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Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Boksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Very clean, modern, quiet, nice courtyard, very nice to have a patio with a table and two chairs on the courtyard. Bar and restaurant included. Car and driver available cheaper than taxi. Internet access. Great place to relax and if, needed, get some work done. The staff were extremely helpful. When I arrived, I didn't even have to check in; they simply showed me to my room. When my internet voucher ran out prematurely, they gave me two free ones. Very nice place. I would stay here again. The weather was bad so I didn't try out the pool.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

The nicest people on my trip. If you dont need a 5 star hotel but 5 start people this is the place. We spoke to Chris the owner about the challenges of the internet, the next morning he was on top of it and fixing not only connection challenges but offering the internet in a package. They will do anything for you. Van is at your request to drive you to some great places, leisure or work.
the only major downside is it is a bit outside of biz meeting areas but if you want to save some money, be treated like a family member this is the place. I would go back tomorrow if I could!
Every night you order your breakfast and made to order in the very nice small dining room.
Rooms are big and Chris and the staff are number 1. Love going to privately owned establishments. The stay could not be better!

Room Tip: go and enjoy! Just know that you are a 30 minute taxi to the sandton and other areas you may want t...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

I travel a extensively for business purposes and a warm welcome and smile is always welcome! I return to this hotel because I know from previous visits that that is exactly what I would get.
Thanks for a home away from home and for the delicious suppers.

Room Tip: Rooms facing courtyard
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We were only staying for 1 night as a stopover en route to Victoria Falls so wanted something near the airport. From the start the staff were really helpful, allowing us to check in rididulously early and going out of their way to make us welcome. It was unusally cold so trying to keep warm was a bit of a challenge but there is a great log fire in the dining room so we spent lots of time huddled around that. The room was comfortable - ours looked out over the perimeter wall but we still had a terrace with tables & chairs.

When we were there it was extremely quiet so never really saw anyone else. The restaurant was closed for dinner so rather than go out we ordered in pizza from a menu provided by reception - it arrived nearly an hour later and was stone cold (not the hotel's fault) so definitely wouldn't recommend this option. The reception staff let us warm it up in their microvawe so had a warm but very soggy dinner! Had lunch in the hotel restaurant and unfortunately we were extremely disappointed - the only bad meal we've ever had in over 20 visits to South Africa. Maybe it was the chef's day off as breakfast the next day was very good. The staff were all really excellent and should we need a quick stopover again near the airport then this is a good choice.

Room Tip: Courtyard view rooms have a very nice outlook.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I have stayed here frequently for the last year or so, have had guests stay here and have had a conference here.
It is without doubt, the best value for money in the 4 star market.
The staff are wonderful, they really go out of their way to help in any request. The rooms are great, excellent beds and furnishings, nice verandah, good wireless.
The shower is a bit small but has copious amounts of hot water and is not subject to random pressure changes!
The hotel is a good blend between the formality of a hotel and the friendliness / informality of a guest house.
It is is well positioned in a quiet suburb yet only 5 minutes to the airport and has a good shuttle service.
For the price / value there is nothing that comes close.

Room Tip: Halfway down the passage on the garden side is quieter.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

My name is Marc and I feel obligated to inform you of Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo where I stayed for 4 nights ...what a delight and outstanding service with amazing rooms which makes you feel you are right at home!!I truely recommend this Hotel to anyone who wishes to experience Luxury and Class!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Excellent stay very clean rooms excellent food what a pleasant place to stay home away from home.
Food was top class and and the service was just as great!! Its in a good location near the airport and near the shopping mall.
I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo

Address: 20 Asquith Road | Ravenswood, Boksburg 1459, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Boksburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Boksburg
Price Range: £59 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Afrique Boutique Hotel Oliver Tambo 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Cape Dutch style building offering four star rooms with a combination of style and comfort, each with thier own private patio, surrounded by tranquil gardens with a relaxed atmosphere. Our restaurant, Cuisine Afrique offers an assortment of exquisite breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Afrique Boutique Hotel is a peaceful breakaway for the business and social traveller, located only 6.5km from Oliver Tambo International Airport and the Gautrain. ... more   less 
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