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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg

"Everything you need from a hotel at an airport - need, comfortable, fair quality food, professional staff and, most importantly, you can walk from the..."

Johannes - February 24, 2020

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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg

Above multi-story Parkade 2, Level 5, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1627 - See map

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Fantastic breakfast
90% positive mentions
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 89% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort

I liked that the hotel is an easy walk within the airport and there is no leaving the airport property to get there.

John | February 25, 2020

The room was comfortable, the breakfast was very complete, and the staff was very helpful.

John | February 25, 2020

  • Located in heart of Johannesburg

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money7.8
Distance to city center22.0 Km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport1.3 km

Rooms available at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg

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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg?

A stay at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 120 ZAR per day. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg?

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "Nice pool area for an airport Bar area to work quiet and staff very attentive without being intrusive"

    Laura | February 15, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    "A 10-minute walk from hotel to check-in and quick access to the city via car is all you need."

    Michelle | March 16, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Breakfast
    "Connected to the terminal, a five minute walk, very good breakfast, would stay here again"

    Tom | February 23, 2020

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Location score
9.4/10
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More about City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Johannesburg, look no further than City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg. The city center is merely 35km away, and the airport can be reached within 10 minutes. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Emporers Palace, OR Tambo International Airport, and Virgin Active Gym Bedfordview.

Every effort is made here to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include airport transfers, laundry service/dry cleaning, a restaurant, a car park, and safety deposit boxes.

The ambiance of City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg is reflected in every guestroom. Internet access, a television, a bathtub, a desk, and a shower are just some of the facilities at your disposal. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including an outdoor pool and fitness center. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Johannesburg, make City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg your home away from home.

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10.0
Exceptional
Roslyn from Australia
Solo traveler
Room 6
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Great location, good service, great breakfast”

City Lodge Hotel is very well located - just a short walk from the OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg terminal. Friendly, efficient staff, nice room, and a wonderful buffet breakfast. I will stay there again if I am transiting through Joburg.

Reviewed October 22, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
moira
Couple
Room 4
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

A smart choice”

I could've found a cheaper hotel in Johannesburg, but then I'd have needed to pay for a cab out to Oliver Tambo. Excellent to be able to walk to the check-in desk without having to wait for a shuttle or without having to try to forecast traffic jams. Also liked the fact that I could do last minute gift and snack shopping in the airport mall. I didn't use the hotel restaurant (breakfast in the Mugg and Bean with a view in the Transit lounge instead). The one thing the room lacked was a fridge., but the reception desk girls put my stuff in the kitchen fridge.

Reviewed March 14, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
WIDA from South Africa
Group
Double Single Use Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

The Best Choice at OR Tambo”

In respect of price, this was our best option at the OR Tambo International Airport. Adding the splendid service by their staff, overall quality and cleanliness of the facilities and the value for money, this hotel deserves a full score.

Reviewed August 09, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from South Africa
Solo traveler
Room 11
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Home away from home”

City Lodge is in walking distance from the airport (OR Johannesburg). It is better to do an online booking than at the reception as its cheaper online. Just one complaint - not enough people at reception to help with the book-in process, at times it is quite tedious. Other than that I am quite happy with the location, value for money, cleanliness, staff and the facilities.

Reviewed January 21, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Barry
Business traveler
Room 10
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Well positioned ”

Well positioned for an early flight out of OR Tambo International in the mornings. Within walking distance of the airport so no hired car needed. Restaurant on the premises provides a good meal.

Reviewed April 13, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Robert from South Africa
Solo traveler
Room 10
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good hotel but very slow at check in”

I have stayed at many City, Town and Road Lodges. This was my second time at OR Tambo and on both occasions the check-in was hopelessly slow, not caused by large numbers of quests arriving together.

Reviewed July 18, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Carol from Australia
Couple
Room 2
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Convenience and comfort at a/port in Johannesburg”

Location, breakfast, comfortable rooms

Very comfortable. The breakfasts are really good. The rooms very comfortable, clean and secure. It serves those needing an airport stop-over very well. The signage needs improvement: the pickup/drop-off area (at "B2") is not signed visibly enough; and the route from International Arrivals to hotel reception is well signed for those using escalators, but VERY POOR for elevators (ie wheeling luggage trolley). This is an airport matter, but can be improved by the City Hotel in conjunction with airport management.

Reviewed June 06, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Jackie from South Africa
Couple
Room 9
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Convenient after long flight”

Great for passengers passing through OR Tambo airport or if you have a long drive home after a long flight. Our third stay there and it is always what we expect.

Reviewed January 14, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Emilie from United States
Family with teens
Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Immediately outside the airport”

We arrived and used google to find the hotel; it only offered the City Lodge that was a few km away so we took an Uber there. The staff kindly shifted our booking from the one at the airport and sent us back by shuttle in the morning for our early flight. The room was clean and bathroom where we stayed was huge. AC was a huge plus. Comfortable beds.

Reviewed January 16, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Sue from Australia
Couple
Room 7
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

A perfect stopover ”

The hotel is so easy to access - which after a long flight is really valuable - and .... knowing exactly how long it will take you to get to the airport (as you simply walk there )- reduces the stress of getting to the airport on time for a flight. The staff are friendly and helpful and all the facilities are good. This is my number 1 choice for stop overs in Johannesburg

Reviewed December 14, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Rowan from Australia
Couple
Room 10
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Convenient and comfortable, but watch your back!”

