After a terrible and too long stay at a large chain hotel in Sandton, I decided to change hotel. Following the great reviews on TripAdvisor, I selected The Peech. In the end I spent most of the period between July and early November 2009 at this lovely hotel. I was staffed on a project in Johannesburg.
This funky hotel has only 16 rooms. The rooms are spread across four houses surrounded by a lush garden with a swimming pool. This awesome hotel is an oasis of tranquility.
The rooms are spacious and have a lot of light (there are many windows). The interior design is modern (it is not easy to find a design hotel in South Africa) with a an African twist. Try to get one of the rooms on the upper floors as these have higher ceilings and have even more light. The rooms even include an audio system for your iPod. Unfortunately, there is no fridge (the hotel does provide a bottle of water every day) and the choice of TV channels is very limited.
The restaurant of the hotel is known for its outstanding kitchen. I especially liked the choice for breakfast (everything is freshly made).
The hotel is well located. It is close to Melrose Arch (with an excellent choice of restaurants, such as The MeatCo, Orient and Moya). Rosebank Mall is also nearby.
During the 4 months I stayed at this hotel I really felt at home. The staff was very friendly and made me feel part of the 'family'. Gosh, I already miss it!
After having spent almost 10 months in Johannesburg, I am sure this is the very best hotel in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the suburb of Melrose, a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Peech is an eco-chic boutique hotel with sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden and a bistro restaurant. The hotel blends an awareness for the environment and the community with chic surroundings, fresh food and smart design. It has been described as "Contemporary, edgy and Afrocentric" by Conde Nast Traveller and nominated as South Africa's Leading Boutique Hotel for the last five consecutive years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peech Hotel Johannesburg