Best Accommodation at Johannesburg Airport

Looking for the best accommodation at Johannesburg Airport? It’s a pretty well-known fact that airport hotels are not the first thing that pops into mind when you are looking for somewhere to stay but there are times when staying near the airport is a good option. For example, booking an airport hotel can be a good idea:

  • if you are in Johannesburg for a short stopover before traveling on
  • if you live too far from the city to drive in for your early morning flight
  • if major events in the CBD have pushed prices out of reach

So if you have decided you want to be near the airport for a night lets try to work out the ‘best’ option for you

  • do you want the best hotel for families,
  • for business or solo travelers,
  • for transport access,
  • for lux rooms or for least $$$

All of these categories come into play when we determine the “best” hotel for your needs. Another thing worth mentioning is that Johannesburg Airport has a flight curfew between 11 pm and at least 5 am meaning no overnight aircraft noise.

Things to consider when choosing accommodation at Johannesburg Airport

  • Is there good transport to the airport/city?
  • Does the hotel offer a free or paid airport shuttle service?
  • Is there an onsite restaurant (and how expensive is it?) are there any other dining options?
  • What is the hotel rating? A list of important things considered when eating hotels
  • Will you earn status points from your airport or hotel membership?

Accommodation at Johannesburg Airport is best for you?

Southern Sun OR Tambo (4-star hotel)

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Southern Sun offers luxury rooms with a contemporary design. It features an outdoor pool, a spa, and wellness center and a restaurant. OR Tambo International Airport is within 500 m and Gautrain Railway Station is a 5-minute walk away and 500 MB free WiFi is available to guests.

The spacious, air-conditioned rooms come with views of the pool or airport. They feature a satellite TV, a desk and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Each has a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott (3-star hotel)

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Protea Hotel by Marriott O R Tambo Airport is situated in Kempton Park, 3.5 km from the O.R Tambo International Airport and 1 km from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station. A complimentary airport shuttle service is available.

Themed around an airplane hangar, the industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the white floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows that overlook the airplanes as they dock and take off.

The modern rooms at the Protea Hotel O.R Tambo offer aviation-themed décor. Each room is fitted with satellite TV, workspace, European and UK adapters, direct dial telephone, and a laptop-size safe. All rooms offer blackout curtains and double-glazed windows. The suites have a seating area.

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Premier Hotel OR Tambo (4-star hotel)

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Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo offers rooms with cable TV and free WiFi. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle to O.R. Tambo Airport and Rhodesfield Gauteng Station.

Premier Hotel O.R Tambo’s air-conditioned rooms are equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a work desk, a hairdryer, and an en suite bathroom.

A buffet-style breakfast is served daily. The restaurant opens out onto a terrace, where guests can relax by the pool.

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Holiday Inn Johannesburg (4-star hotel)

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Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport offers guests comfortable accommodation conveniently located within 8 km of O.R. Tambo International Airport. A free scheduled airport shuttle service is provided.

Offering free WiFi, each of the rooms at Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport is equipped with air-conditioning, an in-room safe, hairdryer and ironing facilities. The bathrooms each have a bath and a walk-in shower.

Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal at the on-site restaurant. Soak up the sun on the pool deck or keep active at the fitness center. The staff is happy to arrange tours and there is a business center available 24 hours a day.

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Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo (5-star hotel)

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InterContinental Johannesburg Airport features soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi, a wellness center featuring beauty treatments and an indoor pool. The arrival hall for the International Airport is 69 m away.

All rooms have deluxe bedding and furniture. Room amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV and a tea/coffee maker.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo has an on-site beauty salon and guest laundry services. The staff at the hotel provides ticket assistance and organizes citywide tours.

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