Coming from Cape Town, we had a very early check in (6am) in JHB for a flight to Mauritius so had no option but to stay as close to the airport as possible. The closest was the Southern Sun O R Tambo International hotel. The ONLY good thing I can say about the hotel is that the bed was comfortable, the linen clean and the double layer of glass ensured that we didn't hear one aeroplane the whole night. Other than that we had to open the windows as the room smelt like a smoker's room although we were assured it wasn't a smoking room. We then had the pleasure of smelling the cigarette smoke from the neighbour on the one side and above us who also had the windows open. The bathroom was very old and the bath and shower curtain stained and dirty not to mention the mould around the edge of the bath.The facecloth and towels were stained, and the toilet roll had been stained with food. The highlight was the fact that the toilet flushing mechanism didn't work and required three hard punches to flush....I eventually gave up after housekeeping said that that was just how it was. The carpets were stained and threadbare in places. We ordered room service and the food was not at all impressive and was pricey, even for room service. To top it all, we were woken after midnight by some revelers partaking in illegal substances that wafted straight into our open window...this necessitated us sleeping with the window closed and having to put up with the stuffy, smokey smell in the room. All in all we could not wait to get out of there and would never recommend the hotel to anyone, it certainly wasn't cheap and was a complete disgrace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A world class International Airport Hotel 500m away from the Airport serviced by a complimentary 24 hour shuttle every 15 min and with complimentary capped Wifi. Exceptional dining both buffet and a la carte with 24 hour room service. 24 Hour bar for the thirsty traveller. ... more less
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