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“Very well maintained and efficient”
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Airport Inn B&B
Ranked #31 of 68 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 February 2012

To start with, they answered all my emails very quickly and the free shuttle bus from the airport was super efficient. I phoned them on arrival and they were there in 5 minutes to pick me up.
The place itself is very close to the airport which makes it ideal for stays while in transit although it is probably not where you would stay for a longer visit.
While a previous reviewer has described this place as shabby, I would describe it as anything but. Sure, the decor is old fashioned (think floral curtains, matching bedspreads, pine furniture) but everything both inside and outside the room is well maintained and very clean. I would suspect this is a lovingly maintained family business.
Breakfast was far better than I had expected.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

stayed here with the family on arrival in Johannesburg and this place felt like a glorified back-packers hostel. The welcome was excellent but the accomodation is a bit tired and shabby and breakfast was canteen-like.

We stayed in Southern Sun at the aiport on night of departure and actually paid less for this than the Airport Inn, which was muh better value (good standard of accomodation, service and superb breakfast choice).

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Marillionnut
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed one night on 4 Jan 2012, booked online at OR Tambo airport having arrived from Nairobi at 1220. I was looking for a room nearby with a pool for my 11yo daughter to cool off in as the weather was very hot: we only booked this room because of the large pool shown on the website, and the cost was reasonable: £48.The room was clean, spacious and adequately equipped, but it had large windows which caught the sun, and there was no air conditioning so the room was very hot. It also faced the airport and was noisy with the window open, also a security risk. The pool area at reception was overlooked by young not-too-savoury men sitting around drinking beer and I felt uncomfortabl swimming in that pool, so we found the large pool shown on the website, and ignored the notice saying PRIVATE AREA: they had shown the big pool on the website which was the only reason I had booked, therefore we were entitled to use it, sign or no sign. But I did not feel comfortable swimming in disobeyment of the sign. But the bed was comfy, and the breakfast good. So it ended up as an OK place to stay - but I'll look for better next time I need a room near OR Tambo. I had hired a ca so didn't use the shuttle service, but the notices around the hotel suggested that giving guest-friendly shuttle service was not their top priority.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Zoe G
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Nico G, Owner at Airport Inn B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

Thanks for the comments
We have 3 Swimming pools and are well indicated on the sighbords wich this guest did not see or found.
Our business is being at the airport and Noise can not be avoided

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Reviewed 11 December 2011

we stopped here for one night and they were very accomodating when i called them from the uk to let them know our flight was delayed and we would not arrive until the next day, they let us book in at 9am and no extra charge which was great so we could get a few hours sleep before we went out again, the accomodation was basic but clean and the restaurant was ok for breakfast it has a backpackers feel which it is also advertised as so wasn't suprised.
helpful people,

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank sonyaclairelewis
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We booked the Airport Inn on the basis of the free transfers from / to OR Tambo Airport which if we had actually flown would have been a good perk to this accomodation.
We only needed somewhere to stop for one night after a concert and the accomodation and price was adequate for this purpose.
Unfortunalely the location is only really convenient if you are using the airport, If you want to go elsewhere in Johanesburg you will need a taxi to take you to the station or your own transport.
It also does not appear to be well known amoungst the taxi driving community as we drove around the area for approximately 1 hour with a driver who was insistant that they knew best.
Room was spacious and clean, and towels were provided. The pool (although we were not there long enough to use) was very small.
Also staff did not tell us we needed a remote to return after 23:00 (even though our return taxi was booked for 01:40) whih resulted in a scramble over the gates, which went unnoticed by any security.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Alex9Maputo
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

When we reached the hostel and were taken to our little cottage (at around 20:00), the attendant said, "Here, let me turn on the heat (a small wall-mounted plug-in heater), so you don't freeze to death." We laughed. We shouldn't have. Very few venues in South Africa are prepared to house you comfortably during a cold snap, but Airport Inn (a/k/a Emerald Guesthouse) took the cake. I've never had a more uncomfortable night of sleep in my life. The shuttle service to the airport is quite convenient, but the experience so bad that I would have gladly paid 400 more rand to stay at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo that we drove by. That said, during the summer this looks like it could be a nice stopover place for backpackers.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

This hotel have been in business for a long time and as such know what the guests needs
Very Close to the airport and offer free airport transfers both ways
2 swimming pools and a great garden

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank AdeleSouthAfrica
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Additional Information about Airport Inn B&B

Address: 19 Halifax Street | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range: £25 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Inn B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located less than a 5 minute drive from the international airport, our reasonably priced establishment is within easy reach of the motorways, providing swift access to the area. Despite such a strategic position, we include free transfers to and from the airport. Tours and other travel services are provided and inquiries can be made to the reception via email. Housing a range of en suite rooms, our property also features 2 swimming pools, a bar and a restaurant on our premises. Each of the room features a private entrance from the garden, creating a relaxing atmosphere and giving you freedom and independence. Our guest house has been in operation for 10 years and we have recently being awarded a 3-star status by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. ... more   less 
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