I have stayed here twice now, once overnight with my wife, as we collected our daughter from a flight into OR Tambo. The second visit was 3 nights on business with a colleague.
The hotel is very well laid out, and very convenient for the business traveller. Coming from Zimbabwe, and using an Innsider benefit card has significant advantages. I love being able to walk through to the airport, eat a meal and feel the buzz of the travellers. There are a number of shops in the airport which only close at 22.00, which makes getting some essentials together very easy.
I enjoyed using the well equipped gym, which is open 24/7. There is plenty of lounge seating for meetings and guests, with internet access throughout the hotel. There is complimentary 15 minute access daily, and we did not find the tariffs too expensive.
There are a couple of drawbacks, the breakfast is very expensive - walk into the airport if you must eat before you go out. After breakfast closes at 09.30, there is no way to get coffee until 12 noon!! Not sure why, just seems to be the way things are done.
Our check-ins were handled efficiently, and our early entry was facilitated for no extra charge.
City Lodge OR Tambo, you have a repeat customer right here!!
PS, to avoid confusion, City Lodge Airport is located 2 km westward on the R24.... you can't walk to it from the airport!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Based at Africa’s busiest airport, City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with “home away from home” accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it’s a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport’s facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool and a large commercial area with a coffee shop. Rooms • Spacious air-conditioned room with queen or twin beds • Flat screen Television (MNet and DSTV) – Satellite channels offering exciting sport, breaking news and great movies. • En-Suite Bathroom with bath and separate shower. • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wireless Internet Access available in all rooms • Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop • Desk with great lighting and plugs for easy connectivity • Telephone Breakfast: At City Lodge our breakfasts are legendary. Choose between a scrumptious Full English or Continental breakfast (buffet style) in the hotel’s spacious breakfast area. Coffee Shop: City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will have a coffee shop offering guests a comprehensive menu with hot and cold food choices ranging from salads, to wraps, to tremazzinis all the way to hearty soups. Bar: The hotel boasts a comfortable bar to enjoy the evening or wait for your next flight. Facilities • Boardroom Facilities – Roadlodge, our 8 Seater Meeting Room and Townlodge, our 12 seater Boardroom - includes flat screen television with laptop connectivity and wireless internet access. • Conference Facility – Courtyard A, seats 22 people. Courtyard B seats 24 people, combined with the option to be shared to create one room – seats up to 46 people. • Safe and secure underground parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Lodge Or Tambo Airport Hotel Kempton Park