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Our OR Tambo lounges cut the stress out at domestic departures
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When we realised that 5 600 of you – our high-flying, trend-setting, jet-setting customers visit OR Tambo International Airport every month – we wanted to make sure that, whether you’re boarding a flight to your next big win or touching down again after your latest victory, you had the perfect place to put your feet up.

 

So, we built three of them.

 

Lounging around OR Tambo Lounges

 

In 2017, we opened the doors to two state-of-the-art lounges at OR Tambo Airport Domestic Departures: CaféBlue and LibraryLounge were designed to cut the stress out of your journey and make your wait great.

 

We designed our lounges to meet your needs at each stage of your life’s journey, and surpass your expectations of what an airport lounge should be. Whether you arrive a few minutes before the gates close, in time to have a coffee or a bite to eat, we’ve got the lounge for you.

 

CaféBlue: Living your best life

In the mood to spend a few minutes enjoying a snack, beverage or even a speciality tea before your flight? Welcome to CaféBlue. With a host(ess) and experienced baristas providing peerless service, all at no charge, CaféBlue will turn a short stop into a moment you wish could last forever.

 

LibraryLounge: The Next step

Our premium offering, LibraryLounge, is the first airport lounge facility of its kind in South Africa. With access permitted 1 hour before boarding, you can enjoy high-quality food and premium beverages, all served with a smile inLibraryLounge’s plush atmosphere. As the name suggests, there are plenty of comfortable nooks for you to relax and forget your worries – just don’t get too comfortable or you’ll miss your flight!

 

Lounge Entry Requirements

CaféBlue and LibraryLounge are only available to certain customers. To discover which of our two amazing lounges you can access and how many guests you can bring with, please refer to the tables below:

 

CaféBlue Entry Requirements

 

Standard Bank Qualifying Cards

Free entries per month

Card Type

Guest

Wealth and Investment (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

Unlimited

World Elite

MasterCard World

MasterCard World Elite Metal Card

1 guest

All children younger than 18 years old

Private Banking International

Unlimited

Platinum

No guests

Private Banking Signature

Unlimited

World Citizen MasterCard

Platinum Visa Cheque Card

1 guest

Private Banking Signature Family Members

Unlimited

World Citizen MasterCard

All family members elected by the main account holder

Private Banking Platinum

Unlimited

Platinum MasterCard
Platinum Visa Cheque Card

1 guest

Private Banking Professionals

Unlimited

Professionals MasterCard

No guests

Selected Prestige and Elite customers by invite only

N/A – by invitation only

Invite email as proof

No guests

 

LibraryLounge Entry Requirements

 

Standard Bank Qualifying Cards

Free entries per month

Card Type

Guest

Wealth and Investment (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

Unlimited

World Elite

MasterCard World

MasterCard World Elite Metal Card

1 guest

All children younger than 18 years old

Signature

Unlimited

World Citizen

MasterCard Platinum Cheque

1 guest

Signature Family members

Unlimited

World Citizen MasterCard

All family members elected by the main account

Private Banking

8 per month

Platinum Cheque Card

No guests

Private Banking International

Unlimited

Platinum

No guests

World Citizen standalone

4 per month

Unlimited

No guests

 

 

Lounge operating times

CaféBlue:

Monday to Friday: 05:00-21:00

Saturdays: 06:00-18:00

Sundays: 06:00-21:00

 

LibraryLounge:

Monday to Friday: 05:00-21:00

Saturdays: 06:00-18:00

Sundays: 06:00-21:00

 

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37 Comments
Nosihle
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Fantastic library lounge.

So pleased!

SAM12345
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Nice one SB

Kele
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Great idea SB but what about international travelers who usually are at the airport ahead of their flight times 

Rashid
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Hi. Fantastic. When travelling I only carry my  standard bank master credit card. One lounge allowed me in with it. Other lounge wanted to actually see my personal banking card. I think attendant should be able to trace all our banking accounts from one card. Most travelers avoid carrying unnecessary cards. Also I think lounge should accept all travel companions with same surname. It doesnt make sense for some family members to benifit whilst other need to lounge elsewhere. Eg parents and grandchildren. However a fantastic service.

 

Rashid

Lisa12
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Heart

 

Thx for the Great little meal❣ My son loved it. Staff are friendly & so ready to help ☕ Such Welcome relief @ Domestic Departures OR Tambo International Airport

Elise
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Hi,

Are there shower facilities at the Library Lounge? 

Thanks,

Elise

 

Antonk
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Hi,

I'd like to provide some positive feedback regarding Korabo who assisted me at every turn within the OR Tambo airport Standard Bank Library Lounge on Thursday evening, 2nd November.

Not only did he provide me with exceptional service but wherever he was in the lounge, he'd constantly ask people if he could assist them in any way.  Nothing seemed too much of an effort and he did it all with a smile.

Kudo's to you Karabo and thank you for your superb service.

 

Regards

Anton

 

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Super happy with your service, keep up the good work and pray you open more lounges across SA as well the international side. Great work, the service is wonderful !!!

Mark Battison
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Good evening,

 

With whom could I be in contact with regarding a product which maybe of interest for your lounge?

 

Kind Regards

Mark Battison

www.bvcmarketing.co.za 

Sithe
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Good Day,

 

which lounge are prestige bankers accommodated at in ORT when travelling internationally?

Arno hart
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Hi I left my mobile phone plugged into a USB port at the Cafe Blue, at around 18:30 on 21 February 2108.  Please reply to the email I submitted with this form.

