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 Good, safe place to transit at airport

Jan 20, 2021 Elijah00 London, United Kingdom

As previous reviews mentioned, this hotel is convenient (right next door to the terminal, a very short walk distance away) and clean, with good Covid protocols. Felt safe there. The convenience to the terminal also made buying food easy, although one has to be very aware of the current Level 3 curfew restrictions which mean most restaurants at… Read more
As previous reviews mentioned, this hotel is convenient (right next door to the terminal, a very short walk distance away) and clean, with good Covid protocols. Felt safe there. The convenience to the terminal also made buying food easy, although one has to be very aware of the current Level 3 curfew restrictions which mean most restaurants at the airport close around 7 or even earlier. Went to the Chicken Lickin at the airport - it was great for fried chicken! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenience is key with this hotel

Dec 26, 2020 alangnewman Norwich, United Kingdom

After a 50 metre walk from the airport's arrivals area arriving at the hotel's Reception is a welcome relief. The Quill's restaurant offers a decent menu and the constant coming-and-going of passengers and air crews gives the hotel a good buzz.
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Oct 7, 2020 SAA200 London, United Kingdom

Was so impressed with this hotel. The systems in place for Covid was great. Felt very safe. The room service is very tasty and the room big, clean and modern. The staff where so friendly and helpful , this really stuck out for me. Great stay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Convenient to JNB

Oct 1, 2020 BGIWorldTraveller Barbados

I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else the night before my flight out of South Africa. As a Spire Ambassador I chose this property for obvious reasons including the 4pm check out which was great for my 7pm flight. I was upgraded to a very spacious room which I was absolutely thrilled with. I was even more thrilled with the complimentary wine… Read more
I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else the night before my flight out of South Africa. As a Spire Ambassador I chose this property for obvious reasons including the 4pm check out which was great for my 7pm flight. I was upgraded to a very spacious room which I was absolutely thrilled with. I was even more thrilled with the complimentary wine awaiting me inside. Bar and restaurant downstairs all superb with a very nice curry. Short walk over to my Terminal the Sunday evening. No issues and I would definitely stay here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High end hotel at the airport

Jul 16, 2020 tyrou0 Andernos-les-Bains, France

Great experience, as usual with the InterContinental hotels. Walking distance from the airport terminal, which makes it very convenient even for a short stay. Comfortable room, with an excellent king sized bed. Because of covid restrictions, the breakfast was only available as a room service. Which did not reduce its quality at all. It was made… Read more
Great experience, as usual with the InterContinental hotels. Walking distance from the airport terminal, which makes it very convenient even for a short stay. Comfortable room, with an excellent king sized bed. Because of covid restrictions, the breakfast was only available as a room service. Which did not reduce its quality at all. It was made to order, and quickly ready. Great service from all the staff, despite the mandatory social distancing. Read less