Visited Houghton Estate earlier this month. As others have mentioned, was a private home and is located in a leafy suburban area (high walls around properties) near Mandela's home and not too far from the CBD. You definitely have a feeling that you are in a private home, and I think that adds to the charm. To me, it is a 4-star version of the uber fabulous Saxon Hotel, which is exponentially more expensive. The rooms are done in subtle tones in keeping with the period of the house. The grounds are so pretty, and the view from the porch, where we had dinner one night, is magical. The lawns just carry on and on. Service top notch, and frankly, one of the best meals we had while in South Africa. Their chefs are total gems. I wouldn't say that Houghton Estate is a sleek, modern hotel. Rather, it is a charming little oasis. Set your expectations accordingly and give it a try. I looked at a lot of properties in Johannesburg. This was one of the nicest I encountered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is an established, 5 Star Boutique Hotel of superb luxury and effortless style in Johannesburg. Nestled in lush, landscaped gardens, it provides gourmet cuisine and warm, South African hospitality. 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE has 12 Luxury Rooms, of which 1 is a Family Room, 2 Executive Suites, as well as an exquisite Presidential Suite, which all include Continental & Hot to-order Breakfast, flat screen TVs, full bouquet of DSTV (satellite) channels and the option of under floor heating or a fireplace. The hotel has various boardrooms and from midday guests are served our signature Deli Lunch - making it the ideal location for private affairs, events and weddings for up to 60 guests. For those seeking relaxation, the outside area allows guests to soak up the warmth of the African sun beside the sparkling pool, set adjacent to the juice & non-alcoholic cocktail bar. Evenings are enjoyed in the unique ambience of the veranda, overlooking lush landscaped gardens or indulging in a pre-dinner non-alcoholic drink beside a cosy fire prior to savouring 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE's renowned culinary delights. Whether it is for business or pleasure, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE offers guests impeccable, attentive and personalized service while at all times embodying our ethos of "Gracious Living in Luxury". ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Cancelon and TripOnline SA so you can book your 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate Hotel Johannesburg