City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo Airport Road MSP2 Building, North Parkade, Kempton Park 1627 South Africa
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Based at Africa’s busiest airport, City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will provide business and leisure travellers with “home away from home” accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it’s a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport’s facilities have everything you need. The hotel boasts boardroom and conference facilities, a fitness room as well as a deck with a pool and a large commercial area with a coffee shop. Rooms • Spacious air-conditioned room with queen or twin beds • Flat screen Television (MNet and DSTV) – Satellite channels offering exciting sport, breaking news and great movies. • En-Suite Bathroom with bath and separate shower. • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wireless Internet Access available in all rooms • Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop • Desk with great lighting and plugs for easy connectivity • Telephone Breakfast: At City Lodge our breakfasts are legendary. Choose between a scrumptious Full English or Continental breakfast (buffet style) in the hotel’s spacious breakfast area. Coffee Shop: City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport will have a coffee shop offering guests a comprehensive menu with hot and cold food choices ranging from salads, to wraps, to tremazzinis all the way to hearty soups. Bar: The hotel boasts a comfortable bar to enjoy the evening or wait for your next flight. Facilities • Boardroom Facilities – Roadlodge, our 8 Seater Meeting Room and Townlodge, our 12 seater Boardroom - includes flat screen television with laptop connectivity and wireless internet access. • Conference Facility – Courtyard A, seats 22 people. Courtyard B seats 24 people, combined with the option to be shared to create one room – seats up to 46 people. • Safe and secure underground parking.
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OR Tambo Airport Road MSP2 Building, North Parkade, Kempton Park 1627 South Africa
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Makalolo wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorset UK148 contributions131 helpful votes
We were due to take our international flight from OR Tambo and decided to stay at Citilodge in response to growing travel restrictions because of Covid 19. It is ideally situated within walking distance of the airport. In the lift going up to the hotel, there was hand sanitiser available and this was very evident throughout all the public areas of the hotel. The reception is light and airy and modern. We received a very warm welcome and our room was available straight away. We had a room overlooking the airport which was fine. The room itself was spacious, comfortable and had windows that open which is great if you don’t like air conditioning. Very nice bathroom including a bath and separate shower. There is a nice outside seating area around the pool deck with a number of sun loungers. The Cafe restaurant again was nice and spacious. We had breakfast included which was very nice, usual choice of cereals fruit and hot breakfast. Eggs cooked to order and the staff were very friendly. We also decided to eat in the restaurant in the evenings and the food was very good, particularly the Macaroni Cheese, portion was very generous and very yummy chips! We were impressed how the hotel had responded to the possible impact of Covid-19 by providing plastic cutlery, removing menus from the tables and having this available on a board. Overall we enjoyed our stay albeit it in very uncertain times. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 24 Mar 2020
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pilgrim3739 wrote a review Mar 2020
Faversham, United Kingdom348 contributions125 helpful votes
Stayed for 1 night as flights did not connect , you can walk undercover all the way from the airport to the entrance (lift) in 5 minutes . Nice enough room , all you could ask for , comfortable bed , bath tub , separate shower , tea and coffee maker , tv , good air con. Outside space includes a pool , not heated , with table service available
All the staff were very pleasant and helpful . For a reference 2 coffees cost about £3, a bargain re any European hotel. We were B&B , and we were very impressed with the range of options available , not stunning but everything you could want, much better again than most European hotels
Every single part of the hotel was spotlessly clean
To summarise, if we had to stay overnight again , this would be our go to choice
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear that we met your expectations. It is always very rewarding to receive such great feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Cindy-Milford wrote a review Oct 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio826 contributions240 helpful votes
We have stayed here many times before when arriving at ORTambo for a night between flights to other parts of Africa or other areas of South Africa. The rooms are always clean and nice. Staff has always been helpful. This is a modern style hotel but very comfortable and no airport noise despite the fact you are attached to the airport. Rooms are very quiet, not even hallway sounds. Linens are clean and soft. There are options available at the hotel for COVID testing they can even make arrangements for you (although you may have to return to the airport or the Intercontinental for the actual test it is only a short walk). Restaurant is reasonable and the food was good.