So convenient for an overnight airport stay! ...... but very disappointed in that my credit card was very cleverly scammed at the hotel restaurant when I paid for a meal. I carry my credit card in an anti-theft card holder and the only time I used my credit card in my 16 hr airport stay in Johannesburg, was at this restaurant, - my hotel stay had been pre-paid. My bank in Australia confirmed that the $1000 fraud had taken place in Johannesburg on that date and fortunately credited me with this amount. Don't let your credit card out of your hands, even right under your nose!

Reviewed November 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rolf from South Africa
Solo traveler
Room 5
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Exceptional”

All good and convenient for any stop-over in Johannesburg. Restaurant/bar and rooms with the usual amenities. Great location within the airport building - no transfers, taxis or anything. Fast check-in and check-out service. Cheap. All good.

Reviewed June 11, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
HIU from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Exceptional”

The overall stay was good. The room wasn't big, but it was enough for two people with not many luggages. However, the toilet was relatively large. There were all kinds of amenities, the view from the window was also great too. The location was absolutely perfect as the hotel was located near to the JNB airport, which required only ~10mins to walk. One possible disadvantage is that the hotel only has three levels occupying a large area, so each level accomodates many rooms. It took me ~3mins to walk from the lift to my own room, so if your room is located at the end of the ail, it may take you ~7mins. And you cannot see the surrounding environment from a high height. But it in fact is not a big problem. There are two reasons why i gave a lower rating to staff. First of all, the staff wasn't too polite when i checked in. She kind of yelled at me for my passport with a rude tone. What had pissed me off more was the staff in the hotel restaurant. 45mins after we ordered, the food still had not yet arrived. We noticed that the staff who served us was in the resting room, and other staff was chit-chatting. At last, we got our food after an hour, with the staff not admitting that we had waited for an hour that much. This might be understandable, but i don't think these should be the services provided. Anyway, i will recommend to hotel to others, but you may just need to eat outside.

Reviewed June 14, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Margaret
Couple
Room 3
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Good value for money”

We had an overnight stop in Johannesburg, with an early morning flight the next day. This hotel is attached to the airport, albeit a 10 minute walk from the terminals, so is very convenient. Check-in was slick, and the room was adequate. There is a restaurant, or you could go to the terminal for a bigger choice of eating places. Good value for money, although our final room bill was more than advertised by Agoda.

Reviewed April 05, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Alex from China
Couple
Room 8
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Exceptional”

Always stay at this hotel during business trips and also for overnight stays when travelling overseas on an early morning flight. hotel ideally placed at the airport and is near a lot of food outlets both at the airport and within easy reach nearby. I would recommend hotel management improve the shower doors so that water does not constantly leak out of the shower and mess the floor - have to use other towels to mop up and eventually more cleaning and not eco friendly. And for the price for the hotel, they should also provide complimentary bottled water for consumption.

Reviewed June 26, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Syed from Pakistan
Couple
Room 8
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Ideally located to catch a flight the next day”

We had to fly to Kruger national park a day after arriving at Jberg and City Lodge Airport Hotel suited us plain and simple as it inside the airport. The place is clean and has all the basic amenities to allow the night to pass comfortably. One can also spend time in the airport mall whilst staying at the City Lodge primarily because its a five minute walk in the same building

Reviewed January 02, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Richard from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Room 10
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Family of 4”

We had a very comfortable night at this very convenient hotel before flying out the next day. We had adjoining rooms, so our kids had their own beds next door. Due to the limited evening menu, we took the short walk to the Intercontinental Hotel and had a lovely meal at Quills which has an excellent children's menu. Breakfast at the city lodge was good with all the usual trimmings. Kids under 5 free, older children are charged 5 rand per year of age - a bit odd, but fair. Would stay again.

Reviewed June 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Nelson from United States
Couple
Room 9
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Excellent great price and location along with a great staff enjoyed my stay.”

I think that with people coming in and out of an International Airport, by being a Hotel on the premises just about, should service you more in-depth food service, this isn't a complaint only an observation, as I have also stayed at the InterContinental and they provided full menu all night service.

Reviewed July 30, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
SUSAN from South Africa
Solo traveler
Room 11
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

GOOD FOR LAYOVER”

I HAVE STAYED AT CITY LODGE SEVERAL TIMES DUE TO OVERNIGHT LAYOVERS AT JNB. IT IS VERY CONVENIENT, HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLEAN WITH A HELPFUL, POLITE STAFF. THE ONLY CHANGE I WOULD MAKE IS THE RESTAURANT. IT'S NICE ENOUGH WITH A NICE STAFF BUT THE FOOD NEEDS AN UPGRADE, THE MENU IS LIMITED AND SOME OF IT IS "PREPARED IN ADVANCE".

Reviewed May 27, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Jan from South Africa
Solo traveler
Room 7
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Excellent location: Helpful and friendly front desk staff”

It is a 6 minute walk from the arrivals hall.It was the 3rd time that I have stayed at this City Lodge. Staff at the reception desk are always friendly and effective. Ms Gosego Kitso assisted me in making my reservation for my next visit. Breakfast is mouthwatering. Booking through Agoda is less expensive than through a travel agent. Jan Theron, from Cape Town,South Africa

Reviewed December 02, 2017
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