2019

Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

73 Gladiator Street, Rhodesfield, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1620 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
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Housekeeping57
Breakfast24
Food & Dining14
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Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

"I highly recommend this venue for conferences - it was nice to be able to stay at the hotel and that the conference was hosted there too."

Nicola - May 31, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 16.51 km
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Sandton City Shopping Centre 17.97 km
Maboneng Precinct 19.5 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 20.33 km
SAB World of Beer 21.81 km
Gold Reef City 25.26 km
South Western Townships 25.78 km
Apartheid Museum 25.78 km
Mandela House 34.77 km
Nearby landmarks
Aspire Lounge 840 m
Protop Womens Clinic 1.32 km
O. R. Tambo International Airport 1.84 km
Emperors Palace 2.89 km
Madiba Freedom Museum 2.93 km
Occupational Health And Travel Clinic - Isando 3.78 km
Amara day spa 5.84 km
Woolworths East Rand Retail 6.57 km
Edenvale Medicross Medical Centre 7.95 km
Standerton Hospital 8.29 km
8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 88% of guests
Fantastic breakfast
88% positive mentions
Excellent service
8.7 rating for service

I've stayed here many times because it's a luxurious hotel normally at a very good price.

Henry | November 30, 2018

The buffet breakfast and dinner are over-the-top delicious.

Henry | November 30, 2018

An excellent choice for an “airport” hotel.

Margarete | January 5, 2020

The meals were very good.

Margarete | January 5, 2020

The rooms are luxurious.

Henry | November 30, 2018

  • Free airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Johannesburg

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.8
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport1.8 km

Rooms available at Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.6
Suite with King Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 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 Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo?

            Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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            What people love about Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Cleanliness
              "Stayed overnight enroute from Australia to Zimbabwe, the hotel is clean, modern, very close to the airport."

              Carol | September 4, 2018

            • 7.6
              Very good
              Location
              "The hotel is well situated next to the airport and makes for a short drive to and from the hotel."

              Nico | December 30, 2019

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              "The free shuttles to and from the airport are a nice plus, adding to an efficient experience."

              Nicola | May 31, 2019

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            8.6/10
            Review score - United States
            9.4/10
            Value for money score
            8.8/10
            Cleanliness score
            9.1/10
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            Overall rating:
            8.8
            Excellent
            1,074 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.1
            Facilities
            8.6
            Location
            8.8
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            More about Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

            More about Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo

            Nestled in the heart of Greater OR Tambo, Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo is an ideal spot from which to discover Johannesburg. Only 1.2 km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, Protop Womens Clinic, Emperors Palace give to this hotel a special charm.

            Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

            Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as fitness center, outdoor pool, pool (kids). When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Johannesburg, make Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo your home away from home.

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            Housekeeping
            61 mentions
            Food & Dining
            34 mentions
            Breakfast
            30 mentions
            Internet
            15 mentions

            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional
            Breakfast
            "Rooms were lovely and spacious, breakfast buffet had a great..."

            Michael | July 9, 2019

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            Full English/Irish

            Restaurants on site

            Restaurant
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo from real guests

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            Cleanliness9.1
            Facilities8.6
            Location8.8
            Room comfort and quality8.6
            Service8.7
            Value for money8.8
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            8.8
            Excellent
            John from Australia
            Couple
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2016

            Comfortable and close to airport. Great for an overnight stay”

            The Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo was very comfortable and ideal for an overnight stay in Johannesburg close to the airport. We arrived around 8pm from Australia and had an morning flight out of Johannesburg the next day. The Premier Hotel provided a free shuttle bus to and from the airport that made transferring easy. The room and bed was very comfortable and breakfast was excellent. Total recommend the Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo.

            Reviewed August 21, 2016
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Laurence from Canada
            Business traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            Welcoming hotel a short distance from airport”

            I booked this hotel for an overnight stay after two back-to-back 10+ hour flights based on its good reviews and proximity to O.R. Tambo airport. I was pleased with the relative ease to get here (exit the airport and walk across to the bus terminal). The airport shuttle runs every half hour from the bus terminal and takes only a few minutes to arrive at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the room was clean and large, and the bed comfortable. Sound-proofing of rooms could be better, but it was quiet at my end of the hallway, so there were no issues. The hotel restaurant offers a buffet or continental breakfast, with lots of variety and at a reasonable price (155 ZAR for the buffet). There is a business centre with 4 desk-top computer, and plenty of area to lounge outside of the rooms. There is also a small pool and patio area that seemed quite popular while I was there. Someone complained in an earlier review about poor wi-fi, but I experienced no problems with it all. I would stay here again if passing through Johannesburg.

