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Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport
Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

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8

Excellent

3,686 reviews

3,686 reviews

Housekeeping15
Food & Dining4
Breakfast2
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 16.5 km
Nelson Mandela Square 17.9 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 18.0 km
Maboneng Precinct 19.3 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 20.2 km
SAB World of Beer 21.7 km
Gold Reef City 25.1 km
Apartheid Museum 25.6 km
South Western Townships 25.6 km
Mandela House 34.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Aspire Lounge 440 m
Rhodesfield Pharmacy 680 m
Parkview supermarket 720 m
OR Tambo Long Term Parking 1.3 km
O. R. Tambo International Airport 1.5 km
Isando 1.5 km
Jean Hamilton Office 1.6 km
Protop Womens Clinic 1.7 km
Arvyp Medical Centre 2.1 km
Festival Mall 2.5 km

Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

Corner of York and Gladiator Street, Greater OR Tambo, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1619 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Greater OR Tambo part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Johannesburg

Check-in [24-hour]

Free airport transfer

Currency exchange

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center27.2 Km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport1.5 km

Rooms available at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Larger Guest room, 1 King
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Guest room, 1 King
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
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  • Outdoor view
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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FAMILY ROOM Royal Family Suite
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Larger King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Suite
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    Bungalow
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      HIGH FLOOR
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        Room CAPACITY 9
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          Is breakfast offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 175 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

          What are my dining options at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest airport to Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          The closest airport is O. R. Tambo International Airport, 1.4 km away from Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Isando is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.5 km away from Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport.

          What restaurants are nearby Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport is located in Greater OR Tambo, famous for good restaurants such as Soaring Eagle Spur, Häägen Das and News Cafe OR Tambo International.

          What popular shopping places are close to Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Located in the Greater OR Tambo area, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport is close to great shopping choices like Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

          What are popular attractions near Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Guests at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport can easily visit Republiek Park, Palm Park and Park 200 located in the Greater OR Tambo area.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport?

          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport is located in the Greater OR Tambo area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Pomona Caravan Park.

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          What people love about Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

          • 9.2

            Exceptional

            "Great for a one day / night stop when arriving into Jo’burg."

            Richard

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            August 1, 2022

          • 7.6

            Very good
            Location

            "Proximity to airport and convenient"

            Petrus

            |

            July 22, 2022

          • 8

            Very good

            "Room are fine for a quick stay of 1-2days."

            OOI

            |

            June 30, 2022

          Overall rating:

          8

          Excellent
          3,686 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.4
          Facilities
          7.8
          Location
          8.4
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          What travelers say they love:
          The hotel was very nicely decorated and the room was comfy.
          Lemuella from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
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          Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

          Make everyday special with all that Johannesburg has to offer with a stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport.
          At Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Johannesburg is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
          For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the hotel's fireplace.
          For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
          All rooms at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
          Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
          Enjoy the countless activities offered at Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. A beach that's accessible right from the hotel puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the salon, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool.
          At Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's golf course on site. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Very good
          Facilities

          7.8

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          22 mentions

          Food & Dining

          13 mentions

          Breakfast

          11 mentions

          Internet

          7 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Accessibility

          • Access all room by interior corridor
          • Accessibility for some meeting spaces
          • Accessible entrance to all on-site swimming pool
          • Accessible registration desk
          • Accessible rooms have doors 32-inch wide opening
          • Accessible route to the registration desk
          • Accessible vanities in all rooms
          • Audible alarms in all guest rooms and suites
          • Audible alarms in all public hallways
          • Deadbolts on all guest room and suites doors
          • Electronic room key
          • Elevator
          • Entirely Route to accessible guest rooms
          • Entrance to on-site business center
          • Lever handles on all guest room doors
          • Lowered electrical outlets in all rooms
          • Lowered view ports in some guest room doors
          • Main entrance
          • Mobility accessibility in some rooms
          • Non-slip grab bars in some bathrooms
          • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
          • On-site accessible self parking
          • Roll-in shower in some rooms
          • Room windows that open
          • Safety chains and/or latches on all guest doors
          • Secondary locks on all room windows
          • Self-closing doors on all guest rooms and suites
          • Toilet seat at wheelchair height -- some rooms
          • Transfer showers in some guest rooms
          • View ports in all guest room and suites doors
          • Visual alarms in all guest rooms and suites
          • Visual alarms in all public hallways
          • Wheelchair accessible

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Fitness center
          • Garden
          • Golf course [on-site]
          • On-site entertainment
          • Pool with view
          • Sauna
          • Spa
          • Swimming pool [indoor]
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Anti-viral cleaning products
          • Breakfast takeaway service
          • Cashless payment service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Doctor/nurse on call
          • First aid kit
          • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Hygiene certification
          • Individually-wrapped food options
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Professional-grade sanitizing services
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Room sanitization opt-out available
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Safe dining setup
          • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
          • Shared stationery removed
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • Coffee shop
          • Happy hour
          • Kitchen
          • Poolside bar
          • Restaurants
          • Room service [24-hour]

