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Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Hotel
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

Hotel is located in the area of the airport. On arrival you are made to feel very welcome and the rooms are spacious with all relevant business facilities. There is a bar on the ground floor and adjacent to it a large restaurant area which serves a buffet breakfast in the morning and a buffet dinner in the evenings (the mornings tended to be busy and the restaurant quite congested). A good standard with a friendlier feel than most airport hotels.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 3, 2010

Strengths: Located 500 meters from the O.R. Tambo International Airport
Weakness: Not much to do around the hotel, only good if you are staying here as a stopover before taking an onward flight

The Southern Sun O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, Johannesburg is located barely 500 meters from the O.R. Tambo Airport and is very convenient as a stopover when you are taking a connecting flight the next day. The rates start from ZAR 1000 per night non-inclusive of breakfast and are more economical as compared to other hotels in the vicinity such as the Intercontinental or the Protea Hotel O. R. Tambo.

The best part of staying at the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, Johannesburg is that they run a complimentary Airport Shuttle to and from the Airport for 24 hours every 15 minutes. The pick-up point for the Shuttle is outside the International Arrivals area immediately behind the Intercontinental Hotel. If you have any difficulty finding this pickup point, then walk over to the Intercontinental Hotel and ask the guard there and he will be able to direct you. This shuttle bus service will save you ZAR 100 which a Taxi will charge to get you to the hotel even though it is located only 500 meters away from O.R. Tambo Airport.

The staff at the hotel is very friendly and the check in process is very quick and easy. The room is good and well equipped, the only missing thing is a mini bar / fridge. However the décor of the room at the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, Johannesburg is very dull as compared to the other Southern Sun Group Hotels which I have stayed in. The internet rates on offer at this hotel are much cheaper than most hotels in South Africa and they charge ZAR 50 per hour as opposed to ZAR 100 per hour charged by most hotels.

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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

Had to stay close to the airport to catch a very early morning flight. Arrived late afternoon. Did not expect much of an airport hotel, but was pleasantly surprised. Room was basic but functional and clean. Complimentary sundowners (wine, soft drinks) and canapes were served in the lounge and I managed to get a massage in the spa at very short notice (15 minutes), which turned out to be one of the best I have ever had.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

If only doing a quick stopover in Jo'Burg and you don't have to go into the city, it is ideal.

Staff helpful and friendly.

Location of shuttle bus pickup location at airport very poorly signposted

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

Got in to Jo’burg at 2 am and just needed a place to stay until our 8 am flight. They offered a reasonable rate and smiling service, which was especially nice after dealing with the Peermont group for almost an hour before we gave up and left. The pictures currently on the Trip Advisor site were exactly the same room, etc we saw, so if that’s good for you, it’s good.

I would describe it as a standard airport hotel..a Marriott, or Hilton etc would compare. The beds were made with duvets of a super fine thread count. Oh the little things can make me so happy. I didn’t want to get out of bed, but maybe it was the 4 hours of sleep I got…

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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