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City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5 | OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rhyl, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good airport hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Arrived after a late flight, was very concerned about our reception after reading some reviews but to my delight we received a very friendly welcome . Our room was spotless and very comfortable and we had a very good night sleep. Our next flight was early morning so did not enjoy the breakfast. I will use this Hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Suffolk
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is an ideal location for an overnight stay when flying in and out of OR Tambo airport. You don't have to leave the airport complex at all, yet rooms are quiet and you can be confident of a good nights sleep. The buffet breakfast is first class. Although the evening menu is a bit limited, it doesn't matter much as a wide range of eating places are available in the airport itself.

We spent 2 nights a week apart, here, and managed on the first occasion to leave a mobile phone charger. The hotel's lost-property system came up trumps on our return - such a pleasant surprise!

Room Tip: We had rooms in 2 different areas, and couldn't fault either.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

First stay here. Previous stays were at the Intercontinental. The City Lodge is by far better. Slightly farther walk from the terminal but worth it. Room was very modern, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was also excellent. I did not encounter any of the service issues as a previous reviewer had. Overall a great stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Limassol, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

City Lodge OR TEMBO have the worst service in any of the city lodge chain in RSA

its rank 3 star but cost like 4 star and give 2 star service

getting food is a serious struggle ,the hotel mangment will do any effort to prevent you
getting food in reasonable time

laundry is only at 8:30AM if you came with a flight after 8:30 and leave the next day ,you basicaly can not get any laundry service and this is an hotel that call itsself a buisness hotel

the stuff in thee front desk never smile ,its seems they are under some sort of stress ,all of them always

Arik Amichay ,

Room Tip: dont take room that opposite the high way-you will never sleep
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Previously, when entering S Africa on a late-arrival flight, I would stay at the Intercontinental (which used to be the only hotel ON the airport property). It was beautiful and luxurious, but expensive. The addition of the City Lodge was brilliant. To access the hotel just exit from the arrivals hall and cross the street to the rental car parking garage. The City Lodge is upstairs and down a long, long hallway, but the elevator from the hallway takes you right to the lobby.
The rooms (we had two adjoining rooms, one for our kids) were spacious and clean, and very reasonable priced. We booked the rate which included the buffet breakfast which was a good deal. The breakfast was terrific and the service was so very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon at this hotel or at another hotel in our group.
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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great hotel concept. Clean, modern and in a great location for business travellers
Breakfast is good, did not have any other meals as you can dine at all the airport food locations
Room very comfortable and good water pressure with comfortable beds not overly noisy from the airport either only one bugbear.
No in room Internet unless you buy it ! Not overly expensive but slightly annoying all the same as the wifi service went up and down several times
Enjoy your stay as I am sure you will !!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orapa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I've stayed at this lodge for 5 days when i went to SA on a business trip towards the end of 2012. Everything is fyn except dinner, which i felt was expensive and did not come in varieties, one had to eat the same thing everyday. I'll advice one to have his or her dinner at the nearby restaurant within airport terminal complex as its a 5 minutes walk to get there, cheaper and with more variety provided. As for breakfast, the price is reasonable, considering the variety and self service

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport

Address: Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5 | OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#5 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#5 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 303
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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