This is a hotel that is moments away from the airport. It ticks all of the items in my basics checklist and also has a full size gym and excellent restaurant.
The room decor is a cut above most airport hotels globally, as is the service.
Unless you have a layover of over 20 hours I can't imagine why you'd consider anywhere else in Joburg.
It's safe to say that this stay absolutely blew away all of my expectations. Amilla is a resort that delivered not just on the things that I thought I wanted it fulfilled knew needs that I didn't even know I had.
The food was comfortably amongst the best we've ever encountered in the Maldives. The bed was also the biggest and the snorkelling the best I've ever encountered.
The variety of accommodation options is fantastic and the combination of beach, treetop, bubble and overwater could keep you entertained for weeks.
The Radisson Blu OSL is about as convenient as it gets without being physically inside the terminal. In fact, the Sofitel LHR is considerably further from its terminal, despite being technically inside it.
This hotel is only five minutes from the airport, with extremely punctual and frequent complimentary transfers included. The design of the rooms and public spaces is cool and modern and the buzz here on a Friday night had the feel of a trendy city centre hotel.