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The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Randburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for two days with my husband and baby. We arrived very early for check-in, and our room was not ready. We anticipated this, and just wanted to drop our bags off in the meantime. However, the staff decided to upgrade our room without us even asking! We went from a premier room to a luxury room with an early check-in to boot. This unexpected treat made our stay even more enjoyable, as we spent most of our time in the room.

Breakfast had many options, and the dining room was beautiful. The staff were efficient and very child friendly.

We did not have a chance to partake in the spa facilities as they were fully booked on the day we wanted to make use of it. We did take a tour of the place, and it looked luxurious.

The only negative is that there was a problem with the TV in our room, it kept loosing signal, so the picture would blank on and off at regular five minute intervals. This made it difficult to watch a movie in the evening. When we contacted reception, they sent someone immediately up, but he was unable to fix the problem as he was not part of maintainence.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This hotel, spa and golf club is "hidden" in a residential area of Johannesburg's wealthy northern suburbs. The room was large, comfortable and with a big balcony overlooking the golf course. There is both a spa, swimming pool and an excellent gym. The outdoor restaurant, also overlooking the golf course, was an excellent place to enjoy the plentiful breakfast buffet. The service was always very friendly, even if a little slow at times. All-in-all, one of the best hotel experiences I have had in a long time, and for a decent price too. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was our second year running, Easter Sunday Lunch, at the Ballata restaurant in the Fairway Hotel. This hotel and restaurant prides itself on modern metallic finishes and an architectural design of the highest standards! Pre-drink aperitifs can be enjoyed in the lounge or either their indoor or outdoor covered bar areas overlooking the manicured golf course fairways and practise putting green.

The tables are opulent, some, with wingback chairs and were charmingly decorated with an Easter gift box of scented pink sweeties and mini pink and white Easter eggs. Delightful live violin background music set a great mood.

Down to the food. Nothing puts me off a buffet more than when you get there last and it’s merely the remnants of a waste disposal site, needless to say, I was apprehensive that this year I may be disappointed!

It’s clear that Ballata, from the extensive selection of cold, hot and desserts on each buffet, is being run by qualified chefs. All the food is exquisite in preparation and replenished meticulously to the point that it never looked touched. I enjoyed large oysters, gravlax and duck liver and orange salad. My wife had Caesar salad freshly prepared to taste which was tempting. Quite simply there was such a wide selection words do it no justice so see the pictures (below) for a better idea. Once again the buffet selection was Easter lunch par excellence! The food selection was stupendous and the service was smooth and unhurried!

The Easter bunny even hopped in and made my sons’ day.

5 stars to the chefs, waitrons and management!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Finally a 4 star that lives up to high expectations. Friendly service and overall ambience was fantastic!First time visit and won't be the last. It's great to find a peaceful, elegant and spacious hotel with a decent size bedroom, will highly recommend to everyone that we know.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a wonderful hotel! From the hotel direct onto the golf course; great experience.
Very friendly staff; great breakfast, good restaurant with excellent choices of South African wine.
Big bathroom with the biggest walk-in shower I've ever seen in hotels. Rooms are clean and big.
Great price-quality.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The venue is not too far away from Lanseria airport. Conference facilities are outstanding. The staff are very competent and friendly. The accommodation in the villas is spotless and well-serviced with everything you would expect of a 5 * facility. The setting is tranquil - overlooking the golf course with beautiful gardens and birds. All meals were tasty with a large variety to choose from.

Room Tip: The rooms on the higher level in the villas have a lovely view.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed the night at the hotel after attending a wedding at the venue. Living about 10km away we never knew what existed behind the trees and what a wonderful experience it was! Took us by surprise, the rooms, the service and quality of food was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this hotel ... we were left wondering though which one of the SWC2010 Brazilian players had our room ...

Room Tip: Luxury room, upper level
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Address: Setperk Street | Randpark Golf Course, Randburg 2194, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Randburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Randburg
Price Range: $160 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 15 minutes from Sandton City centre and 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. This modern business hotel provides the ultimate destination for conferences, functions, corporate golf days, weddings and leisure guests in a safe residential area with tree-lined streets. The luxury development overlooks the famous Randpark Golf Course and is situated just north east of the clubhouse, on the 1st hole. The Fairway has 62 hotel rooms and 14 double storey Golf Villas, each with 4 en-suite rooms. The hotel rooms include 35 luxury rooms, 16 premier rooms, 1 paraplegic room, 2 Suites and 8 family rooms. Gym, tennis courts and spa facilities further add to the enjoyment and comfort of guests during their stay. The 8, 200m² hotel comprises a multi-volume foyer and private internal pool courtyard, a conference centre, boardrooms, breakaway rooms, lounge and deck with stunning views. Brides can look forward to a magnificent chapel and the Windsor Ballroom for hosting their function. Being the meeting venue in Johannesburg, Bar Verve is renowned for after work cocktails which may well extend into unparalleled late night Fine Dining in Balata Restaurant. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is a member of the Guvon Hotels and was awarded with 'Best New Hotel Africa and Indian Ocean' at the World Travel Awards 2010. The Balata Restaurant is accredited with the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2013, 2014 and 2015. In case of an Eskom electricity outage The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is 100% powered by our own 630KVA "Silent Pack" generator. ... more   less 
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