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The staff was top notch. Most went above and beyond to assist. The room was comfortable and accommodating. They made me feel welcome and made it easy to relax after a couple of very busy weeks of travel. Strong WIFI, nice business services area. I'd stay there again. Thank you! The bar was a disappointment and a stark contrast to the rest of the hotel. I waited about 5 minutes before I finally had to get someone's attention to take my order (even though there were 2 workers behind the bar the whole time). The layout is not conducive to starting conversations among others at the bar and neither was the staff. I felt like I was inconveniencing them. Also, restaurant staff came to the bar and talked about dining patrons right in front of the guests at the bar. Not professional.
Clean, friendly, easy
The staff was very attentive and wonderful. Wifi in my room was not working
Great location for someone arriving Johannesburg one day and leaving the next. Hotel is 3-minute walk from Airport, which has luggage carts you can push over there and leave. Bellman will take you to ticket counter for check-in the next day. Great staff, genuinely pleased that you are there. Excellent food. Soundproof, no airport noise. I normally stay at Sandton Hilton near my business partners' office, but when staying overnight to connect a flight the next day, the added cost of this hotel is absolutely worth while. I shall return. Cannot think of anything I did not like.
Liked the restauruants in the complex and level of security Just too far from Joburg centre
Quality of room and restaurant were nice, as well as location close to casino. Ordered wake-up call - never came, lucky to have woken up on my own. Ad said international outlets were in the room - they were not. Airport shuttle bus had a schedule, arrived on time, but then didn't depart for 15 minutes.
Clean rooms, nice bed, good restaurants nearby and great breakfast. Shuttle service back and forth to the airport was excellent. Older rooms, staff is okay and hotel a bit pricey
two bathrooms, bed was comfy Room service answering telephone was very rude to me, food was poor, lights in bathroom didnt work. very expensive for the time I had
Check your bill!!!
The security no.
Very nice hotel and casino, luxury rooms and amazing breakfast I had a squeaking pipe in my room and it was hard to sleep bacuse of the noise
The breakfast buffet was grand The rate and size of rooms. Was a little expensive for rooms of that size
Staff is excellent, very friendly
Arthur was very friendly and the place seemed totally secure.
Great Staff Far from the city and overpriced en relation with the quality of the hotel
Owners were very friendly, helpful and accomodating.
Very nice stay. Extremely good value. Near to airport with free shuttle service an pleasant welcome at airport arrivals. Very helpful and nice staff. Nothing - all good!
We stayed here twice and found it to be the perfect place for an overnight near JNB. Airport transfers were seamless and the family atmosphere at the guesthouse was warm and inviting. Highly recommended!
The hotel is beautiful, quiet and neat. Not known
staff willing to assist with tour options/suggestions, friendly atmosphere
Family atmosphere and warm welcoming on both occassions. Great place owned by great, friendly and helpful people.
Owner picked me up at the airport, and arranged taxi for way back at 4 am. Good combination of price and quality.
Extremely clean and nice accommodation, excellent food, great location and even better hosts. Room dining facility was absent.
Nice place, welcoming staff. Both bar and braai (barbecue) are lovely...
Lovely room, comfortable bed, beautiful surroundings and friendly staff.
A very calm, and luxurious oasis which I thoroughly enjoyed during my stopover before departing from SA.
Very convenient to airport, especially the friendly transfer service. Ideal place to stay between international flights - a lovely little oasis with beautiful gardens and self-catering facilities. Restful and relaxing, with fresh homemade pastries and cooked breakfasts or dinners if desired. The lounge and bar are well appointed and work on an honour system, all very peaceful and private, no hustle and bustle. The rooms/units were lovely, with french doors opening onto the garden, but when the curtains are open (which is necessary to open the doors) there is no privacy from other guests or staff walking past, especially at night when lights are on in the room. A great solution would be to replace the curtains with timber blinds or shutters, which could be angled to allow fresh air and privacy. Also, would be good to have laundry facilities, hairdryer and clock.
Close to airport, modern hotel with large rooms and nice bathroom. Good breakfast and dinner.
