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“Much more than an airport hotel”

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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Adjacent to the airport and very convenient location. Rooms great and well equipped with good, free wifi and computers available 24 hours in the business centre. Restaurant good with a pleasant terrace for eating or drinks. Staff were exceptional at all times and very helpful in handling baggage to and from the airport. I did not try the spa but have heard very good reports.
Much more than an airport hotel. The main downside is that it does not come cheap.

Room Tip: No views so floor does not make a difference.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Good Evening Michaelwittall and Thank You for taking the time to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you had a great time with us and I hope that you'll find time to visit our newly refurbed Health Spa on your next visit. Have a good weekend, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed here one night before leaving Africa. Every detail from checking in to the food,room etc. was excellent. (I agree with any great comments on the beds..I wish I had their bed at home)
This hotel is very relaxing and is top notch for details. We spent the last day at the spa. I highly advise this if you have the time. The price was very reasonable and my service from Gaddy was excellent. I wish she worked here in CA. I had back,neck,foot reflex and Indian head. This was a great way to prepare for the long flight home. This hotel might be higher in cost than the others in the area but it is well worth it. You can walk across the street to the airport.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Good Morning Mwitul and Thank You for the wonderful feedback on Trip Advisor - really appreciated. Yes, our beds are very good and something that we did not spare any expense on - as we realize that a good nights sleep before or after a long flight is absolutely essential for our hotel. Thank you for the positive feedback about Gaddy, but unfortunately she is unable to relocate to CA - so you will need to visit us here more often. Looking forward to your next visit, keep well, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed overnight between flights. Just a few steps from the airport terminal, it could not be more convenient. Rooms are luxurious and comfortable, with a marble bathroom and all the comforts of a five star hotel. Service was excellent. We ate dinner in the the restaurant - it was excellent, as was the breakfast. No airport noise. Stay here if you can!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Good Morning Bigbree and Thank You for taking the time to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. I see you picked up on the no noise factor. Yes, 68.7 meters from the airport termainl, but tripple glazzing and thick glass ensures zero airplane noise. We look forward to welcoming you back, keep well and kind regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

wonderful luxury hotel, just the perfect stop over for the tired traveller seeking all the comforts south africa can offer, The service is typical southern sun - just excellent !!! nothing is too much trouble, the staff all go out of their way to make one feel welcome. Spa and gym is superb, free internet and great restaurant and so close to the airport that one can relax and leave at the last minute without a worry of traffic etc...The rooms are silent, great beds, coffee machines, all the extras one would expect and more, like a call from front desk to see if there is anything else they can do.

Room Tip: This is an expensive hotel, but it is 5 star. the breakfast was superb, R165 which is not much more...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Good Morning Winogabon, and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding our lovely hotel. Thank you for the great feedback and I hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well, kind regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This hotel has everything right...please don't change anything. First of all the basics, ie. the things that all hotels should do well:
1. beds: fantastically comfortable with marvellous pillows (selection). I prefer this bed to mine at home and mine is a top-end bed bought in the USA;
2. showers: large and powerful. None of those water-restricted dribblers you get so many places.
3. customer service: first class. These guys all make you feel welcome. The bell boys will take your luggage all the way to the airport check in! The staff welcomed us back and played with our 2 year old son. They were all so warm and welcoming and willing to do what it takes to make your stay great.
4. great food: breakfast, lunch and dinner are all excellent!
5. indoor pool with amazing views on the top floor.

Combine this with the most conveniently located hotel in Joburg as it is attached to the airport and Gautrain train station, this hotel can't be beaten. And there is a fabulous spa on the top floor.

We'll never stay anywhere else in Joburg. It's fantastic!

Room Tip: North facing rooms have great balconies.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Good Morning Mr KarlHackett and Thank You so much for your wonderful posting on Trip Advisor - wow - you have truly been complimentary - and I am so appreciative of this positive feedback. This really goes a long way in giving all my team members an extra bounce in their step - Thank you. I hope we will see you soon again, and look forward to leaving you with more great memories. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a very convenient hotel if you are on transit to other countries in the region or other cities within South Africa or if you are catching an early morning flight to whatever destination and you dont want to be caught up in Johannesburg traffic or simply relaxing after a long haul flight. The service is good and like all airport hotels it is a bit on the pricey side as you are paying for the convenience of a few steps to the check in counters. I liked the amenities, it does help that there is a spa where you could while away time whilst you wait for your flight.

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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Good Morning Nkuli M and Thank You for taking the time to post feedback regarding our hotel on Trip Advisor - really appreciated. Trust all is well in PE this morning. Yes, you've hit the nail on the head - convenience !!. No taxi's, no transfers, nothing - just 68.7 meters of pathway. I see you also noted our new refurbed Spa area - I hope you had some time to enjoy a treatment. Trust it won't be long before you next visit, keep well, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Location, amenities, service--all flawless. Particularly the service! Reception sent their porter to the terminal with me & my luggage cart because I wasn't sure just where to go. Well worth the extra money!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Good Morning Sandra C and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding our hotel - really appreciated. I see you made use of our Meet & Greet service which is available both from the Airport to the hotel and back again - a great convinience. Keep well and hope to see you soon again, regards Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Additional Information about InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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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