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Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Kempton Park
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is fantastic for a quick stopover at JNB airport or if you have a tour starting the following day (we did a Kruger trip with Encounters Travel) the check in service was questionable but the transfer, concierge and both restaurants made up fo it. The Irish pub served cold beer and great food at a very reasonable price, definitely worth while!

Room Tip: The signage for the included transfer is terrible so look out for the intercontinental hotel and the...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was put in this hotel by South African Airways after their staff took me off the plane to Lusaka alleging that Malawians require a Yellow Fever card to enter into Zambia which is not a requirement and does not appear anywhere in the IATA books.

The staff at the hotel were however very professional and made my day despite having been let down by South African Airways who had acted very unprofessional and rudely making me not ever look at the airline as a preferred carrier.

the hotel is conveniently situated and is only five minutes drive from OR Tambo on of Africa's best airports. The hotel operates a shuttle service which goes to the airport at intervals of 30 minutes.

Room Tip: Any room is good
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I have stayed here for two nights.

The staff at the reception was extremly friendly. I wanted to have a smoking room but there were no more rooms available...this was ok for me as I understand. But the lady at the reception said she would find a solution...and she found a room with a balcony so that I could smoke. What a service.

Rooms were spacious but the bathroom is a bit small. Nevertheless all what you need is available.

Breakfast is a buffet with lots of choice - only the guy making the eggs had an offday. When i asked for bacon he still needed to prepare it....but my eggs were already finished.

But overall a very nice stay and I will be back

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I was put up here on the night of September 22, 2012, by South African Airlines when their delayed flight caused me to miss my connecting flight. There were a number of other travellers in the same situation, so we were all trying to check in at the same time. The Desk Staff were very efficient in checking us all in and getting us our room keys. The room itself was quiet and clean. The buffet breakfast the next morning was adequate, but I wouldn't rave about it. All in all, a satisfactory experience from a chain hotel, which is pretty unusual.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Arete
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This Garden Court is next to JNB with excellent shuttle service and an outstanding breakfast buffet. You've also got two restaurant choices - their own dining room and a franchised Irish pub. What makes this place particularly good is the way the staff is trained to take the time to solve your problems and answer your questions.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have stayed there again on a number of 1 and 2 night stays on my last business trip and the staff are very attentive considering the high flow of guests in and out. The rooms could do with some renovation - windows painting etc but overall of a typical standrad for Garden Court in South Africa.

Food was good for breakfast and the chocie of what to eat in the evening was good with the irish Bar also availible for one course light meals in a non restuarant atmosphere - this is where most people eat :-)

Would definatly use the hotel on any occiaison in th area as it also has car parking for those with a car or in my case for people picking me up or having meetings with me

Room Tip: Try and get a room overlooking the gardens / pool as they are quieter than those facing the road
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Situated in a semi industrial area, this hotel is suited to people wanting accommodation close to the OR Tambo airport or are carrying out business in the area. Not a place to spend a holiday, as it is a functional run of the mill airport hotel. The decor is dated, so if an aesthetically pleasing and modern environment is important to you, you will not enjoy staying here. The rooms are clean and the staff are friendly. An pseudo Irish pub is situated in the hotel, so you can enjoy some traditional pub food while watching the hordes of depressed and overweight single businessmen stare into their pints. Breakfasts are typically Holiday Inn style, served in a rather depressing pale white dining room. So nothing wrong with the hotel, but a decor overhaul would really improve the feel of the place.



Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport

Address: 2 Hulley Road | Johannesburg Airport, Kempton Park 1601, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range: $109 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy ultimate convenience and comfort at Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located within a few minutes from the Johannesburg Airport, this hotel is the ideal for travellers needing somewhere to rest during a stopover. Comfortably appointed rooms offer spacious living, private bathrooms and amenities that appeal to the business and leisure traveller alike. Several conference venues on the premises cater for business meetings of up to 250 persons, making it the perfect business destination. ... more   less 
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