger Park) and I must agree with the previous postings regarding the above average service and accomodations. From the greeting at the airport to the farewell dinner, we felt like adopted family members.
I booked online and expressed my concern to the owners at that time regarding safety and security during our stay at their B & B in Johannesburg. My concerns were needless...the high stone wall surrounding the property topped by electric fencing and the fact that the owners live on-site allayed any fears that I had. Entrance to this property is only by advance notice (no drop-ins)--and there is a controlled gate.
Our room was sizeable and we were offered a king plus 3/4 bed with ensuite bath (tub and shower)...plenty of room, quiet and comfortable as well. There is a lovely pool and garden area next to the "lapa" (large structure with a thatched roof) where guests can lounge and interact. Dinners are available here to all guests (nominal cost) at 7 pm. The food is fabulous and plentiful!!! BBQ's are their speciality (steak was our favourite). We were never hungry for lunch after the tasty and filling breakfast (included) in the dining area--eggs cooked to order.
The owners and their staff were so friendly and accomodating. We were allowed access to their computer to print boarding passes, a package was stamped and delivered to the post office, one of our suitcases was stored while we were on safari--all done graciously and at no charge.
A tour (450 Rand per person) of Jo'burg, Soweto and to/from the Apartheid Museum (with an independent tour guide) was arranged by the owners and one afternoon we were driven to and picked up from the East Rand Mall (50 Rand). Ina also did the airport shuttles at whatever time we requested (no charge).
Having travelled around the world, staying in hotels and B & B's, I can honestly say that this was one of the best experiences I have had and is so much better than a cold, impersonal hotel room. So much so, that when (not if) I return to Johannesburg, this is where I plan to stay. I look forward to enjoying the relaxed, friendly atmosphere again and seeing Ina, Arthur, their children (James and Meaghan) plus their adorable pets. This is a warm, inviting "home away from home."

  • Stayed: March 2010
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

I'm a frequent businesstraveller to SA and i needed a nice place to stay while i was re-visiting friends in SA. I found this guesthouse "Sunrock" on the intenet and it was just perfect! Friendly, clean, nice food and a very nice lapa! The loocation was what i was looking fore, close to the Jo'burg roadnetwork. But don't expect wildlife outside your room! The room was a bit on the small side. But all in all a place a can strongley recommend! Great family and you feel invited in to the family.
Trevligt ställe, rent och till rätt pris. Familjen som driver stället är mycket trevliga!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

It's a family run hotel, new clean and close to the airport

  • Stayed: January 2010
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

As a business traveler I have stayed in many places in many countries and I have never had such a good feeling to which words can not begin to explain.I feel that i have found a place were the art of customer service is not only practiced but in perfect form.The food,atmosphere and staff (family operated)Remind me of a luxury resort not a guest house.I was so impressed that i am making plans to take my family of 6 for a well earned vacation next year to Sunrock.So if i can suggest a place to stay on business or holiday it would most certainly be this oasis of South Africa..

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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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: $82 - $134 (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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