We stayed one night at the Protea Hotel OR Tambo. The hotel is located right on the airport perimeter and around 5-7 mins drive from the terminals.
We were initially disappointed that the hotel did not have our room ready at check-in time due to what appeared to be a large volume of passengers from a cancelled flight. However, when we returned a couple hours later everything was sorted out.
The rooms are a bit on the small side but still very comfortable. There are a number of quirky features such as the cute dog named "ORT" made out of towels. One thing that may be a red flag for some folks is the layout of the bathrooms - the shower is a glass enclosure separated from the bedroom by only a translucent curtain. Probably ok if traveling solo or as a couple but maybe not so under other circumstances. In addition, there is basic free wifi (bandwidth limited) and plenty of parking.
Overall, a pleasant experience for a very good price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport - Best Location, Ultimate Convenience. The pristine four-star Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa's largest airport. An aviation enthusiast's paradise, the hotel is themed around an aircraft hangar. The industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows. Order a cocktail at the long, steel aircraft wing that is the bar, sink into a comfortable couch and relax as you watch the aero planes cruise to the landing strip. The lounge provides a peaceful setting with WiFi access where business travellers can conduct informal meetings. Time-conscious local and international business travellers can enjoy a convenient location 35 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and is situated 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station. Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport offers complimentary shuttles to and from OR Tambo International Airport between 06h15 and 22h45 daily, as well as a shuttle to and from Rhodesfield Gautrain station on request. Whether you're stopping over or have an extended business stay ahead, Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport has it all - trendy pool area, funky bar and The Warehouse restaurant. ... more less
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