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City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed just one night and were very pleased with the hotel. The biggest factor in choosing it was that it only takes about 10 minutes to walk from the arrivals hall at the airport to hotel reception. However, this hotel provided all the other things you expect like speedy check in spacious rooms and a decent restaurant.
Really glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a very convenient hotel located within the terminal in the arrivals hall. It is perfect for stop overs and I think reasonably proced. The hotel is very clean and of a good standard, I found staff to be very welcoming and helpful. Overall a very happy experience, they also cater for late check outs free of charge (within reason). In addition they are happy to store your luggage after you check out if you have a late flight.

Room Tip: My room on the receptoin floor had a tv which was visible from the bath. The other room I stayed in...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thanks for your kind review - we're glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

So glad we stayed here! After an incredibly long day and night of travelling to get to S. Africa, we arrived at the hotel (maybe a 10 minute walk from the international lobby) around dinnertime completely exhausted and very grateful to not be hopping on another plane or into a taxi. Our room was very nice with a large bathroom. We ate dinner in the restaurant, which serves small plates until late. The included breakfast buffet was very impressive and delicious! Much nicer than hotel breakfasts in the states. I would definitely recommend a stop here for people in a similar situation to us- a far way to go to S. Africa and not much interest in checking out the city. We were able to start our trip the next day happy, well-rested, and well-fed!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2013

Thanks for your kind review - we're glad you enjoyed your well-earned rest at our hotel after your long trip. Hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Perfect hotel for all my clients who arrive with the late KLM flight from Amsterdam. In March I could finally stay there myself when my family arrived from The Netherlands. Rooms are very spacious, staff is helpful and friendly and the breakfast buffet is very impressive. They also had a lovely baby chair for Rosie. I'm very comfortable to continue sending my clients here. It is good value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My travel agent recommended City Lodge at the airport and I was sceptical having never heard of the hotel. However, I could not have been more pleased. The staff were extremely helpful, spoke great English and made my family feel right at home. My kids were extremely tired after a 16 hour flight and we didn't want to go to the hotel restaurant. The hotel does not do room service but the restaurant was slow so they agreed to bring our dinner to our room.

All of the parents reading this review should appreciate how helpful that was with two tired children and getting dinner brought to the room even though they do not typically offer this service. The staff completely won me over and I would recommend the hotel and look forward to the opportunity to stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Thank you for you comments - we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff showed you our "I'm Kind" attention in action.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Having been dumped by BA late in Jo'Burg and missing our connecting flight we were put in this hotel. I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised that this was a reasonably nice and comfortable hotel right in the middle of the airport connected to the terminals.

The rooms were modern, clean and comfortable. The main reception dining area was good and the coffee shop was really very nice - my chicken curry dish was excellent.

If I had to overnight at the airport or was stuck I would be entirely happy to use this hotel again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are OK and you wouldn't expect a view given the location
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angus M, Front Office Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2013

Sorry your flight was delayed, but so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel is modern, elegant and spotlessly clean. Staff were very helpful and ensured that our day conference ran smoothly without any problems.
As a facilitator and presenter, I was particularly impressed with the supply of new pens with the double flip charts - in addition to the other digital media supplied.
The catering was superb, with coffee constantly on-tap, well presented tea-time snacks and a tasty lunch.
The dining area is cleverly divided up to allow for different groups to eat together without breaking the flow of the dining room. The pool area adjacent to the dining area was well cared for, and if it had not been winter the sparkling water would have been very inviting.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

We are so glad that your conference went well - hope to see you again for a future conference, business or leisure travel stay.

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Additional Information about 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: $131 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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