We ended up stumbling across this hotel as we were delayed in Joberg for 2 days due to a missed flight connection. An airline put us up here as an 'obligation of their service' so we had low expectations, but on arriving, we found a great hotel, lovely service, heaps of character, all minutes from the airport, with regular half hourly shuttles to and from the airport. Whilst staying near any airport rarely does any city justice, we could easily get into joberg for sight seeing, and for a short stop over it was a very convenient choice.
The entire theme of the Hotel is 'air travel' with heaps of kookie decorations, crates, engine parts, quotes on walls and even a flight simulator in the lobby area you can play with! All the services you would expect from a high standard city hotel, such as room service, wireless internet, restaurant, bar, pool, gym ect.
The staff were all extremely helpful, despite being beside an airport and a little noisy, the pool area was still fantastic, and very relaxing. Breakfast was by far the best we had throughout our 3 weeks in africa. Everything about this hotel made an otherwise very inconventient jilt in our travel plans, extremely comfortable
- 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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