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 Excellent service and hospitality!

May 20, 2019 nirvanp29 Mauritius

My stay at the hotel was really enjoyable. I have constantly been greeted with utmost hospitality. And super comfy rooms. Special regards to Rebaone, Mary and their colleagues at the Quills Restaurant.
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May 18, 2019 Herbert1234 Jakarta, Indonesia

Too tired and lazy to go on a shuttle bus for a 4 hour layover and paid R1000 per hour 😜 for a nap and pod coffee and snacks. The basic room is quite small and windows are sealed. The linen is not of a luxurious quality. Lacking amenities such as toothbrush. Air conditioning inadequate for a north / sun facing room. Front staff quick and… Read more
Too tired and lazy to go on a shuttle bus for a 4 hour layover and paid R1000 per hour 😜 for a nap and pod coffee and snacks. The basic room is quite small and windows are sealed. The linen is not of a luxurious quality. Lacking amenities such as toothbrush. Air conditioning inadequate for a north / sun facing room. Front staff quick and efficient. As a Tsogo sun member I can say that the Tsogo group has never and may never match competitors such as Hilton and others and membership gets you no benefits other than a few points and the Tsogo website is stuck in the 1990’s. Nevertheless I had a good rest. Read less
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May 18, 2019 driverrolf Sydney, Australia

It is just a few steps from the airport terminals to the hotel, and once inside it is a haven for the tired traveller. The staff are fantastic and I had no complaints. The cosy bar doubles as the breakfast restaurant. If you need an airport hotel in Johannesburg you can't beat this one.
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May 12, 2019 DaleB89 Boynton Beach

What a pleasant surprise to find such an inviting restaurant. To top it off, Thabang And Bash were such great servers that on our trek back home, we ate there again. I must also add a shout out for the front desk. Godfrey should be a “go to” person, very pleasant. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. The hotel location is amazingly… Read more
What a pleasant surprise to find such an inviting restaurant. To top it off, Thabang And Bash were such great servers that on our trek back home, we ate there again. I must also add a shout out for the front desk. Godfrey should be a “go to” person, very pleasant. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. The hotel location is amazingly convenient to the airport, a short 5 minute walk. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant hotel facilities but very poor front office training

May 11, 2019 faradayg Pasig, Philippines

Visited Johannesburg for the 1st time last April with my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 10 and 14). Checked in 2x for 1 night each because i used it as a transit hotel for our family safari. Booked 2 rooms for 1 adult and 1 child for each room with buffet breakfast included in both occasions. Had a very disappointing check-in experience.… Read more
Visited Johannesburg for the 1st time last April with my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 10 and 14). Checked in 2x for 1 night each because i used it as a transit hotel for our family safari. Booked 2 rooms for 1 adult and 1 child for each room with buffet breakfast included in both occasions. Had a very disappointing check-in experience. The front desk kept insisting tbat we should pay buffet breakfast fee again for my kids since weren’t paid for. They kept insisting that when a customer books for kids, kids are not provided breakfast and a separate payment should be made. I explained that the rate for 2 adults and 1 adult and 1 kid to a room are the same. But they kept insisting. Good thing i had clarified this with IHG customer service a few weeks before my arrival and had it on email from their manager. Even the supervisor had the same position. So i had to search for my email and show to the supervisor and showed the email. Only then did they agree that it should be included in my booking and not be charged. Hassle experience, took between 5-10 minutes arguing, poor customer service, they attempted to pull a fast one on me. No apologies ever received from the hotel. Despite the supervisor having been called to the front desk to resolve. I must say the hotel amenities were good. However the lack of applogy and poor check in experience is what spoiled my 2 nights at Johannesburg. Highly not recommended!! Read less