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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Traveller rating

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Jun 8, 2020 maestr02 Singapore, Singapore

Just in front of the arrival hall exit. Covid 19 conscious hotel. Disinfection of luggage before entry. Long bath. Separate shower. Coffee maker. Free wifi. Minibar. Kettle. Gym and pool closed due lockdown. Safe distancing checkin.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect!

May 11, 2020 Pfftou Geneva, Switzerland

I stayed for only a night at this hotel before catching a flight to Botswana for the next day- and I was very impressed by the experience. This is easily one of the most well managed and comfortable airport hotels I have stayed at. The hotel is very easy to find and only a two minute walk away from the internationals arrivals hall. Check in was… Read more
I stayed for only a night at this hotel before catching a flight to Botswana for the next day- and I was very impressed by the experience. This is easily one of the most well managed and comfortable airport hotels I have stayed at. The hotel is very easy to find and only a two minute walk away from the internationals arrivals hall. Check in was smooth and fast, and the room was spacious, well decorated and relaxing. The highlight however was the pool, which was heated to the right temperature and had an amazing panoramic view with floor to ceiling windows. I also found the offerings on the room service menu to be extensive and delicious while being very reasonably priced. Only little hiccup, I felt like the breakfast buffet selection could have used a bit more variety. But other than that, this was a perfect hotel for me to get some rest in between two international flights. Read less
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Apr 26, 2020 Ofrita New York City, New York

We had a 24 hour layover and it was our first time in Jburg. It was the perfect place to stay for this purpose! We literally wheeled our luggage card into the hotel lobby. (FYI They did not like this.) The room was very nice, the food was very good, and the concierge was excellent and able to set up a great tour. We literally decided on a tour… Read more
We had a 24 hour layover and it was our first time in Jburg. It was the perfect place to stay for this purpose! We literally wheeled our luggage card into the hotel lobby. (FYI They did not like this.) The room was very nice, the food was very good, and the concierge was excellent and able to set up a great tour. We literally decided on a tour the morning we arrived, and had a personal tourguide pick us up a couple of hours later. My only complaint is that check in took way too long — over an hour. Unacceptable and the reason rating is a 4. Over the course of our short stay there were many arguments about prices and charges at the front desk. Make sure you get confirmation of everything before you arrive. The only downside is that it has zero outdoor area, so if that is something you crave you might want to go elsewhere. Read less
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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