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Concierge
          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Currency exchange
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Doorman
          • Dry cleaning
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Fireplace
          • Food delivery
          • Heating in public area
          • Ironing service
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Postal service
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Salon
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          For the kids

          • Family room
          • Kids meal

          Land sports

          • Golf course (within 3 km)

          Access

          • Allergy-free rooms
          • CCTV in common areas
          • CCTV outside property
          • Check-in/out [private]
          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Safety/security feature
          • Security [24-hour]
          • Smoke alarms
          • Soundproof rooms

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          • Taxi service

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Accessible by elevator
          • Accessible by stairs
          • Adapted bath
          • Adapter
          • Air conditioning
          • Blackout curtains
          • Cleaning products
          • Closet
          • Clothes rack
          • Coffee/tea maker
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Desk
          • Dining table
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Free bottled water
          • Hair dryer
          • Heating
          • In-room safe box
          • Interconnecting room(s) available
          • Ironing facilities
          • Laptop safe box
          • Linens
          • Mini bar
          • Outdoor furniture
          • Pool facilities
          • Private bathroom
          • Radio
          • Safety/security feature
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Seating area
          • Separate dining area
          • Shower
          • Sleep comfort items
          • Smoke detector
          • Socket near the bed
          • Soundproofing
          • Swimming pool [direct access]
          • Telephone
          • Tile/marble flooring
          • Toiletries
          • Towels
          • Trash cans
          • Wake-up service
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          • Wine glasses
          • Wooden/parqueted flooring
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Continental
          • Full English/Irish
          Restaurants on site

          The Warehouse

          • Cuisine: American, Asian, International
          • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
          Location
          Corner of York and Gladiator Street, Greater OR Tambo, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1619
          Excellent
          Location

          8.4

          Airports

          • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
            1.5 km
          • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
            37.3 km

          Public transportation

          • Isando
            1.5 km
          • Van Riebeeck Park
            4.3 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
            680 m

          Shopping

          • Greenstone Shopping Centre
            9.5 km

          Convenience store

          • BP Express
            2.5 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            570 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Johannesburg Zoo
            16.5 km
          • Nelson Mandela Square
            17.9 km
          • Sandton City Shopping Centre
            18.0 km
          • Maboneng Precinct
            19.3 km
          • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
            20.2 km
          • SAB World of Beer
            21.7 km
          • Gold Reef City
            25.1 km
          • Apartheid Museum
            25.6 km
          • South Western Townships
            25.6 km
          • Mandela House
            34.7 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Aspire Lounge
            440 m
          • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
            680 m
          • Parkview supermarket
            720 m
          • OR Tambo Long Term Parking
            1.3 km
          • O. R. Tambo International Airport
            1.5 km
          • Isando
            1.5 km
          • Jean Hamilton Office
            1.6 km
          • Protop Womens Clinic
            1.7 km
          • Arvyp Medical Centre
            2.1 km
          • Festival Mall
            2.5 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Children 0-17 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • The room rates are based on single or double occupancy. Charges apply to additional guests.
          • Please note that halaal meals are now available upon request. Kindly notify the hotel 24 hours in advance
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-out until11:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee0 ZAR
          • Distance from city center27.2 Km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)5

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)175 ZAR
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0.00 ZAR

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors5
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 213
          • Room voltage240
          • Year property opened2009
          • Most recent renovation2019

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0.00 ZAR

          Reviews of Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.0
          /
          10
          Cleanliness8.4
          Facilities7.8
          Location8.4
          Room comfort and quality8.1
          Service8.1
          Value for money7.9
          High score for Johannesburg
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (48)
          8-9 Excellent (50)
          7-8 Very Good (52)
          6-7 Good (20)
          <6 Below Expectation (27)
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          Mar - May (63)
          Jun - Aug (32)
          Sep - Nov (47)
          Dec - Feb (55)
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          David from United Kingdom
          Business traveler
          Guest room, 1 King
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          A Great Place to Stay”

          This was the third business trip to Africa that I've stayed at the Protea OR Tambo. I'm only ever transiting so need a good hotel near to the airport. I've tried several of the other bigger hotel options, but this is by far the best. The rooms are small but well designed, the beds are very comfortable and I always get a good nights rest. The restaurant is excellent, breakfast is very good as are the options for dinner. Importantly the shuttle service from the airport is quick and efficient. The staff are friendly and helpful. I'll be sure to stay here again on my next trip.

