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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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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 hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Until then, thank you once again and all the very best...

Reviewed 8 January 2017

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!

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

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 4 January 2017

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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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. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and would like to wish you all the very best for 2017!

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great place to stay. Felt really spoilt. Would go there again. The dinner was fantastic, the sauna and spa was great. We got the luxury room. Had a couple of maintenance problems, but overall a great place to stay. Was booked full yet felt very quiet and private.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback and review, we really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. 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!

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel is in a residential neighborhood far removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Joburg, yet it is still close enough so that you don't feel isolated. From the moment you walk into the hotel, you feel as if you are home. That is if you were a billionaire and your home was a spectacular property. There are...

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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 your feedback and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We have taken note of your comments and aim to address them in the near future. Once again thank you so much and all the very best for 2017!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Residence at the end of our trip in South Africa and we didn't need to leave the hotel as it had everything that we needed! Beautiful gift shop selling clothes, accessories, homeware, handicraft to purchase for friends back home. The restaurant and room service was great and breakfast (oysters and champagne too!) had a...

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

Thank you so much for you amazing review, we really appreciate your comments 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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We spent a night at The Residence last week and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We spent the afternoon at the hotel spa which was so unique in the way in which it makes you feel as if you are in another world. The ladies there were great (Challate and Thabiso) and their pampering wonderful. The room itself with the jacuzzi...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback 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

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Spent one night on a layover between the States and safari. Fantastic boutique hotel. Food was excellent (especially the ostrich). Very reasonably priced. ~30 minute car ride from the airport. In a very nice, upscale neighborhood.

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

Thank you much, we really appreciate your comments and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We hope to welcome you back some day and from all of us, we would like to wish you all the very best for 2017!

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A super welcome and even though we stay in boutique hotels a lot, it's still exciting when one finds something very special. I will not spoil the surprises you get at every turn here, but you will be wowed, even the most cynical will find it hard not to be impressed.

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

I cant thank you enough for your kind review and want you to know that we really appreciate it. 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!

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
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: RM1,087 - RM1,800 (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 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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“Room 14 or 15 if you want a jacuzzi”
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“All rooms we have stayed in are wonderful. The Penthouse Suite is worth the extra money.”
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“Room 5 had a private outdoor shower and jacuzzi!”
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