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 Convenient Location. Modern and Comfortable Hotel

Jan 26, 2020 KrisK_8 Chicago, Illinois

This hotel is right outside the door of the airport. You can literally push your airport luggage cart to the hotel. Rooms are good size. Very clean. Beds are comfortable. Shower is good. Internet works well. Restaurant was also very good. The dinner we had there was very good. I’d call it “international” cuisine. Breakfast buffet was also… Read more
This hotel is right outside the door of the airport. You can literally push your airport luggage cart to the hotel. Rooms are good size. Very clean. Beds are comfortable. Shower is good. Internet works well. Restaurant was also very good. The dinner we had there was very good. I’d call it “international” cuisine. Breakfast buffet was also nice. Service was great. They helped us organize a half-day tour. Service team was very friendly. Always seemed to recognize us. Managers were also really attentive. All in all a good experience. Seemed a little pricey for what it was, but not outrageous. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful staff. Perfect location

Jan 25, 2020 lanhamumc Sedgefield, South Africa

Traveling with one year old twin boys. The staff could not have been kinder. They” twins were spoiled after our three nights. The chief prepared special dishes for the toddlers each meal. The dining room wait staff showered the boys with attention kisses and stuff animals. Housekeeping make the room just right for child care.
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Jan 17, 2020 goodfooodgod Johannesburg, South Africa

A client of mine recently flew into Joburg for a trip and was pleasantly overwhelmed and surprised at the brilliant service that she received from the hotel. She was es or to and from the hotel on arrival and departure which made her feel extremely safe (which is absolutely important in a city like Joburg). The concierges made sure that she got to… Read more
A client of mine recently flew into Joburg for a trip and was pleasantly overwhelmed and surprised at the brilliant service that she received from the hotel. She was es or to and from the hotel on arrival and departure which made her feel extremely safe (which is absolutely important in a city like Joburg). The concierges made sure that she got to gate and even waited for her check in her bags! Thank you so much intercontinental- I will scream and shout your praises forever! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stop over

Jan 17, 2020 EnglandPorsche england

A very comfortable stop over. So close to the airport it was very convenient. Comfortable room & bathroom. Quiet. Helpful friendly staff. Very good dinner downstairs at Quills. All in all a hotel to recommend near the airport
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hub for flight travel in South Africa

Jan 13, 2020 mariusstry Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Most air travel, international or domestic, will touch down in Johannesburg. The auto is small in relation to other international airport hubs. Do not expect to find a lot of shops and other retail outlets. Several eating places are available. Expect delays in peak hours as Secrurity and Customs service points struggle to handle large volumes.… Read more
Most air travel, international or domestic, will touch down in Johannesburg. The auto is small in relation to other international airport hubs. Do not expect to find a lot of shops and other retail outlets. Several eating places are available. Expect delays in peak hours as Secrurity and Customs service points struggle to handle large volumes. Good duty free section. Read less