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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall O.R Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/03/31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/03/31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 41 hotels in Kempton Park
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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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Grade: 60 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall O.R Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport2 kmSee all flights
Lanseria Airport37 kmSee all flights
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HODV wrote a review 19 Jan
Sydney, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
Superbly, conveniently located hotel for arrivals/departures from Johannesburg airport - easy 100 metres or so walk from terminal buildings! Very clean and most charming and helpful staff throughout! Thanks soo much to Unearth Experience for recommending and booking this hotel for us - absolutely (more than) met our needs!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Beauty Lebelo, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Responded 2 days ago
Good Evening Valued Traveler. Thank you for taking the time to post your recent stay with us. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at the InterContinental OR Tambo. On behalf of all management and employees at the hotel, we would like to thank you sincerely for the positive feedback provided. Yes, 68,7 meters, is all that stands between the airport arrivals hall and our front door. I am pleased that the efficiency of the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel staff is impressive to you. We are constantly raising the bar on the levels of service we can offer to our guests and getting this kind of feedback affirms that great service does not go unnoticed. It was great to read that we left you with some wonderful memories and even exceeded your expectations - that's absolutely great and we could not have aimed for more. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. Kind regards. Beauty Lebelo. Guest Relations Manager.
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Åsa Massleberg wrote a review 03 Jan
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I unexpectedly ended up staying at the InterContinental OR Tambo Airport during the Omicron crisis in November, while transiting from Zimbabwe to Europe. I couldn't have stayed at a more convenient, friendly hotel. All the staff were so kind, always willing to help and support in whatever way the could. It was also extremely convenient to be able to do all required PCR testing at the hotel itself and I found the hotel manager immensely helpful - he was always happy to share the latest news on airline cancellations, etc. (which constantly changed). The room was comfortable and nice, food was delicious and I treated myself to a very nice massage at the spa, which was a welcome break. While I don't wish to get stuck again, I would be very happy to stay at InterContinental again - thanks to all the staff for your excellent, kind service, despite the crazy circumstances! Happy New Year to you all.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Beauty Lebelo, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Morning Valued Traveler. Thank you for your most recent post of which I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us from that of the staff to the services that we have in our hotel under the COVID19 Lockdown period. I am pleased that the efficiency of the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel staff is impressive to you. We are constantly raising the bar on the levels of service we can offer to our guests and getting this kind of feedback affirms that great service does not go unnoticed. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering world class service and we are also appreciative of your favorable comments and really pleased to know that we left you with some great memories. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future. Kind regards. Beauty Lebelo. Guest Relations Manager
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TiyendePamodzi wrote a review Dec 2021
27 contributions40 helpful votes
This was our second time staying at the OR Tambo Intercontinental. Nothing beats the location of this hotel. It is right across the street from OR Tambo – you do not need a car or a taxi to get here, you can just walk over. This is so convenient for early morning flights as you do not need to wake up extra early to beat traffic. It is perfect for an overnight stay or a long layover. The check in is seamless, staff is helpful, and the service and food at the Quills restaurant is great. They have a lot of safety measures in place for Covid and even offer PCR tests on site.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Tshepo Poo, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear TiyendePamodzi Thank You for taking some time out of your day to post feedback regarding our lovely hotel - appreciated. It was great to read that we left you with some wonderful memories and even exceeded your expectations - that's absolutely great and we could not have aimed for more. I could not agree with you more with regards to the convenience of the hotels location being only 68.7 meters away from the International Arrivals hall, which really makes your on route transit stop over hassle free and very convenient after a long flight. As a hotel one of our focus areas is customer service and quality to ensuring that we engage with our customers to meet and exceed their needs but more importantly to make the stay a memorable one. Kind regards, Tshepo Poo Front Office Manager
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Waltha L wrote a review Nov 2021
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions10 helpful votes
I didn't expect my stay at this hotel could get any better, but Chef Kenneth Ngubane really topped it off. The food out of his kitchen is simply bliss and of great value, given its quality. I could not help but write this review as Chef Kenny's service and attention to detail was amazing. It didn't surprise me to find out that he is an award winning chef. Thank you for the pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Order from the room service. You will not be disappointed.
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Response from Sonia Carreira, Owner at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Dear WalthaL Thank you for the most recent review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you experience was memorable and exceeded your expectation. Thank you for commending Chef Kenny on his fantastic service and delicious food. I cannot agree more that he is a true asset to our establishment. Once again, thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Sonia Carreira Quality Assurance Manager
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GUINNESS835 wrote a review Oct 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin406 contributions59 helpful votes
We flew into Johannesburg for our two week South Africa trip. We wanted to have a restful overnight before leaving for our safari the next day. This hotel is very convenient as it is located immediately outside of the airport and is only a very short walk after you retrieve your luggage. We were able to check in early and the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable as well. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and the food and service at both was friendly, prompt and the food was very good. This hotel is more expensive than others in the area, but the convenience and service make it worthwhile.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Beauty Lebelo, Guest Services / Front Office at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Responded 01 Nov 2021
Good Day Valued Traveler . Thank you for taking the time to post your recent stay with us. It brings me such satisfaction to read that you enjoyed your stay us. From our elegantly appointed rooms to that of our culinary offering in our Quills restaurant and our overall service which we strive to exceed at every opportunity. It was great to read that we left you with some wonderful memories and even exceeded your expectations - that's absolutely great and we could not have aimed for more. I am pleased that the efficiency of the Intercontinental O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel staff is impressive to you. We are constantly raising the bar on the levels of service we can offer to our guests and getting this kind of feedback affirms that great service does not go unnoticed. I could not agree with you more with regards to the convenience of the hotels location being only 68.7 meters away from the International Arrivals hall, which really makes your on route transit stop over hassle free and very convenient after a long flight. Your feedback ensures that we remain on our toes and remained customer focused. Thank you for your honest feedback - I truly appreciate you recommending my property. Warm Regards. Beauty Lebelo. Guest Relations Manager.
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PRICE RANGE
US$255 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
intercontinental johannesburg or tambo airport hotel kempton park, intercontinental kempton park, intercontinental hotel kempton park
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgKempton Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
138
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Frequently Asked Questions about InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Which popular attractions are close to InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Nearby attractions include Nu Metro Emperors Palace (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quills, Airport Craft Brewers, and SLOW Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
Many travellers enjoy visiting L. Ron Hubbard - Linksfield Ridge House (13.9 km) and Franz Hoenig Hauz (8.0 km).