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Reviews of Big "5" Guesthouse

59 Green Avenue Edleen, 1621 Kempton Park, South Africa

#8 of 55 hotels in Kempton Park

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Review score

Based on 132 hotel reviews

8.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.4

  • Comfort

    8.8

  • Location

    8.5

  • Facilities

    8.6

  • Staff

    9.3

  • Value for money

    8.7

  • Free WiFi

    8.2

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  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Since we were heading to the airport in the morning, the location was ideal, but someone wanting to go into town would need a car. Gautrain is not within walking distance.

    We got a very a large room, with comfortable beds. Kitchen is really just a bar, with a refrigerator, but no microwave or stove (we did not need one). Breakfast (included in price) was good, including hot drinks, eggs, sausage and/or bacon made to order.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Dogs barked all night a couple of the nights, made sleep difficult.

    The staff were lovely and friendly. Anton took us into town a couple of times, very accommodating.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything is good. The parking is not very spacious, so you have to manoeuvre a bit to get in and out.

    We spent our last night here before returning home. We're a family of four with two teenage girls, we appreciated the spaciousness of the Lion suite. It's really close to the airport. Anton, the owner is an enthousiastic and friendly man. The rooms are very clean and tastefully decorated.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The family-room sleeps 4 for one or two nights, but would probably feel a little cramped for longer stays. The location is perfect if you need a place to sleep before flying out of Jo'burg next morning, the airport is just a 10 minutes drive away, and the owner offers a very flexible shuttle service at a reasonable price. Rooms are clean and the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was very good.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing much! The breakfast was a bit basic for a vegetarian, but good enough for travelling though (I don't think the coffee was filter; if not, real coffee would have been better - but then I am a coffee snob :-))

    This is a nice, small, quiet, guest house near to the airport (but not close enough to be able to hear the planes). The staff were very helpful and the rooms really nicely decorated.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Hmmmmm. Hard to point out. 😀

    Very warm and welcoming people. Must stay here. Nothing that you ask for is a bother to Anton and family. Would definitely recommend.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I booked at the Big 5, a Buffalo suite but when I got there about 4 hours later than my estimated arrival time of 2pm, my room had been given away. I got driven to another lodge, where they gave me a small dark room with a car park and walking passage just outside my window (no view) and I could hear everyone come and go. The shower door was broken and the water was either scotching hot or cold, the mixer was not working. I was told there was no bar or lounge area to relax in or get a drink, apart from a vending machine and the dinning room for food. I was not eating dinner so I retired earlier than I wanted to. The ride to airport was not complimentary, that was not made clear in the booking process. This was a bad ending to an otherwise good trip I had in SA!

    It was clean

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    The owners appeared reserved. There was a noisy generator runing in the neighbours garden until 12:30 a.m. The free WiFi didn't work during our stay except for a brief period between 1:am and 5:a.m

    Comfy bed, good shower, nice breakfast

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed linen and towels were very basic . Maybe we have been lucky in other properties . The bathroom had a shower curtain between the toilet and another on the shower .. A bit dated . A good room for a quick turnaround for the airport .

    Very good location for the airport approx 15 mins . Good size room nice furniture and very clean.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    It would be better if the bathroom area is closed off by a door to lend more privacy.

    The Lion suite was perfect for our family and it can easily accommodate 4 adults.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Only a few improvements.. 1. Double sink in the bathroom, only one works 2. Broken window in the bathroom.

    1. Perfect location, near the airport. We needed to stay a night in Johannesburg before going to Drakensbergen. 2. Great owner and staff. We arrived very late, around 11.30 pm and Anton went up to greet us. 3. Large room with a big bathroom 4. Didn't make use of it, but perfect common area and swimming pool.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    No one when you arrive, you must phone to know was is your room. You need a taxi to go there and come back so price increases. A little noisy ...

    The room was very nice, clean and confortable. The is also an outside saloon were you can stay or drink something. The owner Anton is very nice and helpfull.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very little not to like. Compares very well with similar establishments.

    A great Guest House offering good comfort at a very reasonable price. The location according to our needs was perfect.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Restaurants close by are few and far between so delivery isn't a bad option to consider

    The people that own and run the Big 5 and it's great location to the airport

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    bedding and pillows were clean, but need replacing.

    Very conveniently located for our purposes and nice and quiet, despite being quite close to the airport.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    A table to sit around with the whole family for playing or similar it's needed...

