We stayed at this boutique hotel for one evening en route to Botswana. Members of our party had travelled from Asia and rather than continuing onwards we decided to adjust to the time zone by spending a day in Johannesburg. We booked our airport transfers directly through the hotel, and while pricier than an airport taxi would have been, service was excellent and highly professional.
Most of us were jetlagged and slept for most of the day, but we still had time to enjoy the beautiful property which had two pools, a small gym, a gorgeous sky bar, several sitting rooms where you could relax. It's a small property with only 10 rooms so you may bump into other guests or you could just enjoy the privacy of your own well appointed room.
We were too tired to go out and explore the city so had lots of time to enjoy the property --- they have two pools, a small gym, a gorgeous sky bar, several sitting rooms to just enjoy the property, and large rooms.
We had all our meals in the hotel. Breakfast is included with the room rate and featured an assortment of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cold cuts, cheese, and lots of hot food options ordered from the kitchen (eggs, etc). Lunch and dinner were also very good but took a while to prepare so I'd recommend ordering up to an hour before you'd like to eat if you know what time you'd like to eat. They also had a good selection of South African wines available.
- 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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