This was a first! After many years of booking individual travel myself via the web, we chose to go by reviews on Trip advisor rather than hotel consolidator bookingpages,in order to find the place for our overnight stay in Jo'burg on the way back to Europe. So that's how we found the Residence in Jo'burg (Houghton) and I can assure you, we weren't disappointed with our choice!!!
As other reviews have already pointed out, this is a boutique hotel which is in a class of its own. Not just in Jo'burg but in Africa! Everything about the hotel was an extremely positive experience. The Staff is impeccable and very service minded, the hotel interior is in some places opulent but yet beautiful and best of it all is that it truly makes you feel at home in the best sense of the word. Add to that that the location is perfect in a nice, quiet JNB-neighbourhood amongst embassies, Nelson Mandela and a large contingent of ANC-brass!
This was our first visit to The Residence, and unfortunately we arrived late in the evening and therefore only enjoyed the services of the hotel (much too) briefly, but I can assure anyone staying at the Residence that there's plenty to do and enjoy if you have time to spare, including playing tennis on the hardcourt in the garden:-)!
Thank you to "the Residence" for a fantastic stay! We will definitely be back again soon, maybe at the time you've expanded the premises to include the neighbours house, allowing more guests to have "the Residence experience".
- 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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