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“Dove's Nest is a great value option for the cost conscious traveler” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dove's Nest Guest House
Ranked #36 of 65 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
Kissimmee, Florida
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dove's Nest is a great value option for the cost conscious traveler”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2010

Very nice B&B that had a very courteous staff and an excellent transportation system that helped us get around Joburg which had very little reliable public transportation.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2009

The Dove's Nest is a very pleasant small hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is set in a private walled garden and each room's entry is a sliding door with security gate. A hot cooked breakfast is included and dinner is available with a fixed menu for about $5. Amenities include free airport transfer, television in the rooms and free WiFi (a bit slow) in the reception area (but not the rooms). The decor is a bit uninspired but very clean and comfortable.

Stayed January 2009
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Adelaide
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2008

A clean and pleasant place. Less than $50 gets you a room with ensuite and TV(no cable) and tea and coffee facilities. A hot breakfast is included and is always good. Security is good. The staff are friendly. Free airport transfers are usually prompt.

Rooms in the main complex have a phone. There is another part of the hotel across the street where rooms don't have phones. Free internet computers are available in reception. So too is free wireless internet access.

Food is available at night. But there's no choice in what to have. You get what's on or else you can order in food or go out somewhere nearby. If you opt for the food that's offered, it is a hit-and-miss affair.

It beats the hell out of paying $200+ for a room in one of the impersonal mega-hotels in the area!

  • Liked — Good value. Pleasant, friendly atmosphere.
  • Disliked — No shops within walking distance.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Stavanger
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2007

Despite making the reservation 6 weeks in advance and confirming by email 3 days before arrival (to which I received the following reply:
"Hi Peter,
Your Bookings Are Confirmed For 4th November.

Regards,
Margaret."


when we arrived at 2300 after a 19 hour trip from Norway, the lodge had not heard of us nor did they have a room for us. They did contact another property Glen Gory Mansion who picked us up from Dove's Nest and took us to their B&B. That was fanatstic (No-website at this time-See the review to be posted shortly).

(We had also booked other days at the end of our trip and a tour through Dove's Nest prior to arrival, but obviously cancelled those. Point is: It wasn't just a one night stand)

While staying at Glen Gory that night and at the end of the trip it became obvious that Dove's Nest which has recived some positive comments on other BB's was not able to handle the bookings. People were being sent over to Glen Gory.

Good that Dove's Nest didn't strand people (?), but, why take the chance, just contact Glen Gory if you want the most incredible B&B. (It's 8 km from the airport and they'll pick you up.)

Stayed November 2007
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Knoxville, TN
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2007

This is an excellent guest house, one of the best in Jo'burg. They have airport pickup and offer transportation to every possible place throughout Johannesburg and its surroundings. They will even transport you do local errands. The service was excellent and the hotel staff treats you like family. Don't miss out on the oportunity to stay with these great people!

Stayed May 2007
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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 #36 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dove's Nest Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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