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Hotel InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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Convenient, stylish and exclusive perfectly describes the award-winning InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel, within walking distance of the airport terminals. It offers ultimate comfort paired with personalised service.

The décor of the hotel draws its inspiration from the African continent, and it creates an ambience of contemporary refinement. You will feel like you have received a warm African welcome on your arrival.

Spend some time doing laps at the indoor swimming pool or exercise travel-stiff limbs at the gym, before heading off to satisfy your hunger at the uniquely decorated Quills Restaurant. There is also an on-site health spa to indulge mind, body and soul with a range of decadent treatments.


  • Excellent location at the arrivals exit of O.R Tambo International Airport
  • Perfect for a one-night stay while waiting for an interconnecting flight
  • State-of-art fitness centre and indoor swimming pool
  • Fine African cuisine showcased at Quills Restaurant
  • Luxury spa treatments
  • Ideal base to explore surrounding art galleries and museums


  • Shopping
  • Tennis
It doesn't get more convenient than this! This airport hotel is located a couple of minutes walk from the international arrivals hall. Rooms are luxurious and comfortable and the check-in staff very welcoming.
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Executive Room

The Executive Rooms have been positioned to occupy the corners of the hotel, allowing for ample natural light and some impressive city views. Large and luxurious showers with massage showerheads beckon with the promise of pampering. Each executive room has been decorated and designed in luxurious textures and warm colours, making them spaces of serenity.



There are two presidential suites on the hotel's 7th floor. They are exquisitely decorated and furnished, both in natural, warm colours to create an atmosphere of exclusivity and they feature fascinating books on the culture of South Africa and its rich heritage. Both suites have a separate study, guest toilet, lounge/dining area and a king-size bed with an en suite bathroom.


The Standard Rooms are tastefully decorated with subtle hints of African flair. They have spacious showers, comfortable king-size beds, black-out curtains and soundproofing to offer the ultimate in privacy and a good night's rest. During the day, the rooms are filled with natural light, making them spaces where relaxation is a guarantee.


Work up a sweat at the fitness centre that features modern Technogym machines, all within a temperature-controlled environment. Take a rejuvenating dip in the indoor swimming pool, or retreat to the spa for a pampering. All of these facilities are located on the top floor of the hotel, with a fabulous view of the city.

Free WiFi is available throughout the Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.


The hotel's signature restaurant, Quills, derives its name from a unique 55-foot-long porcupine quill mobile, which spans the entire length of the restaurant. Cuisine has been described as 'Aero African cuisine', a fusion of African concepts that incorporate flavours from around the globe. Quills Bar features a wide range of South African wines, malt whiskey and cocktails and is open all day, offering a light snack menu.

General facilities

  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Hair salon
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Wi-fi available
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Traveller Reviews

Hotel InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Joe Jennings

failed to meet expectations. The transit hotel we stayed at earlier was equally good (City Lodge OR Tambo). They worked hard at service but fell short. Even the concierge services were awkward. We had to visit three times in transit to make arran gements for the Cradle of Human kind and they still got the pick up time wrong. IC's website has no email ability and the concierge mentioned emailing confirmations but failed to follow up. They obviously prefer the telephone and to email. For travelers that is occasionally difficult.
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Clay Tappan

"We were very happy with the Intercontinental in Johannesburg - a great break in between locations."

Wayne Flatt

"We enjoyed our stay at the Intercontinental hotel at Johannesberg airport. It made the next mornings flt so easy to be that close. Hotel and staff were outstanding."

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