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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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Lenasia, South Africa
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343 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Intercontinental Standard for sure...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed here for one night. The check in was speedy and friendly. Room was pre allocated and upgraded. Being a platinum member i was offered a late check out as well but didnt need it as i had an early morning flight. Didnt get a chance to have dinner but the breakfast was lovely with a huge variety... Very enjoyable. Room was spectacular. If you didn't look out the window you wouldn't think you were right at the airport. Definitely the best airport hotel I have ever stayed at. Quite pricey compared to the competition 5 mins away but really in a league of its own... Complimentary breakfast thanks to the duty manager...

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Good Morning AzTee and Thank You not only for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us, but also a big Thank You for being one of our loyal IHG Rewards Club Members. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll visit us soon again. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the nicest airport hotel I've stayed at. Only a short walking distance from the main terminal. The property is beautifully maintained, hard to believe you're even at an airport. I only spent one night, but the rooms are large, quiet, and dark, great for a good night's rest after 20 hours of travel. Spacious bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub, and a nice assortment of bath products. Pretty well stocked mini bar too. Breakfast was included with my rate, and there is a full continental buffet with many choices, as well as several hot breakfast selection. We also had dinner at the restaurant, and I was very pleased with the quality of the food and service.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Good Morning Denise_Chad and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Its great to read that you enjoyed so many elements of our hotel 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

Steps from the terminal (some others claim to be but are not), and from the train station into town, this hotel is great value. Excellent food, nice gym, pool and spa on the roof and rooms that spoil you rotten. Its a bit pricier that the other airport hotels for a reason, its well worth it.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Good Morning Damon A and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Yes, 68.7 meters from the arrivals hall to our front door and slightly further to the Gautrain station. Convenience ! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Neu-Ulm, Deutschland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

Recommendation for the executive floor, excellent breakfast, very nice and clean gym, beautiful view from the pool and quiet rooms, although it's just a minute walk from the arrival area. Very friendly staff!

  • Stayed June 2014
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Good Morning AxelReutti and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Just a note to other's reading this post - we do not have a "Club Floor" like most other InterContinentals - but we do have Executive Rooms. Sorry for using this opportunity to clarify. Thank you once again for your positive feedback and we hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Kind Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Atlantic Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

Just steps from the Tambo Johannesburg Airport, you feel welcome as soon as you hit the doorsteps of this beautiful hotel. It makes the perfect stop for a layover to catch another flight. Rooms are clean and inviting. The bed is comfortable and there is even a hair dryer should you need it. Wi-Fi is available at no extra charge. We didn't get a chance to check out the restaurant as we had an early morning flight the next day. It is definitely worth the price!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Good Morning Linda G and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - Thank you! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us, but hope that on your next visit that you will be able to visit our Quills Restaurant and try some of our Chef Trevor's great dishes. Enjoy the weekend and hope to see you soon again, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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melbourne australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

Everything that has been said is accurate, accurate !!!...Fabulous buffet breakfast,hot and powerful shower, wifi works very well with no drop outs,staff fabulous....Was identified by name at breakfast and the executive chef dropped by for a chat...both those were firsts...I am very service oriented professionally and this property is the perfect case study that all other hotels should copy...Can compliment Andrew and his staff more...we will return next year as part of our RTW trip...Keep up the good work and the high standard.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Good Morning Aussiehikers and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Your postive feedback humbles us and we are so proud to know that we left you with so many great memories. That's what its all about for us. Have a Great Weekend and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am not one usually singing the praises of airport hotels, however this hotel stands out from the crowd.
The rooms are comfortable and good size.
Whilst the view out of the window is not too wonderful I wasn't staying here for the scenery but for the convenient access to the airport.
I am most impressed with the quality of the room service food. It is tasty and most importantly it arrives hot, something so many other hotels I rate highly fail to achieve to the same degree.
I would be most happy to make this my destination hotel whilst in here on business.

Room Tip: Fourth floor was quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Good Morning JamesPAB and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. You are 100% correct about the view and we get lots of requests for views - but yes, kind of difficult. Airport, Airport, Parking Garage, Gautrain - but we try anyway. Thank you for the positive feedback regarding our Room Service delivery - a challanging experience in any hotel. Great to know we met your expectations. 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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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 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Romantic 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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