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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
1 room 1 adult
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the suite residence for 7 nights in total. It is situated in a very upmarket area of Johannesburg We had five nights in room 5 which was wonderful. Our own private terrace and Jacuzzi. We then had two nights in the penthouse which has a range of facilities and a wonderful rooftop terrace. The hotel has a... More 

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UK
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We cannot recommend this hotel enough. Beautiful rooms, excellent food & wine, beautiful garden and best of all the staff. Everyone we met who worked here made us feel very special. Champagne and a cake for my husband's birthday was an unexpected surprise.

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London, UK
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225 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night at this delightful boutique hotel on arrival in South Africa for a lengthy trip, we should have stayed longer.With only 17 rooms and plenty of staff service here is first class, from our arrival to departure. We stayed in one of the brand new rooms (suite actually) very recently finished (number 14) which consisted 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 review, we really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back someday for a longer stay. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best for 2016. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've travelled quite a bit and stayed at many boutique properties but The Residence is most definitely the most romantic hotel I've ever stayed at. I don't even like using the word 'hotel' because this place is quiet and intimate, service is excellent and your stay is more of an experience rather than just a room for a night. Where... More 

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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. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was where we spent our first night of our African adventure and what a great start. We arrived after an overnight flight from the UK and it was a half hour drive from the airport. The reviews on TA are spot on. We got shown to our room and what a lovely surprise. Behind a large door we had... More 

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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 stay with us. We trust that the rest of your African adventure went well and that you had an amazing trip. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Residence Boutique Hotel embodies the very best of South African (and African) hospitality, service, quality, and comfort. Since 1975, I've traveled to 41 African countries, and have slept or stayed in every accomodation from villages and tents to 5-star hotels. What I like best, however, are the small residence hotels that make one feel like he (or she) is... 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 really do appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We hope to welcome you back some day in the near future and wish you all the very best for 2016. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boutique at his best. Attention to detail, fantastic service, excellent food and wine, personal service and a few pleasant surprises along the way. No need to look anywhere else for a visit to Joburg.

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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 do appreciate it and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back some day in the near future and would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best for 2016 More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place, the room was very nice with all what you need. confortable. but you don't understand the architecture of the house. they want to us all the place too make Money. For the restaurant, it's not at the same level of the hotel. You expect the same level than the hotel : a Rolls in your plate but... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback, we really do appreciate it. All the very best from The Residence team More 

Thailand
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A complete surprise when we entered the courtyard! What a gorgeous hotel. The doorman welcomed us suited with top hat and tails. We stayed in the Nelson Mandela suite whihc was amazing. A huge covered outside terrace complete with glass chandaliers and a hot tub! Tasteful and historic and extremely good value!!!

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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 pleased to hear that you enjoyed your 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 2016 More 

Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Residence Hotel at the end of December. The service is impeccable, the food very good, good size room with large patio with jacuzzi. Chic, warm and comfortable hotel in Mandela's former neighbourhood. We highly recommend it.

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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 but more importantly are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back some day soon and from all of us here at The Residence, we would like to wish you all the very best for 2016 More 

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