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The Residence Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 68 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

This small hotel is situated in a quiet residential district of Johannesburg. Rooms are beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable with loads of mod-cons. The Sky Bar, situated on the roof is a great place to have sun-downers. The restaurant was also excellent with an excellent wine list. We were well looked after by a very attentive staff who were very personable. This may be a luxurious hotel, but it certainly isn't stuffy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a review. We really do appreciate it and hope to be of serves to you again in the near future.
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I've stayed at the Residence a few times now, and it has to be my absolute favourite place to visit! Attention to detail everywhere you look...plush...classy...comfortable...and staff that make you feel like a VIP the whole time. From the bedrooms to the service and food (amazing selection of champagne and caviar) - I highly recommend this to anyone that fancies some serious spoiling!

Room Tip: Any room would more than satisfy
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Keri-Mae
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The Residence T, Manager at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really do appreciate it. The Residence looks forward to your return for another spoil.
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The Residence team
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Even though I had read all the great comments before going ( I chose this place because it had a good rating in trip advisor), this hotel was above and beyond our expectations. Located in one of the safest and best areas of Joburg ( Mandela lives in the same area), it 's a beautiful luxurious exclusive boutique hotel.The architecture is truely wonderful, and the staff is more than friendly. I could not say enough about the quality of the service at residence hotel. the food ( specially the breakfast) was delicious and the staff was extremely welcoming. The driver/guide was also very helpful and kind. Rooms were outstanding. I went with my best friend and It was a real blast!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Niki M
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words, we really do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you had a safe trip home.
All the very best.
The Residence team
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The staff and Sanet could not have done any more to ensure we had the most amazing stay. We stayed in one of their new Suites which benefits from twin outside showers and and outside bath. The room was very luxurious, with an Ipod dock, CD/DVD player, Nespress machine and a decanter of sherry! We had one of their Spa treatments and the spa is lovely as are the employees in the spa. Well worth a visit. We had lunch delivered as room service on our balcony and the food was very good. We had a fantastic nights sleep, the room was quiet, dark and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was a true delight, the best breakfast we have had in a hotel. Sanet has put this hotel in a class of its own and you can tell she has thought of every small detail and wants every ones stay to be up to her high standards. We will defiantly return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Spursfan08
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, Manager at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having your stay with us and thank you for choosing to spend such a special day at The Residence. We wish you both all the very best.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2012

I chose this hotel because it was rated on Tripadvisor as the no 1 hotel. I had very high expectations as there are some fantastic hotels on the list. I can only describe The Residence Boutique Hotel as the best treat ever! The room was beautiful and the attention to detail was amazing. The turn-down service was amazing.. but I don't want to give away their secrets ! Go and experience it for yourself. The fireplace, jacuzzi and sunbeds on the patio, outside shower, big bath, Nespresso machine, breakfast spread, spa treatments, awesome room service, fantastic welcome.... Do I sound like I am raving ? I am !! Well done Sanette, manager of this fantastic establishment !!!! Nothing was too much trouble. You did much more than the call of duty to make it one of the best getaways ever ! Please tell the chef that the fillet steak is to die for ...

Room Tip: I stayed in room no 1 which we absolutely loved.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Must-see-the-world1
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, Manager at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your return and chef said he will have a steak ready for you.
Kindest regards,
The Residence team
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

First of all... Sanet thank you.. for every thing that you did to make it so comfortable for us.. This is the best that I have ever stayed in.. It is like I have created a new family link. Accomodation is very tastefully done, chandeliers, carpets, furniture all beautiful... Food ummm, personalised attention.., sun beds, amarula bottles at night in rooms.
Charity is very friendly, sweet and very amazing girl. I wish her all the luck she was really good and very very attentive to all our little needs...
We were pampered to the core and we got a taste of South African hospitality while staying in a commercial place... it is unbelievable.......Dont go thinking you are going to a hotel.. Any traveller who finds 'all hotels to be just the same' will love it and find it a VERY special experience

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Manager at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
Kindest regards,
The Residence team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We booked into the Residence for 3 nights for my husbands 50th birthday, our daughter, son and grand daughter joined us for the three evenings. We were spoilt and pampered by the staff. The rooms were excellent and best of all each room has their own Nespresso machine which was heavenly! Hope to be back one day!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Residence. It was an honour being of service to you on such a special occasion and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Property: The Residence Boutique Hotel
Address: 17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 68 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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