This aviation-themed hotel surpasses all expectations of a bland, boring airport hotel. The super-friendly, smiley staff create a really cool vibe, and the odd aircraft bits and pieces – bent propellers, air-cooled radial engines, old aeroplane tyres and enormous aviation maps of Jo’burg and Cape Town as floor coverings in the reception and restaurant areas – really make the place feel special.
The rooms are modern and quite spacious, with a large glass bathroom and separate toilet – the only thing I’d say against them is that there’s no light-switches near the bed, so you have to get out of bed to turn off the lights…
The restaurant is very good value, with a nice buffet and inexpensive but good wine. There is also a free shuttle bus from the airport, as you’d expect. All in all, this is a very good hotel – not just a very good airport hotel.
- 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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