In the bustling, non-stop chaos of Johannesburg, there are pockets of tranquility, havens of luxury, where you can escape and completely forget the demands of the outside world… These are Joburg’s top boutique hotels.
In just over a year, this small, but popular Houghton hotel has managed to find itself ranked as the top hotel in the city on Tripadvisor. Guests have showered the venue with praise for creating an environment that is both opulent and inviting, classy and cosy. With individually designed suites, a plush spa and gorgeous rooftop bar, there’s really no reason to leave the comfort of this delightful home away from home.
A chic and eco-friendly option for travellers that still enjoy a bit of luxury and exclusivity. There’s a reason why it’s been nominated as South Africa’s top Boutique Hotel for the last 4 years. Guests love the cosy garden bungalows which encircle the peaceful garden and the venue has received rave reviews for its’ bistro-style food and professional hospitality.
With its’ picturesque setting of manicured lawns & colourful flower beds, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had teleported to the English countryside. Fairlawns is an award-winning hotel that is just as perfect for intimate events like small weddings and parties as it is a peaceful retreat for business travellers and couples looking for a romantic break.
From the chic Afrique decor to the spacious suites and welcoming atmosphere, staying at The Saxon is a unique experience. Visitors to this Sandton oasis have praised the top-notch service and delicious food. The added facilities like a fitness centre, cinema, spa and heated pool are added bonuses.
Centrally located but hidden in the quieter side of Houghton, what was once a private home is now a cosy guesthouse that incorporates personal homey touches. Houghton Estate has been described as comfortable and friendly with a garden most people can only dream of. The food, service and decor also come highly recommended.