The 10 Best Hotels In Johannesburg, South Africa

Michelangelo Towers Hotel view from Nelson Mandela Square | © NJR ZA/WikiCommons
Michelangelo Towers Hotel view from Nelson Mandela Square | © NJR ZA/WikiCommons
Johannesburg, nicknamed Joburg or Jozi, is South Africa’s biggest city, with a dark history of war, apartheid laws and poverty. Today, however, it is a prime tourist destination, providing many comfortable accommodation options for visitors. If you’re thinking of where to stay, read our list of the best hotels in Johannesburg.
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The Residence

The Residence is a contemporary boutique hotel situated in the quiet, high-walled suburb of Houghton. The Residence opened its doors in 2011 and since then it has had fantastic reviews from its guests. The aquatic, nautical, botanical, oriental and equine themes throughout the hotel create a romantic and exotic ambiance. Sleep peacefully in a Luxury Room, a Luxury Suite, or one of the Premium Suites where you will feel and be treated like royalty.

Address & telephone number: The Residence, 17 Fourth Ave., Westwood, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 853 2480

The Peech

Conveniently located ten minutes away from shopping and business centers, and 45 minutes from Johannesburg airport in Melrose, The Peech is a stylish, sophisticated hotel that oozes tranquility in the heart of the bustling city. Each of its sixteen suites and bedrooms are spread across the beautiful one acre garden, simulating a feeling of being in a paradise of calm while still being the city. Enjoy amenities like the gym, the outdoor swimming pool and a bistro restaurant that counts among the best dining establishments in Johannesburg.

Address& telephone number: The Peech, 61 North St, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 537 9797

The Winston

Located in the wealthy Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, The Winston is ideal for the business or leisure traveler who appreciates the finer things in life. The five-star boutique hotel has all the amenities you need for your comfort. The spacious rooms are tastefully designed, depicting the themes Le Bijou, Royal Safari and Manor House. The Winston boasts various conference facilities and quiet sitting areas for more intimate meetings. Its convenient location close to the business hub of Sandton makes it an easy commute for business off the premises. A chauffeur-driven transfer service is available, so guests can travel in style.

Address& telephone number: The Winston, 6 Tottenham Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 268 3140

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Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank

Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank is a four-star luxury hotel with 318 well-appointed rooms. It is conveniently located in the economic hub of Greater Sandton, where guests have close access to shopping, dining, business and leisure activities. The brightly decorated rooms feature voice mail, clock radio, climate control, coffee/tea makers, in-room safe, multi-line phone, direct-dial phone, Ipod docking stations and a minibar. Pamper yourself at their upscale spa and wellness facilities. There is also a hair salon, a newsstand, and transportation services among other convenient services.

Maru's Bed And Breakfast

If you are travelling on a budget but still don’t want to compromise on basic comfort and amenities, then Maru’s Bed And Breakfast won’t disappoint. Located in close proximity to Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Convention Centre, you’ll sleep soundly inside an air-conditioned room equipped with an en-suite bathroom, a microwave, satellite programming, free Wi-Fi, phone, safe, coffee and tea maker, minibar and a private balcony. Their shuttle service can take you to nearby attractions. Or you can stay in and enjoy the warmth of the lobby fire, the swimming pool and the nightclub.
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Lourie Lodge

Enjoy an exclusive lodging experience at the cozy guesthouse known as Lourie Lodge. Lourie Lodge is situated in close proximity to the Madame Zingara Theatre of Dreams South Africa, the Lippizaner Centre, the Fourways Mall and Montecasino. Make yourself at home in their spacious, elegantly decorated rooms that overlook the sparkling pool, manicured lawns and floodlit tennis court. In the lodge you’ll get complimentary English breakfast, newspapers and Wi-Fi, and for an additional fee you can request an infant bed/crib. If you wish to stay in for the evening you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar/lounge.

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Golden Gate Guest House

Golden Gate Guest House is a classy three-star lodging in the suburbs of Bryanston, offering the best of a country/town fusion. In 2013, Golden Gate Guest House won the South Africa Travel Online Awards for ‘The Best Guest House in Johannesburg’. The guest house is located close to various amenities for business or leisure travelers. The elegantly decorated units are self-catering, offering all the modern amenities that are expected of a hotel, including Wi-Fi access, satellite DSTV, coffee/tea maker and bar fridges. A babysitting and childcare service is available.

Address& telephone number: Golden Gate Guest House, 291 Bryanston Dr., Sandton, South Africa, +27 11 463 1426

Dube Executive Suites

Dube Executive Suites is another establishment that is conveniently located close to the business, shopping and commercial hub of Johannesburg, with attractions nearby such as the Sandton Convention Centre and Nelson Mandela Square. Dube Executive Suites has a comfortable home-sweet-home feel that provides relaxation and comfort. Sleep peacefully inside the Family Rooms, Twin Rooms or Double Rooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated and boast all modern amenities.

Address& telephone number: Dube Executive Suites, 8 Minerva Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa, +27 11 326 6751

Nelson Mandela Square © James Cridland/Flickr

Michelangelo Towers Hotel

Smack in the center of Johannesburg is the iconic Michelangelo Towers Hotel, offering a panoramic view of the city. The hotel boasts 194 well-appointed air-conditioned rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a desk, a minibar and a separate sitting area. Other room facilities include coffee/tea maker, TV, DVD player, in-room safe and direct-dial phone. Enjoy the pleasures of a relaxing spa with sauna and steam room services. There is a gift shop where you can get little souvenirs as memories of your trip. The fitness center will keep you in shape, and don’t forget to pop into the bar and lounge for a refreshing drink.

Michelangelo Towers Hotel view from Nelson Mandela Square © NJR ZA/WikiCommons

City Lodge Hotel Fourways

Only a three minute walk from the Montecasino entertainment complex you will find City Lodge Hotel Fourways. This hotel is ideal for mixing business with pleasure, as it is located closed to the business district, shopping centers and popular attractions including the famous Montecasino. All 211 air-conditioned rooms are attractively decorated and decked with queen size or twin beds. There is a boardroom that can house private meetings, and a fitness room to keep you in shape during your stay. The inviting infinity pool is always a welcoming sight after a hot, exhausting day in the city.