Like most of this hotel's clients, I used the Protea as a bolthole during a long connection, after a tiring journey from Australia (looks quite close on the map!). Open door, take shower, lie on bed, take another shower, go to gate, wait four hours for delayed aircraft.
This was the first time that I have stayed in a room with curtains but no windows and, as it was in the middle of the night, this cunning ploy nearly fooled me. Some might argue that this is Robben Island restyled by some boutique hotel chain. However, I don't think I have ever had a more rejuvenating hotel stay; excellent shower, really comfortable bed with crisp, clean sheets and a negotiated rate of USD80 for six hours.
Go on, you know you want to ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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