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 the airport. Very little walking from hotel to departure gate was therefore needed.
The staff were very helpful and friendly whilst being professional. I thank them for this.
The room and facilities provided were very good. Do not expect good views from the windows of your room, keep the curtains closed and enjoy the room. We had a good nights sleep before continuing our journey. There is no restaurant in the hotel but you have access to the food areas of the departure area. When checking the room prior to leaving we found, via a leaflet on the bedside table, that there is a takeaway service provided to the hotel. We would have used this the previous evening if we had been aware of this.
I can without hesitation recommend this hotel if you need an over night stop over whilst in transit. The hotel does what it says!
Perhaps there are other cheaper hotels in the area but my concern was for good, secure, accessible accommodation within easy walking distance of the departure gates.
- 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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