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"We stayed here one night due to a layover. It was very close to the airport. You could almost walk, though I wouldn't. We did have a learning experien ... " More

By keepintheroadhot, from Michigan on Fri 15 Apr 2011

Hotel Description

4-star hotel in O.R. Tambo, connected to the airport

Near the airport

Your stay at this O.R. Tambo hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of International Terminal Duty Free Mall and Kempton Park Golf Club. Also, Festival Mall is within 3 miles (5 km) and Value Mall is within 6 miles (10 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and free full breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

The 366 guestrooms have TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$102* Per night/room Feb 14 - Feb 15

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room (Surcharge)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
the location is perfect and the rate includes a nice breakfast. It is not possible to manage the room temperature and it was too warm for me. then of course the duvet system on the beds leaves little option for a cover. but its a pretty place, with nice gardens and an outdoor unheated pool.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 15, 2020 by Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Good Day Anonymous, Thank you for completing a review on your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will be sure to pass these compliments on to our team. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Management Team

5 out of 5
Staff was very helpful, excellent breakfast. Clean room.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2020 by Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Good Day Anonymous, Thank you for completing a review on your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will be sure to pass these compliments on to our team. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Management Team

2 out of 5
Room was horrible, they put in a terrible room. No separate shower. Not very clean Room service took one oye and the gave a wrong order

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 24, 2019 by Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Good Day Anonymous, Thank you for completing a review on your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. We would like to sincerely apologize for the short comings that you experienced during your stay with us. We have addressed this with the departments responsible to ensure that corrective action is taken. We hope you will afford us the opportunity to make amends for this in the near future. Kind Regards, Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Management Team

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 28, 2018 by Iggy

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking your time to evaluate our services and facilities. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us on you recent stay. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

4 out of 5

This was great for one night

Pros: close to airport
Cons: No free Internet
We stayed here one night due to a layover. It was very close to the airport. You could almost walk, though I wouldn't. We did have a learning experience getting to the shuttle for the hotel. A guy helped us find the shuttle waiting spot and then stood by while we waited for our shuttle to arrive. He was very friendly. When the shuttle got there, he helped us with our luggage and my husband tipped him. The shuttle driver was not happy with this guy. He apparently wasn't related to the hotel or airport in any way. Just a word to the wise to be mindful of people posing. You may not be as lucky as we were! Look for uniforms and nametags is what the hotel staff told us. There was no noise from the airport, but we got in late and left early. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would have no problem staying here again.

Posted by , from Michigan on Apr 15, 2011

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4 out of 5

This hotel fit my needs

Pros: Free Internet
The only thing I would add is directions on how to get there from the airport

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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2 out of 5

Should have stayed closer to downtown

Cons: Nothing close
Airport is too far away from everything and the cab rides were expensive. The hotel didn't help at all with transportation. They in fact kept sending me over to a different hotel to ask them for transportation. Nice enough rooms, but I didn't go to Jburg to see the airport.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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4 out of 5

Excellent location for int'l air travel the next day

Big upfront caveat -- I stayed at this property during the World Cup in 2010 so the rates I paid I'm sure were well above typical market rates. Therefore the value for the money was lacking during my stay but may very well be there for yours. We had two issues with the room and maintenance was there promptly and able to fix one of the two concerns. The room was very comfortable and the property very nice and secure. I would stay there again for an easy airport departure.

Posted by , from Ohio on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

An impeccable end to a perfect trip

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
We arrived at the Tambo International Hotel on the last leg of a life changing trip to South Africa. It was absolutely the perfect ending to an amazing trip. The foyer is elegant and beautifully lit and we had a welcoming reception with cheese, fruit and wine. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were very clean. As is the custom in South Africa, there was even a tea service right in the room. The bathroom was very nice and even though we had originally booked this more based on convenience (it is literally right next to the airport), we would wholeheartedly recommend it for the hotel iteself. Bonus-some of the staff heightened our experience with typical Zulu song and dance.

Posted by , from Inver Grove Heights, MN on Feb 3, 2011

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2 out of 5

Don't stay unless you ONLY need the airport

They had few amenities, they were close to nothing at all except for the airport and the staff couldn't tell us a thing about anything. They couldn't even tell us how to get to the World Cup game (the biggest sporting event in history there) so they told us to ask another hotel how to get there. The only friendly staff were the ones in the bar.

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010

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About the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Location Jones Road, Kempton Park, Gauteng 1620

Property Features

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Kempton Park hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 366 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1968
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers 366 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Kempton Park hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Bernoulli's Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled time 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Free WiFi is limited to 500 MB per guestroom, per day/stay. A surcharge applies for additional usage. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: ZAR 50 per day
  • Refrigerator fee: ZAR 0.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Southern Sun Or Tambo Int Air Hotel Kempton Park
  • Southern Sun Or Tambo Int Air Hotel
  • Southern Sun Or Tambo Int Air Kempton Park
  • Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel Kempton Park
  • Southern Sun O R Tambo Airport
  • Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel
  • Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Kempton Park
  • Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel Kempton Park

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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