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Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport

4.0 of 5 Exclusively for Guests in International Transit | Terminal A, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg 1627, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Protea is located a few KMs away from the airport. Getting there is easy with a shuttle running every half hour from the hotel terminal behind the Intercontinental. The theme of the hotel may be a little much as an old airport hanger (not sure if it really was), but it is still kinda fun nonetheless. The rooms are... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , Kindly note that the review page is for Protea Hotel TRANSIT , situated in the International Departures Terminal inside the Airport.We will forward to the Hotel concerned. Thanking you More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night prior to joining a tour. This hotel is great and modern and very comfortable. The staff are very helpful, particularly Cindy on reception who helped us. The food here is really good and the rooms to a good standard. The hotel is located next to the airport so a good location for this, not really... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , Kindly note that the review page is for Protea Hotel TRANSIT , situated in the International Departures Terminal inside the Airport.We will forward to the Hotel concerned. Thanking you More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
45 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a very long haul flight from Australia, pick up by free transit bus to hotel, ( every 1/2 hour to and from). This took about 15 minutes, hotel has had some work done it, staff were very friendly and helpful. (( P.S watch out for porter/ s at airport touting for work + tips )). Room was reasonable size... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , Kindly note that the review page is for Protea Hotel TRANSIT , situated in the International Departures Terminal inside the Airport.We will forward to the Hotel concerned. Thanking you More 

Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used this hotel twice during a recent trip to South Africa and it was all one would want for an airport area one-night stay hotel. The rooms were decent sized, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. Soundproofing was very good as there was no discernible airplane noise. The buffet breakfast was good and offered a pretty broad selection.... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , Kindly note that the review page is for Protea Hotel TRANSIT , situated in the International Departures Terminal inside the Airport.We will forward to the Hotel concerned. Thanking you More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In July 2014, me and my colleagues were travelling in a group, from my country to Sao Paulo, and we booked for a night as on our return journey we were in transit. Upon our arrival the rooms were not ready, dirty laundry, without clean towels. and when we requested we only received one. Just to mention at least me... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , I trust that you are well. Thank you once again for taking the time to give us valuable feedback , I have responded in you private mail as we wish to find alternatives to and assist you further.We do sincerly apologise for the bad experience that you had during your transitting trip. More 

Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel very close to the airport at Johannesburg. This was our first trip to South Africa, so we were a little nervous. The shuttle bus is easy to find and leaves every 15 minutes. The room was large with lots of room for our luggage - big comfy beds and great pillows. The bathroom in the... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Day , I trust that you are well. Kindly note that the TRANSIT Hotel is situated dierctly in the Airport,behind Immigrations,inside the International Terminal.Please do allow us to host you next time you are in transit.The review made is for the Or Tambo which is situated outside of the Airport. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel very near to the airport in Johannesburg. The staff was very welcoming and our room was great. A little surprise was that the shower is in the bedroom along with the sink. There is a curtain separating the shower from the beds and it was new and modern. It just surprised us. The... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Day , I trust that you are well. Kindly note that the TRANSIT Hotel is situated dierctly in the Airport,behind Immigrations,inside the International Terminal.Please do allow us to host you next time you are in transit.The review made is for the Or Tambo which is situated outside of the Airport. More 

Porto, Portugal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I can unfortunately not comment too much about this hotel, since I arrived relatively late at the hotel, and took off the next morning quite early. I do, however, have an opinion about this hotel, that I would like to share… and this is it: POSITIVE POINTS: First of all, this is a 3 star hotel, with a four star... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , I trust this finds you well. Thank you for taking time to provide fedback on your stay.Kindly note that the TRANSIT Hotel is situated within Terminal A in OR Tambo Airport , behind Immigrations.Please do allow us to host you on your next transitting trip.Contacts are : room@proteahoteltransit.co.za . The review has been done for OR Tambo... More 

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Perfect for a good night's rest if you do not want the hassle of going out in to the city. Perhaps a little expensive for what it is and considering that there are no other facilities than your room and wifi. Any food or drink must be sourced from the terminal which isn't as simple as it sounds - quite... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning, I trust this finds you well. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience at our Hotel.We hope that we can host you on your next trip and exceed your expectations. Thank you, Regards Protea Hotel TRANSIT Management More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had a 19-hours connection at JNB airport, so I decided to book a room at the 12-24 hours rate. Service at the reception desk was very good, room very clean, comfortable bed, TV and complimentary wifi. A room without window which is a little depressing, but maybe there are windows on the upper floor of the hotel. I found... More 

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PH-Transit, General Manager at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Good Morning , I trust that you are well. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay with us, and are glad that we were able to offer you the convinience that you required.We hope to host you on the next time you are in transit. More 

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Address: Exclusively for Guests in International Transit | Terminal A, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg 1627, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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