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“Perfect for a short stopover” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aero Guest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 65 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
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19 reviews
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“Perfect for a short stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night on route to kruger and aero lodge was just what we needed. It is close to the airport and pickup was easy enough. Then there is a reasonable pool, garden and common area to relax in. We went to the hotel next door for lunch (aero don't offer lunch) and while the food was nothing fancy it was again easy and good enough for what we needed. If you are looking for a short stopover and not expecting anything super fancy but want to be comfortable and safe then I'd recommend this hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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aeroguestlodge, Manager at Aero Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

Thank you for mentioning that we are perfect for a short stopover. We have a 24 hour shuttle so no matter what time you land or need to return to the airport we ensure you a smooth hassle free transfer at no additional cost (transfer is free of charge both ways).

Thank you for also mentioning that we are safe - we put a lot of time and money into this aspect of the business.

Hope to see you again!

Adrian
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed at the Aero Guest Lodge for 1 night after arriving on our international flight and before we could travel out to Kruger. I cannot emphasize this enough - the staff is wonderful! From the driver to the chef everyone was so helpful and kind. Other reviewers have pointed out already that this is not a swanky place in a fancy location, but I did feel comfortable and safe, and that's what matters. If you want/need fancy then spend 6x as much at the InterContinental. One last thing - the dinner we had might just have been the best meal over our entire two weeks stay in South Africa. It was simple, hearty, and delicious.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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aeroguestlodge, Manager at Aero Guest Lodge, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Hi,

Thank you so much for your review!

I have passed your compliments onto all the staff and we will continue to do all we can for our guests.

Thank you for also mentioning the food was one of the best meals you had whilst on holiday in South Africa - all our meat is free range and is sourced from an award winning butcher.

Hope to see you again!

Adrian
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Karmiel, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

staff is freindly and helpfull (reception, housekeeping drivers, kitchen) however the neighburhood looks poorlocation near the airport is very attrictive. bathroom is not ventilized: this is a crucial problem.

Room Tip: I don't know about other rooms, but room 5 bathroom lacks ventilization/
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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161 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Overview:
Comfortable little to no frills lodge adjacent to the JNB airport that meets your basic necessities while providing you with a homey feel.

Details:
During a 2-night stopover in Joburg on our way the neighboring country of Botswana we stayed at the Aero Guest Lodge. Upon arrival to JNB airport we quickly called the lodge for our courtesy pick-up. They provided a detailed email of how to contact them and where to meet the driver. (Note – when calling from a US cell phone, replace the '0' in the phone number with a + sign and then dial as listed.) The driver only takes about 10 mins to arrive and meets you at the large Information stand near the arrivals door. While you wait, this is a great time to exchange money or hit up the ATM. Our driver met us, gathered all of our luggage and the commute was a short 5-7 mins.

Upon arrival we were given the tour of the small establishment and shown to our room. The lodge is set up like a small B&B but each room has a private bath. The grounds offer outdoor seating and patio areas, a small pool with lounge chairs and a small nearby dining area. The rooms are no-frills, but offer comfortable accommodations. Keep in mind if you're traveling from the States or other first-world countries – you won't find air-conditioning, wash-cloths, shower curtains on the shower, all of the lights/switches working or other basic necessities you may find elsewhere. They do have a simple television with about 20 channels, a fan to cool the room and bath towels. The bathroom in the family suite has both a shower and a tub. The family suite has a king bed and a set of bunk beds that will accommodate up to 4 persons total. The lodge provides a full breakfast of juices, coffee, tea, toast, eggs (cooked to order) bacon, yogurt, cereals, muffins and fruit. We weren't at the lodge for lunch, so we can't speak on that, but we did enjoy dinner nightly from 1900-2100. Dinner is NOT included and the small menu of 6-8 offerings regularly changes. There is an honesty bar for drinks (sodas, juices, milk, beer, wine and spirits). You tally your drinks and they will be charged to your room.

If you're interested in touring Joburg during your stay the front desk can recommend drivers and tour companies to take you around. We were given a 5-hour tour for around 500R per person. Our tour included the Apartheid Museum, the Top of Africa, a driving tour of Joburg and even a stop at a local market to grab snacks and beverages. We were thankful for our great tour guide!

If stopping through JNB we would consider the Aero again, but we may be also inclined to check out some of the other properties nearby.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the aero lodge for 1 night before a flight. They couldn't do enough for you! Lovely hotel and surroundings, with electric gates! Free transfers to and from the airport too, called the lady on reception and within less than 5 mins the driver was there for us :)

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rolla, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

I always book a room at the Aero Guest Lodge whenever I'm passing through the city, and I am never disappointed. The rooms are very relaxing, the beds are conducive to a good night's sleep, the bathrooms are clean and operable, and the restaurant always has great food for the night.

My only complaint is that, when traveling during the South African winter, it can get very cold, and the single, small space heater provided per room scarcely seems sufficient when considering taking a shower and braving the temperature.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Aero Guest Lodge for one night after a long international flight before flying to Cape Town. It was the perfect hotel for our situation. We were met at the airport upon arrival and quickly transferred to the hotel. We were able to relax with beers and dinner before heading to bed. The rooms were clean and the staff very nice. We had a transfer back to the airport in the morning. A perfect stay!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Aero Guest Lodge
Address: 81 Kempton Road | Kempton Park Extension 1, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aero Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Aero Guest Lodge is conveniently located just 2.7km from Johannesburg International Airport. It offers a variety of 13 luxury en-suite rooms all individually styled and decorated to the highest standard with private outside entrances. Set in stunning tranquil gardens, which compliment the large sparkling swimming pool, it allows all guests to enjoy the beauty, charm and serenity of the lodge in an ambience that is warm and friendly. Relax and enjoy quality and service that exceeds your expectations.Aero Guest Lodge offers tours around Pretoria, Soweto, Sun City and other areas. It also provides free airport transfers in executive vehicles.Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel. ... more   less 
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