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About Protea Hotel Transit


Offering quality accommodations in the casinos, business, shopping district of Johannesburg, Protea Hotel Transit is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. With its location just 0.5 km from the city center and 0.5 km from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For those of you who want to venture out, OR Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace, Madiba Freedom Museum are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

The facilities and services provided by Protea Hotel Transit ensure a pleasant stay for guests. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Protea Hotel Transit is home to 87 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens, mirror. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Johannesburg, make Protea Hotel Transit your home away from home.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • wheelchair accessible
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • fax machine
  • printer
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
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The 6 hour stay room is not overnight rates, but for six hour stays only. Guests who are staying for more than 6 hours, but less than 12 hours (overnight) will need to settle R150.00 per extra hour upon arrival.

These rates are only applicable to non-residents of South Africa.

Guests are required to follow the International Transfers sign.

Guests are required to fly from one international destination to another.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 0 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 12 USD
Check-In From: 06:00 AM
Check-In Until: 06:00 AM
Check-Out From: 06:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 06:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 0.5 km
Internet Usage Fee: 1 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 87
Parking Fee (per day): 0 USD
Reception Open Until: 05:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 1
Year Hotel Built: 1997
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 8.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.0
  • Service 6.6
  • Value for Money 5.9
  • Food/Dining 5.3

Rachmathamid M.
July 08, 2016
excelent location
Location and room were great. Enjoy my short trip here

Rachmathamid M.
June 22, 2016
not too bad
the location was good, the price is quite expensive

Gavin W.
October 09, 2015
Good Transit Stop
Cleanliness, Convenience and Comfort
We had about 20 hours between flights into Johannesburg and out to Entebbe. After a 14 hour flight from Australia, the clean comfort of the transit hotel was most welcome. A hot shower and clean sheets on the King Size bed were most welcome. We slept well. The hotel has no dining facilities but easy access to the departures level of the airport with the assortment of coffee shops and other eateries. This is a regular stop for us on our trips to Africa.

sophia Y.
September 06, 2015
Maybe just kinds of Guest house
Good location, small bathroom, nosiy
Good location, small bathroom, nosiy. It's just fine, can not say more. Won't book it next time

Gavin W.
August 12, 2015
Comfort, convenience and cleanliness
This hotel is just fine for the transit traveller. Nice and clean and ideally located. We use this facility frequently.

Carolina T.
November 10, 2014
Good as airport hotel
location, price, clean
Not very good as we arrive with the baby just to take a shower a quickly stay for transit and they doesn't want grandma stay together because the room just can accommodate 2 adults. But we just need the room to organise the things as we are going from BR to CN with a baby and the flight is very long. They charge us to aloud grandma stay together. I think was not good from hotel

October 23, 2014
for transit
location for transit

viktor C.
September 28, 2014

Anish K.
August 20, 2014
The only choice, in transit at Jo'burg!
Location (international airport), clean, easy access
As we were on our route to an exotic destination, due to our 20 hour transit time, we had no choice but to select this hotel. There is no other choice in the airport. Everything else is outside and requires a visa. Check in process was smooth. Long walk to the room. All rooms are non-smoking and it is a super long walk to the smoking lounge located in the Johannesburg duty free area. Room was clean, efficient. Towels were ok. There were hardly any amenities and bathroom supplies, which considering the rather high price you pay for the room is a disappointment. The view was as good as zero. The only "exciting" thing to do was to walk around the duty free area. There was no food provided in the hotel, as they have no kitchen. So the only option for any guest is to go to the duty free restaurants. We were glad to have a private space and hot water, but we were gladder to leave.

Andre B.
July 17, 2014
Lose no time between two flights
Clean - well situated - nice design
Good as usual (not our first time) but we deplore the lack of internet !