Excellent all round.
the homely feel, relaxed atmosphere and felt safe only problem right in the flight path a bit noisy
Airport pick up service was great and the staff were very friendly.
Very close to airport. Very inviting, nicely designed and home-like.Lovely breakfast. No clock or phone in room...only "wake-up knock". Staff failed to tell us about honor bar and need to request hairdryer to take to room
Extremely convenient to Johannesburg airport. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere - even had an 'honesty' bar. No hair dryer in the room / bathroom
Very pleasant stay, a quiet oasis just what you need as a stop off inbetween journeys. well laid out lovely gardens attracting wildlife, close to airport, helpfull staff.
Cleanliness of the room, comfortable bed with crispy clean linen, hot delicious breakfast & friendly staff. Water pressure in the shower dropped significantly in the morning may be through heavy usage but that made it unpleasant to freshen up on a cold spring morning.
No curtains on the glass door, consequently too light.
Clean and modern hotel, good lounge area, well-stock bar (honesty system), good security. No heating, so quite cold in winter.
The friendliest staff I've ever encountered, perfect rooms with plenty of comfort, marvelous shower and great food!
Facilities were excellent.
A unique guesthouse, home-like, not really a hotel, with lovely accomodations and good breakfast. Staff were nice and friendly, and in response to my booking form request, arranged a tour of Johannesburg and Soweto, and arranged late transport to JNB. No.
Plenty of food choices and entertainment Getaroom.com screwed up the booking and there was no record of it with the Hotel. Mondior accommodated me though and were very helpful
convenient Transit hotel close to airport, with reliable shuttle, reasonable rooms, nice breakfast and easy access to range of restaraunts. Price was hiked due to World Cup
access to the airport/ friendly staff/ good breakfast
The breakfast buffet Staff were rude and service poor
This hotel does not justify the 3000 rands that we paid for a one night stay. It was the little things that let the room down - stains on the duvet cover and towel, no bath robes, hot and cold taps the wrong way around in the shower. However it was the rest of the hotel that was the real let down. Corridors full of detritus, and worst was the lack of restaurant. The staff directed us to the adjoining casino which was full of family restaurants - offering plenty of selection but nothing of quality. Breakfast in the hotel was diabolical with piles of limp egg and bacon that seemed to have been cooked hours before. I don't mind a hotel of dubious quality but not if I'm paying 3000 rands a night.
The Shuttle service
proximity with the Airport, easy to find, great rooms and friendly hotel staff. The food on evening.
Transfer to airport was a nice service of the hotel. We weren't content with the cleanless of the rooms/beds.
Friendly and convenient location. -
Prompt pick up from airport. Had to wake staff up for transfer back to airport in the morning.
greatv for a one noight transfer, but bring your earplugs
Large room. Tv. The pick-up service from the airport. No.
Friendly staff, prompt in delivering us to airport next day for plane to Durban
kind people and convenient
Very friendly and helpful Very near the runway so noisy.
The staff was great... the receptionist was friendly, went out of her way to accommodate us, and was able to answer our questions. The shuttle drivers were funny and we always felt safe in the car. We were the only guests on the property and the staff left at 9p... we were completely alone in a strange city, and had no one around. The room was tiny, and hot, with only a floor fan. The receptionist also pointed out the emergency light, in case power goes out! So weird. We ended up cancelling the second part of our stay for a regular hotel.
Nice, clean, and cozy hotel. Staff are friendly, responsive, and professional. Excellent value for money with free breakfast, fitness center, pool, and free internet. I loved and enjoyed my stay there and will definitely stay there again. PS: Confirm with the booking site that transportation is included with the price. Internet speed can be a bit slow at times.
th environment was very cogy nothing
The Willow Tree Guest House is a delightful little gem just a short trip from Tambo airport. Hosts Shelley and Ian are very gracious and the theme-centered houses look out on a delightful garden with a swimming pool. A full English breakfast cooked to order comes with the package. This is an especially good location for international travelers who are passing through Jo-berg and going on to another African airport the next day (or the reverse). For airport pickup at Tambo, call Shelley when you clear customs and she or Ian will pop right over to pick you up and whisk you off to their welcoming guest house. They couldn’t be kinder or more accommodating.
