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Falls Church VA
Reviewed 2 April 2016

After 18 hours on a plane, this was a very comfortable place to relax. My room was pleasant, and the staff most accommodating. I had an excellent meal with regional specialties. Driver had been arranged for transport to and from airport and he was waiting at the gate. Definitely recommend to anyone needing to overnight in Jo'burg.

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated, I am glad we could add value to your travels and cater for all your needs. Untill next time from all of us here, Happy and Save Travels! Otti

Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is the first of a number of reviews I'll publish about a 17 day trip through South Africa. It's a once-in-a-lifetime trip, following my wife's 3 previous visits to nations in Southern Africa over the past 14 years. We booked this entire trip with Enchanting Travels LLC, (Niarobi), they have done a thorough job. We reviewed all aspects a...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review, I am glad that we could add value to your travels here in Africa. I will most certainly look into installing the USB adapters to charge electronic equipment, that will make live a lot easier. At the moment we have, besides the 2 prong wall plug in the rooms, also a large selection of...

Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this delightful little hotel located in a gated community about 10 minutes from the airport. All boutique hotels should model themselves after the African Rock! The dinner was superb, the breakfast equally so. We had a glass of wine by the pool before dinner, relaxing in a lovely bird-filled backyard. The staff were extremely eager...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

dear Debbie, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure looking after you while in our care. Your comments are highly appreciated by all of us here. I wish you many more Happy Travels, until the next time, Otti.

Chicago
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Close to airport. In a gated residential community. Room is average size. Poorly lit. Bathtub is in room, which is ok. But just be aware of this. No interior access to common areas. Staff provided umbrellas when it rains which is good. Stayed twice. Food was quite good one time and just average the second. Breakfast ok but difficulty with...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 February 2016

A tranquil haven within easy proximity of OR Tambo int'l. Staff was great, friendly and attentive. Having a browse around will expose lots of fun, clever art and african touches. Unique stay and definitely recommended!

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for you review. We will see you again on your next visit to Africa.. Happy Travels, Otti

Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2016

A wonderful Boutique hotel only 20mins from the airport! We were collected from the airport early morning which was such a pleasure after a long flight from Australia. Our gorgeous room was ready and waiting on arrival, the day and night was spent relaxing by the pool & catching up with friends for lunch & an outstanding dinner, all there...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Shelley & Glenn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It was a pleasure having you with us again!! Till next time, Happy Travels, Otti & Zelda

Reviewed 25 January 2016

We stayed in this hotel for one night after a long flight from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. We arrived late in the evening. We were brought to our room by the receptionist, who went home immediately after that. This meant that we had nobody to talk to when we found out that there was no running water, so that we could...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin, thank you for taking the time to bring your experience at ARH to our attention. The municipal water supply was disrupted, between approximately 23:00 and 01:00 during the night of your stay without notice to ARH. The hotel has a back up water reservoir available for use in case of the disruption of the normal water supply. Unfortunately...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Wonderful boutique hotel with amazing welcome we were picked up after a long flight and whizzed to the hotel in 20 mins. It has great charm all the staff are exceptional and the rooms are amazing ,huge beds and wonderful stone bath tub. The restaurant serves great food and pre dinner drinks are served by the pool ( with an...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review, much appreciated. I am glad that we could exceed your expectations. We wish you many more happy travels wherever they may take you. Otti

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed at African Rock Hotel on a layover through Johannesburg. The hotel is interesting as it appears to be a converted large house in a nice, gated, guarded section of Kempton Park. The pickup at the airport was wonderful, we didn't have to worry about finding a taxi. The real shining star of the hotel is the amazing restaurant....

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, I am happy that we could add value to your short stay close to the airport. Hopefully we will see you again in the future, like you say, just the dining experience is worth it :). Happy travels, Otti

unguidedmissal
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We stayed here for a total of four nights recently as we shuttled about South Africa and Madagascar our flights always passing through Johannesburg. We felt welcomed like family. The chef, the waiters, the drivers all felt like family. And the place is beautiful. Set in a gated neighborhood 10-15 minutes from the airport (depending upon the traffic), it is...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed response, all our staff get to read all responses, for training and motivational purposes, and one likes this makes them smile even wider. Not everybody remembers all their names. Thank you for that. We wish you many more happy and safe travels. Otti.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This exclusive 5 star boutique hotel is located 10 km from the Johannesburg International Airport, O.R. Tambo in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has quick and easy high way access to Johannesburg, the Sandton area as well as Pretoria. A well established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living. The interior "look and feel" boosts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is contemporary, includes all modern day technologies is practical and comfortable. The hotel offers a complimentary meet and greet and a return airport transfer. The on site restaurant, The Blue Hippo, offers a fusion cuisine. All meals are prepared by a top chef with fresh ingredients and served in a fine dining manner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Rock Hotel

Address: 48 De Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: €225 - €299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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