When arriving from a long trip from the USA via London to Johannesburg, we were advised to stay overnight at a hotel in Johannesburg before catching our next flight to Richard's Bay to begin our week long safari. We booked into the Garden Court as it was off the airport premises and we had read good reviews on trip advisor. They also offer free shuttle to and from the airport and there is a restaurant in the hotel as well as an Irish Pub that is separate from the hotel but attached.
The hotel sent clear directions regarding their shuttle and it was easy to find. The hotel is not posh but it is clean and quiet and the staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. When our luggage didn't arrive, they were cautious to advise us where to shop and insisted that we use the hotel shuttle so the driver could drop us off and pick us up when we called his cellphone. Our safety was a concern to them. They also assisted us with multiple calls to the airport to locate our luggage as it was hard to understand the various dialects.
The hotel food was adequate but the service was exceptional. Everyone in the dining room wanted to make us comfortable. We recommend the Irish Pub for dinner as the food is very good and the portions are very filling.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling through Johannesburg as they genuinely cared about our well being!
- 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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