Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa

The hotel

There’s no handier hotel for those flying into Johannesburg. The only property at the airport, you can stroll from the international arrivals hall without the hassle of hopping on shuttles. It’s ideal for those flitting in and out of Jo’burg, but InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is more than a place to rest your head (although, with soundproofing, blackout curtains, and uber-luxe beds fit for sinking into, it is good for that too). When you’re rested, you can head out to nearby galleries and shops, or stay in for spa treatments, a dip in the pool, sessions in the gym, and all-day dining at Quills Restaurant and Cocktail Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Situated directly opposite the arrivals hall at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.

Hotel information

138 comfortable rooms. All with blackout curtains, TV, WiFi, nespresso machine and 1 king-size bed. Classic Rooms have airport views and sleep maximum 2 adults. 

Executive Rooms are located on the corners of the hotel offering better views. 

Suites are located on the 7th floor and have a a study, lounge and dining area. 

Quills restaurant and bar (open 24-hours, serving South African produce and game meat). Spa* with indoor swimming pool. Gym. Babysitting*. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient location but disappointing service

Jul 21, 2019 g1obetrotter Sydney, Australia

I stayed here twice on a recent trip and found the location very convenient and easy to find the hotel. Rooms were spacious and service in the restaurant was good. The first night stay I had no issues and had booked via an external accomodation website. I had issues with my second stay here with accomodation booked directly with the hotel, making… Read more
I stayed here twice on a recent trip and found the location very convenient and easy to find the hotel. Rooms were spacious and service in the restaurant was good. The first night stay I had no issues and had booked via an external accomodation website. I had issues with my second stay here with accomodation booked directly with the hotel, making an advance purchase by credit card. As I did not bring this credit card on the holiday, they insisted I pay a second time and stated verbally they would refund the first payment (but nothing in writing, no receipt etc). The refund came through about a week later, but at the time I felt uncomfortable with this arrangement, especially since I was expected by staff to take a verbal assurance only. My request upon checkout that the manager contact me later (as they had not started work at the time I was checking out) was not actioned. My written complaint (sent by email) was not responded to for 1 week. This experience will make me hesitant to stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel!

Jul 20, 2019 KCrC2011 Brisbane, Australia

We stayed here twice during our holiday and both times we received excellent service with very friendly staff. This is the best airport hotel we have stayed at - it is literally a few steps outside the arrivals hall - so convenient. The rooms were so comfortable and clean. Breakfast choices were greeat and the food in the restaurant was absolutely… Read more
We stayed here twice during our holiday and both times we received excellent service with very friendly staff. This is the best airport hotel we have stayed at - it is literally a few steps outside the arrivals hall - so convenient. The rooms were so comfortable and clean. Breakfast choices were greeat and the food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious. The hotel was very safe. Highly recommend staying here for transits. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extraordinary service by a staff committed to guest comfort and convenience

Jul 18, 2019 davebart2509 Saint Louis, Missouri

Airports are not the most glamorous locations for fine hotels, but the Intercontinental ranks with the finest in the world when it comes to service. Samantha, the GM, has built a staff that is focused on ever small detail when it comes to service. The hotel is steps away from baggage - there is no possible better location. Rooms are spacious… Read more
Airports are not the most glamorous locations for fine hotels, but the Intercontinental ranks with the finest in the world when it comes to service. Samantha, the GM, has built a staff that is focused on ever small detail when it comes to service. The hotel is steps away from baggage - there is no possible better location. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and restaurant is outstanding. Top shelf in every respect. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating More than just an airport hotel

Jul 15, 2019 bierre1 Rimini, Italy

This is the perfect airport hotel. Located just a few steps (literally!) from the arrivals exit, is a great choice for anyone doing a stopover in Johannesburg. We stayed for just one night as we arrived in the afternoon and had to leave the morning after with another flight, and we had a lovely stay. Staff was nice and attentive, we even got a… Read more
This is the perfect airport hotel. Located just a few steps (literally!) from the arrivals exit, is a great choice for anyone doing a stopover in Johannesburg. We stayed for just one night as we arrived in the afternoon and had to leave the morning after with another flight, and we had a lovely stay. Staff was nice and attentive, we even got a room with a balcony and sparkling wine and treats waiting for us (we were on honeymoon). Room wasn’t huge but perfect for our one night stay. Most comfy bed and perfectly soundproofed (you won't even notice that you're right at the airport). Amenities include complimentary water and espresso machine. Amazing breakfast downstairs with a delicious buffet and also an a la carte selection. Too bad we didn’t have time to check out the pool. Would definitely come back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel, staff frendily, and near de airport.

Jul 11, 2019 AleBrotto Sao Paulo, SP

Very good hotel, staff frendily, and near de airport. We dont eat breakfast, but look very good. bad was pretty nice, and the shower too. they have iron, all kind of stuff. we spend just fell hours but was very good.