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The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Close to the airport without much sound protection, so constant plane noise. Room basic, with all one would need, but smell of fresh paint really strong. Glad we could open the window. The pool looked clean, would have used it with more time and weather better. Staff were kind and let us have late checkout, which we really appreciated. Major...

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theaviatorORTambo, Marketing Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Tracy G We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feed-back on your stay at The Aviator Hotel. While we are glad to hear that you found our amenities comfortable, we're sorry to hear that the fresh paint smell from our recent maintenance and renovations was bothersome. Our staff always strive to make guests feel welcome and...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The design and layout of the hotel is very poor. The entrance to my room was through the car park and I found it most unwelcoming. The room was sparsely furnished and the towels were over used and dirty. The staff tried their best to be friendly, but some of the services delivered were very poor. One night is all...

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theaviatorORTambo, Marketing Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear OluMaycroft We are sorry to hear that you found your stay at The Aviator Hotel lacking. We strive to deliver quality service while providing good value and appreciate your feed-back in the areas mentioned in your review. We will be looking into these carefully with a view to improvement. Kind regards Richard Sherman Marketing Manager The Aviator Hotel

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 4 February 2017

As a missionary, I travel to southern Africa a lot. Most of my trips require an overnight stay in Johannesburg. For the last three years, I have been staying at the Aviator exclusively whenever I have to spend the night in JoBurg. The people are always friendly and the rooms are clean. Their breakfast buffet is great. I highly recommend...

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theaviatorORTambo, Marketing Manager at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Pastor Riggen Thank you for your kind and generous review! We always strive to provide our guests with a warm and welcoming experience at The Aviator Hotel and we're glad to hear that this is what you have been enjoying as a loyal guest with us. We wish you safe and happy travels until we see you again! Kind...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stayed here twice in January. It's about 5 - 10 minute drive from the airport. A neat, clean, tidy airport hotel with well-furnished rooms. Hotel decor is simple but all you need - very basic tables and chairs in the meal area, nothing fancy. A good menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. Wifi worked fine but you have...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Recently my husband and I needed to stop over in Jhb before an early morning flight out of O.R. Tambo airport. We decided to spend the night at this establishment and were very pleased with the service that we got. The hotel runs a free shuttle service from the airport - this runs every 1/2 hour. The check-in was smooth...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Everything one needs for a quick business trip. Situated close to airport and casino with many eateries. Staff are very courteous. Bar and restaurant a bit pricey for quality but many other restaurants within 10 min drive. Airport Shuttle service every 30min a plus!

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Excellent place for a night or two. Rooms are big enough for a couple with plenty of luggage (+carry on +backpack). Electric kettle is always helpful. Glass door in the toilet is funny. Air conditioning is a little noisy but works very well and doesn't disturb your sleep. We didn't experience noise from the airport, maybe because we spent one...

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Perth WA
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Enjoyed my stay as usual. Comfortable and clean rooms, breakfast buffet nothing special but good. Staff are friendly and keen to help. The rooms though could do with some extra lighting especially as I often work while at the hotel.

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Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very affordable and close to the airport. The transfers were extremely helpful and assisted with peace of mind in what can often be stressful times. The breakfast was excellent. My daughter left on a much later connecting flight and the manager was extremely accomodating, organising transfers to Sandton and place to store her luggage. I would defintely come back if...

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Greeted by friendly staff all very helpful, service good, food good my only gripe was the position of our room next to the door leading to the lifts pricing was good and would stay again but ask for another room

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Featuring a free airport shuttle to OR Tambo International Airport (4 km), The Aviator offers stylish rooms with a satellite TV. Hotel facilities include outdoor pool and restaurant with terrace. All air-conditioned rooms at the Life Hotels. The Aviator come with a private bathroom and have a tea/coffee maker. Guests may make use of the safety deposit box at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo

Address: Corner of Kempton and Bosch Street, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $80 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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“even rooms are probably quieter; odd rooms look out over the airport & motorway”
 of 5 bubbles 438simonc, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an East facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles IanL820, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The "family room" is actually 2 separate rooms, (each w/toilet & shower.), connected by a door which locks from both sides.”
 of 5 bubbles PastorRiggen, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pool facing is nicer as the other side faces a dodgy suburb.”
 of 5 bubbles 112nishalp, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the pool, next to the reception”
 of 5 bubbles tebellop2015, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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