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InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Following long overnight flights this is an ideal hotel to transition into South Africa for a night or two of rest before your journey continues. It is approximately 500 meters or less from the baggage claim area! You can wheel your baggage cart right to the front door where the friendly staff takes over. Connecting to terminal A or B to catch your next flight is equally easy. Quills is a great restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The spa and gym facilities overlooking the airport are very nice. We highly recommend a layover at this property as you begin your journey in Africa. the best five-star airport hotel on the Continent, I can't think of anywhere else that I enjoy staying as much, on a stop-over. Terrifically convenient at OR Tambo Airport, with great staff, lovely rooms, and excellent facilities (a particularly good gym and pool with fabulous views). Restaurant service can be a bit clunky, but we forgive that, as the food itself is consistently enjoyable.

Hotel is literally at the airport, very convenient. Rooms are comfortable, with a huge bathroom and nice amenities. There is a nice indoor heated swimming pool for relax. Special mention to the bellmen: simple guys, very helpful, very polite, with a smile on their faces and these things make the difference for a happy arriving.

I have stayed at IC JNB many times and I'm always looking forward to it. Almost like a child waiting for christmas. This time in room 714 which is an Executive King bed. It's so nice collecting the luggage and walk 1 min to the hotel. Staff second to none when it comes to friendliness and professionality. I arrived late so turndown service already done. Usually I can find at least something to complain about but when it comes to IC JNB, well nothing. A big room perfectly dark, a bed to die for, quiet A/C, a large bathroom with an impressive walk-in shower. A fully stocked minibar. A large TV and fast internet. Add to that the cool restaurant with a terrace. This is a solid 5-star hotel, keep up the good work!

I did a long layover here on my return from an amazing safari at the Landolozi Private Game Reserve in S. Africa! The hotel offers easy access to the Joburg airport and is clean and comfortable with nice size rooms and and decent service. A good respite for the long flight that awaits you leaving Joburg!

Beautiful room, excellent service. May be the best shower I've ever had in my life! Airport a quick 2 minute walk. They were lovely about accommodating me dropping off my large suitcase there 3 days before my stay, so I didn't have to lug it to the bush camp with me.

We stayed in this hotel for a night before an early flight the next morning. It was extremely expensive (about $350 US) for what it was: an average room with no breakfast included. I would have been more forgiving if the woman at the front desk had not been so rude and unhelpful upon check-in (and, in fairness, we did complain to the manager, who couldn’t have been nicer). The bar staff and wait staff (we ate at the restaurant) were very nice and professional, and while it was an extremely convenient location, the hotel is somewhat tired. It would have been a fine location if we had paid about half the price. It’s something surprising that this is a 5-star rating. Intercontinental needs to up its game a bit....

I would have given this hotel a great review, but I was informed by the concierge that I couldn't use wifi without a room. That's shocking and very unprofessional as I had just had a wonderful 1 hour Swedish massage in their spa. I was also prepared to have an early dinner and drinks in their restaurant. However, they lost my business as it's better to walk back into the airport where I can eat, drink and use free wifi. I suggest not patronizing this hotel

The hotel has a greta location, literally across the terminal in a few steps. This makes it a great stop over between landing amd reconnecting next day to another flight. Rooms were clean, service OK. Pool little small ands kids had to stay quiet because of massage/spa rooms - an impossible task.... other than that a good place.

Proximity to the airport, Welcoming environment, Friendly staff attentive to detail, Spacious bathrooms, Loads of extras like water, biscuits, soaps, coffee... Swimming pool was amazing. Wonderful breakfast selection. Options of taking breakfast in-room at no additional charge

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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1401 reviews