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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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013
DaviBenedetti Luanda, Angola
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Luanda, Angola
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have been to many hotels in Johanesburg, and I can say for sure that there are plenty of superior hotels for cheaper prices all around. Hovewer, I had a problem with my passport a few months ago, so I was in transit and couldn´t leave the airport. My flight was going to depart in the next day and staying... More

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

Dear DaviBenedetti Thank you for your review and feedback about your stay at Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport. 30 hours without sleep and in the airport chairs is definitely not ideal. I am so happy that you chose to stay with us to recharge your batteries before the next leg of your travels. It certainly is convenient being located... More

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is so convenient: A high quality hotel right in the airport. Lets face it, Johannesburg isn't the safest place in the world. Better option is to stay in the security of the airport for that layover, rather than venture out and get mugged (or worse).

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

Dear here369 What a lovely review and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the convenience of our location. Offering high quality facilities and service is exactly what we strive for and your feedback assures me that we are on track. Safety of GUESTS and their belongings are important to us at Protea Hotels so that their stay is relaxing and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I thought I was still on the plane when i was in this room, it was so noisy. The room was smart and could have been very nice, but for the noise and the smell in the bathroom. I was in transit for 11 hours and could not sleep at all. I was pleased that this hotel was available, but... More

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

Dear Jim H Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay. I understand the importance of rest during transit and I apologise for your discomfort. The Airport generator is located near the room you stayed in and we have reported this to them. I am pleased to let you know that this issue has been resolved.... More

London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed over night (on two separate occasions) while transiting to catch another flight. Hotel is right in the terminal and is fine enough for stop over. Only problem is, the airline wont let you collect your boarding pass until a few hours before so you still have to walk through back through security to collect it, so you still need... More

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

Dear Matthew_benson83 Thank you for your review of Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport and staying with us twice whilst in transit. Being located within the terminal is definitely advantageous for GUESTS with a long break between flights. Some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the comfort of your own room is beneficial. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night at this hotel. The room is large. Nice shower and sep toilet. The bed is large and very comfortable. All the linen and fittings are good quality. There is no window and the room is well sound insulated. Its convenient to the gates and shops. Surprisingly good stay.

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

Dear Alwrighty What a fantastic review and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. A spacious room and comfortable bed to catch up on some sleep is exactly what one needs when in transit. I am so happy that the room and its facilities were to your liking and that you benefitted from the insulated rooms. Having... More

Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The bed, shower and room were all good. However, when we checked in we were told that towels would be delivered soon. This was unwelcome because we were at a transit hotel and wanted to get some immediate rest. After waiting approximately 30 minutes, I went in search of someone to provide the towels so that we wouldn’t be disturbed... More

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

Dear aroundthenextcorner4 Thank you for your review and sharing your feedback with us. Our location within the international transit area is definitely a plus for travelers that have a short layover. There is no doubt that a comfortable bed and hot shower are a must to relax and freshen up before the next leg of the journey. I am truly... More

UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Excellent stay at the hotel for sleep quality and to refresh. There are no amenities at the hotel, the only things you get are a very nice room with an amazingly confortable bed (just what you need) a nice modern shower and coffee making facilites. Very close to the duty free area where you can shop or feed your stomach.... More

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

Dear cuttingsguy Thank you for your wonderful review and ‘5 out of 5’ score on TripAdvisor. Long waiting times and overnight transits add to the exhaustion one already has from the flight. Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport aims to provide a comfortable room for GUESTS to freshen up and catch up on some rest. I am so pleased that... More

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I had a overnight layover in the airport, and somehow decided I'd be fine just wandering around the airport the entire time (that was not the case, as the airline wouldn't check my luggage in until the next day). I also thought people in official airport outfits were official airport people. They were not. I had a lot of jet... More

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

Dear Alicia C We appreciate your positive feedback and recommendations of our hotel after your recent stay at Protea Hotel Transit OR Tambo Airport. I am thrilled to hear that you received the fast and efficient service that you required from our STAFF and I will be sure to commend them on their efforts. The nearby restaurants do offer variety... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Protea at JNB is exactly what i want in a transit hotel: walk from the plane to the hotel (no endless shuttle-bus wait), quiet room, decent room service, departure lounge shops and restaurants are a few steps away, The room was clean, the water pressure good, and the check-in/check-out process very smooth. This is not a tourist hotel so... More

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

Dear Marco20009 Thank you for your words of recommendation that you mentioned on Trip Advisor after your recent stay at Protea Hotel Transit OR Tambo International Airport. We are delighted to receive your compliments and we will certainly congratulate the STAFF. Your description of our convenient location, efficient service and sufficient nearby facilities is exactly what we pride ourselves on... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Hotel is nothing like it is presented "oasis for travelers" . I have stayed at the Protea hotels before and had pleasant experience. But this transit hotel is terrible. No mini bar, poor quality TV and the he rooms are like dog box with no window. I had a 9 hr stay over and should have gone elsewhere. There was... More

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

Dear Spinksy67 Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor and bringing your concerns to our attention. Due to the nature of our location, we pride ourselves on offering quality rooms for GUESTS in transit to freshen up and get some well-deserved rest. There are a wide variety of restaurants in the Airport itself, which are all within minutes’ walk.... 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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