This was our first lodging in South Africa and based upon on later experiences, the value for the money comes in the fact that it is an inside walk from the airport terminals to the hotel.
After 30 hours and 3 flights we were greated by a professional, but not very friendly, front desk person. Our room was looking away from the airport. The wind was so strong that a breeze was coming through the entire circumference of the window and creating a very loud whistling sound. When we called the front desk, we were told that was the condition in every room and nothing could be done about it and they wouldn't change our room. We proceeded to do a makeshift
weatherstrip of the window, which helped considerably.
After getting past that incident (and a few hours later the winds calmed considerably), the remainder of the stay was very pleasant. The room had both a big bath and shower. The linens were nice. The lighting could be improved.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding with plentiful choices and cooked to order eggs.
For the location, I'd stay here again. Otherwise, I expect that I could get better value and service elsewhere.
- 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