City Lodge OR Tambo

Reviews of City Lodge OR Tambo

Good(83%) From 134 travellers
Excellent
45
Good
65
Average
22
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 134 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 & Mrs S from Portsmouth
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

City Lodge 24 hour stop over

Very convenient for the airport - you can easily walk to it.

Food choices in the restaurant in the evening are a bit limited, but the food itself was good quality. We requested early check-in after an overnight flight and there was a room available.

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Dune lover from London
Arrived on: 22-May-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

City Lodge Review

A convenient stopover on our way to the Victoria Falls. Easy to walk to from the terminal - you don't even need to go outside.

It was functional but no more. It served our purpose. Staff were helpful.

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Ms K. from DC, USA
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

CLORT

The restaurant and bar were very good and affordable. Room was small but the public areas of the property are outstanding.

It was very convenient for beginning our actual "trip" from OR Tambo the following morning.

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Mrs and Mr V. from London
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

City Lodge OR Tambo

This was our rest stop before the long haul home.

However, it was not particularly enjoyable. The hotel is gloomy and slightly depressing. There was no hot water, no post box for posting letters/postcards home (found in the airport), and the cafe/restaurant did not open until 6am which means if you have an early flight you have no breakfast.

The restaurant's menu was very restricted and poor, and had almost nothing that a vegetarian could eat.

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Expert Africa comments

City Lodge is a relatively economic, convenient stop over for travellers needing to connect though OR Tambo. We are sorry these travellers didn't enjoy their stay here, it seems that the hotel fell short of their usually reliable service standards on this occasion. We have raised these travellers concerns and issues with the hotel.

Pat from Robin Hoods Bay
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Ideal place for overnight stay

As before, very satisfied

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Pat from Robin Hoods Bay
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

perfect place for an overnight stay at the airport

none

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Mr M. from Ramsgate
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

City Lodge OR Tambo review

See previous review

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Mr M. from Ramsgate
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

City Lodge OR Tambo review

See previous review

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Mr M. from Ramsgate
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

City Lodge OR Tambo review

Very convenient hotel which we used as a base in between different sections of our holiday. They were helpful and accommodating.

Queues at reception desk were often long and service in the restaurant was on the slow side. Breakfast was excellent. Very useful to be able to leave a suitcase there in between visits.

The most difficult thing was obtaining a luggage trolley when exiting the hotel lift which emerged next to the area of the terminal giving access to the car park so was just a straight walk to the main terminal. Even then, there was sometimes an attendant there who would go and find a trolley and even when we did it ourselves once, it didn't take more than a few minutes.

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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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