Stayed here for one night after arrival in South Africa in September before heading to Kruger the following day.
The location to the airport was great after a long flight from the UK (the shuttle took all of 10 minutes to arrive at the hotel). As seen from the photographs we could see the planes at the airport from the outdoor pool area. Thought that we would have a bit of noise disturbance from the airport but barely heard anything and had a good night's sleep (well not surprising after we had been awake 38 hours as went straight out exploring Johannesburg as soon as we had checked in). However I would not advise walking around the area outside the hotel as from what we saw it didn't look 100% safe.
The room whilst not large was comfirtable and nicely decorated for a one night stay although we found it very strange that the "bathroom" was only separated by a curtain! Love the aviation theme that runs through the hotel.
Service: Everyone from the receptionist to the bartenders to the chefs were always very smiley and polite although the bartender was quite slow to serve.
Facilties: Sat round the pool for a while the morning we were leaving after breakfast and was nice to watch the planes at the airport. Also tried out the airline simulator (down the corridor by the bar) and was fun to do but can safely say I won't be becoming an airline pilot anytime soon!
Ate in the restaurant and only had sandwiches and fries but these were very nice. Also had a cocktail at the bar. Breakfast the next morning was great and had the usual breakfast selection as well as smoked salmon, omelette station etc which was impressed with.
I would definitely stay here again if in Johannesburg
- 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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