          Reviewed April 08, 2019

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Mohamed from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Close to airport”

          The shuttle bus to and fro airport, the restaurant, the vibe

          For an airport hotel, Protea Hotel OR Tambo fared well in my book. I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel and service. For the amount of money paid for the room, I felt it was worth every cent. It might be a 5 mins drive away from work, but it is definitely not a problem with the shuttle bus provided between 6am to 11pm.

          Reviewed June 22, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          maria from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in August 2012

          Great airport hotel, with super modern room!”

          Modern and pristine room with comfortable bed, good buffet dinner, easy to and from Tambo.

          we were very pleased with the protea at tambo airport. it exceeded our expectations in every way. the room was modern, very attractive, and pristine. the bed was super comfortable, and there was 100 mg of free wi fi. we ate dinner at the downstairs buffet and it was excellent and very reasonable.

          Reviewed September 01, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          URSULA from South Africa
          Business traveler
          Stayed 1 night in May 2011

          Excellent service from start to end”

          Close to airport with regular airport shuttles

          Welcomed by very friendly staff. Room was very clean, modern and with all the facilities required for a business traveller. Complimentary coffee in foyer while waiting for the airport shuttle earned bonus points for this hotel. Regular shuttle service to and from OR Tambo Airport very convenient.

          Reviewed June 10, 2011

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Florine from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in May 2011

          Nice Hotel with airport themed decorations”

          Very close to airport

          This hotel is centrally located to the OR Tambo airport. It is less than 5 minutes shuttle from airport ...however you do not hear the airplanes. Free wifi in the rooms. There was refreshments in the lobby as you checked in. Small and open restraurant with buffet and order from menu options. Very compact but nice and clean guest rooms with shower and separate toilet area. Hotel was decorated to reflect old airport hanger...with industrial design.

          Reviewed June 09, 2011

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Thea from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Guest room, 1 King
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          Excellent for an airport hotel”

          We were pleasantly surprised by the Protea Hotel OR Tambo. Regular shuttles to and from the airport with only a 5min transit time. The hotel has a pool and gym which are useful when you're waiting for a flight. The food was expensive and the rooms were not as sound proof as I would have hoped for an airport hotel, but I would definitely still stay there again!

          Reviewed April 01, 2016

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Amanda from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in November 2012

          Convenient location”

          Very close to OR Tambo Airport without the price tag

          This hotel is located very close to the OR Tambo airport and has a free shuttle service from airport. Rooms are on the small size but you are really only sleeping there. It has a nice outdoor pool area. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful but wasn't part of my room rate. Seemed to be good value. Overall fairly good hotel.

          Reviewed December 12, 2012

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          8.0
          Excellent
          GABRIELA from Brazil
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014

          Aiport Hotel”

          comfort, efficiency, location

          I was in transit, so the location of the hotel and free shuffle were very conveniente. The hotel decoration is beautiful with air theme. Check in and check out were quick and efficient. The rooms are practical and confortable. My only problem was with the internet that did not work in the rooms and my sheets that were not well cleaned, but I was too tired to complain. In conclusion I would stay in Protea Hotel OR Tambo again.

          Reviewed March 09, 2014

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          5.0
          Anna from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

          Frustrating”

          location

          We booked and paid for two nights accommodation at Protea O R Tambo Hotel on 6 December. The booking was for two nights from 5 March until 7 March. (Note that our plane was arriving at midnight on 5 March and we were departing to Australia at 9.00pm on 6 March. We were prepared to pay for two nights accommodation so we could have a comfortable bed, shower and food - for approx. 17 hours.) We confirmed this booking on 5 March by phone and email before boarding our flight from Nairobi – advising that we would not arrive in Johannesburg til at least midnight (and a taxi was booked by Protea staff). Quarter of an hour before arriving in Johannesburg, our plane was diverted to Maputo airport because of bad weather in Johannesburg. We then spent eight hours on board a hot plane and in a closed transit lounge. Our ‘4 hour’ flight took 12 hours and we had no phone or internet access during this time. We arrived at Protea OR Tambo in the assurance that we had a comfortable bed and room to sleep in before we flew again out to Australia that evening. What a shock (!) to arrive at 9.00am to find our ‘confirmed - paid for’ booking did not exist and we were told to find accommodation elsewhere as the Hotel was fully booked. We had to argue to be given our ‘confirmed paid for’ accommodation on 6 March. Staff eventually offered a room at 10.30am. We were told we were a ‘no show’ and the booking was cancelled. We had a ‘confirmed paid for’ booking. The Protea OR Tambo Hotel is an AIRPORT Hotel where we expected Protea to understand the difficulties with plane delays and diversions. We have stayed at this Hotel on five previous occasions when we have travelled to Africa, and have recommended the Protea OR Tambo Hotel to friends who have been travelling through Johannesburg. We are dissatisfied with this service, and will not be recommending the Protea OR Tambo Hotel as an airport-friendly Hotel.

