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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Oct 20, 2021 362leighj

I only had a one night stay as a layover. My husband was there for a few hours as he had to go catch his flight to head back home and when I say this hotel is amazing! It truly is amazing, he got his PCR test at the hotel and it was out in time. It was fast and easy! The restaurant Quills was great! I enjoyed their breakfast service as well. I’ve… Read more
I only had a one night stay as a layover. My husband was there for a few hours as he had to go catch his flight to head back home and when I say this hotel is amazing! It truly is amazing, he got his PCR test at the hotel and it was out in time. It was fast and easy! The restaurant Quills was great! I enjoyed their breakfast service as well. I’ve stayed at Intercontinental’s in Asia and the US but man oh man it was good to be home because of the friendly staff! The porters, the front desk, the restaurant staff were all top notch. Keep it up! Read less
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Oct 17, 2021 F9378WGmichaelab

My mother and I have been juggled by the airlines for hours, thankfully this oasis of a hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. We had been greeted and our bags were with a porter within seconds. After being abused by the airport, Intercontinental was absolutely heaven on earth. We had the best experience with the… Read more
My mother and I have been juggled by the airlines for hours, thankfully this oasis of a hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. We had been greeted and our bags were with a porter within seconds. After being abused by the airport, Intercontinental was absolutely heaven on earth. We had the best experience with the most friendly staff, it really felt like we were being welcomed home. I could of actually cried from the sense of the relief of knowing that after everything we had been through. We were still able to find comfort and some relaxation in this wonderful establishment, Thankyou so much to all the angels who took care of us! 10/10 highly recommend! Definitely try the breakfast, and check out the spa for some additional rnr!! Read less
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Oct 17, 2021 ALync111

It was amazing, we got lucky, it was an unforgettable experience, top class, first rate , we loved it. Thank you to their professional staff, breakfast was spectacular, we highly recommend this beautiful hotel.
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Oct 8, 2021 Naturelover_777983 Toronto

Extremely convenient as 2 minute walk from the international arrivals section and one can take one's luggage cart right to the hotel. One can also safely leave a suitcase for storage at the hotel. The room is very comfortable and the staff could not be more friendly and caring. We stayed at the hotel at the beginning of our trip and hadn't planned… Read more
Extremely convenient as 2 minute walk from the international arrivals section and one can take one's luggage cart right to the hotel. One can also safely leave a suitcase for storage at the hotel. The room is very comfortable and the staff could not be more friendly and caring. We stayed at the hotel at the beginning of our trip and hadn't planned on staying on our return but there was an issue with Canadians not being able to travel from S.A. to New York because of Covid, which we were unaware of, and we were suddenly flightless and urgently needed a hotel room for the night. The intercontinental was full, but they went out of their way to find us a room. They were the kind, caring faces during a difficult situation for us. During Covid there isn't the amazing breakfast buffet but one can eat breakfast outside on the terrace and the food is excellent, as was both my husband's and my dinner choices in the inside dining area the night before. Read less
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Oct 5, 2021 GlobeTrotting711074

Located right at the airport ,a quick 2 minute walk. We were delighted with our very comfy , cosy ,quiet and clean room, the ease of booking in and out, and a great breakfast An ideal overnight stay between flights.