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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   68.7 metres from International Arrivals Hall | O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 23 hotels in Kempton Park
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“Amazing for an airport hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Just a very short, easy, safe walk from the airport makes this the perfect stop over. Hotel staff is outstanding: friendly, accommodating and cheerful (important after a long flight!). Rooms are attractive and very nicely appointed. Best part maybe the 24 hour restaurant which is superior in service and food.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Good Morning Nancylind and Thank You for taking the time to post some valuable feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Your feedback is positive and warm and we Thank You for it. I see you really enjoyed our Quills Restaurant - yes 24 hours and we have a new Exec Chef straight out of the top drawer. I will be passing on your comments to them. Thank you once again and I hope we will see you soon again. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

On your way through Johannesburg this hotel is a great stopping point. Across the street from the main terminal makes it simple to access after a long flight. Concierge helped organize a last minute tour and food is wonderful in the restaurant. Pool makes an easy place to stretch out after a long flight plus the spa was a welcome and delightful surprise.

  • Stayed August 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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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Good Morning kqbj - and Thank You for taking the time to post some feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I am so glad to see that you managed to experience so many of our facilities. Our pool is often forgotten about, being that its on the 8th floor. The water is heated and the views are fantastic. Thank you for your positive feedback and I hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep Well, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The Intercontinental at OR Tambo is a delightful place to stay - just across the street from the airport. A decanter of wine and two glasses were in the entryway of my room, fresh fruit, abundant bottles of water. Lots of marble in the bathrooms, and a well appointed room. The excercise facility on the eighth floor overlooks the airport area. I had some early appointments, and room service starts at 5:30 and the restaraunt doesn't open until 6 am, so I wasn't able to try their menu. The Mug and Bean on the second level of the airpot is open 24 hours, so one can still find a meal in the early hours. No aircraft noise. A very nice place to stay

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Dear Hflynn01, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent feedback regarding our lovely hotel - much appreciated. Yes - our location is one of our major assets and really convinient to all travellors. Our IRD and Quills Restaurant are actually 24 hours. Breakfast is served from 06h30, but outside of the regular breakfast hours - you can still obtain service and menu's from either In Room Dining or the Quills Restaurant. Hope to see you soon again - keep well, Regards, Andrew Davidson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

There are two airport hotels within walking distance of Joburg airport and both are good choices. However, we splurged on the Intercontinental and loved it. As other reviewers have said, it's two minutes walk from the airport. We also appreciated the modern gym, our quiet and cozy room and being able to get laundry done overnight. The restaurant was delicious. We had both dinner and brunch there and at dinner enjoyed a last glass of South African wine.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Dear newyorkanya, Thank you for taking the time to post feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are so glad to read of you positive experiences and hope it wont be to long before your next visit. Keep well, regards Andrew Davidson.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Although this hotel is quite spendy, it is soooo convenient - right across the street from the international terminal. How much better does it get than that? I was in a tight spot with no hotel, and the ladies at the front desk were superb getting me a room. The food and bar were excellent, room was first class with granite sink, feather duvet, etc. Can't say enough good things about this.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Good Morning Peter F and Thank You so much for taking the time to post some feedback regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. We are so happy to read that positive feedback and know that we have left you with some great memories. Hope it won't be too long before we see you again. Keep well, Regards, Andrew Davidson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Hotel was excellent and very hospitable. Great rooms, very nice restaurant with good choice of food. The staff were trained and helpful. The hotel stored our luggage while we went on safari, going beyond the level of service required since we only stayed one night. If you are seeking a hotel right at the airport then this hotel is definitely worth trying. 

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Dear BSBG, Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful feedback on Trip Advisor - appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your safari and that it won't be too long before your next visit. Thank you once again, Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stay here fairly often because they just meet all the basic needs of the business traveller. Early check in, late check out, good rooms, great wifi (just upgraded), good restaurant and lounge area for meetings, v friendly staff, good gym.......

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Beacon94,
Thank you for taking the time to post some valuable feedback regarding our wonderful hotel during your last visit with us. It makes us so happy to see that we are meeting your needs as a business traveller. We have also recently installed a new Premium Internet offering - which I am sure you will enjoy. Keep well and hope to see you soon again. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Address: 68.7 metres from International Arrivals Hall | O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe and highly convenient hotel only 68.7 metres (225-foot) walk from the International Arrivals hall at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport and is your ideal and hassle-free stopover for onward Southern African destinations, Game Reserves, Victoria Falls & Cape Town. Perfectly located for business and a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD, the hotel facilities include free unlimited Wi-Fi, Business Centre, Health Spa, complimentary gym, swimming pool and DVD library. Guests love our large showers with massage showerheads and the ample natural light flowing from the floor to ceiling windows. In-room flight information allows you to time and plan your onward journeys from the comfort of your room. Soundproofed rooms, blackout curtains, king beds and fluffy duvets ensure you enjoy a great sleep experience. Quills Restaurant, open 24 hours daily, offers contemporary African dining, indoors or on the terrace. Winner of the 2011 Best Airport Hotel in Africa Award by Skytrax World Airport Awards and refurbished in 2008, the hotel offers the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent. ... more   less 
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