Reservation at Protea Hotel By Marriott O.r. Tambo Airport
The hotel Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport is category 2 in the Marriott Bonvoy program. This means that one night will cost between 10,000 and 15,000 points.
Location of Protea Hotel By Marriott O.r. Tambo Airport
As we had a rental car, we did not benefit from it. Hotel parking is free of charge.
Check-in at Protea Hotel By Marriott O.r. Tambo Airport
This airport hotel was built under the theme of aeronautics. The Avgeek in me was fulfilled!
From the reception to the restaurant, through the rooms and common areas: all the decorations were a reminder of the aerial world!
Being accompanied by my mother and our two children, we had taken two rooms. One of them was of type Larger King Bed thanks to an upgrade with my Titanium status.
Our room at Protea Hotel By Marriott O.r. Tambo Airport
Although it was a large room, this room seemed very narrow. But it’s actually one of the largest after looking at the floor plan!
The entire wall above the bed was covered with a picture of planes on the ground at JNB.
As said before, many keys are found here and there to remind us of aeronautics. Whether it’s the desk and chair or the mini-bar.
As a welcome gift, little things to eat (even if the name is not the right one…:D)!
The bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub.
The separation with the room is a simple curtain. However the toilets are of course separate (note the decoration there too)!
Services of the Protea Hotel By Marriott O.r. Tambo Airport
Thanks to the Titanium status of the Marriott Bonvoy program, we had free breakfasts at the hotel restaurant.
Breakfast consists of a large and varied buffet.
We saw several crew members from different airlines having breakfast with us.
Avgeek like me, our daughter spent more time playing with the decor than eating lunch!
In front of the airport runways there is a large swimming pool. Unfortunately, the weather was not good for swimming (not heated).
The garden, however, is pleasant. It is possible to climb to the top of a hill to see the different planes, so a British Airways Airbus A380 parked in front of us.
In the basement of the hotel there is a small training room.
However, the lighting and the lack of outside brightness do not make it really pleasant.
Our general impression of the hotel
The hotel Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport fulfilled perfectly its function as a stopover hotel for one night before / after a flight.
Accessible from 10,000 points per night, it’s really a good deal, especially for Platinum or Titanium status holders to get free breakfasts.
Get Marriott Bonvoy points
There are two main methods to earn Marriott Bonvoy points through credit cards:
- Directly: with Marriott Bonvoy credit cards
- Indirectly: by transferring Membership Rewards from American Express
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These two card s each offer a excellent welcome bonus. And, for each of your expenses, you can earn Marriott Bonvoy points.
Besides, upon renewal, with each of these cards, you get an annual reward night certificate.
Indirectly, by transfer of points
These cards each offer a nice welcome bonus. You can transfer Membership Rewards Points to Marriott Bonvoy at the rate of 1:1.2. That means that by transferring 50,000 Membership Rewards points, you will earn 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!
Our favourite card here is the American Express Cobalt® Card: you can earn up to 5 points per dollar (that’s 6 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar) for everyday purchases how grocery stores, restaurants or convenience stores.