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African Rock Hotel
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Perfect for us in just about every way. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The Staff are fantastic, willing to accommodate our needs and always with a smile. The atmosphere is relaxing, secure and secluded, everything is beautiful to the eye. The food was exquisite, the outdoor log fire a home from home. Artwork and cosy spaces dotted around the place for pure pleasure. Great facilities for a boutique hotel.

Our room was stunning and the only slight niggle was low level of natural light. Everything else first class.

Thank you Otti and Zelda and the Team for creating a special experience. We would love to return one day.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you Sara, for your wonderful review, much appreciated!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us! Yes, some of our rooms have large trees close by, blocking out the sun, which is great in summer when it is hot but it filters the natural light at the same time. A bit of a compromise unfortunately but the trees are staying though :) ... We wish you many happy travels wherever you go and hope to see you here again in our part of the World! Otti & Zelda and team....

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

After an overnight flight from the UK, this was the perfect boutique hotel to recover in before flying on to Sabi Sand.
Convenient to Joburg airport, we had a good sized room with all amenities. Small pool with sun loungers to relax on in a lovely leafy garden. The chef came to describe the evening meal which was delicious – our first taste of food in S Africa.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is much appreciated by all here at the hotel! I love the photo of you in our special the hanging chair!! :) Happy Travels!! Otti

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

15 minutes from the Tambo International airport via friendly hotel-supplied driver. Room was spacious and host was friendly. Garden with swimming pool was a relaxing place to be for either drinks or dinner. Dinner was served inside as well (not included). Dinner was a choice of appetizer and main course. In our case, we split one meal. The chef was happy to do so. Food was very good. Highly recommended place to stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Hi there Chuck, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! It is much appreciated. Yes, we offer complimentary Airport return transfers, we are located in a quiet residential neighborhood where it is possible to go for walks or go jogging, or just relax under the palm trees in our tropical garden. Happy travels!! Otti

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Although not on the airport complex, the African Rock Hotel is the perfect place to stay between flights.

For us it started with Musa waiting for us at the airport at 7am. During the 10minute transfer to the hotel he told us about some of his amusing experiences. The hotel is located in a gated community and has 8 comfortable rooms.

Outside there is a lovely garden with a small pool an ideal area to relax and recover from a long overnight flight.

The hotel provided an excellent lunch which later on in the day was surpassed by Chef Christine's excellent 5 course dinner with matching wines.

Finally Musa was there again to take us back to the airport for our safari flight.

African Rock Hotel will be a must stay on our next visit to Johannesburg Airport.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for your kind review, Yes, we are outside the noise zone of the Airport. Our property is perfect to spend some time in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Wellness treatments are also available as well as city site seeing tours if you have more time on hand on you next stay with us.
Happy Travels from all of us here at ARH. Otti

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The rooms were well decorated and quiet hence, the sleep experience was perfect.

We most enjoyed our time with the onsite team - Chef Christine is truly a treasure, turning out fabulous meal after meal. Gloria and her front staff colleagues were truly fabulous, we felt truly pampered and thoroughly spoiled. The length the team would go to assist us - from helping to arrange last minute tours and even to organising a visit to get the required African braids! Our only regret was that we could not tip as much as we would have wished, by then already running low on funds :( They really are a wonderful team and we thank them sincerely.

We also enjoyed the interactions with other guests and discussing travel plans and tips. We found out most guests were either heading to or returning from the same places.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure having you all here and being able to assist with your requests. We hope to see you here again soon! We wish you happy travels!! Otti

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