Protea Hotel by Marriott O R Tambo Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

A new addition to the Protea portfolio, this ultra modern hotel offers time-conscious guests supreme comfort within close proximity of the airport. The in-house restaurant is open daily for buffet English-style breakfast, lunch and dinner with fusion cuisine a speciality. It also boasts a comfortable bar lounge and is the only hotel close to the airport with a swimming pool to relax by.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

10 minutes away by shuttle from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Hotel information

213 sound proofed rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi Internet access, desk, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Standard Interconnecting Rooms are available, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The Warehouse (á la carte restaurant serving International breakfast, lunch and dinner). Heated swimming pool with deck area and sun lounges built in the pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Flight simulator. Lounge with WiFi Internet access. 24-hour room service*. Laundry service*.

*Denotes local charge. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (398)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very comfortable room

May 28, 2024 mariagZ1086JM Dunwoody, Georgia

Excellent quiet room with comfortable bed. I am glad that there is a curtain around the clear shower. The entire hotel is themed with airplanes and flying . The room refrigerator is in a trunk. I did not give this hotel and excellent rating because they had canceled my reservation. I arrived at 4 AM and had noted that in my reservation. It… Read more
Excellent quiet room with comfortable bed. I am glad that there is a curtain around the clear shower. The entire hotel is themed with airplanes and flying . The room refrigerator is in a trunk. I did not give this hotel and excellent rating because they had canceled my reservation. I arrived at 4 AM and had noted that in my reservation. It took me an extra 10 to 15 minutes to check in because they had to reinstate me after flying 30 hours, I was exhausted and wanted to get to my room right away. The airport shuttle service is fabulous and included Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel for an over night stop

May 24, 2024 Lisa R Perth, Australia

Hotel is very close to the airport Very clean Staff are friendly Big shout out to Louise K at the front she went over and above for us In fact she was fantastic and made things a lot easier for us traveling with a child Easy to get to from the airport in car or via shuttle Great little hotel stop near the airport
Image of the Tripadvisor rating More than adequate for an airport hotel

Apr 20, 2024 Sid_The_Gunner Fairford, United Kingdom

Arrived quite late, and check-in was quick and easy. There was confusion with my bill at check out, which still isn't resolved. The room was not bad, but having the shower in the room and only separated with a curtain a bit strange. Breakfast was good and all staff friendly. Nice touch with two complimentary drinks. There is a hotel shuttle that… Read more
Arrived quite late, and check-in was quick and easy. There was confusion with my bill at check out, which still isn't resolved. The room was not bad, but having the shower in the room and only separated with a curtain a bit strange. Breakfast was good and all staff friendly. Nice touch with two complimentary drinks. There is a hotel shuttle that runs to a schedule that runs from the airport to the hotel. You can get this from the bus station behind the Intercontinental hotel. When I return I will consider this airport hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient Location and Airport Transfer, But Would Only Revisit If Necessary

Apr 19, 2024 LVM3 Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

It is strictly a basic functional hotel, and I would only stay here again if necessary. We needed proximity to the airport, and the frequent airport shuttle (every 30 minutes) was a plus. It turned out relatively okay both times we stayed, but we left as quickly as possible. The place is unattractive but clean, the beds and pillows are… Read more
It is strictly a basic functional hotel, and I would only stay here again if necessary. We needed proximity to the airport, and the frequent airport shuttle (every 30 minutes) was a plus. It turned out relatively okay both times we stayed, but we left as quickly as possible. The place is unattractive but clean, the beds and pillows are comfortable, and the staff is very nice. The most significant issue we encountered is that the noise insulation is non-existent. We could hear everything happening in the hallway and in the adjacent rooms and woke up frequently. I recommend using earplugs. The breakfast buffet is abundant, although we didn't find much to our liking, and the coffee was undrinkable to our taste. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Serviceable Hotel

Feb 25, 2024 GooseNYC New York

This is a serviceable hotel for a one night stay when transiting through OR Tambo. Pros: I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The room was clean. Cons: Miscommunications between myself and the hotel left my family sharing a bed. I take partial responsibility for this, but still an unexpected thing to deal… Read more
This is a serviceable hotel for a one night stay when transiting through OR Tambo. Pros: I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The room was clean. Cons: Miscommunications between myself and the hotel left my family sharing a bed. I take partial responsibility for this, but still an unexpected thing to deal with after a 14-hour flight. The room needed a few minor repairs and was missing a deadbolt on the door. Overall, the place was fine, but it would have been less of a hassle to stay at either of the hotels attached to the airport, hence only two stars. (Note, there is construction going on, but it did not affect our stay other than the pool was closed). Read less