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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Don't be put off by the journey to the hotel through the suburbs of Joburg. This is a little gem...our holiday specialist at Imagine Africa recommended it for a stopover . The rooms are so well equipped , the food and the service brilliant.

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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had a lovely night at the Africa Rock hotel. I was in Johannesburg for one night between planes, and I wasn't expecting much, but instead the hotel my agent booked had some of the nicest people I met on my trip. Calvin and Udu-Faroud (sp?) where so nice and helpful, and Joyce in the kitchen cooked special vegetarian and... More 

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Thank Earl K
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We only stayed one night at the beginning of our African adventure. We will definitely be back on our next trip to SA and will stay at least 2 nights. The public areas and the rooms were beautifully decorated. Loved all the artwork and placement of it throughout the property. We arrived after a 14 hr flight from Sydney and... More 

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Thank BeeMills
Apex, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed here for one night before heading out for safari. This is a small hotel, and the owners have put a lot of attention to detail in creating this property. The room we stayed in was roomy with a huge tub and great shower. Loved the body butter, which is a product created for the hotel. The star attraction... More 

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Thank Tamara P
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Tamara, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this nice review. Much appreciated!! Untill nex time here at ARH, Happy Travels Otti. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived here in the evening after a long flight. A great way to find some rest before you start your adventure in South-Africa. Rooms were really nice, with a beautiful bath tub and shower. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and was based on a à la carte. An excellent start! However I would not suggest it for a... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review Sander. Yes, we are located in a quiet residential area, not an indsustrial or buissnes zone like most other hotels. Within walking distance we have some family type restaurants and some convienience stores. The locaion is as good as any to start exploring the cities Johannesburg and Pretoria and surrounding higlights like Maropeng, the... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in many hotels around the world and this is the best hotel we have stayed in. Small, just 9 rooms, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is excellent and the decor is true to it's name. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Stay here and you I'll never regret it.

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Thank Peter R
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Peter! Thank you for your statement, we are honoured and glad that we added positively to your travel experience here in our part of the World. Happy Travels where ever you go!! Otti More 

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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

African Rock Hotel operates the way the we wish all hotels did: considerate, personal service and great meals. We highly suggest having at least one dinner at African Rock. We especially loved that even though we arrived at the hotel from our international flight before check in a room was made available to us to rest. This was not the... More 

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

Thank you, I am glad you like the way we are running the hotel, relaxed, inclusive and professional. We offer all kind of excursions to the highlights in our area bookable on arrival or before off course. Many of our guests spend a few days here with us to explore our province which has so much to offer in the... More 

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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

If you like discreet, small hotels with impeccable service this Johannesburg gem is hard to pass up. Situated in a residential compound in Kempton Park, this hotel is quiet luxury in a residential setting. We spent two nights here, passing through Johannesburg. We were picked up and dropped back at the airport, about 10 mins away, but far from any... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for the nice review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and were able to relax a bit on you travels exploring our part of the World!! I wish you many more happy travels, untill next time!! Otti More 

California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The only challenge this hotel has is to keep doing what it's doing. Every last detail from the reception to the goodbye is dreamy. Big room, exquisite bed, high-end bathroom, superb food, beautiful lounge, fantastic gift shop, classy transport, happy and helpful staff.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your kind review. We will do our best to keep our guests happy and to offer what what they deserve!! Most of our guests travel halfway around the World to come and visit our part of the World, we have the utmost respect for that and feel honoured to be able to meet and serve... More 

Kippen, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We visited twice on our recent safari trip brilliantly organised by the African Travel Gateway. First was after a long series of flights from Scotland and it was the perfect stop off hotel to visit . A week later we stayed over for an even more relaxing day and night prior to flying out of Jo Burg Airport. The family... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It was a pleaseure having you all here at the hotel, and you have such well behaved kids enjoying the garden with respect! We wish you many more happy travels as a family!! Untill next time, Otti More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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: $264 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“rooms on ground floor”
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“All the room are the same. Some are closer to the lobby than others.”
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“There's only 9 rooms, they are good.”
 of 5 bubbles davehackcvx, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful rooms with lovely bath products. The dining area is lovely. The staff is very friendly. The food is amazing.”
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“room 1 was perfect family room”
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