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“Great Airport Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jones Road, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
Friday Harbor, Washington
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163 hotel reviews
Reviews in 165 cities Reviews in 165 cities
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
“Great Airport Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed here one night after a long trip from the US. It was exactly what we needed. It was quiet, comfortable, clean, safe and had a great shuttle service tio the airport. The service was efficent and freindly - what we needed at check in and check out after such a long trip. We had dinner at the huge buffet and the food was excellent. Also enjoyed a few drinks at the nice lounge. This is a nice place for those who want a bit of luxury at an airport hotel. We later stayed at the ProTea hotel at the airport and found it OK but not nearly as comfortable. The Southern Sun was for "adults" while I felt the ProTea catered to a younger crowd.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had a very nice experience at the hotel.Very helpful staff and convenient times of check out especially.Very convenient location at the airport the Hotel rates were very affordable with the kind of 5 star quality.
I enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend the hotel to travellers

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Sunil G,

Thank you for the positive comment on Trip Advisor.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Louis-Andre
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Bergerac, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So arrived from Amsterdam at 10pm and proceeded to the southern sun.there had bee n storms in PE and the hotel was crowded with passengers jumping the que I was welcomed by the lovely receptionist and too my relief was checked in very promptly. The room was clean and spacious .and the bed was comfy. I did not eat here today usually i do and the breakfast is normally top notch but this trip had the early george flight to catch . But if you need to stay at joburg airport southern sun is number 1 .

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear ALAN N,

Thank you for rating Southern Sun O.R. Tambo your number 1 option when passing through Johannesburg.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel in the not to distant future.

Kind regards,
Louis-Andre
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I had a corporate function and various business meetings with an early flight back to Cape Town. This hotel is conveniently close to the airport and made my life so much easier.
Besides all of that this is a top class hotel with friendly staff. They added a personal touch by surprising me with some Brannewyn (on the house) in my room. My management team was contacted before hand to make sure of my arrival time and making checking in a breeze.

Thank you Southern Sun OR Tambo for the hospitality. The room was clean, comfortable and I could relax and unwind before departure.

See you soon.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Mr. Parow,

Thank you for the positive repsonse on Trip Advsor.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Louis-Andre
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melbourne
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed one night at the beginning of our hotel, due to flight timings.

The hotel was functional and clean, the decor was not especially modern, but served its purpose.

We ate in the hotel restaurant, the food was ok

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear QueenGucci,

Thank you for the positive repsonse on Trip Advisor.

We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,
Louis-Andre
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed here for one night only due to cancelled flight to Heathrow. Found the hotel very comfortable. Restaurant buffet food during the evening was very good, with a wide choice of food, all delicious. The breakfast in the morning also lived up to expectations. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Frank T,

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back to our Hotel in the not to distant future.

Kind regards,
Louis-Andre
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Morfa Nefyn, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Arrived from overnight flight from uk hotel without water we were not told at check in updates kept saying it is on or will be soon still not on when we left 24 hrs later had to shower in another room not good otherwise ok

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Louis-AndreBotha, Manager at Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear John,

Thank you for completing the Trip Advisor Survey.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay with us.

Please email me should you travel back to Johannesburg.

Louis.botha@tsogosun.com

Kind regards
Louis-Andre
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Additional Information about Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel

Address: Jones Road, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 366
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A world class International Airport Hotel 500m away from the Airport serviced by a complimentary 24 hour shuttle every 15 min and with complimentary capped Wifi. Exceptional dining both buffet and a la carte with 24 hour room service. 24 Hour bar for the thirsty traveller. ... more   less 
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