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“One of the best experiences we have had. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a restful weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best experiences we have had. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a restful weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Spent Mother's Day weekend at the hotel and was pleasantly surprised by superb service, amazing food and relaxing spa treatments. There was a variety of things to eat. The heated pool was my son's favorite. We had amazing views of planes taking of and landing from the gym and our room. Sound proof rooms meant that you could enjoy the view without the noise coming from the airport. At night the Quills restaurant is a peaceful place to eat and relax. The staff were attentive and friendly. Mr Rajen Govender, the manager on duty at the time ensured that we had a comfortable stay and offered useful advise to help make our stay even more pleasant. We will definitely return to get away from the hustle of our busy lives. Thanks for going the extra mile Mr R Govender and to the staff on duty, that waited on us.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, May 21, 2014
Good Afternoon AnsuyaMaharajh and Thank You so much for taking just a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I have personally passed a copy of your review to Rajen Govender - our Deputy General Manager. He sends his kind regards and we hope that it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well, and best wishes, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bruxelles, Belgium
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31 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

It's a classic airport hotel, elegant, anonymous and expensive, with international standard of cleanliness, furnishing, courtesy and professionalism. The real plus is that you're literary at the airport: if your next flight is early in the morning, you just have to take your luggage, walk 2 minutes and go to the departure desk.

Stayed April 2014
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Good Afternoon enea_z and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before you next visit. Keep well, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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42 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed here for 1 night in April prior to flying back to Europe. The stay was flawless and the hotel exceeded my expectations in terms of service and luxury. As an ICH Elite member, I was very impressed over by the attention to detail and warm welcome I received and this would rank as one of the best IC's have I stayed in.

The room I was assigned was very spacious, welcome amenities provided included some chocolates and a lovely decanter of sherry which was most elegantly presented and most enjoyable. The quality of furniture and fittings in the room and bathroom was evident and, while certainly not cheap, I think the hotel has positioned itself as far apart from the competition at JNB, and it shows.

Staff throughout my stay were very friendly and helpful and I especially enjoyed using the SPA which wasn't busy. Quill's bar downstairs is very nice and has a terrace looking out onto the arrivals area - a nice spot to watch the world go by. Breakfast was included in my rate, and while I am not a big breakfast person, the choice and quality of the food on display looked excellent. My made-to-order Eggs Benedict was lovely and the locally sourced yoghurt I tried was one of the best I have tasted.

I would highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again if I return to JNB.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, May 19, 2014
Good Afternoon Shamrock104 and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we managed to leave you with so many wonderful memories. We hope it won't be too long before you next visit and look forward to meeting you once again. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in this luxury hotel at the airport of Johannesburg after our 11 hours flight from Amsterdam. Really nice and large beds. A Nespresso machine and complimentary chocolates and cookies in the room. Nice selection of tea. A nice gym and swimming pool at top floor. Good breakfast with different kinds of yoghurt, fruits, bread etc. Possibility to have breakfast on the terras as well.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, May 26, 2014
Good Afternoon MCC38 and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well, Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Jakarta
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Quite pricy, ; $350/ night but worth every penny of it. Just across the airport. If you are in connecting flight on the next day, this is the best option; however, if you plan to stay for couple days, I would suggest you check in hotels somewhere in Joburg instead.

Room Tip: All rooms is good; have stayed here 9 times; all rooms is good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Good Afternoon Dsinaga and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Please note that we often have specials and packages on offer on our InterContinental Hotel's webpage and I would encourage you to go have a look there. We have advance purchase discounts as well as quite a few offers for our IHG Rewards Club Members. I hope you'll visit us again in the not too distant future and possibly on a Romantic Package. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After a 16 hour flight from the US that landed at 8AM, we walked a couple of hundred feet to the Intercontinental. Bless them for allowing us to IMMEDIATELY check in to our lovely and quiet rooms. The décor is wonderful. This could be a boutique hotel in NYC! I can't imagine anything more convenient than this hotel. Make sure you get a package with breakfast. It is an amazing buffet plus entrée. Truly wonderful and not to be missed. The spa offered such excellent services that we had facials and manicures before and after our safari. There is a small pool in the very quiet spa area. And the prices of services are far below what we would pay in Philadelphia. We celebrated an anniversary upon arrival and there was a lovely cake welcoming us. The restaurant serves continental fare with some African influences. Beautiful presentation and service.

This hotel makes traveling to South Africa for a safari so easy. After a long flight we wanted a day to adjust to the time change and we are so glad that we did.

Thank you to all of the staff. Especially Cindy in the spa. Finally, if you are considering a trip to South Africa, please do it! Everyone we met was so warm and welcoming. The safari experience is beyond anything we have ever done. We thought this was a once in a lifetime trip. But we have to go back and experience South Africa again. Believe me. This is an amazing place.

Room Tip: The rooms were so quiet and they have black out shades. I can't imagine a bad room! Elevator re...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, May 10, 2014
Good Afternoon DaisyMO3 and Thank You so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us, most appreciated. We are so pleased to read that we managed to leave you with so many great memories and that you had a wonderful time with us. Safe journey's further and we hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

really enjoyed the stay, was just a overnight while in transit for safari but the location, quality of our rooms, 604 and 604, was superb, the food was wonderful and fast. Staff a little distracted talking to each other often but when you got them they were quick and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Good Afternoon KiwiKennedy and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback o Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to read that you had a great time with us and that we managed to leave you with so many great memories. Thank you for the feedback and we hope you'll visit us soon again. Keep well, Kind 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 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Business 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*
Number of rooms: 138
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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