The Willow Inn

4.0 star property
Suburban guesthouse in Benoni with outdoor pool and restaurant

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The Willow Inn

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Front of property
Interior detail
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Willow Inn

9,0 out of 10 Superb
9,0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
1 Ambleside Avenue, Lakefield, Benoni, Gauteng, 1501
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Casino shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Standard Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Golf view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Twin Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Golf view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • East Rand Mall - 8 min drive
  • Emperors Palace Casino - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 13 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 69 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 37 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 40 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)


  • IL Gusto Ristorante - 5 min drive
  • The Classic India Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Tribes African Steakhouse & Grill - 11 min drive
  • Kung-Fu Kitchen - 4 min drive
  • Adega Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

The Willow Inn

The Willow Inn offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 180 per vehicle one way. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include 2 outdoor tennis courts, a terrace, and a garden.


Afrikaans, English

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Golfing nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 180 per vehicle (one way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Casino shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Outlook Benoni
Outlook Lodge Lakefield Benoni
Outlook Lodge Benoni
Outlook Lodge Benoni, Africa
Outlook Lodge Benoni Africa
Outlook Lakefield Benoni
Outlook Lakefield
Outlook Lodge
The Willow Inn Benoni
Outlook Lodge Lakefield
The Willow Inn Guesthouse
The Willow Inn Guesthouse Benoni

Frequently asked questions

Does The Willow Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Willow Inn 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Willow Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Willow Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Willow Inn?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Willow Inn?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Willow Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 180 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Willow Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Willow Inn?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Carnival City & Entertainment World (11-min drive) and Emperors Palace Casino (13-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Willow Inn and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Willow Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Willow Inn like?
The Willow Inn is located a short 13-minute walk from Benoni Lake Golf Course.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great stay, very clean.
2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

The telephone number doesnt work and nobody answered the door
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

mellanie, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely spot. Staff very friendly. Only drawback is no elevator to get to second floor.
George, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Bad, bad very Bad and spooky
When we arrived, there was no button to let them know we are there. I've drive around the corner, and up and down in the street, don't know how to get in. No visible signs. The place is very dark and spooky. The staff was not friendly, I was so disappointed. This place will never see me again. Please take it off your website.
Amelia, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Stay away
Carpet dirty. Tap in bathroom broken. No hot water. Pouring rain yet had to get out of car to press intercom as phone was not answered. No bottled water in room. No milk. Ricoffee and cremora!
Martha, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable accommodation
Staff most friendly and accommodating. Conveniently situated.
Estelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Convient stop for airport
Old lodge, nice people, but could use some updating. Great service shuttle to & from airport. Within gated community, safe, but on noisy side road. Great wild bird sanctuary near by for a walk. Food only ok, coffee poor.
Lynne, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

It had a very homey feel and a great place just to relax and regroup after being on a nine day Safari. I absolutely loved the fact that our whole bed pad was heated which felt great on my tired joints and muscles from all the hiking. I was able to have my clothes washed. We did enjoy strolling around the bird sanctuary. It was very convenient and close to the airport. If my goal was to visit Joannasburg every day it would have been a little remote for that. Possible but a good 45 minutes traffic pending. Overall, a great place that worked for our plans in the area.
1-night family trip
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