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“A welcoming 'home' after a long plane ride”

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InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Preparing for a safari in Namibia we came to Johannesburg for two nights before departing for Windhoek. Of course, the convenience of simply walking outside the airport door and looking directly at the Hotel Intercontinental is a first welcoming event. Then, being welcomed by the staff throughout the checkin process is another warm part of the event. Going to the comfortable room for a pleasant, quiet, night's rest is a major part. And, in the morning and in the evening, to have the delightful breakfast buffet and the truly fine dinner menu with its beautiful presentations and delicious tastes, is the wrap-up for this overall welcoming event. An unexpected bonus was the opportunity to speak with the Executive Chef as he came through the dining room so I could express my appreciation for the superb vegetarian dish he had prepared. We have stayed here before and will stay here again when we next come to or through Johannesburg. Further, having the sparkling clean Metro come right to the airport and, thus, the hotel, from the city is yet another plus for this first quality hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Good Morning mikeandlindaR and Thank You so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Thank you once again, keep well, regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Stayed one night in June 2014 en route to East London. Like others have commented, would gladly have stayed longer. This is a great hotel! Rooms are beautiful and so comfortable. It is so easy to get to the hotel after an international arrival--clear Customs and then it's a 5-10 minute walk to the hotel. Didn't stay long enough to venture into other areas of the hotel (gym, pool, restaurants) but expect they would be equally impressive. Will definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Good Evening Kent W and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your weekend to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. I hope that on your next visit that you will be able to enjoy more of our facilities and we look forward to that chance. Keep well and all the best for the week ahead, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised at the level of comfort, attention to detail, fine dining and hospitality this hotel provided. If you are staying the night in Johannesburg before or after travel, I highly recommend this property. We were a large group of 15 people, and all of our needs were met with a smile. It is literally steps from the international terminal, which is also a bonus... Especially after we flew for 15 hours!
We made a reservation for our large party for dinner. We were soon contacted by the restaurant manager to see how he could assist. He helped us craft a custom menu... Then he surprised us by printing out a beautiful personal menu for everyone. He even stayed well past his shift to make sure we were satisfied. Should we ever return to this beautiful country, I can assure you the InterContinental will be on our list!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Good Evening Cheermom616 and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your weekend to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - most appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. I have passed on your postive feedback to the F&B team as well and they are sincerly appreciative. All the best for the week ahead, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Johannesburg at 5am and went over to the hotel at around 6.30am. They gave us the room straight away and it was perfect. The room was for my husband myself and our 8 year old. The do not do fold out beds is what I was told but this is not correct, ask them and they will help. They put a single bed in our room for our son without a complaint. I found the hotel to be very nice and comfortable and as we were leaving at 5am the next day it was extremely convenient. Yes I would stay there again.

Stayed: July 2014
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Good Evening Leeanne G and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. Please note for other potential guests reading this review - that we don't put extra beds on the floors in our rooms, as this is really not our standard - but if you take the bigger room - being an Executive room and do have a small child traveling with you - we will assist with a roll away bed, so that you don't have to purchase another room - especially if its a small child. Other than that, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

It was an absolute PLEASURE to stay her for a 24 hour layover from Uganda to Singapore and we only wished we had longer. We had no booking on arrival and it was a mere 5 minutes and we were in our upgraded room - executive - being Ambassador members. What a beautiful room and and the bed was OMG so comfy! We had lunch and dinner in the restaurant and could not believe the food. Divine and also very reasonable prices considering they have a captive audience .
Our dinner was one of the best meals we have ever had and certainly the best on our African sojourn. We ate in some lovely lodges n Uganda as well.
Well done all the team at Johannesburg for making our 24 hours in South Africa so memorable

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Good Evening Kiwi1964 and Thank You so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. Thank You for also being one of our loyal IHG Ambassador members !! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time spent with us, as this is what its all about for us. Creating and leaving guests with Great Memories. We hope it won't be too long before your next visit - keep well and enjoy the weekend, Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had an overnight stay between flights at this hotel. The hotel is located directly outside the international terminal. Very easy to access, only a short walk. The staff are very helpful, the rooms are lovely, and facilities (gym, room service and restaurant) all reflect the high standard of Intercontinental Hotels in other cities. The WIFI in the rooms could be a bit more reliable, overall, a great place to rest.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Good Evening TomDon2014 and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us - much appreciated. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hope it won't be too long before your next visit. Keep well, Regards, Andrew, Davidson, General Manager.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was not your typical airport hotel. All the things you wish for were there; lovely comfy bed, quiet rooms, powerful shower, good TV selection, free wifi, Nespresso machine, great breakfast selection.

Staff were helpful and everything worked - it really exceeded our expectations. As this airport is a gateway to so many African desitnations this hotel makes a great starting point.

Also it really is just a few metres from the terminal as people state - something to note is that you can use the luggage trolleys from the airport on the escalators - hotel has plenty of trolleys outside for your return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndrewDavidson, General Manager at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Good Morning Dubaiexpattraveller and Thank You for taking a few minutes out of your day to post feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and YES, that's correct - we keep a stock of airport trolleys at the hotel, for covenience when you check out and return to the airport for the next leg of your journey. Keep well and all the best for the week ahead. Regards, Andrew Davidson, General Manager.

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Address: Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall | O.R Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Spa Hotel in Kempton Park
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range: £208 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe and highly convenient hotel only 68.7 metres (225-foot) walk from the International Arrivals hall at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport and is your ideal and hassle-free stopover for onward Southern African destinations, Game Reserves, Victoria Falls & Cape Town. Perfectly located for business and a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD, the hotel facilities include free unlimited Wi-Fi, Business Centre, Health Spa, complimentary gym, swimming pool and DVD library. Guests love our large showers with massage showerheads and the ample natural light flowing from the floor to ceiling windows. In-room flight information allows you to time and plan your onward journeys from the comfort of your room. Soundproofed rooms, blackout curtains, king beds and fluffy duvets ensure you enjoy a great sleep experience. Quills Restaurant, open 24 hours daily, offers contemporary African dining, indoors or on the terrace. Winner of the 2015 Best Airport Hotel in Africa Award by Skytrax World Airport Awards and refurbished in 2015, the hotel offers the most sophisticated airport accommodations on the African Continent. ... more   less 
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