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The Residence Boutique Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa (GCJ)

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Luxury Suite - The Residence Boutique Hotel - 1

Luxury Suite

  • One King Bed
This room features views of the garden or pool from the comfort of a furnished balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. A minibar is provided. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone.

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Luxury Room

  • One King Bed
This room features views of the garden or pool from the comfort of a furnished balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. A minibar is provided. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone.

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Luxury Suite with Private Jacuzzi

  • One King Bed
This room features views of the garden or pool from the comfort of a furnished balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. A minibar is provided. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone.

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Madiba luxury Suite

  • One King Bed
This room features views of the garden or pool from the comfort of a furnished balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. A minibar is provided. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone.

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Penthouse Luxury Suite

  • One King Bed
This room features views of the garden or pool from the comfort of a furnished balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. A minibar is provided. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, as well as bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone.

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The Residence Boutique Hotel
17th 4th Avenue<br/>Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa 1986

Hotel Features.
The Residence Boutique Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, facials, and beauty services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden.

Guestrooms.
Air-conditioned guestrooms at The Residence Boutique Hotel feature minibars and bathrobes. Furnished balconies offer pool or garden views. Beds come with Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. Rooms are individually decorated. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Residence Spa. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The Residence Boutique Hotel has a restaurant on site.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



The preferred airport for The Residence Boutique Hotel is Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 17.7 km / 11 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.


