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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Alma Road | (Off Bowling Avenue), Sandton 2052, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 44 hotels in Sandton
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Marais M Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute spoil. Magnificent garden, food and service. I just love the pool area. Will have to go back mid summer. I have no idea who the chef is but each plate looks fantastic. Signage from main roads could be better. Parking area ... Expectation was that their would at least be car ports. Love the friendliness of the staff... More

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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hotels I have stayed in. Madrid Suite in the chateau has no view at all but was huge with a great bathroom and spotlessly clean. Service top, food top, spa top, garden and pool top, should have been here longer. This place is stress - releving. Tip : ask for an explanation of the coffe-mashine in... More

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NTolmay, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review following your stay with us at Fairlwans. It is wonderful to hear that you were blown away with the tranquil setting of the hotel, our spa, delicious food and pool. I am absolutely delighted that you found the attentive service to be exceptional and your kind words... More

La Porte, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and and stayed here for one night on our way to Vic Falls. My son said it was the nicest hotel he had ever stayed. The staff is extremely helpful and gave us good information. We received a free ride to the mall and called for pick up. If you like older, clean and good hotels this is... More

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NTolmay, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for the incredible review about your stay with us and expecially for naming Fairlawns to be the best hotel in Johannesburg! It was great to read that you loved the charm of the Hotel, but even better that you found the food and service outstanding! I have made a note regarding the Wi-Fi and... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a Grand Chateau Suite during a recent stay. Whilst it was a large room with good shower, large comfortable bed, the outside view was of a wall. In general we thought it ok but our room was in need of some TLC. As far as the rest of the hotel was concerned we had lunch and evening... More

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NTolmay, General Manager at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. It is indeed a pity that you did not experience our award winning spa as it is extremely popular with a wide selection of traditional South East Asian treatments. I would be interested to receive further feedback with regards to the restaurant,... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Fairlawns for 4 nights past November. It is a hidden gem in Sandton, greater Johannesburg. We were impressed upon arrival. The property is very sophisticated and the decor is impeccable – as we were told, the property used to be owned by the Oppenheimer family. The pool area and gardens are magnificent. We... More

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A charming boutique hôtel in Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg. Our room was beautiful and we were sorry we were only spending one night there. We had a large sitting room, a very spacious bedroom and a lovely bathroom/dressing area. While we didn't take advantage of the pool, we walked around it and it looked lovely. The gardens there were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I spent my 1 year wedding anniversary at this hotel, my choice was based on the fact that the hotel included a spa. The room was utterly amazing and huge. I was booked in the courtyard suite for a one night stay including breakfast. At the time they offered a great anniversary deal which was well worth it including a... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I was given a voucher by a friend for a 2 hour treatment at the Fairlawns Spa for my birthday. From the moment I arrived at the hotel I received an extremely warm welcome from the staff and in particular the therapist who greeted me by name. The quality of the treatment (hot/cold stone massage, facial & foot treatment) was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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289 reviews 289 reviews
30 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My first impression was wow! The grounds, building and gardens are superb. However, a few intances let us down. One, our prearranged transport to tourist attraction did'nt arrive causing much grief and to be late to a prepaid attraction. Apologies were offered, but nothing more, ie perhaps out taxi fare to be paid?? And that night, no hot water for... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Fairlawns is top notch. The service is so good it is actually over the top! We were greeted with a towel and a drink. Our bags were handled for us. The room was massive! Two double beds and a full sitting area with tv plus a desk area. The bathroom was also extremely large with a separate tub and... More

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Also Known As:
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel And Spa
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel Sandton
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Sandton, Greater Johannesburg
Address: 1 Alma Road | (Off Bowling Avenue), Sandton 2052, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Sandton
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sandton
#3 Business Hotel in Sandton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and exclusive five-star sanctuary for today’s business or leisure traveller. Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, major business hubs and shopping centers are amere 4km away. The 40 opulent suites are each individually decorated to the highest world standards with the Presidential Suite playing host to many local and international celebrities. A sought after conference centre, fully equipped gym, Balinese spa and superb a la carte restaurant complete the full range of guest services. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary transfers to the Sandton Shopping District. Airport transfers and transfers to other areas can be arranged at an additional cost. Golfers will not be disappointed as Fairlawns has an arrangement with the nearby Johannesburg Country Club, which offers two world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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