 

Odwa gonya
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I need the phone number i forgot something at or Tambo 

Rufin de Jonckheere
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Good afternoon

I had excellent service at the Blue lounge last night.  The 40 odd minutes in the lounge are in fact the highlight of the trip  The lady at reception was Mangi Sibiya  I need to make contact with her. Is there anyway in which hou can assist ?

Thank you

Rufin

Lucille Hawley
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Can someone help- I left my bag at the standard bank connection hub this morning - please can someone let me know if they found it please? 083 9619756

Guy Lundy
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Do any of the Standard Bank lounges at OR Tambo have showers? I will be in transit after an overnight flight and would like to freshen up. 

Muhammad Hoosen
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Been using the ORT Standard Bank lounge every week on a Friday for almost 2 years

I Fly into JHB on mondays and out on Fridays 

Today Friday 09/11/2019 , due to me not being in my hometown to collect my new card, i was declined entry to the Lounge

typing this from SAA Lounge

dissapointed, as the lady did not check on the system that i am still a Standard bank account holder

Nashlin
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How does an elite account holder get an invite email to the blue cafe lounge?

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I hace a Business account. can I and my family enter. Account number 33 00 66 927.

Please call me at 0828077471 or 015 59 00 000

Community Coordinator

Hello @Gerhard,

 

Kindly visit: https://community.standardbank.co.za/t5/Community-blog/Our-OR-Tambo-lounges-cut-the-stress-out-at-do... for more information on our Airport Lounge Access.

 

Kind Regards,

Mandy

 

 

Lehlohonolo Modise
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How do I get an email invite when I am a Prestige Client?

Community Coordinator

Hello Lehlohonolo,

 

Please be advised that as a Prestige banking client, you get one complementary visit to Cafe Blue (not by invite), as well as, access to the Connection Hub. Please have a look at "what you get" section on the Prestige banking account page: https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/personal/products-and-services/bank-with-us/bank-accounts....

 

Kind Regards,

Mandy

Magnus
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Hi

 

I would like to compliment you on the outstanding service, food and wine that you have in the Libary. It leaves most of the public resturants way behind. Outstanding. 

Community Coordinator

Hello Magnus,

 

Thank you so much for the great feedback regarding our Library Lounge. We look forward to hosting you on your next journey.

 

Kind Regards,

Mandy

Pumza Tengani
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Hi

 

I am an Elite account holder, I would like to be invited to Cafe Blue will be travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg and back.

 

Kind regards,

Pumi

Mr Chris Glover
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Dear Cindy, Carol and team
I just landed for a very short visit to SA this weekend. Having flown from Shanghai, and overnighted in JHB with just 5 hours sleep since Thursday, I decided to try out the Standard Bank domestic departure lounge at 7am this morning.
Well, I cannot praise it enough. I travel a lot, have accumulated more than 1.5 million flight miles in 8 years, been to more airports, lounges and luxury hotels than I care to remember. Today I had definitively, absolutely simply the very BEST omellete I ever ate, and the most delicious cappucino. The staff were friendly and helpful - a welcome surprise after the anonymity of international travel.
Thank you Standard Bank for a truly world class value-adding facility for your private banking customers.
Cindy- Please pass this email on to relevant SB teams.
Kind Regards
CHRIS GLOVER
Executive Director Manufacturing Planning
SAIC Volkswagen
Mobile:. +8613918665681

Community Coordinator

Good Day Chris,

 

We are delighted that you had a great experience at our Lounge. We will pass on your message to the Airport Lounge Manager and team. 

Luc
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Hi I have a platinum private banking card and would like to know how many guests I can take into the library lounge with me 

Community Coordinator

Hello Luc,

 

Please learn more about our Airport Lounge access criteria. You can have 1 guest.

 

https://community.standardbank.co.za/t5/Community-blog/Learn-more-about-our-lounges-at-OR-Tambo-Inte...

Community Coordinator

Hello Luc,

 

Please learn more about our Airport Lounge access criteria. You can have 1 guest.

 

https://community.standardbank.co.za/t5/Community-blog/Learn-more-about-our-lounges-at-OR-Tambo-Inte...

JerryR
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Hi

I am a frequent traveller out of OR Thambo. I did not know about the lounges until i asked about it at one of the banks. They were also not sure what the qualifying criteria was, It is stated that Titanuim card holders need invites. So how do i get an invite to attend the lounge. What are my options here?

Regards

J

Community Coordinator

Hello JerryR,

 

Please be advised that Prestige Bankers are infact allowed 1 visit a month into CafeBlue and unlimited visits to the Connection Hub. 

 

Kind Regards,

Mandy

 

 

Nigel McDonald
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Just wanted to find out if Cafe Blue at OR Tambo is open on Public Holidays

Community Coordinator

Hello Nigel,

 

Yes, the Cafe Blue is open on Public Holidays.

Jiven G
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Hi, 

 

Please advise if Professional banking cheque card holders are allowed access to the lounges. 

Community Coordinator

Hello Jiven G,

 

Yes, as a Professional Banking Cheque Card holder, you do have access to the lounges.

 

 

Yankho
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I recently discovered and used the Library Lounge at ORTIA with a friend enroute to KZN for holiday. Service was amazing and food delicious, Mfundo our waiter was amazing too. My friend thoroughly enjoyed the experience which formed part of her birthday package. Thank you SB for making the experience worthwhile and rewarding us. :-)

Community Coordinator

Hello Yankho,

 

Thank you so much for your postive feedback. We will escalate your great feedback to our Airport Lounge team. :)