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“Fabulous 5 star hotel and very conveniently located at International Terminal”

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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Firstly I want to thank Wickus and Stephan for the very warm, friendly and efficient check in and allowing me to check in and have access to my room at 6am after 2 long haul flights! This is unheard of! I think they could see I was really tired after all the flying and desperately in need of a warm bath.

The hotel is literally just outside the international terminal - you walk to the hotel from Arrivals and get there within a minute. Staff are super friendly and helpful and it is clear that they aim to please.

Rooms are luxurious, the bed is super comfy, linen is lovely and the bathroom is beautiful. They gym and pool area on the top floor is fab and the free internet on the computers in the business centre is a real bonus.

If I ever arrive at OR Tambo again and need a hotel to stay over at, this will be my hotel of choice.

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Good Evening Toerista and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post some feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. I am so happy that Stephan and Wickus made your day and took care of you ! That's what its all about for us and I can see that we left you with some great memories. All the best for the rest of the week and looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had no choice but to have a stopover since we arrived very late and our flight to Kruger was not until the afternoon of the next day. It was surprisingly literally 30 steps from the airport door (i'm small and i have small strides). We arrived late and the reception has some snacks and bottled water for weary travelers. We were checked in very fast and woke up to a medium-sized but high quality buffet. The choices are excellent and you have a choice of a hot entree, african breakfast, most amazing yogurt, breads and cereals. We decided at the very last minute to have a quick tour of Johannesburg and the concierge staff made it happen so quickly just in time for us to get back to the airport for our afternoon flight. The rooms are well appointed of course, with nespresso machines and small snacks. I guess they have excellent soundproofing system because i did not hear any kind of airplane sound whatsoever. The pool area has a great view of planes taking off, go check it out. Great staff, amazing breakfast, good location, and well worth the price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Good Evening Phoenixmemphis and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding our lovely hotel - really appreciated. Yes, 68.7 meters and your in our lobby - and then yes completely soundproofed due some seriously thick tripple glazed glass. We are so pleased to read your beautiful coments and even more pleased to know that we left you with so many great memories. Hope it won't be too long before you next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

In a city which security may be a concern, staying next to the airport may make you feel safer. This upscale hotel is right opposite to the arrival hall. Flight information is displayed in the lobby. Receptionists care about your onward flight at check-in (e.g. need for morning calls, special arrangement for handling luggage etc.). Absolutely perfect for a stopover.

The fitness room is located on the top and is open 24-7. The indoor swimming pool overviewing the airport is a gem.

The room is cosy, well-equipped with all the stuff you need. The coffee machine with capsules is my favorite. Typical inter-continental standard.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Good Evening leeyikki and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback regading your recent stay with us on Trip Advisor - really appreciated. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and left you with so many great memories. That's what its all about for us. I see you enjoyed our pool area on the 8th floor as well with its 30 degree heated water and fantastic views of the airport - a great place for some peace and quiet. Keep well and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is one of the really impressive and unexpected hotels I've ever stayed in--only a minute's walk from a busy airline terminal, yet full of some of the most thoughtful amenities I've ever seen: free bottles of orange juice and apples in every room, a DVD library, a trouser press, the most elegant tea-and-coffee-making supplies I've ever seen, an expresso machine and many another kind of flourish.

The buffet breakfast is the finest I've sampled in more than 30 years of five-star travel--sumptuous beyond belief and full of lovely extras (pieces of fudge, little platters of coconut and nuts, guava juice, pastries, elegant plates of smoked salmon, little amuse-bouches--and the service matches the food.

The only challenge I found in this property is that wireless Internet service is slow to the point of non-existence (though in the Business Center on the ground floor, it's quick and very easy, and you can print any number of documents for free). And the price is much higher than in most airport hotels I know, though the facilities are commensurate with that and equally high in style.

A great place if you have to be in Joburg and don't want to go into the city. And don't miss the pool and the health-club on the top floor!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Good Evening spriyer and Thank You once again for your great feedback. We have communicated via email - but Thank You for posting something on Trip Advisor as well - really appreciated. Thank you for pointing out regarding our complimentary internet - which is perfectely suited to emails, but please remember that, yes, we do have the business centre which is hard wired for guests use - free - and then of course we have our premium internet option which carries a very small fee and this is perfect for the heavier download requirement - like Skype and movies, etc. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and keep well. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager

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Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

A connvinent hotel right at the airport, but very pricey. The rooms are quiet, the food in the restaurant fantastic and the service friendly. If you can get a good rate it's definately the best spot for a late arrival or early departure.

Stayed: October 2013
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Good Evening TravelChick78 and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - appreciated. Yes, our Quills Restaurant has a fine team, front of house and in the kitchen and a great new menu. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Keep well and look forward to your next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Booked a Romantic Spa Package which was very good value. Arrived early morning on an overnight flight from London. We were met in the arrivals hall by a bell boy from the hotel who took care of our luggage. Very short walk across to the hotel. Immediate check in to our room despite the early hour which was greatly appreciated. King Executive Room was clean, roomy, quiet, extremely large bathroom. Well worth the price for the upgrade. Free wifi for myself and my husband. Relaxing massages in the Spa and lovely dinner in the restaurant. Good breakfast. Friendly, attentive, helpful staff. Hard to believe that we were in an airport hotel. This was a great hotel experience and we will certainly stay here again next time we fly into Johannesburg.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Good Morning DS6543 and Thank You for taking a few minutes to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. I see you took up the Romantic Offer - fantastic - and great to hear that you really enjoyed it. We have other packages out there as well, for example our NEW Soweto day trip package which has just been launched. Enjoy the rest of the week, keep well, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Wonderful hotel, very nice rooms, staff is very friendly the location is excellent you are right across the street from international arrivals. I would highly recommended if you have a night or two to spend in Johannesburg before flying on. Any longer than that may be worth going into the city to stay e.g. Sandton. Only downside was breakfast good food but a little sparse.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Good Morning JamesK_travels and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Much appreciated. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Regarding access to Sandton - you can you use the Gautrain, its a 5 minute walk from the hotel and once on the train, its 15 mins to Sandton. Really convenient and absolutely no traffic to deal with. Have a great day, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager

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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 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range: $308 - $420 (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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