I stayed at 10 2nd Avenue earlier this month as I was keen to use this hotel for our clients travelling through Johannesburg to Botswana on safari. I have tried so many Johannesburg hotels within easy reach of the airport and most are disappointing (within the an affordable overnight price bracket).
I was very happy with this hotel. I stayed in an executive room which was spacious, had a superb view of the manicured gardens and the attention to detail was much appreciated: the gowns, the slippers, thew DSTV, the fruit bowl, the well stocked tea and coffee station. The furnishings are of a high standard and the bed was extremely comfortable. The only downside was that the hot water was only warm (both in the evening and in the morning) and this was brought to the attention of the management.
The service was good from reception staff to waiters. inner was also very good and well presented - though the wine list is a little thin and the prices do not reflect the quality of the wines. Breakfast was excellent (though there was no sign of the advertised "champagne breakfast").
The transfer service back to the airport was good (25 minutes on a weekday morning at 08.30).
Overall, the location an comfort are great - and Rosebank is a few minutes away by taxi so close to shopping an restaurants/cinemas etc.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate Hotel Johannesburg