Kempton Park is the perfect place to stay over on a business trip or holiday in Johannesburg. While it may not be situated in central Joburg, you can easily access transportation to the CBD, Sandton and Pretoria from here. Plus, it's nearby the airport and there is a ton of fun activities to do in the area. Here are just some of the top hotels, lodges and B&Bs to choose from in Kempton Park.
Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is situated a mere 2.7km from the airport and only 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station, making it one of the best choices for business travelers and tourists. The hotel's 275 rooms are each spacious and modern, fitted with all the amenities you could need for a luxurious stay. The hotel also boasts an on-site beauty spa, swimming pool and casual dining restaurant.
If you're looking for a hotel stay with a difference, check yourself into a lush room at the Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. Themed around an airport hangar, this quirky hotel offers truly unique accommodations. Come and enjoy a meal at the on-site Warehouse Restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast and international cuisine. Or, spend a little time out on the terrace, soaking up the rich South African sun. There are also 10 state of the art conference venues here, perfect for business meetings and events.
How would you like to watch the aeroplanes come and go from your hotel window? The Southern Sun Hotel at O.R. Tambo offers guests an up close view of the runway and the hotel's swimming pool from its 366 en-suite rooms. This is the ideal accommodation for travelers with a taste for contemporary finesse and an atmosphere of relaxation. Spend a day being pampered at the hotel's on-site spa or take a dive into the sparkling pool. This is hotel opulence at its very finest.
If you're looking for family-friendly accommodation in Kempton Park, this is the hotel for you. The Garden Court Hotel at O.R. Tambo Airport offers the perfect combination of affordability, comfort and service, all within walking distance of Joburg's busiest air terminal. The hotel offers a special wake up call service, as well as free Wi-Fi and porter service. Visit Rosie O'Gradys Pub for a round of sundowners or pop into the hotel's buffet restaurant for an all you can eat gourmet dinner.
Want the celebrity five-star treatment? Book yourself a room at the InterContintenal Hotel Johannesburg. Just 69 metres from O.R. Tambo International Airport, this is the ideal stay over destination between long distance flights. Each room at the InterContinental is fitted out with deluxe bedding, air conditioning and satellite TV. You can also enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel's on-site beauty salon, before heading down to Quills restaurant for a delightful dining experience.
The award-winning Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace offers a matchless hotel experience enhanced by superior levels of service and guest relations. Ideally suited to business travellers and guests looking for supreme comfort and lavish indulgence, the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel is undoubtedly one of Kempton Park's best accommodations. Guests are invited to visit the renowned Aurelia's restaurant for continental breakfast, before heading out to explore the array of entertainment facilities at Emperors Palace.
The Peermont Mondior Hotel is another one of Emperors Palaces' top hotel lodgings. Here you will be treated to the full four-star luxury experience, complete with room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site dining options. After a long flight, come and sip on a cocktail at The Silver Moon Bar or take your dinner at the chic Oriana restaurant. The Peermont Mondior Hotel is the perfect place to find your rest, so book yourself a stay as soon as possible.
If you're after budget accommodation with all the trimmings of a three-star hotel, check into the Peermont Metcourt. Situated within the Emperors Palace complex, this budget-friendly lodging is ideal for families, business travellers and solo tourists. With 348 stylish, comfortable rooms on offer, the Peermont Metcourt welcomes in thousands of visitors each year. Add your name to the list of satisfied Peermont Metcourt guests by booking into the hotel for a weekend stay or extended accommodation.
Premium Lodge offers affordable, yet comfortable accommodation situated just six minutes away from O.R. Tambo Airport. Their room options range from executive to standard rooms. However, every one of their lodgings is well equipped with all you could need to enjoy a restful stay. Premium Lodge also offers an Executive Family Room, ideal for weekend getaways with the family.
Aero Guest Lodge and B&B is the closest small scale accommodation to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The lodge is also renowned for serving the best breakfast in the area. Come and enjoy a luxury stay in one of their chalets or hotel rooms. You can experience a true South African summer here out in the lush gardens or in the swimming pool, as well. Overall, Aero Guest Lodge is a haven for tourists, travelers and locals to relax and rejuvenate.
Dove's Nest Guest House is a popular two-star guest lodge located in Kempton Park. Guests are offered affordable accommodation, complete with free airport shuttle and top quality service at Dove's Nest Guest House. Their friendly, dedicated and efficient staff will ensure that your stay is a memorable one. There are a total of 52 rooms here sleeping a maximum of 250 guests, so you can be ensured of a quiet, restful atmosphere as well.
O.R. Tambo Guest House is situated in a rustic, tranquil setting a mere 10 minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. With only eight luxury rooms on-site, this is premium lodging at its very best. Each room is fitted out with delicate furnishings, a flat screen TV with communal DStv premium bouquet, tea and coffee-making facilities, a work desk and free Wi-Fi connectivity. If you're looking for an escape not far from the city centre, O.R. Tambo Guest House is just the place for you.
Nothing beats the comfort of home, so why not book yourself into an Air BnB rental in Kempton Park for the duration of your stay? Not only does this offer you the privacy of your own home, but allows you to save extra cash for excursions around the city. It's the perfect choice for holiday makers who like to cook while on their travels or who simply prefer a touch of homeliness in their accommodations.
This enchanting restaurant is among the many eateries at 44 Stanley. They offer an abundance of Italian style fare with a traditional South African twist. As good as the food is, what keeps visitors coming back is the ambiance. They are tucked away behind the shady trees in a rustic setting with harmonious music in the background. The food and mood at this restaurant could make anyone think they have stepped into a café in Italy rather than a tiny suburb in Joburg.
Chocoloza is a chocolatier that is another gem of Milpark's prominent 44 Stanley. These chocolate specialists hand make their chocolates out of pure Belgian chocolate. They offer patrons the chance to choose their own chocolates and watch them being made. If that's not enough, their ingredients are also locally sourced to give you a delicious morsel that is free from artificial ingredients, palm oil and preservatives.
The best place to get your caffeine fix in Milpark is Bean There. This coffee bean retailer is South Africa's first certified fair trader. This means that the farmers of the beans are offered fair payment for their products which, in turn, empowers the community. All their coffee remains unblended to ensure that each type of bean can be roasted for their own unique flavour.
Mixed-use developments are something of a hot topic when it comes to Johannesburg these days and the most established such precinct on the edge of downtown Joburg is 44 Stanley. Fusing downtown urbanism with a subtle sophistication, it offers a combination of carefully curated, bespoke stores and independent restaurants. It is a hipster hangout of note with a variety of eateries, clothing stores, jewellers and book stores. On Sundays, 44 Stanley comes alive with a vinyl market, live music and local folk, as well as visitors from further afield.
Garden Court Hotel
With Melville and Westcliff nearby, Milpark is not quite kitted out for accommodation. But that's not stopping the Garden Court Hotel from owning its space in this neighbourhood. The hotel has well-appointed, en-suite rooms that offer modern, affordable accommodation and a host of amenities. The executive rooms have a self-catering option. Dining is available at the breakfast room and in-house restaurant.
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