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Premier Hotel OR Tambo

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   73 Gladiator St | Rhodesfield, 1621, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Premier OR Tambo Hotel near the OR Tambo International Airport is about a 10 minute shuttle ride (free shuttle) from the airport. We were arriving in Johannesburg from a non-stop flight from New York at 8 AM. Prior to traveling, I contacted the hotel to make sure we could check in as soon as we arrived, and the reservations... More

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WR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At first - first impression - I thought this hotel and conference venue looked pretty good. Unfortunately, after the first few encounters, my "first impression" fell to zero. 1. The steam room in the "wellness centre" is not working. 2. Mobile coverage (both SA providers) are terrible to zero! You constantly have to mover around to get any form of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course I cannot say that Premier is to blame for this incident, which happened the second we stepped off the transfer bus from the airport at the door of the hotel within the car park. However, I would urge other travellers not to stay here due to the incredibly poor security and the appalling way in which the incident... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at this hotel while waiting for our flight out of Johannesburg. We booked on line so the price was quite good for a suite. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, the food was very good and the tours they offered were reasonably priced. The location close to the airport is ideal for connecting flights... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing this hotel previously, my partner and I booked an overnight stay to be close to the airport for an early morning flight. What a pleasant surprise. The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating, the rooms are very spacious, modern and clean and the service was outstanding (free shuttle service to the airport). Importantly, the rates were reasonable too!... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for an evening meal. The restaurant is well furnished and the staff are pleasant, but the food is very poor, mostly cold with a strong sense it had been reheated several times. It is expensive. Would much prefer Spur at the airport at half the price or less.

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. Your comments will be addressed with my Associates to enhance our service offering. We take pride in our restaurant as we offer Buffet and a la Carte menus. Our buffet offers a wide variety of choice from starters to mouth-watering desserts. Please contact me so that I can arrange for you to enjoy... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for my two nights in Jo'burg. My room was really nice and clean. I had a spacious room with a huge walk out balcony (I think one of the few rooms that had this.) The breakfast offered in their restaurant was great and had one of the better cups of coffee I had in Africa. I found it... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, Manager at Premier Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your positive review. Your comment pertaining to the bar, and the challenges of stock on hand and paying by cash are noted and will be addressed. As an avid coffee drinker, I am delighted that you approve on my chosen blend. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back to the Premier Hotel... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is one of the hotels that is not connected or next to the terminal, and is worth the free transit if you are staying a little longer or holding meetings in the area. The rooms are modern and spacious and big open plan bathrooms are great. The breakfast was very good and service excellent. Did not use the gym... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank for the excellent review. We are glad that we have succeeded in providing you with a pleasant stay. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon at Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. Yours in Hospitality Henk Bredenoord General Manager Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo More

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I had occasion to take international guests to this hotel. They had booked the hotel on line. I had not heard of the hotel and initially raised an eyebrow when they told me about it. What a surprise was waiting for me. The security guard at the entrance gate was polite, efficient and welcoming. We had no sooner parked and... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you very much for your positive comments. It is very rewarding to hear that we have succeeded in making happy Ambassadors for the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Yours in Hospitality Henk Bredenoord General Manager Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo More

Silverthorne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed here on an overnight stopover before heading out the next day to the North. The staff was very friendly , rooms were spacious, clean, well decorated and quiet with all the amenities. Gated and guarded grounds allowed us to leave our car without worry. Included breakfast offered a wide variety of hot , cold and cooked to order... More

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PremierHotelsSocial, General Manager at Premier Hotel OR Tambo, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon at Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. Yours in Hospitality Henk Bredenoord General Manager Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo More

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Additional Information about Premier Hotel OR Tambo

Address: 73 Gladiator St | Rhodesfield, 1621, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 175 hotels in Greater Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Hotel OR Tambo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo welcomes you to Johannesburg, the major international gateway into South Africa. This vibrant and dynamic area has a throbbing pulse, an awesome sense of rhythm and invites you to indulge in the extravagant comfort of the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. Only 800 metres from the Gautrain Station and 1.2km from O.R. Tambo International Airport, reached by a free shuttle bus, the 275 room Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is a full service 4-star plus hotel. Far from being just a stay-over, the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo provides all the services and style necessary to make for a comfortable travel experience.This pristine hotel offers 275 rooms (49 of which are suites with their own lounges), public areas offer free Wi-Fi internet connections, in-room dining, in-room safety deposit box, business centre, swimming pool deck, gymnasium, restaurant and two bars along with 24 hour room service and secure undercover parking.Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo also contains a large conference centre, with nine conference rooms and board-rooms, able to hold up to 800 delegates cinema-style along with state-of-the-art facilities. ... more   less 
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