Sadly with the current COVID restrictions the breakfast buffet is much more limited but I look forward to the return of their fabulous breakfast buffet again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: If you like to soak ina tub ask for a room with a tub they are deep and large
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Responded 20 Oct 2021
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LeslieG_8 wrote a review Aug 2022
Tennessee304 contributions117 helpful votes
We stayed here one night before an early morning flight. We arrived a few hours before check in time and for a small fee we were able to check in early. Even though the hotel is inside the airport, it was very quiet. Check in staff was friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant near the check in area that has a lot of choices at very responsible prices. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient.
The weather was cooler than expected and we could not turn the a/c off. Staff sent someone to the room almost immediately to turn it off and turn the heat on and even brought a space heater to warm the room while the heat was reprogramming - friendly and efficient service.

Rooms have complimentary tea but not any water. There is a separate tub and shower with a shower cap, small bar soap and body lotion. No shampoo, conditioner or wash cloths.

Nice hotel to stay before or after a connecting flight and would recommend - thanks to the friendly and helpful staff. It is so nice and much appreciated to see smiling faces.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Public Relations Manager, Agency / Consultant at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
Responded 09 Sept 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Graham D wrote a review Sept 2022
Colorado29 contributions7 helpful votes
The overall 4 rating for this hotel is accurate. Citi Lodge is a large generic hotel at the airport. You can walk to it with a luggage trolley within an indoor corridor directly from Level 2 of the B terminal. The walk takes about 5 minutes. Once you get to the single elevator taking you up to the hotel lobby you need to ditch the trolley, but if there are two of you one of you can go up to the lobby and have a porter come down with a hotel trolley. The rooms are clean and functional, but not large. The hotel has a nice inner courtyard, open to the sky, where you can swim and relax. The rooms had some noise from aircraft at the airport, but not enough to keep us from sleeping. There is an in room kettle for tea and coffee, with filtered water available in the restaurant area. A nice buffet breakfast can be purchased for about $USD 8.00.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 09 Sept 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and that everything met your needs and expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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hapitraveller wrote a review Jan 2020
Lee Point, Australia216 contributions123 helpful votes
Stayed here a couple of times during a recent trip, the hotel was consistently good. The location is quite convenient, it is only about a 10 minute walk from the airport terminal. Checkin was friendly and simple. Rooms are clean and have an in room safe, the pool looks nice but we didn’t get a chance to use it. WiFi was included and seemed to work well.

The hotel has a cafe that serves breakfast (the buffet has pretty good variety and the omelette station is good) and light meals. I had a sundae and was able to take it back to my room. There is also a vending machine in reception as well as a free water station where you can fill up your own bottles with chilled, still or sparking water.

The hotel also offers late check out. We paid around $800 ZAR which allowed us to have use of our room until 5pm.

Because it’s so close to the airport there are heaps of eating options in the public area of the terminal. It is also just a short walk (5 minutes) to the nearby quills restaurant in the intercontinental hotel, which is a good option if you are looking for a quiet, high quality sit down meal.

