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Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner York & Gladiator Street | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012
RAR1953 Winchester, Massachusetts
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Protea Hotel at/near O R Tambo International Airport provided a quiet, comfortable room for an overnight before my continuing on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe the next morning. An excellent buffet breakfast was included in room rate. I didn't use the exercise room, but did inspect it and found it to be fully equipped. There was a hair drier and... More

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

Dear RAR1953 Thank you for posting such a positive review on TripAdvisor. A good night’s sleep is very important, especially when in transit, and we are delighted that you found the rooms quiet and comfortable. Starting the day with a wholesome breakfast is always a good thing. Our chefs continuously update menus and source fresh produce for the buffet. I... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here during our last 2 days in South Africa. The rooms are small but very comfortable. Our only complaint would be that it would be nice to have shower doors. However, the beds are extremely comfortable. We ate quite a few times at the restaurant. The lunch/dinner menu is fairly inexpensive and good. The breakfast... More

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

Dear marimily1 Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your way back home. I am so happy to hear that the rooms, especially the beds, were comfortable. We place a strong emphasis on the high quality of our breakfasts, which boast a wide selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. Your comments about the ‘friendly and... More

Cairo, Egypt
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

well designed, great service, friendly staff , I would never stay anywhere else when i have a layover in O.R mambo, the staff was very understanding when I had to be a bit late for the checkout time. Great Place, thank you for the exceptional management !

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

Dear engy a Thank you so much for such an amazing review. Ensuring that our GUESTS have a comfortable and meaningful stay is always important. I am glad that we were able to accommodate your late checkout and that the STAFF was friendly. Safe travels on your way home and we look forward to seeing you during your next trip... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We found that the location, situated close to Oliver Thambo International airport has its business and personal advantages. Meetings with delegates from all over South Africa traveling by air have no problem getting here because there is a shuttle service and we are not expected to fetch anyone ourselves. The conference facilities and support are just perfect for us. Delegates... More

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

Dear Bryan J What a great review. It is always a great boost for STAFF morale when we receive such positive feedback. I will make sure to share your thoughts with the entire TEAM. Thank you very much for your post. Kind Regards Gawie Nel General Manager Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport More

Kansas City, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

For someone just landing in JNB, this hotel provides a great 1st stop for rest & relaxing. The lobby, eating & bar decor provide a trip back in aviation time. We found all the bar & serving staff full of life & laughter. And, the outdoor pool area, while loud with road noise, provided a great area to sit with... More

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HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Dear GaryGamso Experiences like yours are what we strive to achieve every day. I appreciate your compliments on our aviation theme and I will most certainly pass on your comments of praise to the STAFF. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and that you are able to visit other hotels from the Protea family. Kind regards Gawie... More

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed two days following two weeks in the Kalahari and the Mpumalanga. I had special needs to include the locked storage of Firearms. I E-mailed management two a months before the trip and subsequently the reservation. The Manager and his front deck manager promptly responded with cordially and promptly providing the assurance I sought. When I arrived there was... More

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HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Dear JE2 I am proud to hear that the STAFF was able to attend to all of your requirements and appreciate your positive comments on TripAdvisor. Providing quality food and comfortable rooms is part of our goal to offer the best GUEST service at all times and I will be sure to relay your kind words to the TEAM. Unfortunately,... More

Montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I made my reservation on line, looking for a hotel close to airport. I selected this hotel based on its name: Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. Unfortunately the name is very misleading, since the hotel is not close to airport. There are at list a dozen of other hotels more close to airport and in better location. However due to... More

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HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Dear lbodocan I would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused during your recent stay at Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport. It is not our intention to mislead GUESTS in any way by the name of the hotel. We are proud to be located within 3 kilometres of the airport and to offer GUESTS a free shuttle service between... More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We recently stayed at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo on two occasions, both before and after a safari in Kruger Park. Our travel agent booked this hotel for us, and our safari guide, who was also familiar with the hotel and stayed there on our first night, said it was an excellent choice. Looking at the street view in Google... More

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HeatherPoulsen, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport, responded to this review

Dear Xenedis Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor and providing us with an opinion both on the physical features and services that our product offers. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and the innovative design. Perhaps we can make your next stay more comfortable by allocating a different room type... More

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed on Sat. Oct 6, 2012. Check-in was made easy by a courteous and VERY helpful desk clerk who even telephoned my airline to find out if my missing bag had been located. Room was clean and quiet, even though it was only one floor above the outdoor patio. Love that the floor is engineered hardwood rather than carpet,... More

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

Dear Arete, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor after your recent visit at The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport We would just like to express our thanks for your words of appreciation. At The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport, we take pride in delivering the best GUEST service and commit ourselves to getting the basics right consistently.... More

Houston/Luanda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Fantastic service from the moment we walked through the door. Front desk staff was courteous, professional and smiling. Loved the room, a really excellent use of space, very well designed. The room was spotless and the amenities provided were of good quality. We enjoyed dinner and drinks in the restaurant and bar. The waitstaff was quick, knowledgeable and attentive without... More

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

Dear Patty_likethecake, Thank you for your words of appreciation on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport. We are delighted to receive your compliments and we will certainly congratulate the STAFF for their exemplary service. It was our pleasure to accommodate you, and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us. Please feel free to... More

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Address: Corner York & Gladiator Street | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport 4*
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Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport – Best Location, Ultimate Convenience. The pristine four-star Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s largest airport. An aviation enthusiast’s paradise, the hotel is themed around an aircraft hangar. The industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows. Order a cocktail at the long, steel aircraft wing that is the bar, sink into a comfortable couch and relax as you watch the aero planes cruise to the landing strip. The lounge provides a peaceful setting with WiFi access where business travellers can conduct informal meetings. Time-conscious local and international business travellers can enjoy a convenient location 35 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and is situated 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station. Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport offers complimentary shuttles to and from OR Tambo International Airport between 06h15 and 22h45 daily, as well as a shuttle to and from Rhodesfield Gautrain station on request. Whether you’re stopping over or have an extended business stay ahead, Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport has it all – trendy pool area, funky bar and The Warehouse restaurant. ... more   less 
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