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“Dirty, gloomy room”
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Aero Guest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 68 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at the Aero Guest Lodge due to its proximity to the airport and based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor. When we got there, the light in the bathroom didn't work and the dark stone tiles throughout the room set a very gloomy atmosphere. There was also no door on the bathroom, which is a bit awkward when using the toilet...

The bed had a cockroach in it and the blankets and pillows looked like they had never been washed. We wanted to leave, but it was already quite late at night to try and find alternative accommodation.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great place to stay when visiting Johannesburg alone. Friendly cleaning, catering, transfer and admin staff. Reasonably priced tours available. Room was tidy, comfortable and had everything I needed. Food was tasty and the dining area backed onto a beautiful garden with a water fountain, which made it very tranquil. wifi was quick and accessible everywhere I went around the lodge. The only problem I had was calling the transfer shuttle to pick me up. Not having an international phone and having no pay phones at the airport, I had to get a taxi. The aero lodge was extremely apologetic though, but it would make things a lot easier if there was the option of providing your flight details beforehand and having them wait for you instead of being required to call them upon arrival. All good though- I highly recommend the Aero Lodge as its value for money across the board! :)

Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed her overnight between connecting flights.
The hotel is 10 minutes by transfer vehicle from Johannesburg Airport and that is it’s main attraction.
It is also quite reasonably priced, but having said that, not exceptional value.
Our room was adequate but spoilt by there being no partition between the bedroom area and the bathroom/toilet. Some people would find this impossible to cope with. And the fitments in the room were a bit below par, although the bed itself was comfortable.
The staff were the main plus point, being very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was fine with a good choice.
The transfer to and from the Airport was also good and ran very smoothly.
A good hotel in general, but it needs a few improvements to it’s infrastructure to be classed as a wholehearted recommendation.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rex B
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a perfect stay for a quick stopover especially if you need to be near the airport. The shuttle service was great. It arrived 10 minutes right after our call, as promised. The rooms are done up very nicely and the beds are very comfortable. As we had to catch a very early flight the next morning, we told the lady serving breakfast that we were contented with just cereal or bread but she made sure we had a satisfying breakfast completed with scrambled eggs before we departed.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Have stayed at the Aero Lodge on two previous occasions. Stayed for one night again this time.
Shuttle service to and from the airport was very good - we had another flight the next morning. Room was clean and comfortable in a nice setting. Breakfast was not quite up to previous standards, rather haphazard. However we would certainly use the Aero Lodge again as it is so convenient and safe.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed here twice one night when flying in late evening to South Africa and flying back home.

The shuttle service works well - just remember to call the hotel and expect 10-15 minutes time if they are ready at the hotel.

The rooms are ok with the very basics that you need We had family room that had beds for 4 people. However no air conditioning in the rooms at all and the rooms are not too sound proof. Planes will take off and land until 11-12 pm and the noise starts again early in the morning. So you need to be a heavy sleeper not to be disturbed.

The breakfast was good and the lady serving the breakfast is the best person of the hotel. Our boys fell in love with this grandma.

there is also a pool which is ok.

i would not stay here anything more than a short night where you need to be close to airport bu are not willing to pay the premium of the airport hotel price

Room Tip: take ear plugs with you for all the rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jounianni
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We travelled to SA for a funeral so not for a happy occasion, however our stay at Aero Lodge was lovely. The staff were very helpful and accomodating and the grounds are well maintained. Breakfast service was lovely. We did not stay in for the evening meals, but did sped time on the patio relaxing.
Thank you for making our stay comfortable and I hope we were not too difficult!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Aero Guest Lodge

Address: 81 Kempton Road | Kempton Park Extension 1, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range: $46 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aero Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Aero Guest Lodge is conveniently located just 2.7km from Johannesburg International Airport. It offers a variety of 13 luxury en-suite rooms all individually styled and decorated to the highest standard with private outside entrances. Set in stunning tranquil gardens, which compliment the large sparkling swimming pool, it allows all guests to enjoy the beauty, charm and serenity of the lodge in an ambience that is warm and friendly. Relax and enjoy quality and service that exceeds your expectations.Aero Guest Lodge offers tours around Pretoria, Soweto, Sun City and other areas. It also provides free airport transfers in executive vehicles.Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel. ... more   less 
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