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 (1197)
  • Very good (417)
  • Average (76)
  • Poor (27)
  • Terrible (13)
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Sep 12, 2019 ZiyaadErnie Bethal, South Africa

the hotels location in great. the service is superb. for the price charged no breakfast was included. i feel paying over R4000.00 for a night that breakfast should be included. the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are great.
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Sep 11, 2019 wans2travel Grand Rapids, Michigan

It was so nice to be so close to this well appointed hotel after our 16 hour flight from Atlanta. Check in was easy, the bed was comfy, and everyone was very helpful. We had dinner in Quills restaurant and was very pleased. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Service was a bit slow at breakfast, but the coffee was really good.
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Sep 8, 2019 mauricecollis Kuwait City, Kuwait

There is nothing that you can really find fault with at this very special hotel. They focus on providing great service and they do so everywhere. You can be assured you will be met at the airport if you request the service, the staff at check in are simply amazing with greta customer service skills and professionalism and the rooms and bathroom… Read more
There is nothing that you can really find fault with at this very special hotel. They focus on providing great service and they do so everywhere. You can be assured you will be met at the airport if you request the service, the staff at check in are simply amazing with greta customer service skills and professionalism and the rooms and bathroom are superb. The facilities in the room are of a very high standard with extras you won't see elsewhere. Quiils is excellent for breakfast - one of the best I've seen - and in the evening provides great food. It's always good to see the same people and to be welcomed back. Special mentions this time to Rhiona, Busi at the check in desk and Rabaone at Quills. And a very special mention for Beauty, the Guest Relations Manager, who's shows great passion for her job and seems to be ever present and full of energy and enthusiasm. Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 Rackjab6it63 Auckland, New Zealand

Stayed over on our way to Cape Town. Understand things break but the maintenance standards have really slipped here. Bathrooms in particular had loose/broken tiles, filthy showers, toilets had ominous marks on the walls. It’s a pity because the service is exemplary. Buckle up folks!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, but service in the restaurant needs to be better

Sep 1, 2019 milesw London

Stayed a few times in between travelling across Africa this summer. The check in and the rooms were excellent - the hotel is directly opposite arrivals. And the standard of housekeeping and quality of the property is superb. The only problem was the very slow and forgetful service in the restaurant, at both breakfast and dinner. The staff are… Read more
Stayed a few times in between travelling across Africa this summer. The check in and the rooms were excellent - the hotel is directly opposite arrivals. And the standard of housekeeping and quality of the property is superb. The only problem was the very slow and forgetful service in the restaurant, at both breakfast and dinner. The staff are lovely, but a little more focus on getting the order right and bringing it out faster would give this place an easy 5 star rating. Read less