Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa

Virgin rating

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

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 Always A Great Stay!

May 2, 2022 2inspiretravel San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

We always love staying at this hotel. The staff are wonderful. We started this trip off with a hiccup but Riona and Ntombi handled it fabulously and were amazing. Riona will go out of your way for you and her happy disposition is infectious! Riona is an asset to Intercontinental. Special shout-out to Beauty when we stayed here last time. Mosa our… Read more
We always love staying at this hotel. The staff are wonderful. We started this trip off with a hiccup but Riona and Ntombi handled it fabulously and were amazing. Riona will go out of your way for you and her happy disposition is infectious! Riona is an asset to Intercontinental. Special shout-out to Beauty when we stayed here last time. Mosa our waitress was great too! The rooms here are amazing whether it’s a standard or a suite. The beds are so comfortable you won’t want to leave! Food in the restaurant has never disappointed. Overall it’s worth spending the little extra to have all that you need! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful staff, amazing location.

Apr 27, 2022 ElectraCooter Brighton, United Kingdom

My friend and I were allowed an early check-in (Diamond Ambassador) and were made to feel extremely welcome by friendly staff. The room was OK, definitely clean but the twin beds were quite small, the fridge was a weighted mini-bar, which meant no room for our water and the shower ran cold unexpectedly. These are minor niggles; we were only there… Read more
My friend and I were allowed an early check-in (Diamond Ambassador) and were made to feel extremely welcome by friendly staff. The room was OK, definitely clean but the twin beds were quite small, the fridge was a weighted mini-bar, which meant no room for our water and the shower ran cold unexpectedly. These are minor niggles; we were only there for 24 hours and we found it very comfortable. I had a great massage with the lovely Thandi in the rooftop spa, which has a soothingly warm pool (barely large enough to swim in). The gym is small but adequate and all the spa staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant and bar staff were wonderful, looking after my friend who had a very sore throat by providing advice, reassurance and honey and lemon. Overall a very pleasant experience in a hotel which is a mere few steps from Arrivals. Read less
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Apr 18, 2022 danhuz

This hotel insisted that I would have to pay to use the mini bar fridge to store my insulin. I have never heard the like of it in any hotel anywhere in the world and can only assume that their previous clientele must have been full of booze pilfering crooks for the fridge to be locked. No way back for me from that despite the facilities. Lucky… Read more
This hotel insisted that I would have to pay to use the mini bar fridge to store my insulin. I have never heard the like of it in any hotel anywhere in the world and can only assume that their previous clientele must have been full of booze pilfering crooks for the fridge to be locked. No way back for me from that despite the facilities. Lucky to receive one star. Read less
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Apr 18, 2022 NatDxoxo London, United Kingdom

Excellent service at this hotel. We got there at 1.30am in the middle of a rainy night because of flight issues and was greeted by I think Stephen who was on duty at reception. He was very welcoming and kindly sorted out check in quickly. The hotel was one of the cleanest hotels I've ever stayed in. It was exceptional and added to the comfort. I… Read more
Excellent service at this hotel. We got there at 1.30am in the middle of a rainy night because of flight issues and was greeted by I think Stephen who was on duty at reception. He was very welcoming and kindly sorted out check in quickly. The hotel was one of the cleanest hotels I've ever stayed in. It was exceptional and added to the comfort. I probably wouldn't have picked this hotel from the pics more stayed here cause it was easiest to get too however it was actually excellent. The spa was also really good and would recommend it if you have a couple of hours to spare. Read less
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Apr 8, 2022 Designer_Traveller Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Because of internal flight times we had a brief, one night layover at the airport. The room we were allocated, while not huge, was great, the bed extremely comfortable and dinner excellent - but the highlight was quality of the staff who couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful - you would have thought we were regular, returning guest from the… Read more
Because of internal flight times we had a brief, one night layover at the airport. The room we were allocated, while not huge, was great, the bed extremely comfortable and dinner excellent - but the highlight was quality of the staff who couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful - you would have thought we were regular, returning guest from the way we were treated. Thank you to each and every one that we had dealings with. Read less