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Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a convenient hotel for staying just before or after travel. 24-hour restaurant is helpful. Rooms are small, old but clean. Service at restaurant is little slow. Shuttle to airport runs twice an hour and is convenient.

Modern facilities combined with great hospitality from all workers at the hotel. I would stay here again.

Checkin took a long time. I was given a twin room. Had to come all the way down to request a queen room. Rooms are not large (for Sth Africa, and for the airport). The room is OK, but maintenance has been done patchily. The windows are tiny. The shower/bathroom is a little weird. No fridge/mini-bar. No iron. Room service took over 60 minutes to arrive. For the price it was disppointing (the worst hotel I had stayed in Sth Africa on my holiday). And it's not even that convenient to the airport - not walkable, and the shuttle only goes every 30 minutes - I had to wait 39 minutes at the un-airconditioned bus terminal.

If allowed to leave terminal by RSA immigration, this hotel is tops. I ordered a nutritious delicious sandwich after 22:30. I did not have to wait long. Transport was reliable too. I arrived after 21:00 and left before 9:30. What an in between rest. The room itself had amenities the same as inside terminal. The staff was awesome as was transport to and from airport! Highly recommend and am returning here.

Just used it for a stop-over but it had a very nice buffet, lovely new rooms, helpful staff and a free shuttle to the airport.

Very convenient! Easy to get to and great amenities!

We had an overnight stay at the Protea. We arrived tired after a long trip - check in was simple and the staff were helpful and friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. We would stay here again with no hesitation. The free transport from/to airport was icing on the cake.

We stayed at the Protea OR Tambo in between flights at Tambo Intl in Joberg. The place is clean and modern. The staff is very pleasant. The restaurant was surprisingly very good, as I feel that most hotel restaurants often lack quality. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel if you need to be near the airport.

Excellent service; all of our requests were completely satisfied. Couldn't have been more pleased with this hotel.

Right next to airport with a great shuttle service 5 min to hotel. Staff was very helpful and food was amazing at a great value. Room was a little over $100 USD and would have had to pay about $250 in the U.S.

Room: Good side - It was Clean, tidy, modern and comfortable. Also the functional windows are a rare treat in a hotel. Bad/odd side - The bathroom shower is open to the bedroom so there's not much privacy or control over breezes/keeping warm in the shower. Also you can hear airplanes take off so if it bothers you, seek a room away from the tarmac. Staff: Overall, the hotel staff was excellent; super friendly and helpful. Amenities: The interior foyer/bar space has character; sort of a mix of an airport hanger and a modern/industrial style brick steak house. The restaurant had tasty and fresh food, though a bit on the pricey side. The gym was a great spot to get a bit of a sweat. Fairly good facility with functional equipment (2 treadmills, 2 bikes/cardio machines, a rower) and weights. Also the outdoor space by the pool was a mini oasis just beyond the highway and airport bustle. Location: IF you want to be close to the airport for a quick and comfy overnight stay for an early flight, it's a great spot. Take advantage of the free airport shuttle. If you need to go to the airport at an odd hour they will arrange a special one for you.

Though tired on arrival, we settled in quickly. The room was clean, the check in/out prompt, bar slow but nice , reasonable and food average. Small but adequate fitness center.

Needed to stay overnight in Johannesburg between my flights. Hotel is right by the airport. 5 min shuttle nice and clean. Has a very nice breakfast.

This hotel was great! It was fairly close to the hotel. We waited about 15 minutes at the airport (near the Protea Hotel sign at the bus terminal) for the free shuttle. It was a five minute drive to the hotel. The hotel was great, clean, and a perfect place to sleep when we arrived at night in Jo-burg after 30 hours of travel.

I reserved and prepaid for my room in January. When I arrived in June, they had no room for me although they did have my reservation and payment information. In short, they sold my room even though I already paid for it. They did send me to another hotel without charge.

This was a very nice motel. Great breakfast bar. Clean rooms. For the price I don't think you can get any better. Best for overnight stays for airport. Not sure how well it would work for visiting Joburg.

Very well located, clean and comfortable. The only weak points was the 62 minutes waiting for room service and free internet access is just for 100mb (which means nothing).

Perfect for overnight stay when making connections at airport. Fast, efficient service. Good food available at all hours for busy travellers. Would use this hotel again.

