City Lodge OR Tambo

Reviews of City Lodge OR Tambo

Good(83%) From 125 travellers
Excellent
42
Good
61
Average
20
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 125 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.
Mrs & Mr R from Australia
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Very convenient stopover hotel

A very convenient stopover in Johannesburg.

We tried to follow the directions in the notes at the bottom of the directions page but got totally confused as it turned out because the lifts to the airport car park were not working. We were rescued by an airport porter and luckily we had some small notes to tip him. So I would suggest that if you are just passing through this airport and having a stopover, have some money to tip and use a porter as he was able to put the airport trolleys on the escalators.

Another tip would be that there are no ATMs in Johannesburg airport available to those who are transferring from one flight to another.

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Mr G from Alstonville
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Very convenient transit hotel

A convenient transit hotel, but can be hard to find as you must go through the multi-level carpark. An airport porter latched onto us and took us there (for a tip)! Dining was good.

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Mr BG from Newport Coast
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Very convenient place in the airport

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Ms L from Queensland
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Nice hotel & fabulous breakfast

This hotel turned out to be alot nicer than what I've read. The room are pleasant and the breakfast had the largest variety I've come across. It would have been better to have mini fridge though. The only problem I had was finding it. The instructions from Expert Africa was not very clear. As I went to Woolworths first, I thought it was better to ask for directions than to try to backtrack in order to follow EA's directions. And that's when all the trouble started.

Airport staff, one after another, all seem to give incorrect directions to this hotel. There is a lack of signage to the hotel which is not good. But first I ended up at the opposite end of the airport from where the hotel is. Asking at the valet parking counter then ended up with me being led around airport carparks and driveways not meant for pedestrians for another 20 mins, and being told to get my heavy lugguage trolley over kerbs not meant for pedestrians. While all the time we can seen the hotel and have walked past a distant sign for the entrance, which I was told not to go in.

These airport staff really puzzled me. I got worried that it might be a scam, and finally went my own way.

My recommendation is really not to stay overnight at this airport. If you do, not to ask for directions.

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Mr J from Livingston
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Overnight at City Lodge

Attached to Airport so was very convenient.

Very nice rooms and breakfast buffet.

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Mr H from Michigan
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Great location for stopover.

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Arrived on: 4-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Good

Same as before

Took a tour of the city with a driver/tour company recommened by the hotel.

Driver was not very talkative or informative. Expensive

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Ms H & Mr S from CA
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Basic hotel just about in the airport. Signage to get there just a bit confusing. No one to help with our bags either in or out. No luggage trolley nearby to get our bags back to the airport.

A parking lot employee (you have to navigate through the parking lot to get to the hotel) saw we were struggling and found a cart for us.

Arrived hungry. Food available was ok. Breakfast was included and was OK.

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Arrived on: 26-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Convienent

Great lodging while waiting for connecting flights.

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Dubai123 from UAE
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

Disappointing

Easy to reach to within Johannesburg airport. Even though we stayed there just one night (before our connecting flight to Livingstone), it was a looong night! We were not expecting luxury, but the rooms and bathrooms were just pathetic. It was cold at Johannesburg airport and we did not feel like stepping out for dinner. The dinner from the a la carte options was heated out of a box and the breakfast next morning was not any better. We left early and preferred to wait a few hours at the airport for our connections. We left wondering if the Intercontinental would be a better choice ..

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