Convenient option for short stays between flights.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Jan 2020
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Anton wrote a review Jul 2021
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The hotel is great, and is very conveniently attached directly to the OR Tambo airport. No shuttle or taxi needed, just the elevator directly to their lobby. They are taking measures due the covid situation, such as a simple health form filled out upon check in. The receptionists at the desk are incredibly polite, and upon checking in I was asked if I needed food or anything to drink before their cafe closed. I stayed in a simple room for 1, which had both a shower and large soaking tub, very nice after a 15+ hour flight. CitiLodge was a very nice place to unwind after the flight and although their breakfast dining area is closed, breakfast can be delivered to your room starting at 6am for an additional charge. Of which is not that much, and the price for my room was very reasonable especially comparing other hotel prices in the US/EU.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 21 Jul 2021
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Gene R J wrote a review Feb 2023
Silver Spring, Maryland9,096 contributions972 helpful votes
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My wife and I stayed 1 night, arriving at 11:30PM and walking 400m following the City Lodge signs from the JNB Airport baggage area, up 1 floor then over a skyway to the end of level 2 parking.
Having prepaid online, a nice receptionist quickly copied my passport, produced our key card and we took one of the 2 elevators to the 2nd floor.
Room #2150 was carpeted with 2 comfortable twins put together, desk with chair and outlet, closet with coffee bar, safe, then a large satellite TV(BBC, SABC + 14 more) and a fully outfitted spacious bathroom with bathtub, stall shower and quick hot water. Secure WIFI was excellent and the room was quiet.
The 4AM breakfast buffet in the lobby dining area was serviced, complete and good value(175R each) but we returned to JNB’s wonderful Woolworth’s Grocery/Cafe for a much smaller version.

On the negative side there is no refer and the room shows some minor wear.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 19 Feb 2023
Thank you for choosing one of our hotels as you spend quality and memorable time with your loved ones. We are delighted to hear your appraisal of our friendly staff and hotel facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Richard F wrote a review Jan 2020
Wilmette, Illinois128 contributions74 helpful votes
The City Lodge is a nice place to rest between flights at JNB or stay at JNB before the next day activity. The lodge is nice but nothing special. The breakfast buffet is very ample with a wide assortment of items. The lodge tries hard to be accommodating but in the end our experience staying there several times is that it is just okay.

Rooms are adequately furnished, wifi is truly lacking (last time we were there the free time was limited and the speed rather slow). Perhaps they have fixed this.

While the price is below the Intercontinental, it is not enough below to make this City Lodge a great deal. It is a deal provided your need good, basic place to stay.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Responded 24 Jan 2020
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Johann wrote a review Mar 2020
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If you are in transit and want a good quality and value stay-over, this is the one!
Some of the most professional staff I have encountered on my travels and good facilities. A small but adequate fitness centre, pool, nice bar and cafe, good food.
My travel agent had made a mistake with my booking, which meant I had a reservation at another City Lodge away from the airport. I was annoyed and somewhat frustrated. The manager on duty took it upon herself to make an arrangement with their other branch and change my booking to allow me to stay at the OR Tambo City Lodge. Although the error was not her responsibility, she made the amendment and apologised for the inconvenience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 24 Mar 2020
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Luggage storage is available, please request the service before arrival.
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We are not within the transit area of the airport.
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Boston, Massachusetts2,331 contributions73 helpful votes
I'm not positive, but I think that the domestic terminal is downstairs from International... you still need to go through security... so give yourself enough time...
Starryflower wrote a tip 07 Feb
Arusha, Tanzania144 contributions18 helpful votes
"If you want a reasonable hotel inside the airport this is the one, just 5 minutes walk from arrivals"
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Maritsa wrote a tip Jan 2024
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"Avoid this hotel if you have any mobility issues and if you are older since you can seriously injure yourself in their showers. "
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Judy J wrote a tip Dec 2023
11 contributions1 helpful vote
"Have a water bottle as you need to fill up your own bottle at the hydration station in dining area . No drinking water in rooms."
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dubpressure wrote a tip Nov 2023
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa6 contributions5 helpful votes
"Close to the airport."
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woudo wrote a tip Oct 2023
Port Alfred, South Africa164 contributions83 helpful votes
"Take a moment to unwind at the poolside before you crash in your room."
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R 1,323 - R 1,976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Nearby attractions include Nu Metro Emperors Palace (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Conveniently located restaurants include Airport Craft Brewers, Quills, and SLOW Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Franz Hoenig Hauz (7.9 km).
Is City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.