We discovered this place after reading the TripAdvisor review. After 20 hours of traveling from Melbourne to Johannesburg, we decided to have a short break before we take on our long itinerary in South Africa. Life Aviator hotel was the obvious choice because of its proximity to the airport and its budget room rate. Although the hotel offers shuttle service between the airport and the hotel, the service is only on demand basis, not a regular shuttle. We were shocked to find this out after waiting at the bus terminal next to the intercontinental hotel for one hour. We were fortunate to have a local cleaner to help us contact the hotel on a public phone. The shuttle bus came only after we contacted them and it was not an exclusive service to the Life hotel. The bus took passengers from other amenities, instead of 5 minutes drive, it went about a long way going through some narrow roads before going to the hotel. We were worried especially its our first time in South Africa.
The hotel is very basic but clean. The staff is helpful. To our surprised, We found that the food served in the bistro is quite good. It's not safe to venture out to find your own dining places. The premises is fenced by high wall and barbed wire. Security staff is visible at strategic places.
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- Life Hotels Airport Johannesburg Hotel Kempton Park