I stayed one night here before continuing on to Cape Town. I did not think the airport shuttle was difficult to find. I asked for directions at a big information desk in the middle of the terminal. As others stated there are lots of guys who will approach you asking if you need help with a shuttle - just ignore them. They are not aggressive.
It was a short walk to the shuttle area and it was moderately lit. Once there, it was quite clear where the hotel shuttle stops. There is a big sign with the name of the hotel and the times of the shuttle.
I'd already read about the shower setup of the rooms, so I booked separate rooms for my friend and me. Even if the shower was behind a door, the rooms are small and it was good to have my own space after a long flight.
The restaurant food and service were good. I did not find the food expensive as others have commented - at least not compared to hotel food in the U.S.
Check out was at 1100, but they stored my luggage until my flight that afternoon and I took a tour until then.
This is a decent hotel for an overnight stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport - Best Location, Ultimate Convenience. The pristine four-star airport hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa's largest airport. The industrial aviation 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. 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. ... more less
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