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

  • Excellent (1255)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great 5 star hotel by the airport.

Jul 24, 2021 rmody26 New Jersey

walking distance from the airport. Good Covid cleanliness. Accommodative with our flight cancellations and delays. Very friendly staff, pleasant, courteous and professional. Nice comfortable rooms, The room is designed high tech and the bathroom and shower uses its space brilliantly. The towel is the biggest and thickest I’ve ever seen.… Read more
walking distance from the airport. Good Covid cleanliness. Accommodative with our flight cancellations and delays. Very friendly staff, pleasant, courteous and professional. Nice comfortable rooms, The room is designed high tech and the bathroom and shower uses its space brilliantly. The towel is the biggest and thickest I’ve ever seen. Complimentary water bottles, amenities in bathroom, all are great. Chef was very attentive and willing to do anything to make our meals satisfying. He even made us a few different items upon request. Heated Pool on the 8th floor had a beautiful view but water was still quite chilly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything was super great but No WiFi and no one fixed it

Jun 21, 2021 Rits2211 Orlando, Florida

The restaurant does a great job. Food is delish, service is impeccable. The room is designed high tech and the bathroom and shower uses its space brilliantly. The towel is the biggest and thickest I’ve ever seen. Complimentary water bottles, amenities in bathroom, all are great. The bed is so so comfortable and slept like a baby. The worst part is… Read more
The restaurant does a great job. Food is delish, service is impeccable. The room is designed high tech and the bathroom and shower uses its space brilliantly. The towel is the biggest and thickest I’ve ever seen. Complimentary water bottles, amenities in bathroom, all are great. The bed is so so comfortable and slept like a baby. The worst part is that WiFi was so weak, virtually no reception even if it shows the bars. Someone said he would look into it but he never came back. I had to use my own data. The hotel is conveniently located right outside the airport. I would come back if the wifi is fixed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wi-fi must work! Or give us guests the choice to find alternative accomodation elsewhere.

Jun 12, 2021 Nomad45583952878 Coral Gables, Florida

An airport staple, steps from the airport with good rooms, friendly ambiance and excellent staff. Easy for luggage and a sojourn between flights. The only issues, prices are higher than one might expect and on this occasion the internet service was non existent ( greater area had a service issue). Internet for me is of paramount importance and I… Read more
An airport staple, steps from the airport with good rooms, friendly ambiance and excellent staff. Easy for luggage and a sojourn between flights. The only issues, prices are higher than one might expect and on this occasion the internet service was non existent ( greater area had a service issue). Internet for me is of paramount importance and I would have appreciated front desk telling me at check in that the Wi-fi was not operational which would have allowed me the choice to review my arrangements. I felt I paid for x and received x minus. Not acceptable . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A place to say for overnight!

Jun 7, 2021 JulienChretien Barcelona, Spain

If you have to stay 1night and want to rest, this is the place to go! Right in front of the airport, 5’ walking, no need of a porter. Room is clean, spacious and with good lighting. The use of the pool is at your own risk...quite cold at 19degrees C ! But the view at sunset time deserves the challenge. Service at the hotel is friendly and highly… Read more
If you have to stay 1night and want to rest, this is the place to go! Right in front of the airport, 5’ walking, no need of a porter. Room is clean, spacious and with good lighting. The use of the pool is at your own risk...quite cold at 19degrees C ! But the view at sunset time deserves the challenge. Service at the hotel is friendly and highly professional. Read less
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