Based on 567 reviews
from Nottingham
Submitted on 21-05-2016
we arrived on an early flight (7am) and were met at the airport by Lucky who drove us to the hotel highlighting points of interest on the way. The hotel is in a residential area away from the city centre so you do need to take a taxi if you wanted to go shopping etc. Our room was ready on arrival and we were able to relax immediately. Our suite was on the ground floor and had an outside shower and a decking area overlooking the koi pond. The room was spacious and well decorated with TV in the... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 24-05-2016
I had a mostly pleasant stay at the Residence Boutique hotel. Our airport transfer, Lucky, was great, definitely a nice way to be greeted after 20+ hours of travel. Once we arrived there were so many alcoholic welcome drinks I didn't know where to begin! I liked the fact that you could have the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant or as room service. My main complaint was related to the service. For both breakfasts, we ordered to our room and both times they forgot our coffee orders. On t... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 28-05-2016
We stayed in this amazing hotel for our honeymoon and it was great. When we got there (after the complimentary transfer from the airport), there was a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The next day, we left early (5am) for a balloon flight, and they had arranged a picnic basket for us to take, since we wouldn't be able to have breakfast. We hadn't asked for it, it was just a great surprise. The room itself was amazing, we got the Madiba suite and the terrace was amazing. Everything ... Read more
from Las Vegas, NV
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Just finished a wonderful two night stay at The Residence. It is truly difficult to find a unique way to express how perfect the experience has been. From the airport pick-up, through check-out every detail was faultless. In addition, the staff was friendly and courteous while fulfilling our every need. Our stay was in the pool villa which was just amazing and extremely private. I've been traveling the world for 35 years on business & pleasure and haven't stayed at a hotel that is better!
from Gloucester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
My wife and I stayed here for one night prior to our Safari. We used the hotels airport transfer both ways which were efficient. Check in at the hotel was also efficient and a welcome drink was provided during the registration process. We stayed in one of the suites which was exceptional. Luxury decor, very spacious and a Jacuzzi on our terrace. We were also impressed with the attention to detail throughout the hotel. We had made a reservation for dinner at the hotel, which had a very good menu... Read more
from Montclair, New Jersey
Submitted on 07-06-2016
My wife and I have stayed at The Residence three times in the past 4 years. We know of no other place on Earth that is more comfortable to stay. We have stayed in three different rooms at this boutique hotel. Each room is just the best. They are all a bit different and they are all the most relaxing,serene experience. The comfort level is like no other place. The staff remembers us each time and just makes for a special stay. The Residence provides pick and return to the airport with an ... Read more
from Chicago
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Couldn't find anything to fault at this superb facility. Seldom am I without additional comment. Room had a great shower, outdoor patio with hot tub and two person shower. We used and enjoyed it all. Dinner was excellent, as was the bar. Great choices for inclusive breakfast.
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Submitted on 22-06-2016
We spent two nights at The Residence before embarking on an African Safari in Botswana. Then an additional 2 nights after returning from Botswana before our long trip back home. What a beautiful, elegant place. The perfectly groomed grounds, the friendly attentive staff, and the beautiful rooms beyond our expectations. Dining was exquisite, the spa was fabulous, this motel is a five star. It was the perfect place to relax after a long trip from Washington State, USA and again, before our returni... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 23-06-2016
I had read about this hotel in Trip Advisor and booked three nights in advance of a group safari. My travel agent persuaded me to give up one night and move to the "really nice Airport Intercontinental Hotel" so that we could spend more time with our soon-to-be fellow travelers. The Residence met and exceeded our expectations to the point we regretted giving up one of the nights. The Staff is exceptionally welcoming and accommodating. The food is excellent and the Spa was superb. The suites... Read more
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Submitted on 25-06-2016
We had a wonderful stay at The Residence. A beautiful and secure area. Pool Villa was outstanding! Staff very attentive. Excellent food and wines. Airport pickup very efficient and discrete. Couples Massage on rooftop was fantastic! We will be back.
from Reston, Virginia, United States
Submitted on 26-06-2016
After coming off safaris, this was an EXCELLENT place to stay for our last night in Africa. From the moment we stepped into the hotel and were greeted by Layton, we were treated like royalty. The hotel was secure, and had everything you needed, so you didn't need to leave. We only had one night here, but wished we had more time. The dinner was outstanding, but what made it so was the service. I don't think I ever experienced anything so wonderful. A true gem.
from Frisco, Texas
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We read about this gem on Trip Advisor and oh what a find. We had dinner both nights on the property because the food and service was incredible. Oh, and breakfast that is included, if a feast to behold-yummy and all sorts of options. The property is so relaxing and well taken care of. Our room was absolutely perfect and the bathroom was spacious and had both a tub and huge shower. I did a spa treatment and have never experienced anything like it in the States!!! Definitely will be going back... Read more
from Philadelphia, PA
Submitted on 04-07-2016
My husband and I stayed at the Residence for the last few days of our honeymoon. We were amazed by the level of detail, perfection put into everything- from the decor, to breakfast to the little bottles of liquor put on our pillows at night next to the hot water bottles. Another amazing part was the driver service- we are used to traveling abroad and hiring drivers that take us to various shops or on tours where they get some sort of kick back. Every driver we had through the Residence was so in... Read more
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Submitted on 07-07-2016
My husband and I stayed in the Penthouse and had an increadible time. The hot tub on the terrace had a great view and if it wasn't raining, we would have loved to sit in the lounge. There were good movies on the television, the skylight was a nice touch over the bed, and the hotel restaurant was great. Would definitely come back.
from Alberta, Canada
