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The Residence Boutique Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manama, Bahrain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

In the space of 10 months, this is the 5th time that my husband & I have chosen to stay at The Residence. The service is consistently high and we have never been disappointed despite now having very high expectations! Reasons why it is so much better than over hotels include the personal attention to detail. We haver never been... More

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Atlanta
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here before when this property was under construction and had such a wonderful stay I decided to come back. It did not disappoint. The service and staff here are incredible. The Hotel is amazing. Each room is unique. I have had 4 rooms and they have all been fantastic. Thank you so much to the hotel and... More

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

Thank you so much for providing us with your review. We really do appreciate it and we are so glad to hear that you once again enjoyed your stay with us. It was such a pleasure having you visit us and trust you had an enjoyable trip back home. From all of us here at The Residence we would like... More

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this hotel - and like I say, I want to give it 5 stars but it fell short in a key area for me. Room was lovely and well appointed but not overly large - aside from generous cupboard storage, there was a credenza with mini bar etc on it, a desk and a casual chair. It was... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us besides the size of the shower in room 2. Unfortunately working off the structure of an old home we were limited with the size of the bathroom and the space we could utilise for this room. It is our smallest... More

Lovettsville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 14 staying here after our safari in Kruger and a trip to Vic Falls - what a fabulous last night in South Africa. In the van from the airport we were given the internet password, a bottle of water and a moist towellette. At the hotel we were taken to our rooms which included a... More

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

Thank you so much for providing us with your review. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We trust you had an enjoyable trip back home and hope to be able to welcome you back someday in the near future. From all of... More

Brenham, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Johannesburg many times and stayed in different hotels, but on this trip, based on Tripadvisor reviews, we chose The Residence. What an outstanding choice. Our only regret is that we did not stay here on prior visits! From the time one walks through the door, you are made to feel as if you are part of... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and really appreciate your comments. We trust you had a safe and enjoyable trip back home and look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the near future. Until then from all of us here at The Residence we... More

HerbieW
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at The Residence and there is much to be positive about. The building and setting is really nice,it has a couple of pools and beautiful grounds. The rooms were spacious and I really liked the some of the extra little touches such as the small spa. We had a downstairs family room, which was convenient... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will attend to the issues you raised. We trust you had an enjoyable trip back home and would like to wish you all the very best. More

Lovettsville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at many high end hotels....this one is the best. Elegance does not amply describe it. Staff and management are gracious, accommodating without any hint of pretension. We stayed in the pool villa which was well worth the upgrade. Separate living room with working fire place, eating table and view of one of the two pools. Walled outside... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you will be able to visit us in our summer months and enjoy that experience. We trust you had a safe and enjoyable trip back home. From all of us here at The Residence we would like to... More

new york, new york
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived for the first night of our honeymoon and at first sight, the residence was beautiful. We thought it was a bit odd that the power went out for three hours and our jacuzzi was freezing cold, but we were willing to let it go because the property was so gorgeous. We told our travel agent,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to express your view, however we need to provide clarity as follows: All staff were notified of your nut allergy as we take our clients allergies/medical conditions very seriously. We often have guests travelling with food allergies and always accommodate their dietary requirements as requested. The “pesto/basil sauce” which you referred to (used as... More

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at the residence last week and were most impressed with the entire experience. Great service, out standing ambience and helpful staff. The stay was a highlight of our time in Johannesburg and we will recommend to anyone.

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

Thank you so much for providing us with your review. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We trust you had an enjoyable trip back home and hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. From all of us here at The Residence we would like to thank you once... More

Thousand Oaks
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the amenities are delightful, the staff is what set this place apart. We stayed two nights before Safari and returned for a single night before heading home to the US. We wish we had planned to stay longer. The custom rooms were luxurious with both inside and outside showers The treats before bedtime including a chocolate, Amarulo liquor and... More

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

We cant thank you enough for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We trust you enjoyed your trip to South Africa and that you had an enjoyable and safe trip back home. From all of us here at The Residence we would like to thank you once again and wish... More

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Address: 17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Boutique Hotel 5*
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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 twelve 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 or simply relax and unwind in the sauna and steam room. ... more   less 
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