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Hotel near to JNB

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Hotel near to JNB

We will be arriving to JNB at 9:30 am on 17 Sept. and will depart the following day at 12:30 pm. I had initally made a one-night reservation for us at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo but changed it when my wife suggested the Genesis Suites located in the Fairmount area. I now find out that they charge approx.US37.00 for the transfer to their hotel.

Does anyone know what a taxi might cost in lieu of using the hotel to arrange for the transfer. And another question...would we have been better off just to stay at the Protea? The difference in cost between the two w/the airport transfer cost is approx. $30.00.

Thanks, Bob

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1. Re: Hotel near to JNB

I don't know what your costs are - but some really convenient hotels are the City Lodge ORTambo, connected to the terminals.. the Intercontinental, across the driveway and quite pricey, and the 4 hotels at the Emperor's Palace casino on the airport grounds, whose shuttles are free.

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The Genesis self catering suites are 30Km by road (fastest route) from OR Tambo International.

"Taxi Fare Calculator" estimates between ZAR 226.00 and ZAR 349.00, depending on the taxi company.

Bwanadave's, suggestion is the one I'd go for.

There are four hotels to choose from, at the Emperor's Palace complex, 5 minutes away by road, and the shuttle is free.

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Agree with the suggestion on Emperor's Palace entertainment complex. It's pretty close to the airport with free shuttles. Taxi costs I would say are about the same as you would pay for the Genesis Suites shuttle and at least you have the advantage of having some entertainment close by at Emporers albeit gambling facilities, restaurants and I think there are also cinemas. You won't see a lot of Johannesburg though but your time is very limited and you wouldn't have much time to do anything anyway.

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Ags

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4. Re: Hotel near to JNB

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions...I will definitely look into one of the Emporeror's Palace Hotels.

Bob

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