          Reviewed March 10, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Romy from Singapore
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013

          Memorable”

          Good food, comfy bed, nice design

          Protea exceeded our expectations. The hotel is more than what we saw on traveller's photos. The ambience of the hotel was awesome. The design is unique and the food was delicious and affordable. More importantly, we love the room! We had a good rest in the comfy bed.

          Reviewed January 10, 2014

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Keiko from Japan
          Business traveler
          Guest room, 1 King
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

          Convenient ”

          I once list to get to the place where hotel shuttle leave from OR Tambo I wanted more good explanation at reservation Other than that everything was okay

          Reviewed February 29, 2016

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Trang from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in September 2011

          Convenient for quick layover”

          Close to airport

          the hotel is convenient for travelers in transit who are connecting through johannesburg. the hotel has all the amenities that would be expected of an international airport hotel. one word of caution, the room is really only suitable for solo travelers or couples who are comfortable being quite intimate - the reason being that there's very little privacy between the shower area and the rest of the room.

          Reviewed September 15, 2011

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          7.7
          Very good
          Sandra from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Larger Guest room, 1 King
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

          Close to airport for convenience”

          Proximity to airport, cleanliness, pleasant staff.

          Our stay at the Protea OR Tambo was chosen for convenience. The rooms were good but they lacked a fridge which we prefer to have as the food on offer was not of a good standard.

          Reviewed January 09, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Stacey from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in January 2012

          Convenient, Clean and Nice”

          the free wi-fi, nice bed, free shuttle to/from the airport

          1) the reception is very helpful and friendly 2) price is not too bad regarding the hotel condition, it's very clean and the size of the room is good. a/c is good too. 3) but i was a little suprised about the shower room which is quite wide opened. it's separated from the toilet which is good. but this is not good for 2 people to stay. maybe i am traveling single so the hotel gave me this type of room. 4) the free shuttle but to/ from airport is very helpful, as well as the free wi-fi in the room. also free shuttle to the nearest train station is upon request.

          Reviewed January 17, 2012

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          7.0
          Very good
          James from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

          Very Convenient for the JoBurg Layover”

          Close, clean, easy access to the light rail

          The hotel is very close to the JoBurg OR Tambo International Airport, and very convenient. The rooms are clean, service is good, and they provide free airport transport to and from the airport. They also provide free shuttle service to the light rail train station and other nearby points of interest and shopping.

          Reviewed October 06, 2011

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          6.7
          Good
          Mia from Norway
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2012

          Good for transit”

          Close to the airport, nice and clean rooms

          We stayed here one night in transit before going on safari. Rooms were clean and nice. Very comfortable bed. Basic toiletries provided. It is only a five minute drive from the international airport and the hotel also provides a free shuttleservice every half hour to/from OR Tambo. This works very well. The gym was closed during our stay, and it seemed like it had been closed for a while. Can not comment on the food as we did not eat there.

          Reviewed April 06, 2012

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Viktor from Ukraine
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

          Nice hotel not far from the airport”

          Nice hotel not far from the airport

          Good hotel. If don`t want to go far or if you have early flight you can stay at the hotel. In the case if the breacfast is not included then it`s expensive to have it here. Rooms are not spacious but very comfortable. Very friendly staff. The hotel offers shuttle bus for transfer to the airport.

          Reviewed March 31, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kovilan from South Africa
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in October 2012

          Great airport hotel ”

          if you are looking for a hotel at the airport this is the one! 5 minute drive away with a free shuttle service

          perfect hotel if you need one at the airport. The hotel has an aviation theme which I love and I always choose a room high up facing the airport. Rooms are average in size, well equipped and beds are comfy. Bathroom is open to the room but can be closed off with a curtain. All in all great hotel is one needs to be at the airport

          Reviewed December 22, 2014

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Christine from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in May 2012

          Great location”

          Very clean, good location,

          Perfect location for a transit stop over...could see the hotel from the plane on landing , but couldn't hear the planes from the hotel room. Hotel staff were very efficient and friendly. Room was immaculatly clean, extremely comfy bed and room completly sound proofed from airport traffic noises...highly recommend for overnight layover.

          Reviewed May 27, 2012

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Karisa from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in November 2012

          Great Airport Hotel ”

          Location, Free Shuttle

          We only stayed at this hotel for one night before flying to Cape Town. It is literally next to the airport and very conveinent. There is also a free shuttle to and from the airport. The hotel itself has a cute airport theme. The room was quite nice, as was the pool area. Polite staff.

          Reviewed December 04, 2012

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