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Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
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“Clean, minimal...ok place to spend an overnight near the airport”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Hotel was perfectly acceptable. Clean, quiet and close to the airport. Had to wait a little while for the shuttle from the airport to the hotel, as it only runs every 1/2 hour. Check-in was a breeze and they got me to my room as fast as they could, since I only had a few hours to sleep before having to head back to the airport. A fine place to stay if you have to overnight at OR Tambo because of flight schedules.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Dear Kriss B

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your recent visit to our hotel

Our complimentary shuttle is perfect for the traveller passing through and we make it even easier with our scheduled times.

Your recommendation is appreciated and I hope to host you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

There's nothing fancy about this hotel-- it has an airplane/industrial interior design, if that makes any sense, small guest rooms, and good but not great food (other than the very good breakfast buffet). In three overnight stays, we've had good service, friendly staff and have been ok with the tiny rooms. Nothing great here, but reliable, clean, friendly and close to the airport, and that's an accomplishment anywhere.

Incidentally, on our last stay, wanting to try something new for dinner, we walked a block or two down the street to the Premier Hotel, and had a wonderful buffet, something we usually avoid. This buffet was outstanding, service was excellent, and the dining room was beautiful and inviting.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear AJandMR,

GUEST feedback is important to us and thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review.

Being located near the airport, the designers used that as inspiration for the décor throughout the hotel and I am sorry that you found the rooms TINY .

I must apologise that you found the food not good - as our CHEF and his TEAM make every effort in preparing beautiful dishes daily. I will however look into this matter in order to make sure that all our GUESTS are blown away with every dish that is put out on the buffet.

Thank you once again for the feedback and ask that, on your return, you please pop in to my office to discuss this further. Alternatively, you can send me a mail at gm@phortambo.com.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
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Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The Protea hotel is very conveninetly situated in close proximity to O R Tambo International airport. There is the further convenience of a shuttle that runs very 30 minutes to and fro. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and check-in was very smooth. Coffee, tea and cold water is always available for all guests at the reception area.The setting around the pool side is absolutley beautiful. My stay at the Protea is always a good one.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Julian M,

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your recent visit to our hotel.

It seems that you had an all-round wonderful time at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. We also have an incredible TEAM, who do their best to pay attention to every detail, from preparing delicious meals to ensuring that the rooms are fresh.

I am sure we will see again and we wish you safe travels.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
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Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

I stayed at the Protea OR Tambo (approx. 10min drive from the airport) for one week on a business conference. The hotel is really funky and modern and a great change from your normal airport hotels. It's clean, comfortable and the staff are very welcoming. The food is great, breakfast buffet in the morning and a good range on the room service menu.

The hotel has a pool and area to lounge around in if that's what you're looking for. It also has a great bar area.

The staff were very accommodating in organizing a late check out for me and the hotel shuttle runs every 15-30mins. The hotel is close to Rhodesfield train station which is an easy option to get into town.

Overall a wonderful stay and I would definitely return.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear iClaireAdventures

Dear Axel Malekia
Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your recent visit to our hotel.

It seems that you had an all-round wonderful time at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. We also have an incredible TEAM, who do their best to pay attention to every detail, from preparing delicious meals to ensuring that the rooms are fresh.

Our complimentary shuttle is perfect for the traveller passing through and we make it even easier with our scheduled times.

Thank you so much for the review and be sure to visit us again when next in Johannesburg.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Had a 5 days meeting and it my first hotel stay near the airport. Enjoyed it very much. Great service, great food, free shuttle to airport, wifi and a relaxing atmosphere after long day of business meeting in the same plane. Keep up the great work guys (Axel - Arusha, Tanzania).

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear Axel Malekia
Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your recent visit to our hotel.

It seems that you had an all-round wonderful time at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. We also have an incredible TEAM, who do their best to pay attention to every detail, from preparing delicious meals to ensuring that the rooms are fresh.

I am sure we will see again and we wish you safe travels.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Lancaster
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stopped over on our way to Safari. Rooms are clean, modern and the hotel is very close to the airport. We didn't use the shuttle on arrival as we got a taxi but arrived in about 5 mins from airport. The shuttle service was also very good on the way back and even dropped us off at the airport bus area for us to collect our safari transfer.
Bar area was good as was food.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Bailey81

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your two nights. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts.

Our complimentary shuttle is perfect for the traveller passing through and we make it even easier with our scheduled times.

Thank you so much for the review and be sure to visit us again when next in Johannesburg.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The hotel is so close, we saw it when we landed. There's free shuttle behind the Continental Hotel that takes you to the hotel from the Airport.

We arrived early, so we went to the restaurant to grab a bite while they get the room ready. The food was in big portion and very well-priced (we are from Vancouver, Canada and just arrived from Dubai - so the food at Protea were pretty cheap for us). The food did take quite a while though, but we weren't in a hurry anyways since our room was still being cleaned.

Once we were finished, room was ready for us. The hotel, restaurant and room is modernly decorated. We even got a honeymoon gift - yummy chocolate cake.

Room: Good size, but could be nicer if the winder was bigger. We looked right at the airplanes and noise was not a problem at all. Shower was good. Complimentary wifi was good. Bed was comfy.

Restaurant: as mentioned, it was pretty cheap for us (considering it is in a Hotel). We had dinner and it was delicious. Again, seems like it does take a while for food to arrive - but its okay, the atmosphere was very relaxing, we didn't mind.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gawieortambo, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Oli0612

Thank you for posting such a favourable review on TripAdvisor.

We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us. Consistency is the name of the game and I will congratulate the TEAM on their efforts

It seems that you had an all-round wonderful time at Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. We are continuously searching for excellence and it is great to know that we achieved this on your stay with us.

Your recommendation is appreciated and I hope to host you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gawie Nel
General Manager
Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Address: Corner of York & Gladiator Streets | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport - Best Location, Ultimate Convenience. The pristine four-star Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa's largest airport. An aviation enthusiast's paradise, the hotel is themed around an aircraft hangar. The industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows. Order a cocktail at the long, steel aircraft wing that is the bar, sink into a comfortable couch and relax as you watch the aero planes cruise to the landing strip. The lounge provides a peaceful setting with WiFi access where business travellers can conduct informal meetings. Time-conscious local and international business travellers can enjoy a convenient location 35 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and is situated 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station. Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport offers complimentary shuttles to and from OR Tambo International Airport between 06h15 and 22h45 daily, as well as a shuttle to and from Rhodesfield Gautrain station on request. Whether you're stopping over or have an extended business stay ahead, Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport has it all - trendy pool area, funky bar and The Warehouse restaurant. ... more   less 
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