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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just 50 meters from the main arrivals hall, Joburg Intercontinental offers a splendid stay over when you have to be at O Tambo airport as a hub for connecting flights. Bit expensive, as compared to the other airport hotels around, but absolutely the most convenient one. Nice rooms, with Nespresso-sets in the room, quiet, and great (in room) dining. Also friendly and highly professional staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Pieter2011
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Good Morning Pieter2011 and Thank You for taking some time out of your busy day to post feedback on Trip Advisor, regarding your recent stay with us - really appreciated. The team and I are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that it won't be too long before you next visit. Keep well and all the best for the week ahead. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

There are several nice hotels adjacent to OR Tambo and I usually don't splurge when I am transiting - but on this trip I craved a little luxury. Great room, great spa and best of all? A great ba

The only complaints? The hotel was freezing - I turned the a/c off in my room and still needed to bundle up. The other? The Nespresso machine in my room did not have instructions and was like trying to operate a jet airplane - not a major issue and I could have called but...

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Good Morning Anneel and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding your recent stay with us on Trip Advisor - most appreciated. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and it was "just what you needed" Sorry about the cold, as yes Johannesburg is firmly moving into Winter. Our aircon's do heat though and can be controled by the pad on the wall. Apologies for the coffee instructions - they are in drawer with the tea, coffee amenities - but taking your point - we will look at putting them somewhere more prominent. Thank you once again for the constructive feedback - appreciated, and looking foward to your next stay. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Landed in JHB from Windhoek and stayed overnight at Intercontinental before our next flight. The convenient location made it a hassle free stop over. The rooms were wonderful and the service was great. Breakfast was great, nice variety and staff went out of their way to assist us. We are staying over there again on our return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Good Evening Welda M and Thank You for taking some time to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well and enjoy the weekend. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The overall standard of service set by this hotel will not easily be surpassed in South Africa. It’s convenient location, superior concierge service and exceptional rooms is an absolute example of true South African Hospitality. The General Manager was available during check-in, but this was not even necessary as the staff at the front desk is more than able to quickly and adequately execute a flawless check-in. The only problem I experienced was the smoking rooms are not ventilated as efficiently as I would have liked it to be, but I do know that the hotel must consider the noise levels experienced at the OR Tambo Airport. Check-out was as flawless as check-in and normally this is where South African Hotels experience their biggest obstacle, one that the Intercontinental OR Tambo overcame. This is the Hotel to use for any business traveller landing or departing from OR Tambo. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending The Intercontinental to any person.

Room Tip: Be assured that you do not choose this hotel for its views, unless you appreciate planes taking-off or landing, but all the rooms are clean, sophisticated and superior to any hotel at OR.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Good Evening Mr Francoise J - and Thank You for taking some time out of your busy day, to post feedback regarding your recent stay with us - really appreciated. I am pleased to read that we met your expectations and hope that you will visit us again from time to time, as the need arrises. Keep well and looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Intercontinental JNB Airport, This hotel is literally across the road from the arrivals hall in the airport, it would have taken less than 15 minutes from collecting luggage to checking in at the hotel. The room was well appointed the shower spectacular the bed extremely comfortable the black out curtains did what they were supposed to & the room was extremely quiet, what more do you want after a 13 Hour flight. Well there’s a small pool and fitness centre with fabulous views over the airport. There’s an outdoor terrace bar serving chilled Castle Lager and very tasty snacks. Inside there’s a stylish restaurant with a good selection of food on offer. The staff were delightful and I would happily have stayed on. But that was not to be, Kruger beckoned.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Good Morning Peter S and Thank You for taking some time out of your day in order to post feedback in Trip Advisor - regarding your recent stay with us - appreciated. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that it won't be too long before you next visit. Keep well and enjoy your game viewing. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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