City Lodge OR Tambo

Reviews of City Lodge OR Tambo

Good(81%) From 50 travellers
Excellent
14
Good
25
Average
11
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 50 of our travellers who have visited City Lodge OR Tambo, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr S - Illlinois - USA
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Please see my first review. [Ed: see below.]

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Convenient

Convenient location for transfer. Standard western comfort and convenience.

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Mr & Mrs O - Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

City Lodge OR Tambo review

It was OK overall but we found the room rather small. The bathroom was nice and the whole place clean.

We decided to stay at the Intercontinental Hotel on the last day of our African trip.

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Mr S - Illlinois - USA
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

The Perfect Place to Stay Overnight at the Ai

It is an easy 10 minute walk from City Lodge to the main terminal at OR Tambo. It is a reasonably priced alternative to the Intercontinental Hotel at the airport which is twice as expensive.

The rooms are comfortable and all the necessary amenities although they aren't particularly large. The staff is efficient and polite, but not especially friendly. I have to say that the breakfast buffet was outstanding and I was amazed at wide range of items available. Furthermore, everything was very fresh and the quality was excellent.

Yes It is an ideal place to stay if you have a flight the next day from Johannesburg.

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Prof. & Mrs J - Melbourne
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

City Lodge OR Tambo review

For an airport hotel it was quite adequate with easy access from airport. However the lunch menu was certainly not the best and dinner menu was exactly the same

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Mr S from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 4-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great place to overnight in Johannesburg.

As we were overnighting between flights in Jo'burg this hotel was ideal. You can walk to and from the arrivals / departure which was a great bonus.

The hotel was very clean and the evening meal menu was better than the hotel suggested . As an alternative you could order in a 'take away'.

There was a small gym and outside pool.

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Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Handy and convenient.. Workmanlike, pleasant

Glad not to have to wander around Johannesburg. Ease of access to airport for early start

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Mr & Mrs W from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

OK Airport Hotel

Journey from Ichobezi through Joburg to Bazaruto felt very long and a bit of a waste of time.

I noticed that one of the charter companies that flew us into Kasane advertised that they flew direct to Bazaruto - we would definitely like to have explored the cost of that as our actual journey was undoubtedly the low point of our holiday

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Expert Africa comments

While it is possible to organise a charter flight from Kasane to Bazaruto (indeed its possible to arrange charter flights from/to many southern African destinations) we find that the high cost of such flights is usually a prohibitive factor. Never-the-less we were interested to learn that this option is indeed being advertised and so we contacted the flight company to gain more information, this is what they had to say:

Our website and in-flight magazine does state:

Based in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango, our destinations are throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries reaching as far as Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Vilanculos and Windhoek.

We are able, on request, to quote on private charters to any of these destinations but seldom do due to the costs involved. We generally use our larger turbine engined aircraft for the longer charters due to the lack of piston aircraft fuel at some of the airports in Southern Africa.

To give you an idea, a quote from Kasane to Vilanculos in a Cessna Caravan would cost over US$16,000 for the aircraft (rough estimate based on February 2013 prices). The scheduled airline flight does work out much cheaper but we do offer the air charter should we be requested to do so.


Wed always urge any of our travellers to enquire about the possibility of chartering a plane if this is an option they wish to explore but, due to the costs being so high, its rarely an option which we suggest without being prompted to do so.

Mr S & Ms M from Banstead
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

A good overnight hotel.

Ideal for a stopover.

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Mr & Mrs S - Nevada
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Excellent location. Nice staff.

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