African Rock Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to midnight, pool loungers
Executive Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Luxury Suite | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of African Rock Hotel

African Rock Hotel

5.0 star property
Suburban hotel in Kempton Park with spa and outdoor pool

9.8/10 Exceptional

22 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Map
48 de Villiers Avenue, van Riebeeck Park ext 9, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1619
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Health club
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • Theme park shuttle
For families
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kempton Park
  • Sandton City Mall - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 38 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 24 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 34 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bus station shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

African Rock Hotel

5-star luxury hotel in the city centre, rejuvenated in 2021
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, a free round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at African Rock Hotel. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, reflexology or a sports massage at the on-site spa. Aerobics classes and yoga classes are offered at the health club; African Rock Hotel also has a firepit, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • A free area shuttle, limo/town car service and an area shuttle
  • A computer station, access to a nearby health club and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and proximity to the airport
Room features
All guest rooms at African Rock Hotel boast perks, such as premium bedding and climate-controlled air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Separate baths/showers, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and heating

Languages

Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
Property requires that all guests receive on-site antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing (ZAR 640 per person, per stay)
On-site PCR testing is available for a on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is also available for a fee
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured on-site self-parking
  • Free secured on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Train station pickup available 24 hours a day*
  • Bus station shuttle*

Off-site

  • Free area shuttle within 2 kilometers
  • Shopping centre shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*
  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • COVID-19 testing fee (PCR screening): ZAR 750 per person, per stay
  • COVID-19 testing fee (antigen/rapid screening): ZAR 640 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Casino shuttle, shopping centre shuttle and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for ZAR 1000.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to midnight
  • Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property requires that all guests receive on-site PCR COVID-19 testing (ZAR 750 per person, per stay).

On-site PCR and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing are both available for a fee.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

African Rock Hotel Kempton Park
African Rock Hotel
African Rock Kempton Park
African Rock Hotel Hotel
African Rock Hotel Kempton Park
African Rock Hotel Hotel Kempton Park

Frequently asked questions

Does African Rock Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, African Rock Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at African Rock Hotel?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at African Rock Hotel on 27 September 2022 start from €376, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at African Rock Hotel?
This property confirms that on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, on-site COVID-19 testing (antigen/rapid screening) is available for a fee, disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at African Rock Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to midnight.
Are pets allowed at African Rock Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at African Rock Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by African Rock Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at African Rock Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at African Rock Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Emperors Palace Casino (23-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at African Rock Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , pilates and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. African Rock Hotel also has a health club and a garden, as well as access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near African Rock Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Debonairs Pizza (3.8 mi), Villa Bianca (4.6 mi) and Mugg & Bean (4.8 mi).
What's the area around African Rock Hotel like?
African Rock Hotel puts you in the heart of Kempton Park. Popular attractions include East Rand Mall, which is 16 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.9/10

Cleanliness

9.9/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Romantic and peaceful stay
This is a cracking little gem of a hotel. All the staff are super friendly, the food is excellent and has a personal touch from the chef's. Rooms are very comfortable and sitting in the garden in front of the wood fire after dinner was so relaxing. The spa treatments are highly recommended. All in all a perfect place to stay. Will be back when we are back in the area. Thank you for a great stay.
George, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed for one night on a layover for flights at Tambo. Could not recommend this place more highly. Unique small boutique hotel in safe location with all the amenities. Ease of access to/from airport with friendly and helpful drivers - even helping with my luggage and walking me through check-in to ensure no problems before they left. On-site staff thorough and accommodating. Dinner and breakfast high quality food and service. Room clean and interesting.
Eryn, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I love this hotel. After 10 years of going to various hotels around the airport I finally found the one that I will return to time and again. The owners are amazing and treat you like old friends. The hotel is luxurious and makes you feel special.
Kathleen, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Joanne, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels we've ever stayed in.
Allen, 1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful room and lovely staff. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Kay, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gregory, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely staff; they couldn’t do enough to help. Picked us up late at night from train and thereafter looked after us superbly. This is a small boutique hotel which is an oasis of peace, close to the main airport. Highly recommended.
William, 1-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Decent alternative
Very convenient to airport. Room is somewhat small. Only access is via exterior. Not good if it rains. Food is mixed in quality. Did a very good game dish. Breakfasts were not very good.
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