It is often necessary to spent a night or two in Johannesburg.
InterContinental O.R. Tambo: Our full report
The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is situated directly opposite the international arrivals hall (Terminal 3) at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport, and about 12 miles from the city centre. It's a good quality accommodation, and an ideal base for an overnight stop in Johannesburg.
None of the Expert Africa team has yet visited this hotel personally, but here is what we know about it…
The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport has 138 rooms, including 26 executive rooms and two presidential suites. They are all tastefully decorated with African textures in warm, natural colours, and comfortably furnished with king-size beds. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a spacious shower, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and wireless internet access. Soundproof windows guarantee a quiet sleep, despite the hotel's proximity to the airport.
Central facilities at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport include a fully equipped gymnasium on the hotel's top floor, a spa offering massages and beauty treatments, and a heated indoor pool. There's also an unstaffed business centre with five meeting rooms, and all kinds of technical equipment such as PCs, printers and copying facilities.
Dining is in The Quills Restaurant on the hotel's ground floor, serving local specialities and authentic South African cuisine, like springbok, warthog and crocodile, along with a collection of excellent local wines. The Quills also prepares breakfasts and lunches.
The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport sounds like a perfect accommodation for an overnight stay in Johannesburg, whilst waiting for a connecting flight.
Directions: The Hotel is only about 70 m from Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport, directly opposite the international arrivals hall.
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
Owner: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is owned by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Food quality: The Quills Restaurant serves authentic South African cuisine and specializes in local wines and foods, such as springbok, warthog, kudu and crocodile. It is open 24 hours, and prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor Dining
Further dining info: Yes
Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
Special activities & services: Babysitting is available on request.
Equipment: Cots are available, and there are connecting standard rooms to use as family units.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: Every room has a cordless, direct dial phone with voicemail, as well as a fax.
TV & radio: There's satellite TV in every room, as well as a DVD player. The two presidential suites also have CD players and stereo sound systems.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Quadbike warning: quad-biking is sometimes available as an activity in this area. As with any potentially dangerous activity, it’s vital that you take responsibility for ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance prior to getting involved. Be aware that some insurances cover quad-bike activities only for bikes with lower engine ratings: check such clauses particularly carefully before you get on a bike.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: There's a safe for personal belonging in every room.
Disabled access: In Place
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport has a foreign currency exchange bureau.