We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“reasonable efficient functional friendly”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Germiston
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“reasonable efficient functional friendly”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Quick easy, quiter than closer to airport Good secure parking No frills but clean functional and ver reasonable particularly compared to extra cost for minimal extra benefit at more up market hotels near the airport. Close to Gautrain Rhodesfield station so easy access to Sandton

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mbovaan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for your comments which we greatly appreciate.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    3
    8
    15
    4
    3
See reviews for
1
10
8
10
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington D.C.
Level Contributor
99 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here on a brief overnight between flights and it worked, but nothing stood out. The rooms are tiny but clean, the parking is secure and there is a small breakfast area provided they have food. Be wary of the shuttle though, they don't run nearly as often as promised and took nearly 2hrs to pick me up from the airport. Decent value but not on my list of places to go back to.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank InsoucianceAbroad1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Angus M, Public Relations Manager at Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you again at this hotel or perhaps at another hotel in our four brand group.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

On business trips to Johannesburg, I normally stay at the Town Lodge located just around the corner from it's lesser cousin. Noise late at night and early mornings was a problem, with banging doors, loud TV's and rowdy visitors. On the 2nd day I asked to be moved further away from the stairwell, but it made little difference in terms of uninterrupted sleep. In spite of me requesting non smoking rooms, is was quite apparent from the odor of each room that little if any attention was paid to the little no smoking signs displayed on the entrance doors. Other than that, the rooms were clean and the decor semi modern. The aircon in one of the rooms did not function correctly. My advice to any traveller looking for a good night's rest is to pay the premium and stay at the Town Lodge or if you can afford it, the Airport City Lodge on the opposite side of the freeway.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank Tony A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vantaa, Finland
Level Contributor
344 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our Lufthansa was 11hrs late and needed just some hours of sleep before +1000km drive. This is not fancy hotel, but good motel for some hours of sleep. Safe parking for rented car. Shower with hot water. Room is not big, but all sq.m:s are sensible used.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ettelbruck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Good enough hotel for an overnight. Comfortable bed unless you're tall. Hot shower. Feels safe.

Shuttle every half an hour for less than regular taxis departs from behind the car rentals.

Good breakfast if you're early enough. At 8.30 eggs and fruit are nearly finished.

Professional reception and reservation system.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Madwitch1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockholm
1 review
Reviewed November 21, 2011

The best thing about the hotel is that it feels safe with a 24 hour reception and a gates around the premises.
The room was very small and looked clean at the beginning but after folding out the sleeping chair we noticed that the cleaning was not very thorough. Only the visible parts are being cleaned. Shower and bathroom were okay but very small.
For a budget airport hotel while waiting for a connecting flight it is definitely alright considering the price, but I would not recommend anyone to stay there longer. You get what you pay for.
Didn't try the breakfast but it actually looked nice for being a budget hotel.
Bring earplugs! The walls are thin...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank gl0betr0tter79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Polokwane, South Africa
Level Contributor
46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

This was the cheapest hotel that was close to the airport, which was the only reason we chose it. I've stayed at Road Lodges before, and knew what to expect, but this was the worst one I've stayed at. The check in process took forever, as there was only one person working at reception, and there were four people in front of me. Guests who had just checked in, also kept coming back to the reception, as their key cards were not working. This happened to us as well. We got a smoking room, which was not what we requested when making the reservation. Apparently there were no more non-smoking rooms available. Throughout the night we kept hearing doors open and close, which was distracting.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Ms_Sadien
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Germiston hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Germiston
1.1 mi away
Road Lodge Isando
Road Lodge Isando
#4 of 8 in Germiston
14 reviews
1.7 mi away
AirportInn & Suites Isando
AirportInn & Suites Isando
#44 of 68 in Johannesburg
15 reviews
6.0 mi away
Road Lodge Germiston Lake
Road Lodge Germiston Lake
#6 of 8 in Germiston
13 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 mi away
City Lodge Hotel Johannesburg Airport - Barbara Road
8.6 mi away
Towers Lodge
Towers Lodge
#8 of 8 in Germiston
6 reviews
5.2 mi away
The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo
The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo
#12 of 26 in Kempton Park
483 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport

Property: Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport
Address: Kruin Street, off Herman Road | Harmelia Ext 2, Germiston 1600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Germiston
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Germiston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport 1*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in close proximity to the R24 Airport freeway in a pretty garden. The hotel is easily accessible to all the main feeder motorways for the northern, eastern and western suburbs. For a nominal fee a shuttle bus service is available for the short 10 minute trip to and from O.R.Tambo International Airport. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Road Lodge Johannesburg International Airport Hotel Germiston

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing