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
  • 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 Great airport transfer hotel

Apr 30, 2021 aaV3397HU London, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel for one night as we were transiting overnight in Johannesburg. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The rooms were average size and the bed was comfortable. Our air conditioning wasn’t working properly, but the room still stayed at around 20-21 degrees. Breakfast is à la carte and was fine. The hotel is extremely… Read more
We stayed at this hotel for one night as we were transiting overnight in Johannesburg. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The rooms were average size and the bed was comfortable. Our air conditioning wasn’t working properly, but the room still stayed at around 20-21 degrees. Breakfast is à la carte and was fine. The hotel is extremely convenient as it is a 2-minute walk from the main terminal of the Johannesburg airport. This is a solid place to stay if you have an overnight transit in Johannesburg. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service, safe, strict Covid hygiene

Mar 12, 2021 HappyGoogler New York, USA

Review I stayed at this hotel in February for four nights. Traveling as a woman, solo, from abroad, my safety was paramount. From the wonderful gentleman who met me at the airport and escorted me to the hotel late at night as part of the meet-and-greet service, to the welcoming hotel staff, I felt very safe. I was told security patrolled every… Read more
Review I stayed at this hotel in February for four nights. Traveling as a woman, solo, from abroad, my safety was paramount. From the wonderful gentleman who met me at the airport and escorted me to the hotel late at night as part of the meet-and-greet service, to the welcoming hotel staff, I felt very safe. I was told security patrolled every hour and I noticed cameras in all the hallways. Strict Covid protocols were adhered to, and the hotel was impeccable clean. Although the room was small by American standards, it was comfortable and had everything I needed including a good supply of bottled water. The staff went out of their way to make me feel at home and everyone took a personal interest in my comfort, making me like I was staying with family. Based on my great experience, my friend stayed there a few weeks later, and had a wonderful experience too. I will definitely stay there again without hesitation, and look forward to my next stay. Truly five star service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Hotel and Staff. Genuinely Sorry To Leave.

Mar 1, 2021 Robert W Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

First time in Johannesburg, and if the hospitality and friendliness of the staff are a reflection of the City, then I will be coming back sooner rather than later. From check in to Check out I was overwhelmed by the level of service even in these difficult times. I had a wonderful evening meal in Quils restaurant, the butter chicken was… Read more
First time in Johannesburg, and if the hospitality and friendliness of the staff are a reflection of the City, then I will be coming back sooner rather than later. From check in to Check out I was overwhelmed by the level of service even in these difficult times. I had a wonderful evening meal in Quils restaurant, the butter chicken was superb, and the beer recommended by my waiter was most welcome. After a difficult and stressful day of travelling, i, m happy to say I checked in somewhat agitated, and checked out completely relaxed. A special mention for the accommodation, the room was spotlessly clean and the big comfy bed meant a good night's sleep was guaranteed. Can't wait to come back again. Next time will be for longer. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good, safe place to transit at airport

Jan 20, 2021 Elijah00 London, United Kingdom

As previous reviews mentioned, this hotel is convenient (right next door to the terminal, a very short walk distance away) and clean, with good Covid protocols. Felt safe there. The convenience to the terminal also made buying food easy, although one has to be very aware of the current Level 3 curfew restrictions which mean most restaurants at… Read more
As previous reviews mentioned, this hotel is convenient (right next door to the terminal, a very short walk distance away) and clean, with good Covid protocols. Felt safe there. The convenience to the terminal also made buying food easy, although one has to be very aware of the current Level 3 curfew restrictions which mean most restaurants at the airport close around 7 or even earlier. Went to the Chicken Lickin at the airport - it was great for fried chicken! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenience is key with this hotel

Dec 26, 2020 alangnewman Norwich, United Kingdom

After a 50 metre walk from the airport's arrivals area arriving at the hotel's Reception is a welcome relief. The Quill's restaurant offers a decent menu and the constant coming-and-going of passengers and air crews gives the hotel a good buzz.