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Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews
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“Interesting property near the airport”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

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.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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OurWings, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
Dear sm105

Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and experience.
I am very happy to read that we have managed to create great memories for you in an airport environment, and the Team and I look forward to being able to welcome you back.

Best regards,

Lindia Mangels
GUEST Relations Manager
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Dudelange, Luxembourg
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

I spent one night in this hotel located close by OR Tambo Airport, on a business trip to South Africa.
The hotel is top notch, beautifully themed after aviation pioneering.
Very clean, really good food and very friendly staff (all supporting their local football team).

The little aviation anectdotes in the lifts, saw me go up and down between the floors quite a few times more then necessary, just to read the all.

The rooms are very cosy, clean and equipped with all mod cons including a big flat screen TV.
The in-room shower was a novelty, but added to the charm.
100Mb Free Wifi come with the room.

Getting to the hotel is a bit tricky if you are driving yourself and are not familiar with JoBurg.
Signs pointing to the hotel seem to be put up in awkward places, so I would recommend to take a taxi for the 5min ride from the airport.

Also: Make sure you have a driving licence in English and Local Currency in your pockets in case you get stopped by traffic police...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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OurWings, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
Dear CharlesB,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor after your recent visit at The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport

We would just like to express our thanks for your words of appreciation. At The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport, we take pride in delivering the best GUEST service and commit ourselves to getting the basics right consistently. Without your comments we will never know when we are doing right and more importantly when we are doing wrong.

It was our pleasure to accommodate you and we look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future.

Warmest Regards,


Lindia Mangels
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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Room was small but clean and efficient. Food....worst and they have a captured audience with no choice. Strange shower set-up. easyb access to flights next morning

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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knockholt,kent
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

although only about half a mile geographically from the airport,it takes about 10 minutes due to the local road system to get to the hotel.
it's worth it though.
a really good-priced hotel with excellent rooms and friendly staff.
the buffet breakfast is good and the new menu in the main restaurant gives great food at a reasonable price
a really relaxed atmosphere for an airport location

Room Tip: ask for a higher floor room that overlooks the aircraft apron-
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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OurWings, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear mikeandmaresa,

Thank you so much for your amazing review of the Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Your support of our hotel is sincerely appreciated.
At the Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport, we realize that our STAFF is our most important asset, which is why we always write the word in capital letters. Thank you for reminding us of this. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards

Lindia Mangels
GUEST Relations Manager
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Kudelstaart, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Great hotel! The setting and airport-themed decoration is very nicely done. New, clean, friendly. Unfortunately we spend only 6 hours here, due to late arrival from Europe and early morning connecting flight to Windhoek. I can recommend the place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank IL76
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OurWings, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Dear IL76,

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on 'tripadvisor'.
This is very much appreciated. We were delighted to read that your experience all round was such a positive one.

We look forward in welcoming you back again soon.


Kind regards,
Lindia Mangels
GUEST Relations Manager
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Dallas, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Stayed one night inbetween Kruger and Victoria Falls. Nice hotel (that you literally see from the plane as you park at the gate). Nothing special, but for the price paid was very good. Rooms clean, service good, reliable shuttle to airport, and had a nice dinner in the airplane-themed restaurant. If we had another layover I would choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank rwjillini
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OurWings, Guest Relations Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear rwjillini,

Thank you for your words of appreciation on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport. We are delighted to receive your compliments.

It was our pleasure to accommodate you, and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance you may require from our side in future. We look forward to welcoming you to Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport and to hearing from you again!

Kind Regards

Lindia Mangels
GUEST Relations Manager
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel overnight on 2 separate occasions this week. It is bright and modern with a good restaurant. Nice pool area too. The staff are helpful and friendly. A welcome change from the normal airport hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Address: Corner of York & Gladiator Streets | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport)
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 213
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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