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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a magnificent boutique hotel, the service, food and overall attention to detail was phenomenal. The SPA is exceptional...highly recommend it for a couples get away or even just a solo stay. nothing was too much hassle and I loved the outside bath for a moonlight bubble bath.

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

A wonderful haven in a beautiful leafy suburb of the Houghton Estate in Johannesburg. Can't find a fault with The Residence- ambience, staff, atmosphere all first class. We have a late flight and have been allowed to keep our room and enjoy the facilities for no extra charge. Johannesburg is a fascinating place to visit so put it on your...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at The Residence on 6 Oct 16 before departing South Africa after a two week holiday. Everything about The Residence was pure luxury and it was a perfect finish to our wonderful holiday. The staff were responsive and discretely attentive. They couldn't do enough to make sure we were relaxed and happy. The meals were amazing and...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really and truly appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us, from the team and me, thank you once again and all the very best for 2017.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely does a hotel exceed ones expectations. The Residence does on every level. Let's begin with location. Johannesburg is so large that I cannot say where is the best location. That said, The Residence is located in Houghton, one of Johannesburg's most upscale and therefore safest areas. Moving to service, it was in a word seamless in a very quiet,...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it and yes Sanet is an absolute star along with her team. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets start with the warm welcome at the gate , warm welcome in reception , friendly porter taking us up to our "room" We were in Suite 5 with the Jacuzzi and outside shower ( it rained all weekend but that didn't stop us ) The suite is beautifully decorated , fireplace above the TV , views onto the courtyard...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best for 2017.

Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent my birthday, 5th January 2017 at the Residence spa. Oh my word! What a place! The breakfast and lunch were amazing, the service, the facilities, the decor, outstanding...the spa was out of this world! My therapist was Veronica, what a great therapist she is! I hope she got the small tip that I left her. Very skilled and...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back and would like to wish you all the very best for 2017.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Residence for 2 nights in mid December 2016. We were coming from Chicago and thus pretty jet lagged and were preparing to go on Safari. We were picked up from the airport in a nice van with wi-fi, spent some time in the hotel spa (highly recommend) and had a beautiful dinner at the hotel. The...

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Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Until then, thank you once again and all the very best...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a part of our trip to South Africa we spent 4 days in this hotel. First of all the staff is friendly, helpful and very efficient. The rooms are spectacular. The location is also great. The hotel also has a few drivers which are available to drive and pick you up around town. Our driver went beyond that and...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and would like to wish you all the very best for 2017!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't speak highly enough about this wonderful hotel, rooms were beautifully decorated, large comfortable bed, great pillows, 2 pools, great restaurant, staff were so helpful, they even provide us with a driver and car when we had a mishap and had to go to the police station. This is the place to stay in joburg when you want to...

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Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it, and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back and would like to wish you all the very best for 2017!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing first class boutique hotel situated in excellent neighbourhood with only 18 rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool , very nice rooms (ours had shower and bath both in room and on the balcony!!). Nice restaurant and very good staff. Only thing is like seemingly all decent places in Jo'burg you are surrounded by a high fence as a security measure....

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Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and would like to wish you all the very best for 2017!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence is a five star boutique hotel which is truly one of a kind. No effort has been spared in creating a warm, luxurious, elegant and inviting atmosphere. With eighteen designer suites with ultimate comfort and privacy, here you can sit back and take in the views of the garden, tennis court and pools. Explore the serene sanctuary of the senses with our spa and unwind in the sauna and steam room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Boutique Hotel

Address: 17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $325 - $529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I stayed inside close to the spa with an outside bath and shower”
 of 5 bubbles MelanieMackinnon, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When booking via the phone , ask for Suite 5”
  • Suite 5 Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles 771andrewr, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Madiba or pool suite are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 609leab, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I am sure all rooms are great. There are very luxurious suites too.”
 of 5 bubbles Eds12013, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dinner is included if you book a spa package”
 of 5 bubbles JoeGreen143, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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