Top Boutique Hotels in Johannesburg


Looking for a place to stay but not too keen on a busy big hotel? Check out this guide to our favourite boutique hotels in Johannesburg.

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The Syrene

Between four stars and a superior stay, The Syrene Boutique Hotel in Rivonia deserves to be visited at least once. Offering 21 suites, choose either a deluxe suite or one of the smaller luxury suites. Work in comfort using complimentary Wi-Fi or relax in style as room service caters to your every need at the drop of a dial. The Elm Tree Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is known for its excellent food and wine selection. Spoil yourself.

The Residence

The Residence

Launch into the lap of luxury at the Residence Boutique Hotel in Houghton. This opulent space has been a traveller’s choice for years and keeps growing in popularity. Dressed to the nines with crystal chandeliers, velvet drapes and Persian rugs, and accommodation that includes a pool villa and penthouse, you’ll feel like a celebrity. 

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Unwind with a glass of champers to the sound of a grand piano being played by a skilful pianist. The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton can be found on the outskirts of the Ernest Ullmann Park and serves as an escape from Africa’s business hub which is a stone’s throw away. The five-star hotel has been honoured with the World Luxury Hotel Award several times.

The Munro Hotel

The Munro Boutique Hotel

What a view! The Munro Boutique Hotel in Houghton is a palatial mansion with a terrace that overlooks the largest manmade forest in the world. With only five luxurious suites you can be assured of personalised service and privacy. The halls and rooms are decked out with statues, original artworks and antiques, and dripping with chandeliers. Meals are held in a serviced formal dining room with your own chef.

The Winston Hotel

Enjoy a five-star stay in Rosebank at The Winston Hotel, centrally situated for you to explore Joburg. The beautiful, themed, spacious suites have well-equipped workstations and king-size beds, while the Courtyard Suites have their own private courtyard or balcony. A central feature is the 15m swimming pool (perfect for laps) and hotel’s cuisine is renowned, drawing locals from the surrounding suburbs to feast on the Mediterranean menu.

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