    Superbs beds with heating system. Nice and quiet surroundings, very close to the airport, excellent for stopovers

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    A bit disappointed with the breakfast. As I like continental breakfast we would have loved some croissants or muffins.

    Very pleasant place. Owner really nice and helpfull.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent welcome to South Africa. Great pick up service from the airport. Pleasant rooms with comfortable beds. Owner was really nice and drove us back to the airport the next morning. If you're looking for a relaxed arrival in South Africa this is the place

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    All excellent. Very close to the airport. The owner was always very helpful, he arranged for the transfer to and from the airport and, although the hotel didn´t serve meals, with the exception of breakfast, he helped us to order dinner which was delivered to the hotel. The bed was excellent. The employees were all very polite. Breakfast, served as if it were a five-star hotel, was plentiful and varied. Finally, there is parking place, which was very helpful because we rented a car. The relationship between price and quality is excellent. I recommend without doubt.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Pick and drop adds up It is about 15 minutes away from airport and it cost 200 Rands person pick and drop.

    Super nice host. Super nice staff. Very good for transit from jnb. Will stay there again.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful Guest House, very clean, super friendly Host.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Garden View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Frienfdly welcome late at njght. Spotlessly clean. Generous breakfast. Owner on site and so friendly. Safe parking

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wi-Fi not working due to issues in the whole area

    Personnel helpful and available to all customer’s needs Very good breakfast

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very nice host; Shuttle Service to the Airport was perfect; Thanks Anton

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    As an improvement consider closing top of bathroom door with maybe fanlight.

    Linen very clean

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Inadequate heating

    Comfortable clean and spacey room, great airport location

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Traditional breakfast

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good location from airport

    Really helpful

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fantastic place. Owner is adorable. All very clean and spacious. Highly recommend it.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast good. Lovely room

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was difficult to find at night. No exterior lighting.

    Breakfast was fabulous.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Breakfasts were great.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 June 2017

    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    None

    Security was perfect and safe.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    World class facilities

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Family friendly atmosphere very close to Johannesburg airport.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    We stayed one night before flying to Cape Town. Property is very close to the Airport. Very friendly and helpful owner.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    there was no wifi

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    small room a bit gloomy,but big bathroom equipment very basic, Wifi did not work

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly people. Close to the AirPort

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    the place is little confined: no open space to relax outside, f e. near the swimming pool

    the hospitality of organizing dinner

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dog barks disturbing the sleep

    Close to airport and quiet surbab

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not much

    Bed very comfy and staff very friendly and helpful

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    They charged us R200 to get us from the airport. The price of an Uber is R100, so you can use Uber.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2017

    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No Aircon in my room

    I loved the place..

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2017

    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    Being welcomed dearly in the very late hours

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Nice and quiet. Bed was comfortable

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The breakfast was tops, and very comfortable bed. Rooms very neat and tidy.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything was just perfect thanks. Beds nice and soft, and enough towels. Nice quiet area

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We were very well looked after and really appreciated the extra help in getting organized in J'burg.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Appearance of the property from the outside

    Staff. Location.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2016

    • Family with young children
    • Family Suite
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!

    The staff were very friendly and helpful.Enjoyed the stay. Will definitely be back!!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No complaints

    Great spots for travel purposes,close to OR Tambo

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2016

    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Less chioces on breakfast Aircon kept on tripping

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Prefer a bigger breakfast for you English Breakfast. Prefer a must bigger breakfast for the vegatarian.

    Clean room with nice bath. Friendly people !!

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • One-Bedroom Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Friendly, accommodating, thoughtful and very comfortable.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2016

    • Family with older children

    Internet signal isn't the strongest.

    It's located 5-7 minutes away from the airport, so it was convenient for my layover in JNB. Great common area and breakfast was good. The room is very comfortable, quite spacious and very homey.

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    • Solo traveller

    Convenience of location. Seclusion. Everything

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    No bottled water in room No toilet door but a curtain No bathroom amenities

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Great staff, good breakfast, great location!

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The friendliness of the owners, the comfortable room and its cleanliness.

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Very friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Family with young children

    None

    The place was neat and comfortable

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Very friendly and helpful owner! The facilities are very nice and adequate; you won't regret staying here.

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room should have had an Aircon

    Lovely breakfast

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    No wifi in room

    Good place nearby airport Cosy place

  • Reviewed: 31 December 2015

    • Business trip
    • Couple

    No wifi access

    Good hospitality

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    • Business trip
    • Couple

    The staff was really helpfull and very friendly.

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