AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is a luxury boutique hotel situated close to Sandton City and the Gautrain station | Courtesy of AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
When visiting Johannesburg, there’s a wide choice of accommodation options. If, however, you’re after a luxury stay with a homely feel, look no further than our round up of the 10 best boutique hotels in Johannesburg.
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, Johannesburg
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AtholPlace Hotel & Villa, Johannesburg | Courtesy of AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Athol, a short drive from the bustling business and shopping district of Sandton, is the ideal home away from home. The boutique hotel is beautifully decorated with a mix of eclectic and classic pieces. All nine suites have been immaculately designed ensuring the most comfortable stay, and the large pool situated in the beautifully kept gardens is perfect for cooling down in warm summer months.
Clico Boutique Hotel in suburban Rosebank is ideally situated close to public transport facilities like the Rosebank Gautrain Station, making traveling to and from the hotel a breeze. Housed in a Cape Dutch building, the interior is a combination of old and new pieces, giving it a traditional yet trendy feel. Clico’s fine-dining restaurant serves seasonal European-style meals, placing an emphasis on local and organic produce.
Little Tuscany offers plenty of accommodation options, from deluxe suites to luxury rooms, each with a unique offering catering to guests’ varying needs. Whether on holiday or a business trip, the friendly staff at Little Tuscany will ensure a memorable and happy stay. The on-site restaurants is open daily and serves comfort food like you’ve never tasted before.
Morrells Boutique Estate offers typical French Provençal-style accommodation with a vintage flair. The estate’s wooden floors, antique furniture, large windows and rose-filled gardens all add to the magical atmosphere. At night the old-world dining room lights up and guests are invited to take a step back in time while listening to French music and dining on delicious meals.
The Peech Hotel is situated close to Johannesburg's business hub | Courtesy of The Peech hotel
The Peech Hotel in Melrose boasts 16 rooms, each elegantly decorated with touches of African design and fresh flowers. All en suite rooms include WiFi, air conditioning and a flat screen TV, ensuring total comfort. The hotel is surrounded by large gardens making it difficult to believe that you’re in the country’s largest city.
The Syrene Boutique Hotel is all about luxury and tranquility in a world-class setting. Guests have the options of luxury rooms, deluxe suites or presidential suites – all offering top class accommodation. The Elm restaurant serves classic French cuisine and if you’d rather stay in, simply order room service.
The View Boutique Hotel offers unmatched views of the city, and is situated in the historic suburb of Auckland Park. The hotel’s restaurant serves everything from breakfast to high tea, and freshly prepared food is accompanied by an impressive wine list. There’s also an on-site spa, treating guests to massages or manicures and pedicures.
Situated in Rosebank, this five-star hotel is the ultimate place to kick your shoes off and relax. Eclectic decor reminds you of a bygone era and essentially combines the rich cultures evident of the city of Johannesburg. Guests can pick a book from the extensive library, plunge into the 15 metre (49 foot) swimming pool or simply sip on a gourmet cocktail at the bar.
If you’re after a relaxing break away, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton is the place for you. The on-premises Balinese-style spa facilities are world-class and set within the hotel’s bamboo forest gardens. The beautiful suites are all decorated in different styles, from Eastern influence to French Provincial, and will suit the needs of each and every discerning guest.
This five-star boutique hotel offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Houghton. Soak up the sun while relaxing on the comfortable patio or take a dip in the pool, there’s also a cocktail bar to ensure you stay hydrated throughout your stay. If you’d really like to treat yourself, book the luxurious Presidential Suite, equipped with two private balconies overlooking the lush, beautifully landscaped gardens.