This is a good hotel, somewhere between average and very good. I liked the hotel outlook and surroundings. The hotel is located near OR Tambo international airport. Unless I was lucky, there were no traffic jams and I made it to the airport in no time at all. The rooms are good and clean. The bedding was clean and so were the toiletries. Spacious bed made the sleep more enjoyable. The coffee area was also clean and well stocked but unfortunately, the mini bar (fridge) was empty.
The service was not the best, and that is why I am hesitant to say it was very good or excellent. The hotel may have a history of fraudsters because, I was asked to pay cash for all my nights upfront on checking in. The hotel does not accept foreign currency, so all has to be paid in South African rand. The food I ordered to my room had to be paid there and then, no charging to the room. The same with the restaurant. I however enjoyed the food and was happy the food was on site. The hotel takes its cash seriously. Besides the rules, I waited slightly above 5 minutes to be checked in. This was after the shuttle did not turn up on time at the chilly cold airport. The check in could have been more swift, literally begged to be checked in. Room service was not very good either as wrong orders would be brought (especially drinks) or something completely forgotten. On one night, there were no salts and sauces provided. Make it a point to check your order before person serving leaves.
Sleep quality was good, but just like with most hotels, I have problems with the cleaning staff chatting on corridors despite the do not disturb signs. I am a light sleeper.
- 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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