Sunrock Guesthouse (Kempton Park, South Africa)

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Sunrock Guesthouse (Kempton Park, South Africa)

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Guest house is located about 5-10 minutes drive from JNB airport. They offer free 24hr transfers if you inform them of your flight details. If however like me you decide to hire a car, to get to Soweto is about 1 hour and downtown area around 35-45 minutes. Kempton park seems like a suburb of the airport. I wouldn’t say there is much to walk to etc. The place is very secure inside a compound.


The room is rows of ground level attached cottages with glass sliding doors and private covered porches.
The room is quite small due to the large king size bed that takes up most of the space. However there is still room for a luggage rack workable desk with kettle & plugs and tall empty wardrobe.

The bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows, nice bedding and bed side tables each side. Access to plug sockets though is limited to the desk sockets. If your not local to the country, you will need a plug socket adaptor because SA has their own unique design of which main stream adaptors won’t fit. Staff though did kindly provide one to me since I was only there one night.
The room also offers a cable TV positioned in corner of ceiling with many international channels.
The room also offers an above bed fan but no AC, however didn’t find it hot. Decor is warm, homely and room is very clean with a Christian feel about it. The desk is sufficient if you need to get work done.

The adjoining bathroom is of adequate size offering a shower cubicle their own in-house branded mini amenity bottles.
The noticeable items missing in the room is a safe & mini fridge but this is a guest house. I would say a safe is not important because the property seems very secure in my opinion. A couple of other thing is that a blue light does face you from TV area (when lights out and off) in which can’t be turned off. It’s kind of annoying so bring an eye mask, There provide a nice collection of main stream magazines to read.


The hotel offers free parking, free wifi (though it is slightly slow) & free breakfast.
The breakfast starts and finishes quite early and offers a buffet plus an egg cooked to your liking, it’s meeting a good standard of food.
They also offer a dinner buffet at around 160zar but since I went out I didn’t experience this.
All these catering facilities are by the medium size pool in what they call the entertainment zone. This consists of a bar, pool & ping pong table, a gym upstairs and plenty of tables to sit & unwind with complimentary coffee. There is also an out door area with fire burning to relax at. There is also a traditional curio shop. Overall for a guest house it offered very nice facilities.


Staff are what shone out at Sunrock. Naturally helpful and caring especially with their concerns about me visiting Hilbrow. Check-in and check-out is fast and they remember your first name. Staff also accompany you to room. Excellent level of service that gave a homely and a relaxed atmosphere to your stay.

Previously I stated at Intercontinental at airport & while that is nice. Sunrock proved to be a decent alternative that was quiet, clean, welcoming and excellent value for money. I would definitely stay here again if I go back to JNB.

11 Park St, Kempton Park Cbd, Johannesburg, 1619, South Africa

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Excellent value for money in this friendly & comfortable safe guest house with good facilities, very close to airport

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