Top Hotels near Africa's busiest Airports

An airport hotel is typically not a traveler’s final destination, which is why you don’t hear too much talk about which ones are great and which ones to avoid. Most travelers only stay at airport hotels because their flights were canceled or delayed, or they have a layover. However, sometimes even more important than an efficient airport and a comfy airplane ride is a good night’s rest before a long day of travel.

Listed below are the top five busiest airports in Africa and the best airport hotel accommodations available near each of them.



The Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport
O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa: The Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is located inside the international terminal at the airport, so it exclusively for guests in international transit. Top ratings have been given to this chic, 87-room hotel. Although it is a bit pricey, the convenience of already being in the airport is second to none. If will be traveling within South Africa or are looking for something a little further away from the airport, consider the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport. Located just one kilometer away from the airport, this luxurious hotel is business-friendly and features an on-site spa where you can fully unwind before your next day’s flight.

International Transit Hotels: The Protea Transit Hotel
The Novotel Cairo Airport
Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt: The Novotel Cairo Airport is located just 0.87 kilometers away from the airport. This environmentally-friendly hotel offers great deals on room rates. Although the rooms are demure, the two swimming pools feature beautifully-designed tile work. Other hotel amenities include restaurants, a tennis court, a nightclub and a business center.




SUNRISE Island Garden Resort.
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt: You really can’t go wrong in Sharm el-Sheikh, since almost every hotel or resort in this tourist town is both located near the airport and the beach. However, if you do need to stay an extra night in town due to a flight cancelation or delay and want a hotel that is still nice yet a little cheaper, look no further than the SUNRISE Island Garden Resort. Only 1.72 kilometers away from the airport, this resort offers a great rate for such an amazing place. Although it is not located on the beach, you will still be impressed by the resort’s three restaurants, a spa and three outdoor pools.





The Road Lodge Airport Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa: The Road Lodge Airport Cape Town is located just adjacent to the airport’s entrance. This comfortable, sunny hotel is budget-friendly and offers free breakfast every morning.





Sol Y Mar Ivory Suits
Hurghada International Airport in Hurghada, Egypt: Sol Y Mar Ivory Suites is a lovely beachfront property that is situated just 1.83 kilometers away from the airport. For an amazing price, you get free breakfast and access to the on-site pool, restaurant and bar.


May your flight cancellations, delays and layovers be more comfy and relaxing! Courtney Henderson is writer and editor for Airport Management Degrees. In her spare time, she likes to write guest articles for various websites on various topics of interest.

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  1. Just once I stayed at Novotel Cairo, location is great and the rooms were quite clean and even the service was fine for the price. I won't say it as the best but good to stay for one night.


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