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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed here after a trip in the Okavango Delta, having a 24 hour wait for a flight home to Australia. The rooms were wonderful - comfy, great products in the bathroom, lindt chocolates bedside with the turndown service. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. And the location was splendid for just wandering across the road from the airport. Internet access was included, and it was fast and reliable.

The one issue was with meals. Quills were incredibly slow with dinner, then forgot to bring one dish. They attempted to bring it after everyone else had finished, by which stage we were exhausted, and just wanted to go to bed (and the person with the missing meal, me, had eaten the salad). Also, there were more vegetarian options on the room service menu than on the restaurant, which was surprising and disappointing. Room service breakfast the next morning was also different from what had been ordered.

I've stayed here before, and will stay again. Wish they'd sort out the kitchen, though. It was the one hiccup during the last stay, too!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank megsyc
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

We loved staying at the InterContinental at Tambo. The service was so amazing, and the rooms were beautiful! The staff is very hardworking, and they do their very best to please everyone. Even when the hotel was overbooked and the entire Springbok team was there because of a cancelled flight, we were accommodated. A special thanks to Michelle for helping us with all of our plans and her good advice. What a caring, kind individual. It is also a most convenient location!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank sessmann
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Having been a victim of a delayed Iberia Airlines flight from Johannesburg to Madrid, I chose to accept the airlines offer to stay overnight until a early morning departure (which needless to say also didn't happen) at the hotel. One can imaging how efficiently 10 travelers are processed at 1am in the morning when they all need to be booked ijn on Iberia's account. Admittedly this was not the hotels problem anmd they did there best. Luggage assistance was quick and obliging. The room was comfortable and not lacking in anything. Breakfast early the next morning was plentiful, quickly served and and staffed by efficient persons. Checkout....never bothered.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank jeff1996
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Finding a hotel close to the airport for a family of five is always a challenge. The kids want their own room, but are not quite old enough to be totally separate, so interconnecting or interleaving rooms are a good option.
This hotel has interleading rooms although you have to ask directly, it not on the web site. There are lots of cheaper options a short drive away, but after a long flight, delayed by the ash cloud, the ability to walk straight to reception (is a shorter walk than from the arrival gate to immigration) and check in is great.
Reception were fresh and friendly, helped with bags and kids and had us in our rooms within 5 mins of arrival.
Despite its location, there was little aircraft noise and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank cjmit
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

Just a great hotel.
Slightly dearer than some hotels, but worth it.
The restuarant and bar are excellent and all food and drinks are normally priced, so an easy decision to dine there.
Excellent service, excellent rooms and the ultimate location for travellers. It is so nice to get off the plane and just walk 60M to this fantastic hotel.
Rooms are really big, not the usual size. Beds are extremely comfortable, bathroom is great.
Plenty of complimentary things, such as water, juice, even a coffee machine in the rooms. Everything in the room is perfect and it all works.
They just do everything just a little more than you would expect.
Even a good base to tour Johanasburg, just grab a hotel private taxi, good feeling of security and the driver will wait at the the shopping centres for you, or just call him when ready to get picked up.
Staff are seriously good, well chosen and so friendly and helpful, just a total group of professionals.
I highly recmmend this place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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7  Thank Worktraveller255073
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

We stayed here one night before we left South Africa to return to Hong Kong and then the United States. I had used points to stay here and was exceptionally pleased with the hotel. one of the BEST I've ever stayed out. We loved pretty much EVERYTHING about it.
One thing we did do to save some money was go eat dinner at the food court across the street at the airport instead of at the restaurant on site... there is also a little grocery store in the airport and we got some of our own supplies there to enjoy instead of having to get them from Room Service or from the hotel. It worked great. The service at this hotel was SPECTACULAR. When we checked out, the bellman pushed our luggage cart all the way to the Cathay Pacific Business Class check-in counters for us. We were very pleased. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel (if you can afford it)!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank travelinpdx
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

I use this hotel every month and have never been let down. It has all the attributes and more that one would expect of a sophisticated airport hotel. Ideal for central corporate meetings as well as a very convenient stop over between flights

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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6  Thank GeraldCPT
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Address: Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall | O.R Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range: $285 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe and highly convenient hotel only 68.7 metres (225-foot) walk from the International Arrivals hall at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport and is your ideal and hassle-free stopover for onward Southern African destinations, Game Reserves, Victoria Falls & Cape Town. Perfectly located for business and a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD, the hotel facilities include free unlimited Wi-Fi, Business Centre, Health Spa, complimentary gym, swimming pool and DVD library. Guests love our large showers with massage showerheads and the ample natural light flowing from the floor to ceiling windows. In-room flight information allows you to time and plan your onward journeys from the comfort of your room. Soundproofed rooms, blackout curtains, king beds and fluffy duvets ensure you enjoy a great sleep experience. Quills Restaurant, open 24 hours daily, offers contemporary African dining, indoors or on the terrace. Winner of the 2015 Best Airport Hotel in Africa Award by Skytrax World Airport Awards and refurbished in 2015, the hotel offers the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent. ... more   less 
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