Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo

Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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. 

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Nov 11, 2019 Sarah S Minneapolis

We spent 2 nights at the hotel, one upon arrive and one before departure out of JNB. I am so pleased we chose this hotel. We have stayed in some high end hotels in the area prior and this one is truly a gem. Just a note, the shuttle can be a little tricky to find, it is behind the Intercontinental. Simply walk out the door and stay to the left… Read more
We spent 2 nights at the hotel, one upon arrive and one before departure out of JNB. I am so pleased we chose this hotel. We have stayed in some high end hotels in the area prior and this one is truly a gem. Just a note, the shuttle can be a little tricky to find, it is behind the Intercontinental. Simply walk out the door and stay to the left side of the Intercontinental, avoid the guys that will offer to show you for a tip. The shuttle schedule is published and it is very timely. Arrival to the hotel is quick and check in was a snap. We chose the hotel as it is affiliated with the BonVoy (Marriott Rewards). The rooms are clean and well appointed. Overall the hotel has an aviation theme, that is carried out well throughout the property. The bed is very comfortable and the linens are crisp. After a couple of weeks in Madagascar (with limited AC) this felt like heaven. You are close to the airport and can see the big planes as well as the highway, but the hotel is very quiet. Water pressure is good and the bathroom is equipped with both a shower and tub. The shower does have an interesting design, lots of glass and functions well. Service is amazing and we were so pleased with the food in the restaurant. We did two dinners, one breakfast and one lunch. The service is amazing and the staff is very friendly. Want to call out Pretty, Irvin and Oscar for all taking such great care of us. The portions are large, you will not go hungry, really think about splitting entrees. The breakfast buffet is amazing, so many choices and one of the best omelets I have ever had. Let me tell you, us "two Americanos" really enjoyed our Americanos at breakfast. Mixed drinks were made with care and there is a great selection of choices. Our flight to the USA was departing at 9pm, we were able to pay for a late check out of 6pm. We spent the day by the pool enjoying the sun and relaxing. This hotel is a great base for JNB and will be our new choice going forward for seeing more of Southern Africa. Well done Protea, I will recommend you to our agent and friends who travel through JNB. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible stay. Bad food scary rooms never again.

Nov 11, 2019 jmizzz New York City, New York

One and done with this hotel and this brand supposed to be a Marriott lol no where close. This hotels food and customer service was terrible it was like being locked in room all night and we just wanted to check out. Thank god we were only staying one night. A lot of bugs and not very clean. I don’t recommend it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient, just near the airport

Nov 11, 2019 354huguess Haguenau, France

Spent one night there,doing some business before heading to Durban and Cap town. The rooms are big enough, the food was fine. Wifi was working perfectly and the personal at the front desk very helpful. The only negative point was the cleanliness of the room.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad rooms and worst dinner

Nov 6, 2019 Lolacomidista

They changed us from our previous room we do not know why... maybe because we were only spending one night here. Next to the elevator, more noise... We went to the buffet for dinner and I could not ate anything of the foods, everything was awful, cold, tough to eat. I ended ordering a burger, they threw it to the floor so I had to wait half an… Read more
They changed us from our previous room we do not know why... maybe because we were only spending one night here. Next to the elevator, more noise... We went to the buffet for dinner and I could not ate anything of the foods, everything was awful, cold, tough to eat. I ended ordering a burger, they threw it to the floor so I had to wait half an hour more. Toral one hour waiting for my dinner, my husband already finished. The attention at the buffet is pathetic... I do not recommend this hotel. There are plenty more near the airport. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great layover hotel

Nov 5, 2019 Beamer23 Perth, Australia

Quick and easy shuttle ride to and from the airport. Very friendly and efficient reception. Rooms are comfortable and large enough. Restaurant is good and value for money. Most of all, I was very impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of all the staff. The hotel itself offers very good value for money.