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Dove's Nest Guest House
Ranked #38 of 66 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

After arranging for them to pick me up at the airport, I waited 30min after leaving the baggage terminal. Then I saw someone with my name on a sign walking in. It was one of the cooks - she still had her hair net on. Then we had to wait another 10 min for the driver. The breakfast was badly presented, cold and bland. I hope someone from the guesthouse reads this as it is a shame that it isn't being managed properly yes it is only 2 star but with a little effort it can easily become a 3...

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Dove's nest is a little bit on the expensive side for B&Bs around the airport area. I visted the guest house during winter in South Africa, the rooms were freezing, although they did provide a heater. the double bed is a bit small for a couple, and the towel had hairs on it, needI say we did not use the towels. on the other hand, the staff were friendly, the shuttle to the airport was prompt and free! Would I stay there again? yes, only if the other guest houses around that area are full.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This B&B is close to the airport and reasonable cheap but that's about it. Reception is decent but the family ' suite' was dreadful! Bad & insufficient bedding for a cold Johannsburg night, tiny double bed in the Main room, ceilings in bathroom were moldy and the flooring was in a terrible state. Although it was not dirty the rooms is dilapidated and hence makes it feel grubby. We spent a terrible night here and hence had a bad trip back the next day! I would not recommend this place to anyone! For a bit more you can book into the City Lodge directly at the Airport!

Room Tip: City Lodge at the Hotel or the Protea Hotel just doen the road from this place
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dove's Nest was ideal for arriving or departing Johannesburg. It has secure parking and airport pick up, which we did not need. Dinner was good, as was breakfast. For a budget lodge, this was fine. We only arrived, ate dinner and breakfast, and left so everything was as expected. It's very close to the O. Tambo Airport and each room had a portable heater, which was good for winter in South Africa. It was clean and we felt very safe.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Dove's Nest is close the the Johannesburg airport and an ideal place if you have an overnight layover. The rooms are small but always clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, dinner and breakfast are tasty, and the price is very reasonable. The airport shuttle is convenient and quick. All in all, a great value in an excellent location.

Room Tip: Request a room in the main complex to avoid having to cross the street.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

It was my 3rd time staying at Dove's Nest. Its a convenient place if you are on a quick trip to Jo'burg and want to be at the airport within minutes. However I found that it has expanded over the years, this to the detriment of service. We arrived at the airport but our pick up was not there, so we had to find a phone booth and called the guest house. We finally found the person to pick us but the driver was not there.
My first impression of the receptionist was that she was a student, as she was wearing a short high school like uniform. She was nice but I must say the uniform looks unprofessional.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The guest house facilitares a great airport shuttle, the kitchen serves good food (dinner & breakfast), and we were helped by friendly staff, furthermore it has a nice garden and a small but nice room

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dove's Nest Guest House
Address: 78 Gladiator Street | Aero City - Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Ranked #38 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
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Hotel Class:2 star — Dove's Nest Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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