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African Rock Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

Thank RVMSydney
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

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.

Thank Loucarsci
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...

Kippen, United Kingdom
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...

Thank PaulGoodwin3
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

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We stayed only for one night in the hotel. The hotel is close to the airport and the provide a pick up service from the airport to the hotel. The staff was very friendly and we never will forget a delicious dinner and excellent wine in Africa Rock Hotel.

Thank Kuschi82
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay here with us. I wish you many more Happy Travels!! Otti.

Reviewed 6 April 2016

We spent a very good moment in family at ARH. The staff was very kind with us and the baby, food was excellent (thank you Christine The Chef!), the place is very calm and quite. It is an ideal place to stay if you are in transit (ARH is close to the airport, 7min by car) or if you want...

Thank sebastien b
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sebastien, Thank you for taking the time to review, much appreciated. We are glad we could make your transit stay in Johanneburg comfortable. 7 min by car is a bit on the positive side, (who was driving, Givy or Calvin? ) :) Depending on traffic, around 15 minutes is more realistic I would say. We hope we can welocome...

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.

Thank AFHJ
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...

Thank TH329
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...

Thank Debbie G
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.

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...

Thank TransAtlantic70
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!

Thank DutchiesInAfrica
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

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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: ₹ 14,693 - ₹ 20,492 (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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