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“City Lodge at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, S.A.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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“City Lodge at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, S.A.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

I was a bit nervous after reading the reviews on this forum as I was an elderly woman traveling alone. It really isn't that long of a walk from the terminal and it felt good to stretch my legs. The hotel staff were excellent. It does take a bit of time at the reception but just be patient. I stayed one night as my next flight was out early in the morning. On my return 4 weeks later, I had a day room from 8am-5pm as my flights had a 12 hours layover. My room was perfect. The bed was comfortable and I slept like a baby. I would say that they are so many City Lodge hotels in the area that I found finding the one online that is actually attached to the airport a bit difficult. The airport has so many restaurants and also a bakery that I ate in the airport and bought a pastry to eat in the morning. The room has tea service. I enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: I had rooms on both sides of the hotel and didn't notice any difference. On the day room, they...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have missed my connecting flight and had to find a place to stay, the City Lodge was recommended and I was not disappointed , the rooms are clean and neat, check in was hassle free and the hotel offer a very good breakfast. The short walk to the terminals is safe and easy. I can highly recommend this hotel for anyone who ever misses a connecting flight or who need to stay over to catch a plane the next day.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

First find the hotel! Depending on your approach getting to the City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo may not be completely straightforward. It is about a ten minute walk from the terminal, all undercover but eerily quiet, which could be disconcerting, late at night. having reached the end of the corridor you have to take an elevator to reception and your trolley cannot accompany you; if you have a stack of luggage this can be challenging.

Check-in was reasonably efficient, a large group had arrive shortly before me which made the experience worse that it would otherwise have been. The staff are not overly friendly or informative.

The walk to the room seemed endless down narrow corridors but the room itself was clean and functional. The promised free internet was for a limited period - just 15 minutes and then the inevitable high cost package had to be purchased. The bathroom was spacious with the usual City Lodge toiletries, nice powerful shower that unfortunately also showered the bathroom floor.

For a comfortable bed in a clean room easily accessible from the airport terminal this is a good choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

This hotel provides the usual levels of City Lodge comfort an convenience. Well furnished rooms with a good working space and WiFi connectivity. The bathroom is good but like many new generation City Lodge hotels, the shower does tend to splash all over the bathroom floor due to poor door design.

The hotel is connected to the terminal via a walkway, making it an ideal stop over point if you have an early morning departure.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We used this hotel as convenient for an overnight stay between flights in Johannesburg.

The location is great, very convenient and accessible without leaving the airport.

Check-in was fine but then it went downhill. Our rooms overlooked the motorway outside - not a major issue considering the location. But the seal around the window was broken so the noise from the vehicles was very loud.

We were offered a change of room but it was a bit of a struggle to point out why I felt this was necessary. The new room was very presentable like the first but the bathrooms weren't clean - hair in the plug holes for example.

We went for dinner and were given a brief menu. Only about 6 dishes. When it arrived it was clearly a micro-waved dinner. My sons was inedible, my rice was only partially cooked. When I spoke to the manager he said all the meals were "pre-prepared"!! In fairness, we weren't charged for the food which was good. Nevertheless it was a very poor meal.

Breakfast was better. Standard buffet and cooked food.

Overall - if you need somewhere you can get some sleep before an early departure it's fine. Just don't expect much of an evening meal.

  • Stayed August 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

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clean
friendly staff
good size rooms
spacoius lobby
separate bath and shower
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smells from the kichen woke me up on the 3rd floor
my travelling companion was kicked out from his room without prior notice becouse reservations made a mistake

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nonamejoe
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Sabie, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Fast, friendly, efficient check-in and check-out. Good sized room and bathroom, with shower and a separate full bathtub – lovely, just needed the bubble bath. Hairdryer, tea and coffee station in room. Comfy beds, fluffy duvets and pillows, flatscreen TV with sport and movie channels and CNN. Restaurant and bar on site, and many restaurants at the nearby terminals. Can’t fault it, and always stay here if I have to overnight to catch an early flight. Follow “hotels” sign, directly above the international arrivals hall, go past the car rentals’ parking, and at the end use the hotel’s own lift directly to reception.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Address: Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5 | OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#6 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#6 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based at Africa’s busiest airport, City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with “home away from home” accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it’s a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport’s facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool and a large commercial area with a coffee shop. Rooms • Spacious air-conditioned room with queen or twin beds • Flat screen Television (MNet and DSTV) – Satellite channels offering exciting sport, breaking news and great movies. • En-Suite Bathroom with bath and separate shower. • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wireless Internet Access available in all rooms • Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop • Desk with great lighting and plugs for easy connectivity • Telephone Breakfast: At City Lodge our breakfasts are legendary. Choose between a scrumptious Full English or Continental breakfast (buffet style) in the hotel’s spacious breakfast area. Coffee Shop: City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will have a coffee shop offering guests a comprehensive menu with hot and cold food choices ranging from salads, to wraps, to tremazzinis all the way to hearty soups. Bar: The hotel boasts a comfortable bar to enjoy the evening or wait for your next flight. Facilities • Boardroom Facilities – Roadlodge, our 8 Seater Meeting Room and Townlodge, our 12 seater Boardroom - includes flat screen television with laptop connectivity and wireless internet access. • Conference Facility – Courtyard A, seats 22 people. Courtyard B seats 24 people, combined with the option to be shared to create one room – seats up to 46 people. • Safe and secure underground parking. ... more   less 
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