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.

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Mar 24, 2020 Micha C New York City, New York

The hotel is located right at the airport within walking distance. This is a 5-star hotel, very warm and welcoming staff at the reception and at the information desk. The restaurant was very good both for breakfast and for dinner. The room is definitely 5-star.
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Mar 22, 2020 Taryn S Valparaiso, Indiana

My eighteen-year-old daughter's volunteer/study program was abruptly halted at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, as a result of the ongoing pandemic. From back in the States, we were frantic with worry, attempting to rearrange three different flights for her prior to travel restrictions being imposed. She flew from Hoedspruit to Joburg but… Read more
My eighteen-year-old daughter's volunteer/study program was abruptly halted at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, as a result of the ongoing pandemic. From back in the States, we were frantic with worry, attempting to rearrange three different flights for her prior to travel restrictions being imposed. She flew from Hoedspruit to Joburg but then had to wait over 33 hours before the next flight to NYC departed. While we were extremely anxious about the uncertainty of the situation, we knew that the InterContinental would take wonderful care of our daughter and indeed, they did! They swiftly checked her into one of their gorgeously appointed rooms and provided for her every need, including the preparation of fabulous vegan meals. During this crazy and frightening time, it was such a comfort to us knowing that she would be well-accommodated in Joburg by the incredible staff at the InterContinental. While it was next to impossible to speak directly to anyone at any of the airlines that we were dealing with, the staff at the InterContinental was immediately available to help us, reassure us and take care of our beloved child. We will forever be indebted to the InterContinental Tambo and we are especially grateful for everyone's kindness to our daughter during this time of crisis! We love your hotel and we will be back as soon as we possibly can! The Schermer Family Read less
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Mar 19, 2020 KevinG2345 Singapore, Singapore

Our flight was cancelled so had to stay at the airport. Intercon, a safe bet. Room as you’d expect it to be. Big. Clean. Functional. I Guess that’s what you’re looking forward in a airport hotel. The restaurant we eat in was ok. Felt more like a coffee shop than a restaurant. The designers clearly wanted to max out on all space as the lobby was… Read more
Our flight was cancelled so had to stay at the airport. Intercon, a safe bet. Room as you’d expect it to be. Big. Clean. Functional. I Guess that’s what you’re looking forward in a airport hotel. The restaurant we eat in was ok. Felt more like a coffee shop than a restaurant. The designers clearly wanted to max out on all space as the lobby was the bar and the restaurant. Staff ok. Stay ok. Value, for what we paid I expected a little more. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place to stay for the airport

Mar 16, 2020 stonellas Wanaka, New Zealand

This is a lovely but expensive hotel immediately next to OR Tambo Airport. It is ideal for a one night stop and has all the mod cons you would expect from a 5 star hotel. We walked with our luggage from the terminal building across the road to the hotel. Check in was quick & easy & the staff were extremely helpful & friendly. We were given cold… Read more
This is a lovely but expensive hotel immediately next to OR Tambo Airport. It is ideal for a one night stop and has all the mod cons you would expect from a 5 star hotel. We walked with our luggage from the terminal building across the road to the hotel. Check in was quick & easy & the staff were extremely helpful & friendly. We were given cold towels to freshen up on our arrival at the check in desk. Our room was perfect after more than 2 weeks on the road. It was large with mini bar. complimentary water (in a glass bottle) TV, coffee making equipment, air-conditioning and excellent internet. The en suite shower room was roomy with plenty of towels and toiletries Other than eating dinner & breakfast at Quills Restaurant (seperate review) we didn't use any of the hotels other facilities which included a gym & an indoor swimming pool on the 8th floor. All the staff we dealt with were helpful & friendly and this is a really good airport hotel Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A few steps from the departure lounge

Mar 8, 2020 sue R Sydney

Expensive but worth it, being so close to the airport when you have flights to catch. Staff are very helpful. The rooms are comfortable and well presented.Breakfast was a highlight. Don't be tricked into letting anyone help you with your baggage.