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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

If you need a hotel in Johannesburg near the airport stay here! It is a lovely hotel with very friendly service. The rooms are very well appointed and comfortable. Best bed I had on my 5 country trip in Africa. One feature I really appreciated is that they have a great outlet strip at the desk that basically has any plug type you need. I had rushed out to buy the South Africa plug prior to my trip and found at this hotel I didn't need it. The restaurant is very good and again great and friendly service. The hotel is right outside the airport exit---just walk across the street. Super convenient yet very quiet---never heard an airplane! Nice coffee and tea in room and nice toiletries. Had everything we needed. The breakfast buffet is great too! Thanks for an excellent stay.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Good Evening UsaJules and Thank You for taking the time out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding our lovely hotel. Much appreciated. We are so pleased to read that so many facets of the property met and exceeded your needs - that's really wonderful. I see you also managed to take a picture of our Doorman Jason - another example of one of our great team members. Hope it won't be too long before your next visit - Keep well, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This is how airport hotels should be! Excellent service, beautiful rooms and delicious food and wine, all reasonably priced. Right next to the airport, but we didn't hear the planes, and clean, safe and well-appointed hotel. Check-in and -out were quick and efficient, and we would recommend to anyone travelling via OR Tambo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Good Evening Ifcb and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding our hotel on Trip Advisor - appreciated. Your kind words are really encouraging and we are so pleased to read that you had a great time with us. Hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep Well, Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

After encountering difficulties at the airport in South Africa, I was forced to stay at a hotel outside the airport and chose this one It was very conveniently located close to the airport and I walked there from the airport. When I returned to the airport to check in for my outward bound flight, hotel staff brought my luggage back to the airport and the airline check in counter. The manager was extremely helpful and professional, while being compassionate to my plight. The rest of the staff were also very kind and professional. Without exception, all the staff went above and beyond the call of duty. The rooms were lovely, clean, comfortable, quiet and spacious, with a very comfortable bed and a well thought out floor plan. The restaurant was also good. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and take my hat off to all the people that helped make the best of what was for me, a difficult situation. I would not give a second thought to staying there again on any trip to or through South Africa, whether in transit or on holiday. To the extent that it might be more expensive than others, it is well worth it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Good Morning Pamela R and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding our hotel on Trip Advisor - appreciated. I am glad to read that we could be your silver lining in a somewhat difficult or frustrating situation and we hope that your next visit will be a planned one. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Keep well and enjoy the weekend, regards Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a very clean, nice hotel located on the grounds of the OR tambo airport. Easy to walk to from the airport and a great overnight stay. It is a business traveler like hotel. Very fancy and clean. Great service that is very friendly and helpful.

It is pricey, but you are paying for the location and easy access.

The rooms are surprisingly spacious and the bathrooms are huge. Showers and tubs are nice. Separate toilet from the shower area. Nice TV and beds. Comfortable beds and linens.

Service was exceptional.

The restaurant was great. Dinner was amazing and breakfast was very good. Water is provided in the room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Good Morning Stephen H and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding our hotel on Trip Advisor - really appreciated. Thank you for the postive feedback and we hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep Well, Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

In writing this review I am conscious that this is an airport hotel and am therefore writing it with that in mind. I have stayed in a few airport hotels and they have, until this point, had a particular (rather impersonal and transitory) feel; the Intercontinental somehow seems to transcend this standard. The rooms were very good and there is a very good restaurant (crocodile broth is recommended).

Previous airport hotel experiences have been a rather bland experience - not so with this excellent hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Good Evening Romulus66 and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding our lovely hotel on Trip Advisor. Its a pleasure to reach such wonderful and honest feedback and its truly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and I hope it won't be too long before your next stay. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I am a well seasoned traveller who has stayed in many hotels around the world on both business and leisure travel. Recently, my wife and I had to have two one night stays in the period of 5 days at the Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport Hotel. What an absolute gem this property is in all respects. Firstly it is only about a 100 metre walk from the airport terminal building so no struggling with luggage on and off shuttle buses! Secondly, the rooms are superbly appointed with great beds and with absolutely no noise from the adjacent airport. Thirdly, and most importantly, every member of staff offered a superb level of service to the extent it was probably amongst the best I have ever encountered and that includes some pretty swish Japanese hotels renowned for fine levels of service. The bell boys, concierge, reception desk, housekeeping staff, room service staff and restaurant staff were all brilliant and made what we thought was just going to be 'another transit stopover' very memorable. The gym and pool facilities were fantastic as was the breakfast buffet. The huge and delicious birthday cake that awaited my wife (totally unexpected) was the final piece of this fine jigsaw that fell into place. I would use this hotel every time I went to Jo'burg whether in transit or actually staying in the city. It is a rare find.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Good Evening Garry M and Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post such wonderful feedback regarding our hotel on Trip Advisor - really appreciated. We aim to leave all our guests with wonderful memories and I am pleased to read that we left you with quite a few. I hope it won't be too long before you next visit. Keep well, Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Safwa, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is my second stay in the airport intercon, if you have nothing to do in Joburg and only need to go back to the airport the next day to catch a flight, then it can't be more convenient! After a long flight, a long time inside the airport, you are literally 5 minutes away from your comfy bed inside the hotel. I see the prices a bit high but I still won't mind that bearing in mind that I really don't need to go beyond the hotel premises while waiting for my next day flight! The staff are so friendly and would surely prefer this hotel if I am in need again to wait for a night in Joburg!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Good Evening Malnaser and Thank You for taking the time to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Yes, 68.7 meters is all the distance you have to cover - between the arrivals hall and our front door. Really convinient. Absolutely stress free. Keep well and I hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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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 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Business 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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