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

  • Excellent (1217)
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Nov 17, 2019 troya188

On my arrival I was told I would be charged an early check in fee (I was offside immediately) - although shared a partner loyalty card and this was wiped. The staff - all of them were amazing!! Everyone excels and try’s very hard to provide the highest level of customer service and I’m very satisfied and can even say impressed!! Really great… Read more
On my arrival I was told I would be charged an early check in fee (I was offside immediately) - although shared a partner loyalty card and this was wiped. The staff - all of them were amazing!! Everyone excels and try’s very hard to provide the highest level of customer service and I’m very satisfied and can even say impressed!! Really great people in a beautiful hotel. Expensive but worth it during a very challenging stay with work commitments enabled me to relax. The gym facilities are great also. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful massage in the spa

Nov 17, 2019 Amy T

We had a wonderful full body massage in the spa, during a stopover between flights. Gorgeous warm pool with views overlooking the clouds. The staff are lovely and gave us fantastic massages! Would recommend
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Nov 16, 2019 Jim T

The Intercontinental hotel at the OR Tambo, Johannesburg airport is very nice and is an easy walk from the airport. The rooms are nice with very clean and comfortable amenities. The hotel staff is very friendly and professional. This makes a long trip from Atlanta a nicer stay and less stress to make connecting flights.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good airport hotel

Nov 14, 2019 21MarkT Calgary, Canada

My wife and I spent two separate overnight stays at this hotel, both coming to and leaving from our safari trip. The hotel is more than convenient, being located closer to the airport than some of the parking structures. The staff are immediately welcoming and gracious, offering cool towels on check-in. The rooms are large, with very spacious and… Read more
My wife and I spent two separate overnight stays at this hotel, both coming to and leaving from our safari trip. The hotel is more than convenient, being located closer to the airport than some of the parking structures. The staff are immediately welcoming and gracious, offering cool towels on check-in. The rooms are large, with very spacious and luxurious marble-and-glass washrooms. Despite being so close, I did not hear any airplane noise. Blackout curtains and a wonderfully comfortable bed afforded us a very good night's sleep. We ate both dinner and breakfast at Quills, the hotel restaurant. The food is gourmet quality and the service is impeccable. Quills had the largest breakfast food selection I have ever seen, and all of it tasty! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient and beautiful

Nov 12, 2019 pauljh4765 Putney, Australia

We flew into Joburg and were flying out to a game reserve the next day so we stayed overnight at the Intercontinental. We thought it would be like other hotels near airports we experienced before busy and plain but how wrong we were. The hotel is beautifully decorated and maintained and despite being right next to the airport so quiet. The rooms… Read more
We flew into Joburg and were flying out to a game reserve the next day so we stayed overnight at the Intercontinental. We thought it would be like other hotels near airports we experienced before busy and plain but how wrong we were. The hotel is beautifully decorated and maintained and despite being right next to the airport so quiet. The rooms are luxurious and we were greeted with chocolates and wine on arrival. The hotel has an excellent restaurant which also serves a lovely breakfast in the morning. Will definitely be using when we go back. Read less