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“Convenient location” 4 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location next to airport, Gautrain stop & rent-a-car. Efficient and friendly check-in. Rooms are on the smaller side but very nicely decorated. Nice turndown service, comfy bed and nice bathroom. Would definitely stay again due to great location.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, 1 week ago
Good Evening Mark27Ldn 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 even more so, that you will visit us again - hopefully not in the too distant future. All the best - regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night, between our Botswana safari and our flight from Jozy to London, and it was an absolute treat. Nice big shower, good quality toiletries provided, thick towels, comfortable bed, helpful staff, everything was great. The only thing that wasn't topnotch was the air conditioning; we couldn't get the temperature below 20 degrees C, even though we set the thing for 18 degrees. We'd have mentioned it to the staff if we'd had a longer stay in mind, but for overnight we just shrugged.

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Good Evening Adventurat 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 short time with us and note your feedback regarding your airconditioner. We have actually moved hotel's chilled water system to our winter setting, as the country is already experiencing the beginings of winter. Posssibly slightly too soon. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon again. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Libreville
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special commendation to SONYA and her team.
This hotel is just a walking distance from both the Arrival and Departure points of the Airport.
Check-in time for my flight was 6:00 AM, I checked-out from the hotel, went and completed flight check-in, then returned to the hotel to take my breakfast.

Les repas sont très délicieux et le personnel bien qualifié pour rendre un service de bonne qualité.
Environnement très calme et sommeil tranquille.

Please, keep up the good work.

Xavier Talla

Room Tip: Toutes les chambres sont bonnes. En effet, ma chambre (220) était face à la sortie Arrivée de l...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Good Evening Xavier T and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and Thank You for pointing out a key team member. Your feedback will be passed on and appreciated. Hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well and safe journey onwards. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
75 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another example of how it should be done.

The room was large, the bathroom huge with both bath and separate shower. Wonderful bed and excellent work area.

Hotel pickup isn't required as the hotel is two minutes walk from the airport arrivals.

Wonderful food and the staff are a joy to deal with.

It's quite a trip into Johannesburg as the traffic is really awful and the daily "load shedding" (power cuts) makes that even worse.

Surprisingly quiet, especially given that it is right next to the airport.

Great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Good Evening CISSPUK 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 the convenience of the hotel really suited your needs. Thank you for the positive feedback and we look forward to your next visit, hopefully in the not too distant future. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Interconti for a what is normally an unpleasant experience - airport hotels. But an absolute pleasure... Almost sorry to leave. The staff from reservations to concierge & restaurant couldn't be more attentive & helpful. Well done, as I know it's VERY hard to always here it right.

Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Good Evening Sarah H 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 managed to leave you with some great memories. All the best for the week ahead, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Vancouver
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time staying here and we chose it for convenience between flights. It's the nicest airport hotel I have stayed in. Not only is it so convenient (just steps out of the airport) but it's also really nice with good service and really good food in the restaurant downstairs. The rooms are nice and modern with a good bathroom and the bed is comfy. Perfect for an overnight stay between flights. I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Good Evening hOlymOly and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well and safe journey further - all the best for the weekend ahead. Regards Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a lovely luxury hotel at the airport, if you need to stay at the airport rather than go into town. Whether you stay there or not, the restaurant is excellent. I have stayed here many times and I am always amazed at the quality of the restaurant, at least for dinner. The "Nicoise Salad" is nothing like any nicoise I have had before, but it is so contemporary and so fabulous that I will order it every time. It is a "salad" composé with perfectly seared tuna and a deep-fried poached egg that blew me away. The deserts are lacking compared to the rest of the menu but it is worth a visit!

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, 3 weeks ago
Good Afternoon Eliz B 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. It's great to read your feedback regarding our Quills Restaurant and I know that Chef Trevor will look forward to your next trip, so that he can share with you some items off our new all day menu. All the best, safe travels and see you soon, 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 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic 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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