Great location to the airport with a free shuttle to and from. All of the staff were pleasant and very helpful and were always smiling. Once inside the modern, comfortable hotel, I had no idea I was near the airport. The bar/lounge area was comfortable and the restaurant served delicious food and had lovely service. The outdoor area with pool and lounge was beautiful and relaxing. The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom had everything I needed and was very clean. Thanks to all.

Interesting decor -- warehouse - safari cargo look - quite stark. Comfortable room, good internet access. Decent food at the hotel restaurant, though service left something to be desired. Easy to get to through regular shuttle service from the airport. A good deal for a transit hotel, but I wouldn't want to stay there more than a night or two.

Corner of York and Gladiator Streets Kempton Park Gauteng

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Kempton Park Golf Club, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport places you within a few miles (5 km) of International Terminal Duty Free Mall. This 213-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Festival Mall is also 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the hotel, which is adjacent to the airport.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite theme restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport's 213 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 10 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

Everyone (3) Business (11) Couples (20) Family (2) Other (6) Friends (5)
4

good transit hotel

Everyone

This is a convenient hotel for staying just before or after travel. 24-hour restaurant is helpful. Rooms are small, old but clean. Service at restaurant is little slow. Shuttle to airport runs twice an hour and is convenient.

By , from Dallas on Apr 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 23, 2017

Dear JK Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found the Hotel to be convenient along with the facilities and other services we offer. I do apologize on the service you experienced in the restaurant and this has been brought to our Food and Beverage TEAMs attention as this is not a true reflection of the service we are proud at offering. Thank you once again and we do hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back whenever your travels bring you back to Johannesburg.

5

nice hotel close to the airport

Everyone

Modern facilities combined with great hospitality from all workers at the hotel. I would stay here again.

By , from Tucson AZ on Mar 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 6, 2017

Dear Crls, Thank you for your inspiring response, it brings great pleasure to hear that you our STAFF were able to give you a wonderful experience from check in. We are delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with a clean room and comfy bed. Further we would like to thank you for your great response for it motivates the TEAM to do their outmost best every time. Kind Regards, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R Tambo Airport

2

just fine - not worth the price.

Everyone

Checkin took a long time. I was given a twin room. Had to come all the way down to request a queen room. Rooms are not large (for Sth Africa, and for the airport). The room is OK, but maintenance has been done patchily. The windows are tiny. The shower/bathroom is a little weird. No fridge/mini-bar. No iron. Room service took over 60 minutes to arrive. For the price it was disppointing (the worst hotel I had stayed in Sth Africa on my holiday). And it's not even that convenient to the airport - not walkable, and the shuttle only goes every 30 minutes - I had to wait 39 minutes at the un-airconditioned bus terminal.

By , from Melbourne, Australia on Nov 3, 2016

5

awesome overnight transfer

Singles

If allowed to leave terminal by RSA immigration, this hotel is tops. I ordered a nutritious delicious sandwich after 22:30. I did not have to wait long. Transport was reliable too. I arrived after 21:00 and left before 9:30. What an in between rest. The room itself had amenities the same as inside terminal. The staff was awesome as was transport to and from airport! Highly recommend and am returning here.

By on Oct 21, 2015

4

very nice, esp for the expense

BusinessTravelers

Just used it for a stop-over but it had a very nice buffet, lovely new rooms, helpful staff and a free shuttle to the airport.

By on Feb 3, 2015

5

great trip!

GetawayWithFriends

Very convenient! Easy to get to and great amenities!

By on Jan 25, 2015

4

overnight stop-over

Couples

We had an overnight stay at the Protea. We arrived tired after a long trip - check in was simple and the staff were helpful and friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. We would stay here again with no hesitation. The free transport from/to airport was icing on the cake.

By on Jan 14, 2015

4

great airport hotel

Couples

We stayed at the Protea OR Tambo in between flights at Tambo Intl in Joberg. The place is clean and modern. The staff is very pleasant. The restaurant was surprisingly very good, as I feel that most hotel restaurants often lack quality. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel if you need to be near the airport.

By on Sep 30, 2014

5

highy recommended

Couples

Excellent service; all of our requests were completely satisfied. Couldn't have been more pleased with this hotel.

By on Sep 21, 2014

5

awesome experience

BusinessTravelers

Right next to airport with a great shuttle service 5 min to hotel. Staff was very helpful and food was amazing at a great value. Room was a little over $100 USD and would have had to pay about $250 in the U.S.

By on Sep 5, 2014