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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Clean, safe and ok breakfast. The room we had was a bit small and could not open the window. Ok for one night waiting for next flight. The internet was not that great as we could not get connections many times while in the room...

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Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed here for our first night in Johannesburg after a very long flight and arrival in the evening. We were lucky that the shuttle was at the airport when we arrived, and it was just a quick drive to the hotel. Check-in was easy. We had to walk through the parking garage to get to our elevator. The garage... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had the better part of a day in Jo'burg, arriving at 7:30am. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, though we asked someone to call for us to be sure (we had to go across to the bus station to catch the shuttle). We were able to check in even at that early hour. The common area decor is in... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Reasonable hotel, friendly staff. Room ok. Breakfast excellent. Will do it again. Poor Internet in rooms with distance to the router. But that's an average failure in many hotels. Shuttle buss between hotel and airport. That's a pluss.

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melbourne
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

We discovered this place after reading the TripAdvisor review. After 20 hours of traveling from Melbourne to Johannesburg, we decided to have a short break before we take on our long itinerary in South Africa. Life Aviator hotel was the obvious choice because of its proximity to the airport and its budget room rate. Although the hotel offers shuttle service... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This hotel will be either great or not so great, depending on how and who you are traveling with. Things to be aware of (at least for our room...others can chime in with variations). -Door to bathroom and toilet is a glass, sliding, surface-mount door. This means the person sitting on the toilet is right in plain view of the... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night after arriving late and before leaving on our afternoon flight to Namibia the following day. The hotel provides free shuttle service (every 30 minutes) and is located a mere 5 minutes’ drive away. We were picked up from the Shuttle Pick-up Point located just by the side of Intercontinental Hotel – walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Aviator was our layover hotel on our way to Botswana. The decor is hip Americana and I was surprised by some of the detail put into the lobby and the main areas. That said, the rooms were relatively simple. Our first room did not have functional AC, but after a little American pushy persuasion, we were relocated to a room... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Stayed here on way to Malawi. It's convenient for such a stop-over as it is close to the airport...free shuttle is available. Too close to the airport as the noise of aircraft interfered with sleep....I suppose that was to be expected. Rooms adequate with all usual facilities. Was looking forward to a dip in the pool. However, had to abort... More 

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Manchester UK
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We found this an excellent choice for what we wanted - a short shuttle after a long tiring flight to a safe place, with a clean room, good food, friendly staff and free internet connection. It allowed us to recharge before proceeding on a long road journey the next day. It was exactly what we needed at a very reasonable... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Additional Information about Life Hotels Airport Johannesburg

Address: Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Number of rooms: 90
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“Shuttle runs every half hour on the hour and half past leaving from the hotel. Need to call the hotel once you arrive so they can send the shuttle or tell you where to find it (I got it at the Bus Terminal, but sounds like they pickup at arrival/departures too). Would imagine that quarter past and quarter til each hour will be the shuttle at the airport. The phone number on Orbitz for the hotel was to their fax. Had to ask a taxi to find the right number for me. Bummer. please fix!!!! Not nice to have visitors come from other countries and not be able to call their hotel they made a reservation with. :(”
 of 5 bubbles gsgriffin, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Please avoid rooms at the highway side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Tango88, 16 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Already mentioned in review above.”
 of 5 bubbles ilyask_11, 1 May 2012 | Read review
“I think all the rooms are the price, but could be wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles roy1232, 8 Apr 2012 | Read review
“If WiFi is important to you, chose a room as close to the lobby as possible”
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 of 5 bubbles Todd_0ne, 29 Mar 2012 | Read review
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