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“Perfect for Overnights at Airport” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport

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City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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Port Elizabeth
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for Overnights at Airport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

This hotel is the perfect location for the OR Tambo airport, I use it when staying overnight on business trips awaiting flight connections, it is connected directly to the airport via a walkway. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. The restaurant and bar is fine for a quick meal or drink. Only complaint is the price of the breakfast which was not included in my room rate last time. But this is easy to solve as there are many restaurants serving breakfasts in the Airport complex, which serve great breakfast at half the price.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

I stayed one night at the City Lodge and was very pleased. I booked here because I saved $320 over the Hotel Intercontinental. It is not as close as the Intercontinental, but the City Lodge is still connected to the airport. It’s a little bit of a walk but it’s worth it.

The hotel is very nice. The onsite restaurant is large and clean. The food average but the service was very good. The room itself was very comfortable, the air conditioning was excellent! The bathroom was large, but the shower was a bit cramped. The hot water and pressure were nice however.

This is a solid 4 star hotel. I’ve stayed at many other properties around the airport and I recommend this one over the rest – especially if there is a budget.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 21 March 2013
Many thanks for your generous review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again as a guest in the future.
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london
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59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

While all the reviews criticising this hotel are correct, this is the only hotel (apart from the exorbitant intercontinental which charges 4-5 times more) that you can walk to from OR Tambo. You don't need to eat there as there are plenty of good restaurants in the airport. The rooms are clean, functional and the only annoying thing is that they charge too much for wifi.

I have now stayed here 6 times (and the intercont 4 times) and when spending my own money i would pick the city lodge every time.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 19 March 2013
Thank you for your constructive review. We hope to welcome you again as a guest.
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Melbourne
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115 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

Located a short, well sign posted walk from Jburg airport, the rooms were surprisingly luxurious compared to those of other airport hotels we have stayed at. We could hear the planes from our room but it was only a dull sound. Would recommend for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 8 March 2013
Thank you so much for your review, we hope to welcome you again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

I went to Johannesburg for a quick business trip, so as soon as I picked my baggage up, I only had to walk for 10 minutes to check in. The hotel is just IN the airport! I guessed the air traffic noise would have affected my rest, but I were wrong, my room was quiet. The room was clean, comfortable and cozy. The bathroom even too big, with shower and tub. I had breakfast, but didn't try most of attractive fresh fruit I saw on the buffet. I went there in summer, so they had to be very nice, unfortunately I was a bit sick, so I chose a safe hot tea with toasted bread and jam. I saw a pool, a small gym, and a huge hall, but it was just time to leave. Good quality, not so expensive...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 1 March 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again soon as a valued guest.
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Federal, Australia
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148 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed here on 2 separate nights before and after a visit to a game park. The rooms were comfortable beds were great and so were the pillows. Good breakfast. Limited food for dinner
but okay. Nice outdoor area around the pool. Very convenient and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities that we offer. We hope to see you again soon.
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Arrived after a late flight, was very concerned about our reception after reading some reviews but to my delight we received a very friendly welcome . Our room was spotless and very comfortable and we had a very good night sleep. Our next flight was early morning so did not enjoy the breakfast. I will use this Hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Sunseeker172
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Angus M, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel - we hope to welcome you as a guest agsin soon.
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Additional Information about City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport

Property: City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
Address: Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5 | OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#6 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
#6 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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