We did not have a reservation at O.R.Tambo Airport but after walking into the InterContinental and ... $400 USD later ... we decided on the Garden Court for 1/4 the price. For starters GREAT shuttle from the Airport to the Hotel every 30 minutes. Efficient, clean, fast ... a great first impression. The front desk was likewise very helpful and accommodating. They have a great Irish Restaurant and while the food was so-so, the service and the beverages were definitively divine. The room carpet (#136) was worn and old and needs replacement. That's the only complaint I have. The Hotel buffet restaurant (for Dinner) was excellent with Maitre d' 'Mr.Surprise' being an superb host. Breakfast buffet was equally tasty and well done. Unfortunately as we repeatedly visit South Africa, we find that the 'Americanization" of the breakfast is taking a hold. We hope that the Hotel management can withstand and continue to present locally grown and authentic South African food.
If you need a room at the Johannesburg Airport this is a great find.
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- 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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