            Reviewed November 21, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Theresa from South Africa
            Family with teens
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            BEST MANNERED STAFF HOTEL”

            This was our first ever stay over in Johannesburg. I am truly glad we stayed at the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. Excellent shuttle service, which we used quite a lot. Took shuttle to airport to get on Gautrain. It is a beautiful hotel, great food, friendly and very helpful staff ( the room attendants, reception, shuttle drivers, restaurant staff, every single staff member). They all appear to be very happy in their workplace! Thank you for making our stay perfect. Kind regards and may you all be blessed. Theresa & Tess Steyn

            Reviewed November 27, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Fatima from South Africa
            Business traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2016

            Amazing Staff”

            I'm an international traveller I always use Intercontinental or other brands Last week on my wages to Mauritius the ICH in OR tambo was full so I stayed at Sandton the experience I had Was Awful awful I decided not to waste endless my money and chose Premier Inn as its close to airport I was pleasantly surprised very clean hotel Lovely laid out room Shower was Great Best Thing I experienced Such Honesty I forget my Ipad in the room when i checked out I travelled and only realised when just stated unpacking that my Ipad was forgotten WOW UNBELIEVABLE THE GUEST RELATIONS OFFICER IMMEDIATELY CONFIRMED IT WAS WITH HER I BELIEVE THAT THE STAFF WHO HANDED IT IN DESERVES A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AND AN AWARD AND WE WANT TO GIVE THIS PERSON A GIFT AS WELL HOPEFULLY PREMIER HOTEL WILL GROW FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

            Reviewed July 25, 2016
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Renier from South Africa
            Business traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Absolute value for money”

            Easy access to and from OR Tambo and roads. Staff very friendly and professional Breakfast - what a feast Managers are engaged with the staff to ensure delight of guests what a spacious room and bathroom Overall - as a business traveler staying in hotels all over the world and Africa - I must congratulate the Premier Hotel OR Tambo Owners, Leadership, Management and Staff on a wonderful experience

            Reviewed January 20, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Julie from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2017

            I am always pleased to return to this friendly hotel”

            I am a regular guest of Premier OR Tambo as I transit through Johannesburg from Australia. I can never fault my overnight stays. My room is always perfect and bed wonderfully comfortable, friendly and helpful staff, clean and quiet. I will return!

            Reviewed May 09, 2017
            8.4
            Excellent
            Michael from Australia
            Family with teens
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in June 2018

            Significant improvement needed”

            My daughter and I returned yet again to the Premier Hotel which has always provided a comfortable night’s sleep during our Johannesburg stopovers. The free shuttle was efficient and my online booking was processed with a smooth check-in. Our rooms were spacious and well presented. Unfortunately things went downhill early in the morning when a large group of teenage students in school uniform commuted noisily between rooms on our floor, and also on the floor below by using the lifts. It seemed that neither the school nor hotel staff took action to control the students who were disruptive to paying guests. The showers in both our rooms were cold which made a very unpleasant start to our day. My daughter wanted to use a treadmill in the gym for marathon race preparations but one was out of action and the other was made dangerous by a sticking belt. If things don’t improve at the Premier for our next visit we’ll be looking for a different hotel on future stopovers.

            Reviewed July 16, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Sandra from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2016

            Excellent hotel!”

            I was thoroughly happy with my stay at the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo. The staff working at the hotel are both efficient and friendly. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed. The included breakfast is a veritable feast! I also found the free transfers to and from the airport really simple to arrange. I would not hesitate to stay there again when next I am in the area.

            Reviewed April 06, 2016
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Desiree
            Couple
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

            Perfect stay”

            We’ve stayed in the Premier at least 12 times over the last 4 years. It’s a perfect hotel if you need to be in the East Rand or close to Oliver Tambo airport. The rooms are spacious, and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend it for good value for money and if this is the area you need to be.

            Reviewed March 11, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Meredith from United States
            Family with teens
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            A quick overnight in Joberg....”

            Premier OR Tambo was perfect for our needs. Elegant hotel, accommodating hotel staff and all the amenities made this a perfect stop on our way to Victoria Falls. Love the tub and the restaurant open late. Airport shuttle was super punctual and frequent.

