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Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Exclusively for Guests in International Transit | Terminal A, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg 1627, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During a flight from Heathrow to Lilongwe we had a stop in Johannesburg. This was an unplanned stop and we needed secure, comfortable within the airport complex. We were given a list of possible hotels including the Transit Hotel. This hotel is airside and very secure, a lift takes you from the hotel reception area to the departure area of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was easy to locate and very conveniently positioned.Not having to exit customs was great and the hotel afforded a nice quiet sleep/rest.The room was basic but clean.One gripe was the lack of bath-towels so we used hand-towels instead.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were on our route to an exotic destination, due to our 20 hour transit time, we had no choice but to select this hotel. There is no other choice in the airport. Everything else is outside and requires a visa. Check in process was smooth. Long walk to the room. All rooms are non-smoking and it is a... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a night at the Transit Hotel after Lufthansa grudgingly put me up after messing my connecting flight. The hotel front desk is located down the hallway after passing through security for connecting flights inside the international transit zone in the upper level. The rooms are located on the 3rd floor. The room was good sized and the furnishings... More

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GRand Rapids MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

From the greeting at the door to Check out the hotel was amazing. The reception area and restaurant Quill are beautiful. The guest rooms are perfect and very well appointed, I lacked for nothing. Wish I could have stayed longer. The only down side is it is at the airport and you have a long way to get anywhere.

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

Dear hornsbyks, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. The mission of Protea Hotel Transit is to provide a certain convenience and a clean and quiet environment to our GUESTS, as we know just how exhausting long-haul traveling can be on the body. Glad to hear that we provided just that... I do hope that the TEAM of Protea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hotel itself is perfect for a layover with late night flights. The bed was comfortable. There was a nice shower and amenities, as well as coffee and tea. It is conveniently located within the terminal for dining and shopping. I agree with another reviewer's comments about check-in. We were fortunate being the only ones checking in. But I passed... More

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

Dear Denise S, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. The mission of Protea Hotel Transit is to provide a certain convenience and a clean and quiet environment to our GUESTS, as we know just how exhausting long-haul traveling can be on the body. With regards to you not receiving your wake up call. I have immediately addressed this... More

San Francisco, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had to "eat" our prepaid reservation here, because we needed to get our luggage and clear customs at JNB. Unfortunately, once we exited the area, we could not get back in to the transit area, and since we had booked our reservation "online", the hotel would not transfer us to the Protea outside of the airport. This was disappointing... More

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

Dear Swannygal, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are truly sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations and it is disappointing that many of the concerns could have been prevented. We are grateful that you took the time to communicate these shortfalls to us and to allow us the opportunity to attend... More

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It's good enough if you are just looking for a comfortable bed to sleep between flights. Make sure you bring a snack and toothpaste when you arrive in the middle of the night, because those were not available. One more advice: If you are coming into South Africa in Johannesburg and then you continue on a DOMESTIC flight you HAVE... More

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

Dear HichamDaoudi, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. As a hotel specifically accommodating in-transit passengers - our unique location in the airport’s international terminal ensures that those looking to venture out in to the duty free mall are able to do so with ease. You can tailor suit these to your preference, and of... More

Atlanta
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed here 1 night on my way to Mozambique. It was not easy to find, and it took 20 minutes to check in. The staff seemed unclear about how to handle more than one client at a time. My room was far away, through an endless corridor that seemed like a maze. The room was comfortable, although the furniture... More

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

Dear MrsJAtlanta, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Such reviews are extremely helpful in order to assist us with where we are going right and most importantly where we are going wrong. Your overall experience is totally unacceptable as this is certainly not Protea Hotel Transit’s standard and I would like to sincerely apologise for this and assure you... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very convenient place to stay overnight between flights. You pass through security and are back in the airport, and thus, can come and go to eat, walk, shop, exercise, etc, without bags and without having to go through security for onward flights. It really works quite well. The rooms are good sized, well equipped and quiet. The staff are pleasant... More

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

Dear Capecodrev, Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. The mission of Protea Hotel Transit is to provide a certain convenience and a clean and quiet environment to our GUESTS, as we know just how exhausting long-haul traveling can be on the body. Glad to hear that we provided just that... I do hope that the TEAM of Protea... 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport 4*
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROTEA HOTEL TRANSIT O.R. TAMBO AIRPORT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR GUESTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT. Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport - A Classical African Experience for transient travellers. The Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport, situated behind Immigrations inside international departures at OR Tambo International Airport, offers a welcome opportunity for transient travellers to rejuvenate between international flights. As the only hotel in this location, we offer the utmost convenience to all international travellers in transit – catering to your specific needs. Be it a refreshing shower or a quick nap on our comfortable beds before you board your next long flight; Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is the perfect choice for you! The classic and modern Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport ensures that you receive fast, efficient and friendly service, from express check in to check out. Our location also offers you the opportunity to roam the wide selection of retail shops and restaurants should you have the time. We have taken every measure to ensure that your stay with us is as convenient and enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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