South African Hotels

City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo

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The City Lodge OR Tambo International Airport lies adjacent to the departures level of the Johannesburg International Airport in Gauteng, South Africa, connected by a sky-bridge. This hotel offers perhaps the best location of all Johannesburg Airport Hotels as guests are not required to leave the airport at all to find comfortable accommodation for a stopover.

Another advantage of its location is that the Gautrain Train station is only 55 meters away which allows travellers to reach Sandton within just 16 minutes. This hotel provides a suitable place for an overnight stay at the airport and for guests who need to attend business meetings in Sandton and other suburbs of Johannesburg. Guests staying at this hotel enjoy access to the airport's shopping centre and food courts on a 24 - hour basis.

The hotel offers visitors over 310 comfortable, en-suite hotel rooms. Unfortunately, no family rooms are available at this hotel therefore not making it ideal for families travelling with smaller children. All 310 rooms are of right size and provide a writing desk and useful cupboard space. The bathrooms feature showers and separate bathtubs and hair dryers.

Room facilities and amenities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Double bed or twin beds
  • Hairdryers
  • Television with selected DStv channels
  • En-suite bathroom (bath and separate shower)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk.

Facilities and Services

Convenient services and facilities are available for guests to make use of during their stay at this hotel at the Johannesburg International Airport in Gauteng. City Lodge Guests may enjoy a leisurely swim in the hotel's swimming pool after a long distance flight, perfect for getting the blood circulating again.

  • WiFi
  • Gym
  • Coffee shop
  • Boardroom
  • 24 - hour reception
  • Sundowner Bar at City Lodge
  • 24 - hour vending machines stocked with snacks and cold beverage items
  • Fax and photocopy services
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning
  • Swimming pool
  • Free and convenient parking.

Access to the Hotel

This hotel is situated only 115 meters away from the arrivals gate. The hotel is an excellent choice for travellers looking for a clean, modern and well run 3-star hotel. The hotel is part of the City Lodge Hotel Group, which is known for its high levels of consistent service. The hotel is very popular with guests as it provides WiFi throughout the hotel.

The hotel is adjacent to the departure level of the airport by a sky-bridge. On arrival at the OR Tambo, travellers go to the departures floor and from there follow the signs to the hotel. You do not require an airport shuttle making is quick and easy to get to at all hours of the day.


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I wish to thank you very much for booking me at the City Lodge at OR Tambo international Airport for two (2) nights. The hotel had excellent facilities that exceeded my expectations! I will certaily book with you in my future visits to South Africa.

Thank you.

Prof. Fred Simiyu Barasa


1. Location: excellent / direct at the Airport
2. Friendliness: very good
3. Value for money: good
4. Cleanliness: very good
5. Overall impression: excellent Airport Hotel

Sincerely yours, Christine Cohen


We stayed at the City Lodge, OR Tambo for 1 night on 21st December 2011 following our flights from the UK and late arrival in South Africa. It is the second time that we have stayed at this hotel but will not be our last! The staff at the hotel, in reception, restaurant and bar are very welcoming and friendly. Service is very good. The atmosphere is extremely calming after travelling for nearly 20 hours and we enjoy a brief, relaxing beer by the pool on our arrival prior to going to bed.

Thank you for providing us with the perfect start to our holiday in South Africa!

Mr and Mrs N Swinburn


1. Location: excellent location, and well sign-posted

2. Friendliness: good; overall very friendly in all areas - reception, restaurant, porter. However, our room key card wasn't activated properly, and we had to return to reception three times before it would open our room door. Reception staff expected us to wait at the back of the queue (which was very long) each time we returned, even though we had already stood in the long queue to initially check-in.

3. Value for money: good; hotel was very expensive, however it was handy not having to leave the airport to travel to the hotel. Was good that hotel included breakfast in rate, however there were very limited breakfast choices available.

4. Cleanliness: excellent

5. Overall impression: a very good hotel, which we would recommend.

Best regards, Paul Fiebiger