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Our family spent here 2 nights just before our long vacation and we absolutely loved this hotel. Rooms are very clean , food was great so everything fit in to our expectations.we highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Johannesburg.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 11-07-2016
The Residence is probably the nicest and most elegant hotel we've ever stayed in. It's absolutely beautiful, elegant and very special. The service is equally wonderful. Our only regret is that we had just one night to enjoy it. There are 3 pools, a tennis court, and lovely grounds. The breakfast menu is fabulous, and the room service menu was both reasonably priced with many choices. This hotel is an absolute jewel worthy of its 5 star rating!
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Wow!! Never stayed at a hotel at this pricepoint, with such attention to detail, and incredible service - it's as if they can read your mind. The buildings have a couple challenging features, but they have done a remarkable job of working within the old bones, and furnished it beautifully. Lots of steps, (not very handicap friendly) twists, turns, nooks and crannies, providing lots of private spaces. The entire property is surrounded by stunningly landscaped gardens, with two pools, tennis c... Read more
from san francisco
Submitted on 12-07-2016
The Residence Boutique Hotel is a treasure. Located in lovely Houghton Estates, away from the grittiness of Joburg, you feel welcomed as though in the warm home of a wealthy aunt. We were fortunate to be in the Penthouse, which was beyond imagining, with two stunning outdoor areas, including one with a hot tub and private seating areas. Perfect!
from Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Our second visit was just as perfect as the first one. We stayed in the same room type again, one with a terrace and Jacuzzi. To be honest, we preferred the room we got the first time around to this one. The terrace was more private, this time it overlooked the pool area. Nonetheless, our stay was fabulous. Even if the property is not cheap by all means, you get service and quality that is worth every cent. The restaurant is excellent as well and very reasonably priced. We'll be back, for sure... Read more
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Submitted on 14-07-2016
We kicked off our honeymoon in South Africa with a one night stay here and it was simply perfect. The place in itself is an attraction and we spent the day enjoying the spa, the outdoor hot tub and the rest of the hotel. We enjoyed both lunch and dinner here, both really great and with great wines. Highly recommend this place!
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Submitted on 14-07-2016
I travel frequently for business and unfortunately usually default to chain hotels. This time I decided to try something different and picked The Residence based entirely on other TripAdvisor reviews for my trip to Johannesburg. First off, believe all of the reviews on here. This place is truly phenomenal. From the minute you arrive you feel like a VIP guest. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. The grounds are just as gorgeous as pictured. The common spaces of the hotel are elegant but a... Read more
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Submitted on 15-07-2016
We stayed here on our first two night in South Africa. They truly look out for your entire experience. The restaurant was excellent, the wait staff was very attentive. We all felt very special - even my boys (age 9 and 11) enjoyed their turn down service - they added extras for them!! Will definitely look to stay here again when we return!
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Submitted on 17-07-2016
This hotel is as good as it gets. The service is phenomenal and the property itself will take your breath away. Any other hotel will be a disappointment after The Residence. This oasis in Johannesburg is not to be missed.
from Knoxville, TN
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This is my husband and my go to place when ever in Johannesburg. We love everything about this beautiful oasis in the city - the people, food, wine, rooms, outdoor bathrooms, lovely turn details. But this is the first we have seen the nice renovations, awesome spa where the bar used to be on top of the building and expanded shop. If you want to shop, do it here! We will be back but want to thank everyone for the fabulous time we had this time with 4 of my friends!
from Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Had our first night of our South Africa trip at the residence . What a truly fantastic place . We've been lucky and stayed in some lovely hotels but this one knocked them all for 6 . I sort of don't want to give to much away , because when you walk in and around the place it's far better than any review can give . Emma my wife and I went and sat out by one of the pools after we checked in , as our room wasn't ready . We had a glass of fizz and sat there saying how amazing it looked . The g... Read more
from Norman, Oklahoma
Submitted on 23-07-2016
If you don't want to be pampered, this is not the hotel for you. The room was huge, well appointed, and clean. We had a large out door space with couches, a bed, hot tub and outdoor shower! The bath was gorgeous with a huge soaking tub and an assortment of salts to put in the bath. The turn down service included hot water bottles in the bed, along with an aperitif and sweet. The hotel itself is just beautiful. The shops have lots of great things. There was always a driver availed to take us pl... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
I stayed at this hotel for one night only. I wish I had reason to stay longer as it was a very enjoyable experience. Their attention to detail, their service and their lovely luxury boutique accommodation is excellent.
from Wellington, South Africa
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This is my third visit at The Residence and it gets better every time. Attentive service, well appointed rooms, delicious food both breakfast and dinner and excellent spa. You have the feel of home away from home. Looking forward to my next visit.
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Submitted on 31-07-2016
The residence is the best place to stay while visiting to Johannesburg you feel like home from food, breakfast is unbelievable customer service is always over and above someone expectations you will never get bored in the residence
from Michigan, USA
Submitted on 01-08-2016
I have traveled to every continent (save Antartica) and visited many of the world's greatest cities, and I place The Residence as my favorite hotel in the world. It is class in every sense of the word. From the welcome we received by Warren and the many (very talented) staff, our one night stay started off extremely well and only got better. The rooms are nicely decorated with traditional decor and some very lovely artwork. We ate dinner in the smaller, and more private, dining room where wa... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-08-2016
My title is unfair as The Residence is almost worthy of being a destination in and of itself. I have stayed here on three occasions and can't properly praise the property and its staff enough. Special thank you to Warren who oversees a property with exceptionally high quality of rooms, cuisine and amenities including the stellar pool. Give this man an award for best property manager in South Africa.
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