I spent one night with my daughter in this hotel in August between our flight back from Kruger and a morning flight to Vic Falls. We found the shuttle from the airport without difficulties and finally understood why the distance estimates between airport and hotel varies from 500m to several km...
If you are a bird, go straight from tarmac and it is 500m, if you are a human, take the shuttle and go around the whole place, it is 5-10 min drive :)
People at the check-in were very nice and we quickly got our keys. The airport/warehouse design theme of the hotel was somewhat surprising and not really nice for me but not disturbing either. The absence of a wall between bathroom and sleeping area (only a curtain) came also as a surprise, but the beds were very comfortable and the room very clean.
We had dinner at the hotel's restaurant. We took the evening buffet that was quite nice, plentiful and tasty.
On the next morning at the time we had to take the shuttle to the airport, a group of maybe 20 people were ahead of us, monopolizing access to the next two shuttles (it runs every 15 min).
We complained to the desk, saying that we did not have time to wait 45 min and they immediately found someone to bring us to the airport in one of the hotel's cars. That was a great response, and I wish to thank the people at the desk for their attitude!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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