Address: Terminal A, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627 ZA
Review: Protea OR Tambo Transit Hotel - International Overnight Transfer
If you don't have an international boarding pass you will not be able to enter the international terminal to stay at this hotel.
This is a great option for an overnight layover in Johannesburg. You can go straight to the hotel entrance from the international terminal. You do have to go through security if you need to go inside the airport for food, but it was very convenient and there is an area specifically for the hotel with no line.
I had a bit of a snag with check-in because I booked a stay with points and for some reason their system was saying I had to pay. Patricia was very patient and never got frustrated with me pushing back on the fee. I had to call Marriott customer service and eventually the general manager said I didn’t have to pay the fee.
The room was very spacious, but it had some issues. The toilet flushing mechanism didn’t work properly and it came off when I flushed the first time. The safe didn’t work and the bar for hanging clothes was damaged.
The next morning I was frustrated with the issues with the room but my frustration was quickly melted away when I got to the front desk and the staff greeting me with singing happy birthday to me and give me some snacks and a nice flask to continue my journey. I would definitely use this transit location again and hope that the issues would be resolved by my next visit.
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