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Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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“comfortable good price for stopover”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stopped over on our way to Safari. Rooms are clean, modern and the hotel is very close to the airport. We didn't use the shuttle on arrival as we got a taxi but arrived in about 5 mins from airport. The shuttle service was also very good on the way back and even dropped us off at the airport bus area for us to collect our safari transfer.
Bar area was good as was food.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Bailey81

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your two nights. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts.

Our complimentary shuttle is perfect for the traveller passing through and we make it even easier with our scheduled times.

Thank you so much for the review and be sure to visit us again when next in Johannesburg.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

The hotel is so close, we saw it when we landed. There's free shuttle behind the Continental Hotel that takes you to the hotel from the Airport.

We arrived early, so we went to the restaurant to grab a bite while they get the room ready. The food was in big portion and very well-priced (we are from Vancouver, Canada and just arrived from Dubai - so the food at Protea were pretty cheap for us). The food did take quite a while though, but we weren't in a hurry anyways since our room was still being cleaned.

Once we were finished, room was ready for us. The hotel, restaurant and room is modernly decorated. We even got a honeymoon gift - yummy chocolate cake.

Room: Good size, but could be nicer if the winder was bigger. We looked right at the airplanes and noise was not a problem at all. Shower was good. Complimentary wifi was good. Bed was comfy.

Restaurant: as mentioned, it was pretty cheap for us (considering it is in a Hotel). We had dinner and it was delicious. Again, seems like it does take a while for food to arrive - but its okay, the atmosphere was very relaxing, we didn't mind.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Oli0612

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts

It seems that you had an all-round wonderful time at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us.

Your recommendation is appreciated and I hope to host you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This hotel is modern and comfortable and well located for an airport stopover. As previous reviewers have noted - one side of the hotel looks out over the tarmac of OR Tambo so if you're a plane watcher it is ideal! Rooms are small but well designed and modern. I didn't eat there so can't comment on the food, but the aviation theme is a nice touch (down to the filing cabinet in reception resembling an airplane food trolley!) Both check-in and checkout were efficient.

Room Tip: Airside (I didn't find it too noisy but I do sleep with earplugs)
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear FrequentTravellerKV

Thank you for your lovely review on TripAdvisor.

Protea Hotel has a strong service culture and we aim to offer only the best service available.

The designers were very creative with the décor and truly wanted to capture the essence of what an Airport Hotel could be. Be sure to try out the flight simulator next time you stay with us.

Thank you once again for the feedback and I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to show you true Protea Hospitality.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our group of 9 enjoyed this hotel immensely on our 1-day stopover enroute to Cape Town. The hotel rooms were clean, modern, well appointed, and the wifi signal was good. The small exercise room was conveniently close and adequate. One member of our party left her passport in the exercise room in the evening, and was able to retrieve it from the desk clerk the next morning. Disaster averted. Funky industrial design. Superb buffet breakfast. What we needed before setting out again on our air travels.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear jamestenns

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts.

We are firm believers in getting the basics right and reading your comments will motivate the STAFF to continue achieving these high standards.

We look forward to hosting your again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

This is our second stay in this hotel.

The friendly service and the aviation decor make it a must for us. If you like aircraft make sure you get a room facing the airport. The cannot be many places where you can see two A380's out of your window.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Chris5630
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Chris5630

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such favourable feedback on TripAdvisor.

Friendly is definitely a word I like to hear when GUESTS are referring to our STAFF. Our search for excellence is on-going and your feedback will motivate the STAFF to continue achieving these high standards

The designers were very creative with the décor and truly wanted to capture the essence of what an Airport Hotel could be. Be sure to try out the flight simulator next time you stay with us.

I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to show you true Protea Hospitality.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Clean, well maintained rooms with modern facilities. Staff were well trained and professional, friendly and accommodating. Wifi available. Meal menu was varied and well presented, not to mention, very enjoyable. A definite thumbs up.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Verna B
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Gawieortambo, Front Office Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Verna B
Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.
We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts
Thank you once again for the feedback and I hope to host you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Very close to the international airport. Good cost benefit.
Free internet, good bed, good shower.
Food is well prepared. It is not excepcional but works for an airport hotel.
Good option for those who want or need to stay close to the airport.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Eduardo T
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Eduardo T

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on TripAdvisor

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is good to know that we could have been of assistance regarding to the close proximity of the airport and convenience of the location.

Your recommendation is appreciated and I hope to host you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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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
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Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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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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