I stayed on Sat. Oct 6, 2012. Check-in was made easy by a courteous and VERY helpful desk clerk who even telephoned my airline to find out if my missing bag had been located. Room was clean and quiet, even though it was only one floor above the outdoor patio. Love that the floor is engineered hardwood rather than carpet, which always seems so dirty. A bit disconcerting to have the shower right in the room, but it wasn't a problem. The main floor restaurant was noisy, but the food was great, and offered a number of vegetarian choices. A number of people have complained about the airport shuttle, but I had no trouble finding the shuttle location at the airport, and once at the shuttle "terminal" there was a big sign for the hotel. The shuttle was on-time, as well. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- 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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