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The Residence Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Residence is a beautiful, very comfortable luxury hotel which provides very high level of services.
It's a small hotel with very comfortable rooms, equipped with everything you could appreciate.
The staff takes care about all the details and the resulting atmorphere is amazing.
I strongly suggest this hotel even to the most demanding guests.

Room Tip: Suite n. 1 has a nice view and a very comfortable jacuzzi on the terrace
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with a review. From The Residence team in Johannesburg, South Africa we would like to say thank you and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Spent several nights here and loved every minute. The hotel and its staff are amazing. Each room is unique and done with the utmost in attention to detail. This is the best hotel I have stayed in while in South Africa by a long shot. I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Each room is unique. You won't be disappointed with any of them but I would ask for a tour when...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. We really appreciate your kind words. Glad we were able to make your stay an enjoyable one and hope to see you again soon. All the very best The Residence team

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Perfection on each small detail. Thought about it and it was done. And done with a smile. Certainly one of the best hotels we stayed.

The hotel is quite small, with few rooms and much privacy. Each room features a living room with a fireplace and a private garden with a bathtub. Music, candles, breakfast, everything tailored to perfection!

Room Tip: I don't believe you have to care about a specific room. Let the manager surprise you!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate it. From The Residence team we wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We only spent one night at the Residence but immediately wished we had booked a few extra days. The staff was very welcoming and ensured every detail was taken care of. Sanet was very friendly and welcoming. She went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The rooms and grounds were stunning and had amazing accommodations. We didn't leave the hotel and ordered room service which was very delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Residence and will absolutely come back!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure being of service to you and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. From the team at The Residence we wish you both all the best and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

On a one day stopover in Johannesburg after coming out of Uganda, the Residence was a much needed welcome relief to an otherwise stressful business trip. From the moment my coworker and I arrived, we were made to feel like this was truly my "residence". The guided tour of the entire hotel (to include the new addition) made us feel truly welcome and appreciated. The room I had (Room 5) was quite literally the best accomodations I have ever stayed in. Every detail was taken care of. Sanet went out of her way to make sure my coworker and I had the best stay that we ever hope for. If you find yourself in Johannesburg for business or pleasure, there really is no other place to stay. Truly wonderful experience!!!

Room Tip: Room 5 is the best as far as I'm concerned. Outdoor sitting area with jacuzzi and shower.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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The Residence T, Manager at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you so much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure assisting you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kindest regards
The Residence Team

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Both my husband and I work in the travel
industry and have stayed in many top accomodations...The Residence offers a truly lovely experience. Not to be missed, with a plethora of unexpected touches. In a word, sublime.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really do appreciate it. It was lovely meeting you both and glad you had a safe journey home. Hope to see you again soon.
All the best
The Residence team

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is one of the most beautifully appointed places my husband and I have stayed in. Every detail is covered. So much about this place is fabulous: the architecture and use of finish materials (especially the stone walls at the sky bar, the large secluded outdoor bathrooms with tub and shower, the most beautiful bed turn downs and comfy beds, the choice of bath oils, beautiful fruit in the rooms, personal note, gas fireplaces, beautifully set tables, glass room to dine in, beautiful gardens and accessories.
We stayed after an international flight (arriving a day late due to a flight cancellation) and Sonet was fantastic to change our booking and keep in touch with us. All the staff was wonderful. We were greeted on time by our driver, received a warm reception by Robert and Sonet, enjoyed a delicious dinner by the chef and were served well. The food (both dinner and breakfast) was exceptionally good and they have a great wine list.
We look forward to returning in August and are staying 2 nights just so we can enjoy the place, the skybar, good food, kind staff and perhaps spend time in the spa. See you soon!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

Thank you so much for you kind words. We really do appreciate it. We glad you had a safe trip home and look forward to welcoming you back to The Residence.
Kindest regards,
The Residence team

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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range: $227 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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