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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

Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 24 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.

Ayr
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We stayed here again recently and it reconfirmed this is the perfect place to stay before or after a long flight. They make it so easy. Transport included in the room price, the staff are so helpful, very very high quality food, a pool to relax by, great rooms with all amenities. I won't look further anytime we are in...

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

You are welcome!! Thank you for your kind review, I am glad we could contribute to your holiday in a positive way!! Happy travels and until next time, Otti

bracknell
Reviewed 26 November 2015

These guys have worked out the perfect way for us travellers to spend a stress free night between flights that includes, comfort, relaxation and more than a little pampering. I would go as far to say that if I had a spare night at the end of a trip it would be worth an extra night there just to enjoy...

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

Hi There, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! It makes all of us happy and even more motivated to keep on doing what we love! We wish you many more happy travels!! Otti

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Stayed 2 nights. Room perfect! Nice grounds with a swimming pool and each room has an outside sitting area with table and chairs. Dinner was amazing - Haute cuisine! We had fillet steak that literally melted in your mouth. Highly recommend dining here.

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Sonoma County
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We normally try to avoid layovers in Johannesburg, but have changed our mind after our agent, Venture to Africa, suggested staying at the African Rock Hotel. Service is impeccable from arrival to departure. The decor is truly boutique, with original art and sculpture everywhere. With only 9 rooms, it is very peaceful, with ultra personalized service. The food is perfectly...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This is a small boutique hotel near the airport with beautiful rooms and great service. The restaurant was delicious. The grounds are very well maintained and present a perfect place to rest up after your flight to Johannesburg.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review and nice comments, much appreciated! Happy travels, Otti.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
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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: $306 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
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“try room 2 which has a separate bath area, or room 4. book early though.”
allanm254, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid rooms with inside access as they are noisier.”
weasie8, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2, it walks out into the pool area which is great when travelling with children.”
LieslP503, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Does miss out on dinner! Room 1 is quiet and nice room!”
vincec161, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is no specific choice - all rooms are unique”
world-traveller8725, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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