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InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed over for the night enroute to Madagascar for its location. Located just right across the airport building saves the hassle of traveling to any other location. Staffs are friendly and professional at the check in. Rooms are spacious and quiet. It would have been better if dental kits were provided. Didn’t manage to use much of the hotel’s facilities except dining at the 24 hours Quills restaurant. Reasonable price for its food quality. Overall, good experience at the hotel except for the poor communication with IHG prior to arrival. Took almost two weeks to receive a off-the-template email reply which barely answers half the queries.

Why leave the airport when you have a layover - the best hotel is right on its doorstep! Very convenient and easy to find - straight out from arrivals and you have reached home away from home! The staff make this hotel, Cello is a real asset during dinner service, a real people's person! The assistant general manager Leshen was also walking around checking on guests and is a delight! We will be back!

You can't make a better choice then go here if you need to wait long between flights. Staff is super friendly and top notch, they have an excellent bar and rooms are very clean. Their restaurant is also very good, which has my recommendations.

After an almost 15 hour flight we were exhausted and delighted to find that the hotel is literally across the road from the terminal. The lobby is modern and well appointed and we were shown to a pleasant room with a decent sized bathroom. The Wi-Fi is free and the bed comfortable with nice linens. The restaurant was excellent and inexpensive by US standards. There are all the amenities of the fitness room etc and we had a very good nights sleep. I gave it five blobs because although it is probably not a true five star hotel, it gets close and is so welcoming at the end of a journey.

We had about 24 hours between our flight from Madagascar and our departure for Dubai. We stayed here in 2002 and recalled it was fabulous. It still is! Why? Incredibly quiet, convenient, wonderful rooms, good food and very nice, professional staff.

Loved everything about this place. Rooms were really nice, the gym and pool are great, I had room service for dinner which was fab, breakfast was also great. The bed was ridiculously comfortable. Overall would definitely recommend, great stopover between flights.

We made it through immigration and passport control quickly and were surprised at the very short walk to the hotel. From check in to check out, it was exactly what I would expect of any Intercon. We were welcomed with just the right amount of enthusiasm after the long flight and quickly escorted to our room to settle in. We were upgraded (thank you Ambassador program) and The room and bathroom were great, and all and amenities exactly what we needed. Dinner at Quills was really tasty. Breakfast was a feast and the continental display was amazing. The hot foods we ordered were fantastic too! It was a welcome start to our Africa trip and we were well rested!! We slept so well. We would never have known we were at an airport - it was so quiet! So glad we spent the night here before heading to the lowveld. The Intercontinental OR Tambo gave us a moment to catch our breath and refresh. Worth every penny!!

So worth it. The proximity to the airport is the icing on the cake. I was connecting to Zambia, the porter escorted me to the airport and checked me in. I am staying there again I don"t care that the restaurant has a limited menu.

Flew from Atlanta to Johannesburg, SA. 15 hour flight. Take something with you to make you sleep. It will help the time pass. The trip was worth the flight. Swam with great with sharks and saw amazing wildlife in Zambia.

Just stayed for one night between flights. The room was very comfortable and well-equipped. Staff were friendly and courteous. There were a couple of things to make it better: firstly the alarm clock was difficult to use (so difficult it has a long set of instructions for each traveller) so why can't an easier one be installed? And secondly it was not easy to find the hotel from the airport, and, after a long flight, I just wanted a bed not a frustrating search for the hotel; make signage better in the hotel please!!!

Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall Kempton Park Gauteng

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport places you 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Eastgate Shopping Centre. This 5-star hotel has 138 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Rosebank Mall is 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the hotel, which is adjacent to the airport.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport's 138 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch LED TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

At InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Parking is available for ZAR 190 per day (ZAR 190 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and 10 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1451 reviews