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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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Ranked #37 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014
Stuart R Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

Dear Stuart R, Thank you for taking the time to write this complementary review! We pride ourselves on being able to offer long-haul passengers such as you a clean and comfortable place to stay. Our Front Desk TEAM is well versed when it comes to treating our GUESTS with the warm and welcoming reception they so richly deserve. Please rest... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

Dear anish3075, 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. Apologies that we did not have much to offer - but most of our GUESTS make... More

Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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

Dear PJ_Globetrotter, 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. We offer all our CLIENTS 500MG complimentary internet access, should our GUESTS require more they are... More

GRand Rapids MI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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

Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Maputo, Mozambique
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed in the transit hotel when returning from Europe in my way to Mozambique. After an 11 hour flight and having to spend the night for an early flight the day after, had no intention to go to the city. Found the hotel very comfortable, with all the airport facilities just one step outside, mean restaurant, shops, etc. Room... More

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

Dear AbelardoC, Thank you for taking the time to post your fantastic review on TripAdvisor. We pride ourselves on being able to offer long-haul passengers such as you a clean and comfortable place to stay. Our entireTEAM is well versed when it comes to treating our GUESTS with the warm and welcoming reception they so richly deserve. Please rest assured... 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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