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Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Kigali, Rwanda
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“Airport Hotel - not more, not less”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

You won't go and spend your holidays there. But you may have to spend a night at O.R. Tambo Airport and for that the Garden Court is a good option. They offer airport shuttles and run flight times on a dedicated TV channel. DsTV on all TVs ensures that you stay up to date with sports or don't miss an episode of your favourite soap. The Irish Pub is ok and has a fair selection of food and drink. The major issue here, and frankly a bit ridiculous for an airport hotel is that the kitchen (including room service!!!!) closes at 10 PM and breakfast starts way after you had to leave if you take an early flight... Everything else is what you would expect from a relatively low cost overnight place: clean, safe, efficient.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

It's a good choice for an overnight when connecting in Jo'burg.

Over the last 8-9 years, I must've stayed here 10+ times. I stay here because it's close to the airport and easy to get to with the shuttle. I also liked that it has an Irish Pub and a Spurs restaurant on site which also seems to attract people form the area. The breakfast buffet has always been very good.

The rooms are a reasonable size, clean and functional. People have always been friendly. Check in can be a little bit chaotic at times, so if you come on the shuttle, get to the counter quickly.

It seems there have been some recent changes. I've been told that the shuttle is now free (it always annoyed me that I had to pay extra) and that the Spurs restaurant is no longer on site (I'm sad about that). I can't confirm this, but that's what the receptionist told me recently on the phone. Hopefully they've also changed their policy and pricing for internet in the room.

I'm booked to stay again in a few months time as I have a connecting flight the next morning. I'm sure I'll be happy again with my overnight stay as I have been in the past.

Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

a lovely hotel, friendly staff, great beds and pillows. highly recommended, will gladly return.
Only problem: the O'Grady's restuarant next door was a disappointment. Will definitely try to eat somewhere else next time. Service was very slow, the light meal we ordered not worth it. Maybe it was just a bad night?

Room Tip: the pool facing rooms are quiet. although near the airport, we did not even hear the planes coming a...
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Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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SA, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

We stayed at Garden Court in 2006 and again in May 2010, the hotel is clean and great for a stop over as it is close to the sirport and they offer transfers to and from.

In our second stay we found the hotel to be better but I am sure this is because of the Soccer and the need to increase.

The irish pub is great and this is where we chose to sit and eat and breakfast in cluded and very nice.

Staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

This hotel is stylish, professional and warm and welcoming. The rooms are lovely and comfortable, and the service and food is outstanding! Excellent value for money!

Room Tip: All rooms are outstanding!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: 2 Hulley Road | Johannesburg Airport, Kempton Park 1601, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy ultimate convenience and comfort at Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located within a few minutes from the Johannesburg Airport, this hotel is the ideal for travellers needing somewhere to rest during a stopover. Comfortably appointed rooms offer spacious living, private bathrooms and amenities that appeal to the business and leisure traveller alike. Several conference venues on the premises cater for business meetings of up to 250 persons, making it the perfect business destination. ... more   less 
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