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“Expensive but highly recommend for a layover”

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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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80 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Expensive but highly recommend for a layover”
Reviewed April 21, 2008

We had an overnight layover and the hotel worked out perfect for us. Not knowing Johannesburg and not having a lot of time, we booked a room at the Intercontinental. It is within safe walking distance from the terminal. Hotel is upscale and surprisingly nice. We highly recommend this hotel for an overnight stayover, especially if you arrive at night and don't want to travel around Johannesburg getting to a hotel as most are nearly an hour from the hotel.

  • Liked — Location, clean and safe hotel hotel
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank nwwriter
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2008

This is an extremely nice hotel attached to the Johannesburg Airport. In fact it’s probably one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever stayed in (nicer than most hotels in America). It was very modern with a luxurious bathroom. The beds were soft and comfortable. For three people the room was small, but for 2 it would have been fine.

After 10 days in East Africa, this hotel was a much needed break. We really wanted to stay here longer, but we had an early plane to catch.

  • Stayed December 2007
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Hants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

My wife and I stayed here twice, on each occassion because we flew in the evening and flew out the morning and wanted to be able to walk to and from the airport terminal.

Rooms, service, pool etc are perfect.

As lots of other reviews state, value for money is a joke -- you stay here for the convenience because the location is ideal; you'd be stupid to pay this price if you weren't just stopping over between flights.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Binsted
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Brighton, UK
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2008

Following a delayed arrival into Johannesburg and waiting 2 hours for baggage off-loading we missed our connecting flight and so booked the 'last free room' in the hotel for the night. The room was decorated in dark wood and beige paint. The room felt a little cramped and not particularly welcoming. Although the room looked old fashioned and the quality of the construction was very poor (clearly they have no idea how to fit a door properly) the bed was comfortable and the air-con worked. The bathroom was fine with a good shower.

The common ways on the bedroom floors had been redecorated in a shade of cream that went particularly badly with the wood. The impression was of a cheap nursing home that had been given a quick makeover.

The ground floor was fine with friendly staff. We gave up on dinner in the restaurant; the combination of a lot of travelling, waiting ten minutes for someone to take an order and an over fussy menu caused us to beat a quick exit for a fast food solution in the airport. Breakfast was fine (albeit extra) with very good marmalade. Seeing people struggle through the small dining room with their luggage using the shortest route to the terminal provided a different backdrop to the usual rustle of newspapers.

The location is very convenient, a few minutes walk from both the international and internal terminals.

It's the best airport hotel but whether it is worth 50% more than the Sun City 4 star (that we stayed in on the way back) for a one night stopover is uncertain.

  • Liked — very close to airport
  • Disliked — overpriced
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Brightsol
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2008

The hotel is located 100 meters from the arrivals hall, so in less then 3 minutes I was at the reception.

The reception did not have my reservation in the system, and when told him that I had made the reservation a few hours earlier, he guided me to the business center, where I could check the reservation number on line. Both computers at the business centre were occupied, so when I got back to the reception, he checked for my reservation, and found it. I was going to pay US$380 for a hotel room for 5 hours. I was also given a free wireless Internet voucher (I did not have time to use it).

I was up-graded to a junior suite. The room had a large marble bathroom (inadequate lighting), with a power shower, and separate bath. The bedroom had a sitting area with comfortable sofa’s, Plasma TV, and minbar. The bed was very comfortable with goose down pillows, and a blanket (not duvet). The safe is large enough to fit a laptop.

In the morning, I went to the Quill Restaurant for breakfast. Service was very mediocre. The waitresses were too interested in talking amongst themselves, instead of serving. There was a buffet continental breakfast of yogurt, fruit, cold meats, bread, pastries, and cereal. Hot food had to be ordered, and in the 25 minutes I was at breakfast, no one came to take the order, clear the table, etc. Very poor service for a 5 star hotel.

Check out was quick, but I had been charged for a movie that I did not watch, and mini bar consumption – 2 items, yet I only had one bottle of water. The receptionist sorted this out quickly.

  • Liked — Location near the airport
  • Disliked — Price. Too expensive
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
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2 Thank roadwarriorafrica
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Ohio USA
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2007

Nice establishment. Stayed here 3 different times over a 25 day period as a stoppin goff point for other destination in south africa. Rooms are very nice and staff helpful. Breakfasts were sumptuous. Dinner in the bar and restaurant were both reasonable and good. Will use this hotel in the future as well.

  • Liked — airport location
  • Disliked — not easy
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Cindy-Milford
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2007

We were here for 1 night due to no flight connection available to PE until the next day. I personally found Jo’burg very scary (for want of a better description). Regrettably, I read a newspaper which contained nothing but crime stories and the hotel information folder stated not to open our room door to anyone even staff unless we telephone reception to check reason for staff call.

The hotel itself was good and the Soweto tour arranged by our tour operator was interesting. We dine at the hotel that evening for security reasons and hotel location was great for our flight connection the next morning. Ideally, I would prefer a stop over at PE but visiting Jo’burg was an experience which we do now appreciate but not perhaps at the time.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank MJEIreland
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Property: InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Address: 68.7 metres from International 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 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 2011 Best Airport Hotel in Africa Award by Skytrax World Airport Awards and refurbished in 2008, the hotel offers the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent. ... more   less 
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