Very clean, owners are very friendly, possibility of having dinner with them for a small fee. The lack of free Internet.
met at airport and returned to airport for onward flight the next day
Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely room with privacy. Great to have efficient and inexpensive pick-up and delivery from airport. Air-conditioning would have been a bonus.
I love the owners. They made everything plesantly confortable for my short stay. n/a
The hospitality of the staff including the owner of the guest house and the homely environment. No
I was made most welome and grateful for being met at the airport and driven back when I departed. My only disappointment was the distance to the airport. When originally booked the Booking.com website indicfated 0.9 kms distance.. not the 9 kms actual distance.
The staff was extremely friendly, breakfast was good, room was nice & cozy. Pretty far from city center (although rather close to airport), wasn't too cheap.
After experience of other hotels/lodges (price, comfort, breakfast, service owners) this was generally poor.
Very close to the airport. Not close to anything else. Very clean and comfortable and staff very nice.
The Welcome. Good service from the start.
It was comfortable, quiet, and friendly. I enjoyed breakfast every mooring, cooked to order. The electronics in the room, (TV, radio, etc) could use an upgrade. There was no internet access.
Marnie and her family made us feel right at home and saw to our every need. What a wonderful way to get to know Johannesburg. I have nothing to complain about. Everything was wonderful
very clean, close to the airport, good breakfast it is handy for the airport, but difficult to access the city
Friendly reception. Secure area. Good location near airport. Light from outside in room during night -- black-out curtains should be used. Covered parking insufficient. Early warning system, dog, too active.
Friendly owners, good room, good breakfast
Very friendly and accommodating staff. \extremely clean room. \good services Very noisy with planes going overhead into the evening
clean, up to date in facilities, very friendly
Airport transfer, room service Tiles in the bedroom
Excellent service - picked up and dropped off at the airport for a nominal fee. The room was beautifully decorated with a lovely bathroom and very comfortable bed. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. No
The helpfulness of the hotel staff - they make you feel most welcome & facilitate your stay & travel plan in every way they can. None!
Staff, breakfast, cleanliness Room a bit chilly in winter, could use a heater
The hotel is very close to the airport and also offers a free shuttle service. The air condition was too noisy
Forming part of the Emperor's Palace Casino and Entertainment franchise, the Metcourt Laurel provided quick and easy access to a wide variety of activities and facilities. The hotel's central location within Johannesburg and its close proximity to the airport provided an excellent platform for exploring and relaxing during our stay. Despite the spatious size of the room, the overall room layout was poor, with a substantial amount of wasted space and dead corners. The choice of furniture and decor within the room was also surprising and although functional, disappointing, given the appearance of the upmarket foyer and reception area - the equivilant of a good first impression that lets you down when you look closer.
Very close to the airport; a lot of restaurants, shops and casino. I had an inside room with no exterior windows.
Its proximity to the Johannesburg Int airport and its free shuttle every 20 minutes was very convenient. It is a very impersonal place, style over substance. Attachment to a casino and mega slot-machine venue ether suits your way of life or you end up loathing the whole experience.
There is an excellent food court behind it. See especially the Ocean Basket, which is part of a chain but good. Breakfast buffet a feast. The fake emperor/classical motifs; just keep your eyes closed, except for the excellent photo history of apartheid somewhere in a hallway.
Proximity to mainy things.
Safety inside the grounds Luxurious accommodtions breakfast
The location is conveniently close to the restaurants at the Emperors Palace Casino complex. The breakfast service was above par compared to the rest of the hotel's services. These comments are not complaints, merely an account of my experience. The throw on my bed was stained. The toilet ran all night long. The power in my room got cut in the middle of the night, resulting in none of my business tools (phone and laptop) getting charged. At 4pm I was awoken by a very loud noise coming from the hallway - I assume a cleaner with a floor polisher. This is when I discovered there was no power in my room and I struggled to get dressed to get help. The phone was not working while the power was off. The receptionist was friendly and a technician restored the power in my room 15 minutes later. I reported these issues to reception on check-out.
We used the Spa for an extra $20 ...amazing value for money!