            Reviewed January 16, 2018
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Timothy from Australia
            Couple
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in December 2015

            Great Location, Great Facilities”

            Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Location, Buffet Dinner

            We stayed at the Premier Hotel O.R Tambo for 2 split nights before and after our Kruger Safari. The location nearby to the airport is perfect, safe, and convenient. We were pleasantly impressed by the size of the room, and the pool was perfect on a hot summer day! We also enjoyed the buffet and the bar.

            Reviewed December 13, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Carol from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            Great Hotel”

            Decor, service

            I highly recommend the Premier Hotel OR Tambo. After a long trip from Australia to South Africa I was warmly received at the hotel. The check in was quick and pleasant. The hotel is stunning and the service excellent. The breakfast was lovely and staff were attentive. Look forward to checking in there again.

            Reviewed January 07, 2013
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Kelly from United States
            Business traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            Stopping through JNB on a 16h layover. ”

            The premier OR Tambo hotel staff was very welcoming and helped me out with an issue with a taxi driver upon arrival. I only had time to sleep, use the gym facilities, the bar for dinner, and the restaurant for breakfast. All met or exceeded my expectations.

            Reviewed May 26, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Shuhaida from South Africa
            Group
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018

            Exceptional”

            Great service from the staff as they were very helpful in assisting my elderly relatives. Hotel is clean, comfortable, spacious. The airport shuttle runs exactly on time. Will definitely book again at the Premier Hotel O.R Tambo.

            Reviewed November 20, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            JAIME from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in August 2014

            Excellent Hotel, Mediocre Restaurant”

            Location, Service, Cleanliness

            The hotel is conveniently located just a few minutes from O.R. Tambo, with free-of-charge transfers. As in many places in Johannesburg, it is nestled in a suburban neighborhood, and there are no stores or restaurants at walking distance. The hotel is nicely decorated, and services are more than adequate, with courteous and helpful service. The low point is certainly the restaurant. Even though the buffet looks exquisite, it deceives tasteless selections, unintended cold entrees, and overall mediocre food.

            Reviewed August 19, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Blaise from Australia
            Business traveler
            Standard Room with King Bed
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019

            My last African experience ”

            Premier Or Tambo is the place to go to if you are looking for an affordable place to relax, and have some business done. The stuff from front desk to restaurant were all amazing. I will certainly go back

            Reviewed November 05, 2019

            Good day, Thank you for the positive reviews and hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Sydney Mpofu Front Office Manager

            Responded January 10, 2020
            Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo
            8.8
            Excellent
            Anne-Marie from Australia
            Couple
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Excellent”

            Great hotel which is very convenient for OR Tambo Airport. Shuttle service from and to the airport is very convenient. Our room was very pleasant and clean. Bathroom was good. The bar was nice and we had a good breakfast ( there is a choice of full breakfast or Continental) We did not use the restaurant, but it looked good. Would definitely stay here again if arriving in or leaving Jo’burg.

            Reviewed March 05, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Karlheinz from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Amazing”

            OMG...I stayed in a few hotels but this was just a winner. The rooms are big, clean, and just a pleasure to stay in. This became seriously one of my favorite hotels. The staff is friendly....welcoming drinks and a truely South African greeting. The hotel shuttle is on time at the airport, again a friendly driver that picked us up. The hotel is well maintained and the bedding was amazing...I would recommend anyone to stay in the premier hotel....worth the stay

            Reviewed January 20, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Carolyn from United States
            Couple
            Standard with 1 Queen Bed
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

            amazing staff”

            From the hotel manager and guest relations officer throughout the entire staff, the Premier was tops in personal service, hospitality and thoughtfulness. Our suite was lovely, spacious and comfortable. All of the amenities, including pool and fitness center were greatly appreciated. The staff even remembered our name each day. We enjoyed all of our meals at the hotel restaurant. We’ll definitely stay at the Premier Hotel again!

            Reviewed November 22, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Engela from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Suite with King Bed
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            Exceptional”

            We were unfortunate to have missed our flight and thought we were going to forfeit our stay but Premier Hotel was excellent in understanding and re-accommodating us by moving our date of stay. We were so grateful and this having been our 2nd time we stayed here and being super happy we’ve decided to make this our permanent stay over hotel in Jhb. Thank you Premier Hotel!

            Reviewed October 04, 2018
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