The Premier OR Tambo Hotel near the OR Tambo International Airport is about a 10 minute shuttle ride (free shuttle) from the airport. We were arriving in Johannesburg from a non-stop flight from New York at 8 AM. Prior to traveling, I contacted the hotel to make sure we could check in as soon as we arrived, and the reservations staff assured me we would have access to our room as soon as we arrived. That was true and the staff were very accommodating. We checked into the hotel at about 9 am. The first problem we encountered was the flush mechanism (wall mounted) for the toilet did not work, as the face plate was missing. The hotel immediately moved us to another room. In the second room, we had another problem, and the hotel moved us again to a 3rd room. Thankfully, the 3rd room was fine and we were able to settle in quickly and take a nap after a long flight.
The rooms are large, nicely furnished and recently done. The bed was comfortable. There was a desk with plenty of plugs for all the electronics that needed charging.
Breakfast was included with the room, and was quite good. The hotel has a large buffet in the dining room, and it included all sorts of hot and cold options, pastries, and a custom egg bar.
If we hadn't had the room problems on check in, I would have given a 4 star rating to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport welcomes you to Johannesburg, the major international gateway into South Africa. Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo'burg or Jozi, is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa. Vibrant and dynamic, Jozi has a throbbing pulse, an awesome sense of rhythm and invites you to indulge in the extravagant comfort of the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. Named for the O.R. Tambo International Airport which is situated a mere 1,2km away, Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo airport is the ideal destination for both the leisure and business traveller. Far from being just a stay-over, the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo provides all the services and style necessary to make for a comfortable travel experience.This pristine hotel offers 275 rooms (49 of which are suites with their own lounges), public areas offer free Wi-Fi internet connections, in-room dining, in-room safety deposit box, business centre, swimming pool deck, gymnasium, restaurant and two bars along with, room service and secure undercover parking.Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo also contains a large conference centre, with nine conference rooms and board-rooms, able to hold up to 800 delegates cinema-style along with state-of-the-art facilities. ... more less
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